Babywearing: the wearing of one’s baby. Pretty simple.
Main Types of Carriers:
- Soft structured carriers–like the ever popular Bjorn or the oh-so-comfy Ergo
- Slings–pouches and ring-slings
- Mei Tais–a simple Asian carrier
- Wraps–a long piece of fabric
- Rebozo–a shorter piece of fabric
The Babywearer: the ginormous information site and forum for all things BW’ing.Upstate Babywearing: We have two groups who meet monthly–one in Clemson and one in Greenville. Join the yahoo group at the link to receive reminders and info.
DIY: there are loads of links here for those sewing-savvy among us to make your own carrier.
Strangely, YouTube is a great place to learn to babywear. Do a search. One of my favorites is a daddy demonstrating how to wear a newborn with a stretchy wrap.
Julie’s Two Cents: Buy or make one of each: ring sling, wrap, and mei tai (or Ergo). Stay away from Bjorn-types. These are uncomfortable for mom and may be harmful to newborns. Babywearing is addictive and there are different carriers perfect for different developmental stages, climates, and events.
And that dad is hot 🙂