Guest Post by Cassanda
Had I been asked two years ago what my favorite thing to wear was, it would have been a pair of skinny jeans that I snagged during an amazing sale. Flash forward to Mommyhood and I can tell you that while I still appreciate my jeans and a good sale (who doesn’t?) my favorite thing to wear is my son!
Once our son was born my husband and I were quickly on the verge of insanity because the baby wouldn’t let us set him down. Ever. My husband and I did some serious researching on our parenting style, and learned that babies want to be held. A lot. And more importantly that it’s okay to hold them. A lot. I spent the most worthwhile forty dollars of my postpartum life on a Moby Wrap
, and found that I could soothe my baby *and* prepare dinner at the same time. Or do laundry. Or read a book…
As our little one turned into a big boy (I’m still stunned sometimes that 15 months have gone by) we switched to a Boba carrier, a soft structure backpack-style carrier that provides support in great places, like our baby’s hips and spine.
Bug (short for LoveBug) , as we endearingly refer to our son, will always be our baby. With a new Bun due this December, I know that as fatigue and the overall whirlwind of bringing a new baby home can entail, I will be prepared to soothe both of my babies. In our arms are where our babies want to be. And with the help of baby carriers like our beloved Boba
, and Sleepy Wrap (similar to the Moby, made of stretchy fabric to accommodate breastfeeding) I know that if I can’t always be holding onto them, they can be holding onto me.
So next time you’re running around five minutes behind schedule, and in need of a coffee (and what Mommy doesn’t have a day like that?), consider wearing your Bug. That is of course after you throw on those favorite skinny jeans!
Casandra is an attatchment parenting, cloth-diapering, co-sleeping, breastfeeding, babywearing stay-at-home mom to her 15-month old son “Bug” and expecting another bundle this December, 2011. Casandra studied Economics at the University of California at Davis, graduating with a BA in 2009. She enjoys ballet and crochet, and loves to cook for her family. Casandra and her husband Mark currently live in Northern California with their son, two cats, and Doberman Pincher.