To many parents, the idea of having more children than hands strikes fear into their hearts. How do I hold the baby? What if they run off in a public place? How will I ever get anything done again? Never fear – parents have been working, traveling, and living with multiple children for thousands of years. And across the span of cultures and times, there has been one common strategy that helps moms and dads stay sane: babywearing. To “wear” a baby simply means to carry him or her on your person by the means of some sort of carrier.
Like cloth diapering, I felt that I had discovered the world of babywearing a later into my motherhood. My second child was already 13 months old, but I told myself, “Better late than never!” I’m now on baby #3 and have used carriers with him since he was two days old. I can confidently say – I love babywearing. Here are just a few of the reasons why: Transition from two to three kids. Babywearing helped me tremendously as we transitioned into a family of five. Once the third baby was born, I ran out of free hands! By putting baby in a carrier, my