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.
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Last month, I put together a Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Since this year will mark my first official Father’s Day, I’ve put together a list of gifts any dad will love that fit any budget. 1. Emperor Penguin (Printable Poster) Download and print this Emperor Penguin poster at home or send to your favorite print-shop. Did you know that the Emperor Penguin is one of the most dedicated fathers in nature? This print is a pretty perfect (and easy) Father’s Day gift. $5.19 (plus printing) 2. Genius Series Pocket Notebook (3 Pack) The shortest pencil is better than the longest memory.
I was first exposed to babywearing through the movie “The Hangover.” And to this day, every time I see a dad with his baby strapped to him, I think of Zach Galifianakis’ character Alan. I always chuckle to myself because seeing his character with a baby carrier brought a comedic cool to men participating in the practice. Last summer, when my wife and I were in the market for a baby carrier (we welcomed our first son, Everett, in October), I couldn’t help but do my best Alan impersonation while testing out an ERGObaby 360 at our local store
Father’s Day is a pretty big deal to my family. Since my house is filled with five women and three female dogs, my dad is significantly outnumbered. My sisters and I are — admittedly — the epitome of a “daddy’s girl,” so I suspect that could be why Father’s Day is really important to us. Of course, we try every day to show our dad how grateful we are for all that he’s done, but sometimes, with the general chaos of life, the message doesn’t get through as clearly or as frequently as we hope. Dads hold a very dear place in