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Share the Adventure when Babywearing

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 20th Jan 2015

Babywearing using a Manduca Baby Carrier

The Australian and New Zealand Baby wearing week theme in 2014 was 'Share the Adventure'. This prompted me to start writing this blog as my husband and 'wear' our babiues all the time, it is just something we do, therefore I thought I would share some of our adventures.  

We discovered Baby wearing over 5 years ago when we had our first boy.  Baby wearing has allowed my family and I to continually go out and experience life and its adventures so much easier. Baby wearing has allowed my husband and I to travel to England and France for a month with a 3 year and 1.5 year old at the time comfortably with only 2 baby carriers and not a stroller in site, we have been able to go whale watching, seal spotting on boats, hiked many walking trails, go to the beach with now three children with hands free to carry the towels, sand buckets, trucks etc.

We could not have done kindergarten and school drop offs without a baby carrier some days. Baby wearing has helped in managing a few toddler meltdowns by quickly picking my boy up popping him in a carrier to help him feel safe and settle down quickly and continue on with the day.  Just the other day I was able to carry my 4 year old and nearly 2 year old from the beach as they were too tired to walk the 1 km home with one in the baby carrier on my back and carried one in my arms. I am able keep up with my older children on their bikes so I have both hands to assist them over gutters and across roads.  

There are so many benefits to baby wearing but one important and often overlooked one is fitness! I feel stronger than I ever have been without too many gym sessions and just lots of carrying and running after the boys.I just can't imagine how life would have been if we had never discovered this. 

I couldn't imagine trying to lug prams to some of the places we have been and discovered. Here are a few images of our adventures we have had as a family. If you want to know more or would like to talk to me about baby carrier options please contact me melissa@bubcarrier.com.au or 07 3283 8141.  Or check out our website www.bubcarrier.com.au.

Babywearing - Bubcarrier

There is an Australian and New Zealand Baby Wearing Week every year check it out to keep up to date on information for 2015.

Babywearing International is a great place to gain more information on Baby Wearing too.