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March 08, 2007

Babywearing Memories

Me with C6 in a Maya Pouch.
(Summer '01 -- I think he was about 6 m/o.)


I came across this picture tonight, and it brought back so many memories. That black T-shirt and my pouch were my "uniform" that summer. Everyday, I wore those. The pouch hung like a sash when the baby wasn't in it. I popped him in and out of it throughout the day. We were living in a "missionary village" in Florida--and everyone kept asking if we were headed to Africa because of the sling!

I gave that pouch away to one of the most alterna-minded Ukrainian mamas I know. (And I sort of regret it. . .) I'd probably have used it for a couple more years for extra snuggle times with the boys.

Now mamas have a lot more resources for babywearing:
Mothering By Grace
The Baby Wearer
Nine in, Nine Out
Wear Your Baby
DIY Slings

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Greetings from an old friend. I wore my 11 babies, too, and am presently looking for a sling for my expectant daughter and our first grandchild!

Posted by: babette at March 8, 2007 01:31 AM

Awww... how sweet! What a cute little baby head sticking out of there! I have fond sling memories as well. Thanks for sharing this happy picture!

Posted by: Anne@Anne'sCafe at March 8, 2007 03:17 PM

Learn Babywearing is a WEALTH of info. I'm planning to make a no-sew wrap this go-around. Slings have been a disaster LOL, so I'm gonna give this a go. It looks more comfortable and versatile. :-)

Posted by: Keer at March 8, 2007 03:36 PM

such a great pic!

i realized i don't have anyway to contact you when we get into town.. *blush* you can email me or call... i would still like to meet up. :)

Posted by: jen (crunchymum) at March 9, 2007 11:39 AM

I love my Moby...babywearing rocks!

Posted by: skerrib at March 9, 2007 01:16 PM

Very sweet picture, I need to have dh take more babywearing pics of me, I never think of it.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 9, 2007 02:42 PM

I know it might have been b/c you were at a missionary village, but I think it's funny that people even noticed or commented on the sling. They are everywhere in our neighborhood and most of the ladies I know have used at least one carrier or sling at some point. They're so common now, which is great I think. Frees up your hands to do exciting stuff like laundry or the dishes! =)

Posted by: Rebekah at March 9, 2007 06:26 PM

What a sweet picture! :D

Posted by: Amie at March 10, 2007 09:14 AM

i love that picture. ::hearts::

Posted by: molliegreene at March 10, 2007 08:21 PM

hi my darling daughter....
i love that photo....thank you. so sweet to see you with a babe in arms. mom

Posted by: maureenkuehne at March 12, 2007 12:44 AM

Sophia flew on 74 flights with me her first year of life ALL in her Maya Wrap.

I can't WAIT to use it with baby Barthel #2! (Yes, we just found out this week that we're expecting--we're SO happy and grateful to God.)

THANKS for the sweet memory, TulipGirl, AND the happy, hopeful EXPECTANT thoughts too.

Love you bunches!
-- Tara B.

Posted by: Tara Barthel at March 12, 2007 10:52 PM

Thanks for all the kind words about the picture. It's hard to believe my little pouch baby is now SIX. SIX!!!

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 12, 2007 11:34 PM

Tara! Woohoo! Congrats! Rejoicing with you!!!

Posted by: TulipGirl at March 13, 2007 12:01 AM

That's a lovely picture.

Posted by: Kathy at March 16, 2007 09:52 AM

What a FUN pic!!! We have the Ergo, and we LOVE it!!! I have a sling, but it sometimes would hurt my neck....the Ergo never leaves me hurtin' : ) Not saying it's for everybody, BUT it works for us ; )

Posted by: shawnda at March 16, 2007 04:58 PM


 
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