I have two children. They are three and a half years apart. Obviously I’ve done a lot of things differently with Little E than I did with his sissy. One of the biggest changes is that I wear E quite a lot.
Now please understand that I know babywearing is not for everyone and I am not here to tell you that you should, however I feel that everyone should at least try it. Trying it may change your life.
The main reason I wear E is out of convenience. When Selina was little, the house was always a mess. I just thought “Oh well, that’s how life is when you have small children.” Never did I think, “Oh! If I just wear her, I could do the dishes.” For some reason, when Evin was just a few weeks old, I went out (spur of the moment) and bought a wrap. I read the directions and wore him around the house that day. Do you know how well he slept? And do you know how much I got done that day? My living room AND kitchen were sparkling clean for the first time in WEEKS. Then, a friend showed me a better way to wrap him and life was good. For a while.
Then E started growing. Six months later, he doesn’t really care for being carried in the front. He wants to see everything. So I desperately facebooked my friend who had showed me how to wrap him. “I need a new carrier. Please help me. My house is falling apart without one.” “Come right over” she said. She pulled out all of her carriers and we found the perfect one for us.
Not only did my friend drop everything for me, but she even called a local little store to see if they had any in and the cost. They sure did. And they were on MEGA sale. She then took me down to the store (which I would have NEVER found by myself) and I bought E his Christmas present.
We tried it out for the first time today and holy cow. I made coffee and bread. I put away all of the clean dishes and washed up the ones that were used last night. I then made our bed and bagged up the bathroom trash. I then wandered into the kitchen to start the crockpot for dinner and I glanced at the clock. Was that REALLY the time? How on earth was I 45 minutes ahead of schedule?!?!? Oh, that’s right. Because I wasn’t tending to a crying baby every 5 minutes. My word, this carrier is wonderful.
So, if you have a small child and still need to get things done, I suggest finding a carrier that works well for you and your kid.
Either that, or get a child-rearing robot that holds that baby for you when you have to wash the dishes….
Actually, get a robot that does the dishes instead.