Two whole carriers!
And technically, if you count the Nojo ring sling, I have three.
And, okay, even more technically, if you count the Baby Bjorn in my garage, I have four.
But honestly, out of all four, I wear my Zolowear ring sling and my Moby wrap the most. Actually, I never wear my Nojo or my Baby Bjorn. Actually, I’m trying to get rid of them. (Want ’em?)
My organic Moby wrap has been a lifesaver these past few weeks. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but its best feature is comfort. I wear Forrest for an average of 8 hours per day at this point, and I am so thankful for the soft, stretchy fabric and the cross-carry position that distributes his weight so well. Forrest’s body is directly against mine with no fabric in between, and I can cover him up completely if I need to. I can unload the dishwasher, do laundry, prepare meals, handwash dishes, lanolize diaper covers, pick up my living room, vacuum, change my toddler’s diaper, play with chalk on the sidewalk, and blog – all with Forrest securely attached to me!
(How about those socks with Birkenstocks, eh?)
My Zolowear ring sling has been great for short-term babywearing. If I’m going to dinner, picking up some food at Trader Joe’s, or if my wrap is in the wash, I grab the ring sling. It’s convenient to throw on and it definitely creates a nice little cocoon for my boy. Last summer, I used it to carry Jack in the hip position. It was easier for me, at that point, to carry my toddler in the ring sling as opposed to the wrap.
I love my ring sling and would love to buy more, but I always seem to have a sore shoulder if I wear it too long. I purchased it from a great store in Houston and the saleswoman even showed me how to wear it properly. I’ve gone to the Zolowear website to make sure I am still positioning it correctly – and still, the pain continues. Maybe my shoulder is the issue, and the sling simply aggravates it. Either way, I wish I could overcome it because I’d love to wear my ring sling for longer than an hour or two!
Isn’t he the cutest?
I’m definitely looking forward to adding to this humble babywearing stash of mine. I wasn’t as educated on the benefits of babywearing when Jack was younger and therefore, saw no reason to worry about creating a stash in the first place (and yeah, I kinda couldn’t afford it, anyway). Forrest, on the other hand, has been on my person almost constantly since he was born! As soon as I was feeling up to moving around and tending to light tasks, I wrapped him on, and we’ve been a happy babywearing couple ever since.
Be sure to check out Steph’s babywearing stash over at Adventures in Babywearing, along with everyone else who linked up!