Baby wearing has probably been around since the beginning of time. We’ve all seen pictures of Native American papooses strapped to their mothers …
and African mothers (or sisters!) with babies tied to themselves.
Most cultural groups have a way of carrying their young’uns. In America, the trend of baby-wearing has really caught on. I didn’t really use “slings” with my first 2 children. We had a front carrier and a backpack for them, but it wasn’t quite like really “wearing” the baby.
When I had Miriam, a friend gave me a mayawrap that I used some. I liked it okay, but it really against my personal preferences to “wear” a baby in “MY” space all the time. I will admit it was nice to comfort a baby while having both hands free, but I really am more of a “teach them to sleep in their crib” type of mother.
Anyway … where was I going with this? I think my husband recently – quite by accident – invented a manly way to “wear” a baby! It was cold outside, the baby was sleepy, and it just seemed like the natural thing to do to zip Miriam up inside his jacket.
I love my husband for being a good husband and a good guy in general … but I love him even more for being a good daddy.