16 Reasons Baby Wearing Has Changed My Life

Baby wearing
When I had Elliott, I knew baby wearing was a big thing. I remember women being absolutely passionate about it but, to be honest, I didn’t quite get it and I didn’t get into it myself. I wish I did.

There was a culmination of reasons as to why I didn’t get into babywearing.

Firstly, I had a really crappy baby carrier. It was a hand me down and I thought I’d just make do. Big mistake.

Secondly, Elliott didn’t like it at all but looking back now, the crappy baby carrier is probably to blame.

Lastly, my undiagnosed postnatal depression did not help. I recall a lot of anxiety around baby wearing including dropping my baby when trying to put him in and out of the carrier, suffocating my baby…it was just too much to deal with and so I just didn’t do it. It was easier that way.

But now with Mila, wow I’ve been missing out. It’s pure and utter freedom as a mother.

Baby Wearing
The feeling of carrying a baby yet having two hands-free is simply AMAZING! Really being able to experience the benefits of baby wearing has now made me realise what I missed out on with Elliott. But hey, there’s nothing I can do about that now other than enjoy my baby wearing time with Mila.

Why else has baby wearing changed my life as a mum? Well, let’s see…

  1. I get cuddles all day
  2. I get wafts of lovely baby smell all day
  3. Baby stays nice and happy (most of the time)
  4. It’s great for bonding
  5. It keeps me happy, relaxed and confident
  6. I can easily work and blog at my computer while she sleeps on me
  7. I can go to the toilet when I want and don’t have to hold for fear of putting a sleeping baby down (I think this is one of the most exciting things)
  8.  Grocery shopping is so much easier
  9. It helps strengthen my core muscles
  10. There’s much less crying
  11. I can prepare dinner with ease
  12. I can vacuum with ease
  13. I can do the laundry with ease
  14. I have an instant 3.5kg weight on me for doing squats and lunges
  15. We both use each other’s body heat to stay snuggly and warm
  16. I feel as though it’s helped me to become more ‘in tune’ to Mila’s needs

There’s no doubt about it, baby wearing has boosted my confidence due to it’s calming effect. It’s also given me some of my independence back because I’m not restricted to the couch.

Do you wear your baby? What do you love about it? 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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