This blog post was originally published in 2010, but I decided to refresh it, AND tell you all about MommyCon and WEAR: A Babywearing Conference, that’s coming to the Chicagoland area next month. It’s going to be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The conference takes places March 3-5th, and will allow new and seasoned parents alike to check out natural and organic products that they’ve been thinking about for a bit of time.
I miss babywearing, and having a little one in my home, but I DO have contributors with littles, who will still keep this blog full of information for new parents. So you’ll get information from those in the trenches, and sometimes, I’ll stick my head in to give you information from someone who’s been through the fire, to the limit, to the wall. To the fire, through whatever, come what may. If you don’t know these lyrics, you should.
The original blog post follows:
So, I figured, since I kind of qualify as a mommy blog (wait do I?) I would do some mommy blogging. In the last several weeks, I have been asked about things that I used for my children while raising them. While I am in no way a guru of all things children, I think that I have pretty well rounded kids and the choices that I make fit well for us.
For today’s picks, I’m going to go with baby carriers that I used for the ladybug and places that I shop at currently for the Cellist. Indulge me won’t you?
While I tried to do a version of babywearing when the cellist was an infant, I found that I didn’t like the bulky style of the carriers that were out at that time. Remember now, it was ten years ago, and I was just a mere 20 years of age. I wasn’t as much of a researcher as I am now, and I didn’t have many mommy friends to turn to. Skip ahead eight years, and there’s a myriad of websites, stores, and moms that I can turn to for babywearing advice.
One thing that I really loved was the Mei Tei. It’s a soft structured carrier (SSC) that is flat and doesn’t take up a lot of storage space when put away. You can wear the baby on your back, front, or side, and most are large enough even for dad to wear the baby comfortably. What I loved the most was that they didn’t put any type of horrible weight strain on my back, legs, or hips. Here’s a couple of pictures of me using my mei tei:
I've been having trouble finding pants for my son lately too. Everything is sooo long in the legs. With style changing as it does, baggy jeans don't seem to be the style with the kids so allowing him to wear them with a baggy look is out.
N. Nicholes says
Yeah,the Cellist seems to prefer wide legged jeans to those baggy ones. I also have to contend with the kind of large backside that he inherited from Papa Nicholes' genetic makeup.
I often get frustrated because the clothing that he can fit tends to be a little bit too – what is the word – advertisement heavy. It's one of those things that bother me.
Unplanned Cooking says
I find it so hard to find clothes for our son, too. He's not the size of yours, but doesn't like seams. Too bad there aren't more companies you can special order from :).
Following from Blog Frog
lol We just use and wear what people give us! 🙂 With 4 kids ya just can't be too picky.
N. Nicholes says
@Unplanned Cooking – That's the thing. I remember being the Cellists age and getting what my parents gave me. Now our kids actually have a bit of a say in what they like and feel comfortable in. And it is also kind of hard when they are in uniforms and the sizes that you need get snatched up with a quickness. I'm going to need someone to have an online store for stocky boys soon too!
@Esther – We would do that, but the Cellist happens to be the oldest out of my circle of friends. That's on me for starting so early!
I’ve been looking for information online about baby carriers and this was one of the most informative articles I found. I appreciate that you spoke from your experience, rather than reading some obviously fake review. Thanks a bunch!