Being a parent IS wonderful. Babywearing and carrying in a sling or carrier IS an incredible thing to do.
Nothing can take away from that. This article gives some great reasons to carry your child and they all hold true. We all have our experiences and each is real. However awesome, joyous, magical, painful, soul-destroying, chaotic. You can't paint it with a different brush. The memory and reality is there. And it can be ever so complex.
For me motherhood has been a joy and a challenge in not equal parts. Each day, week, month and year is made up of accumulated moments: the good, the bad, the ugly, moment by moment.
I can remember the sad and tough parts as a mass of moments all merged into one, and the more wonderful ones are when I get a moment to breathe, sigh and think, wow look at who I have in front of me. The children I dreamed of having. And aren't they beautiful.
And then there's the time I accidentally trapped myself in our porch with no key, unable to get back in or to get out. I had finally got to the end of my tether and they needed to rest. So in the porch I cried with both children on me snuggled in their slings. They fell asleep while I rocked back and forth with tears streaming. Luckily I had my phone on me to call my partner to rescue me. But it symbolised how I felt. Me and the boys in that porch, stuck between the inside domesticity that I had dreamed would look different to how it did, and the outside feeling so distant.
Maybe if you've been in mental and physical spaces that have looked a bit like mine you may detect the sorrow in my eyes. The desperation for it to get easier. To have a break. To feel I am successful in some way. To be able to raise the bar a little on what can be achieved with a 2.5yr old and a 3 month old.
What can be accomplished out of necessity is finally getting the toddler to stop running around, throwing stuff at me and demanding more of me than I can give. And getting them to sleep. Or at least the toddler while the baby demanded more milk. The baby was easy to look after. I just didn't know then how difficult a two year old is and having to do both at once! I thought a two year gap was normal, and therefore it worked. Well I'll leave that for you to judge!
They are aged 5 and 7 now and at school. Relative bliss and quiet, besides the new two year old girl I created. Just having one to look after without a baby there too is quite an extraordinarily different experience.
I offered an experiment on Facebook about what you see in this photo, and the responses were touching to read.
I hope those who contributed will be happy for me to share some of these in the remainder of the blog piece.
I wasn't fishing for compliments, although they were lovely, thank you ever so much.
I wasn't looking for healing, although being called 'Supermum' did give me a boost and help to alter my perceptions a little!
Many saw so many beautiful and positive things going on including 'contentment', 'happiness', 'peace', 'love', 'closeness', 'all cuddled up', 'security', 'nurtured', 'safe', 'magical sleepy dust', 'memories being made' and I had 'twice as many cuddles'.
Another strand was about my 'power', being 'strong', 'success', 'talent' and 'pride'. I felt like I was doing a terrible job and it wasn't the greatest of fun, but I knew it was a job I had to do and it wouldn't be forever. Yes, that irksome platitude when we all know that time really did last FOREVER!
It was totally shit at times, two people's endless shit. And if you see yourself in that picture, note that when others may see you they do not see a failure but the immense power of a woman who is a 'bad-ass mother'. I was doing my absolute best and thank you for seeing a 'very devoted mum' and 'amazing mummy' even if I did not see it at the time, 5 years ago now.
After having just one baby for 18 months+ before getting pregnant with another I felt I WAS trying to and being the best mother I could be. I did not know that perhaps having two young children with no regular close family support nearby is supposed to be an impossible task. Besides keeping them alive, watered and fed!
Some of you did see in me the tiredness, that I was sleepy and wished I could be asleep too. Indeed I only managed to have a handful of naps in the first year with two children. 'A welcomed silence'. 'Survival'. That I hadn't quite caught up yet from a frantic time leading up to this moment. This is closest to how I felt.
I think what I'm getting at is how multi-faceted even each moment is. That is can be many things at once. However conflicting and opposite they might be. And how you feel about that time may evolve too. You may see it differently when you are not in the woods but have escaped out of it and are staring at the last tree that makes the forest.
If you see some of you in the photo above, as one person commented 'a picture with a thousand words', I wish I could hold you in my collective heart and tell you all the things that I would have liked to tell myself if I was able to hear them...
...You may be sad, you may be bored, you may be lonely. You may have seen the smiling, clean people in white clothes with perfect homes in the adverts with someone else's baby and thought 'that is motherhood'. You know that it isn't really motherhood but those messages are so powerful however ridiculous. You are among the most powerful creatures on this planet but you may feel ineffectual and hopeless at times. This is how motherhood can feel. It's how you know you're doing it right.
But if it is persistently unbearable then make changes. Don't keep holding on. It will get better and easier but that can take too long. Do something now.
Ask for help. Do not let pride get in the way.
Let go of the ideals and absolutes that don't matter so much, not as much as loving your children and them knowing they are loved.
Mothers need support. Raising children is not only a mother's job. Don't be a martyr. Take care of yourself. The actual you inside.
This is just a small part of motherhood. The beginning. It may feel like groundhog day but in that is an opportunity. Each day will not quite be the same with you at it's helm.
I asked our Facebook followers what they considered to be their top reasons to carry their baby in a sling, and what they loved about babywearing.
Some answers were broad in what big an impact carrying has had on their life as a parent over the lifespan of using a sling from birth up to preschool age, and others were more specific with little things about it that make them smile or make a difference.
As you will read, carrying in a sling is personal and means different things for different families. It can form part of our precious memories of our children's early childhood.
So if you're currently pregnant or have a baby and are wondering whether carrying in a sling is for you, then hear what these parents have to say, with the
Carry My Baby Official Top Ten Reasons to Carry!
And to finish, a personal carrying memory of my own....
'For most of our first baby's first year we had regular lunch time pizza dates while our son slept on my front in the sling, until one day he woke up earlier than usual from his nap and discovered our secret. It cannot be underestimated in that first year of becoming parents what a strain and challenge it can be. Being able to walk along hand in hand with the baby strapped onto one of us kept us close and still feeling like us as a couple, except for occasional thoughts of 'Where did I put the baby!? Oh there he is!'
Where might babywearing fit in for you? How might it enhance your life as a parent and bring joy to your child?
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You might not have heard of a Babywearing or Infant Carrying Consultant. There are hundreds of us, if not thousands, working in this role around the world because we care so much about families and babies.
If you're already asking me for support and advice in carrying your baby then you value my experience and knowledge or you'd be looking elsewhere.
It is what I've done as my life career so far in the last 6 years, sharing my passion for comfortable, ergonomic carrying of your baby.
The aim is that once you've learned what suits you in practical terms, your baby's stage of development, your lifestyle needs, and learned how to use it safely, and have practiced with it, then it will be straightforward and barely need thinking about. It becomes part of your routine. You can care for your baby and live your life, perhaps a little easier.
When you book a consultation with me you get an allotted time and my undivided attention, focusing on your needs.
I work from home on days my husband is around to care for our youngest. In fact he especially tailors his working hours to accommodate my babywearing consultancy work, so he takes our daughter out of the way just in time for your arrival.
I then tidy, hoover and prepare our space with the slings we will look at. I plan out what approach to take to guide you through the information I want to share with you and what carriers may work for you.
I may practice any techniques or methods to work around any physical considerations you or your baby have. This may involve asking fellow consultants for their experience.
We may have conversed by email to discuss various aspects of your needs or what the focus of the consultation will be.
So far this is lots of my time spent thinking about you and your baby!
We then spend up to 1.5hrs together and in that time you have access to demo dolls, a comfy sofa, all the slings and carriers in the sling library, my knowledge from my training by three carrying schools, and continued professional development at conferences and regular workshops. And my experience at helping parents for the last 6 years and in carrying my own 3.
You may go home feeling you have mastered your own sling, or taken one from the sling library to try out, or purchased your own on the day.
As well as a debrief of what we covered, that I will send by email in the days following, I will invite you to contact me if you have any concerns or more questions. You may need no further assistance, like to update me, or find you do really need a few more tweaks with the use of your carrier that can make all the difference.
From £10 for a 20 min Sling Fitting I work hard for you as this is my job and my life, so I hope you too will consider the value in paying an expert for their time and expertise, and book in yourself or you and your partner, and your baby in!
Who is babywearing for? Who carries their baby, infant, toddler or child?
Is it for the natural mummies? The hippy daddies?
The ones who love rainbows? The attachment parents? The gentle parents? The strict parents? The routine parents? The just barely-coping parents? The totally-rocking-it-babies-are-a-breeze parents?
The trendy parents? Older parents, younger parents? Working parents or stay at home parents?
For second or third (or fourth or more) time parents who desperately need their hands free? And first time parents?
Parents who walk the dog, who like days out, who like to travel, and explore the countryside or new places? For lazy parents (as I was once accused!)?
I imagine you get the idea!
Carrying babies is for every family whatever that family believes about babies, however they raise their children, whatever you look like or however you live your life.
We all carry our babies, whether in arms or in a sling.
However you identify what kind of person or parent you are, if carrying your child in a baby carrier appeals to you, for whatever reason, then you're doing something rather special that supports your baby's physical and mental health, and their emotional and social development. It helps to build a secure attachment, building bonds and connections.
I've witnessed the sudden increase of sling libraries and consultants across the UK, as well as being aware of communities all over the world. Babywearing is an ancient and modern worldwide human practice.
The world has moved on but our fundamental needs haven't. Babies are born with the same ancient human expectations, seeking a certain kind of experience of proximity and responsiveness. How whole and at ease do we feel as adults?
I discovered the idea of using slings before I was first pregnant and then planned to use them for at least the 'in arms phase' to meet my baby's needs. I'd heard about, then read The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff.
It looked very freeing, not just of your hands, but to feel relaxed and confident as a parent. To walk hand in hand with someone at your side, to be able to move around and go with your baby wherever we pleased.
For most of our first baby's first year we had regular lunchtime pizza dates while our son slept in the sling, until one day he woke up earlier than usual from his nap and discovered our secret.
We had a solution to many problems. Just carry them and will that help calm him?
When my second and third children came along I discovered also the joy of pushchairs. It was a new necessity after carrying had served me for so long. I love both my strollers and my slings. They do different things. Just thought I'd get this straight that any tool as a parent is fantastic if it helps make life work for you. I'm not only about slings. Just mostly.
Not everyone can or fancies the idea of carrying in a sling. And sometimes our babies have different ideas to us! There are other ways to enable contact, touch and responsiveness, though carrying in a sling aids this. It's the carrying that matters and has all the positive effects, not how you do so as long as it is safe and comfortable for you both.
I accept and value all parents who love their children and are building a trusting and loving relationship with them, however that might be. Babywearing isn't the be all and end all, but it really can be enjoyable, very helpful, rather transformational and really incredible in all kinds of families and situations.
This year's International Babywearing Week 2nd-8th October is all about being 'threaded together'. It is a week of celebrating, promoting and advocating for baby carrying, which I do nearly every moment of the day when I'm not sleeping. It's my life! And maybe it could be yours too.
The motto for Carry My Baby is Love. Carry. Live.
Inspired by the concept of minimalism (and being fairly successful at applying this to my personal sling stash!), my ethos is that through carrying we can love and care for our child easily, joyfully, and just get on with living our lives as families. Once you've found the right sling for that moment, then the rest will follow.
I've been on a bit of a nostalgia trip looking at photos of us carrying our first two children.
Here is Mr CarryMyBaby with a 1 year old biggest boy who is 6 soon.
His favourite carry was the hip cross carry with a woven wrap. He could pre-tie it then pop him in when he was tired and it was time to go home, and they could both enjoy the cuddles and closeness. You can do this in arms but you can hold them comfortably for longer in a wrap, they feel lighter, and there's something about sitting in the fabric that feels secure and comforting.
As his daddy is tall he gets a higher vantage point than on me too!
Wraps really are a sling that you can figure out some of your preferred ways to tie, to make it personal to you in what you want to get out of it.
Ergonomic babywearing - What does it mean to carry your baby in a sling ergonomically?
For a new mother, carrying her baby in arms while she tries to make a cup of tea, eat lunch, carry dirty laundry, and to rock her baby to sleep, can be hard work physically and make normal daily tasks challenging.
More and more parents are turning to baby slings to make their lives easier and to nurture a close relationship with their baby, who invariably wants to be held close to them.
A comfortable baby carrier will make light work of carrying and be physically good for you both. But not all baby slings are equal in terms of comfort for the baby or parent.
Firstly, what do we mean by ergonomic?
Ergonomics is all about designing things so they can be used easily and safely. When that is applied to something that is worn on the human body it covers physiology, fit and biomechanics. When applied to baby carrying it is more specifically related to whether carrying is healthy for the body, working in harmony with the baby's physiology and preventing risk of injury to the parent's body.
If it hurts or is uncomfortable then it can be improved on in the way that is used, or an alternative can be tried.
What makes a carrier ergonomic for the parents?
A carrier is comfortable for the parent, with minimal strain on muscles and effect on posture, if it has the adjustability to ensure the load of their infant can be held close to their body. A baby carrier should ideally allow the infant to be carried high on the body, so they are close enough to kiss their head, and hold them snugly. A baby is then carried close to the parent's centre of gravity making the load much easier to bear, so they feel lighter and putting less strain on your body.
If a carrier is not tight enough and/or your baby is sitting low on your body, or your baby's legs are dangling and not well supported, then your child's weight will be dragging down on you, feeling heavy and could lead to back strain or injury.
As I said, not all slings are equal. The better carriers are those that are fully adjustable or at least fit well, and have a wider base so a baby is in a physiologically healthy position (more on this below). In short, it is more comfortable to carry your child with their legs supported straddling your body.
What makes a carrier ergonomic for the baby?
There are many aspects of a baby's physiology that need to be considered if we are concerned with carrying our baby in a way that is optimal for their physical development. We can let our baby be our guide. How do they like to be held, how do they position themselves?
There are other positions we can carry in, but from birth we will carry our baby in an upright position with their chest to our chest.
Most often babies bring their knees up to their chest, so they are higher than their bottom, with their weight tilted into their pelvis. Their hips are very slightly spread from birth, but very little, becoming naturally wider as they develop over the first 3-4 months. This positioning and a sling tightened snugly for back support, protects their spine and the muscles.Until a baby can sit unaided they need back support up to their neck, and the sling must be tight to hold them snug to their parent's chest.
The 'spread squat' position with knees higher than bottom, and a rounded bottom so they are seated in the carrier, is the most comfortable and healthy for normal hip development.
Baby is our guide: whatever our baby naturally is like in arms, the sling should follow as a natural extension of being in arms.
Physiological benefits in the baby
These aren't related to ergonomics but in a piece about the physicality of carrying I thought it would be remiss of me to omit the positive physical effects of carrying besides whether a carrier is ergonomic.
These include the gentle movement being toning for their muscles and stimulating the vestibular system in the brain, which is all about balance and coordination. Being carried helps to strengthen their chest and neck muscles which is what tummy time aims to achieve, and the closeness where they can feel your warmth, heartbeat and breathing, helps to regulate their own temperature, heart rate and breathing.
It is of the utmost importance that a baby is safe when carried. This comes down to maintaining their airway, ensuring they are securely in the sling and our ability to monitor that.
They must not be slumped in the sling, and their back must be supported so they are held as sturdily as if they were being held in arms. The parent must always be able to see their baby's face, see their nose, mouth and check their chin is not tucked into their chest. Being high up makes it easy to keep an eye on our baby.
Besides these safety precautions, being on your chest in a sling is one of the safest places to be.
Physiological factors in the parent
There is an element of building up your muscles and strength to carry your baby. For the mother recovering from birth and with her body going back to normal, while she is regaining her core strength, she cannot expect to be able to carry for hours straight away. A sling may also work different muscles that you haven't used before.
During pregnancy a mother's posture has changed considerably, so an ergonomic carrier used well can enable her to stand normally again and regain her pre-pregnancy posture.
Carrying your baby in a sling avoids constant holding or lifting your baby from one surface to another, or a heavy carseat, or lifting a pram out the boot, even more so if recovering from a caesarean section. Pushing a load like a pram can be physically demanding compared to wearing your baby in a sling, at a time when you are most vulnerable to injury, especially while the hormone relaxin still remains in the body for the first few to several months after birth.
Some parents already suffer from physical conditions or may have current or historic back problems so the way your baby's weight is distributed throughout your body in a sling should be carefully considered if there is to be an option that is most comfortable and not exacerbate any issues.
How will I know if the sling is right for us?
It is a great idea to try before you buy, which you can do through the sling library hire service at Carry My Baby in Leicester, because a carrier might be comfortable after a few minutes, but you won't know for sure until an hour later. Expert hands on advice in helping to fit it well to you and your baby and learning to adjust it correctly can make a real difference too, with Joanna Mockford, a trained Baby Carrying Consultant. You can have a carrier that is ergonomic but not use it in the most optimal way. Carry My Baby also offers a consultancy service and workshops so you can learn more about the positive effects of baby carrying, physiology, safety and how to use different types.
Whether you have particular physical needs or not, seeking out local support at a Sling Meet, Sling Library or a Baby Carrying Consultant will help ensure you and your baby are comfortable when carrying.
I set out with the best intentions. Just like most parents before me and those who came after. Ok, idealistic intentions. I had been planning the baby thing for a long time.
I planned the birth, carefully selected my baby's clothes, crammed in all possible breastfeeding knowledge I could, and welcomed the most beautiful little baby boy I could ever have imagined. Made from me and the man I've loved since we were teenagers. Awesome! After we lost our first pregnancy the year before this was especially an incredibly unbelievable moment, to finally have a real baby.
We held him in our arms, watched him nap, got up together that first week to make me toast while I did night feeds, and then we found out that sweet newborn babies don't keep.
Until you've actually worn the milked on and shitted on, awkward-to-use nursing top, clutched your infant skin to skin at night during a blazing fever, sang through tears trying to get your screaming baby to sleep, ran down the street to grab your toddler before a car got them, and had every bit of the homecooked dinner you prepared systematically dropped on the floor without a morsel crossing their lips, then you've taken the crash course in parenting. You've learned what is important and what you can let go.
I thought I'd planned for this.
It took a couple of years of using mostly cloth nappies and scraping massive toddler poo into the toilet three times a day to learn how disposable nappies are one of the best and most convenient inventions known to parents. I mean, how incredible!
Let me be clear this isn't a case of cloth vs. sposies, but that what wins is sacrificing this ideal I'd placed upon myself in order to be a better mother, and letting go of these isn't without pain or difficulty.
It took the cupboards going bare to learn that more than anything my boys love tinned tomato soup and toast for their dinner. Organic food is great, and homecooked fresh food, but so is anything as long as we're all fed, and at the end of the day they were loved and in bed.
I thought having the second baby would be tough, like a bit of a giggle and 'Woah! That was a little bit trickier to manage than before', but it was worse. I try not to convey the full horror. Maybe others have it far easier or even harder.
I thought everything would fall into place and would be all rosey, but really everything was all over the place. Every single toy and every crumb from oat and rice cakes.
Eventually everything but the soft toy dolls, teddies and books were available to my two year old. All hard objects were packed into a black sack and hidden to prevent injury to myself or his baby brother.
It took having a second baby who was really laid back and chilled out to learn that I wasn't actually a shit parent even if I still felt I was, and that my first screamed before bed and fussed all late afternoon because he is a more intense and sensitive child.
I learned that I was miserable without children AND that they don't make me happy. Happiness is hard earned when you're tired, not because you're up in the night with the children, but up late watching Netflix and crocheting to have some time to myself.
I learned that no matter how lucky I am to be a stay at home parent, it doesn't make it any more enjoyable. And it was OK to not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I napped once in the first year. By the time I got home from going for a walk to get them to nap, the oldest was finally asleep and the baby had done their nap and was awake again.
And we had a third child, a much longed for daughter, and we gave up home educating because for us it sucked with our boys' behaviour and we could not cope anymore. We always kept up the slings, added in a couple of pushchairs too, had 3 healthy home births, tried cloth nappies again with our third but the ones I loved before leaked within 2 hours, and now we watch far too much TV.
These days with our 3 being aged 8, 6 and 3 I do not bear the full load of parenthood. I have passed it on to their father while I continue to be the main person running Carry My Baby as well as training for another profession at the same time alongside it. I am really busy and I love it. Our children are happy at school and preschool. I judged working mums. I thought children needed their mums to thrive. Now I know there are many ways for children to thrive and that can be childcare or with their dad. I know myself better than I ever have, and there's still so much to learn. I continue to dance between roles and feel the guilt on this ever-changing journey. It was not how we thought it would be.
Transferring a sleeping baby out of your arms and into a sling
My top sleepy sling transferal tips include keeping a stretchy wrap pre-tied and slipping them back in when asleep. Or having a woven wrap partly tied in beginnings of front wrap cross carry, in a cross carry, or a kangaroo carry can be tied around a sleeping baby. A ring sling can be slipped over you both when baby asleep, or on ready to slip in. You could even buckle up or tie on the waist band of your carrier when you sit down and feed your baby, then position bottom in place holding baby upright, and secure the sling around them. There are very possibly unlimited possibilities. Us parents can be very resourceful when the occasion arises.
As your baby's sleep matures you can use the sling to get them to sleep, and then transfer them safely to another sleep surface. I loved this so I could cuddle up with them and have a snooze too! Do not sleep yourself while carrying your baby in a sling.
Where can I find this sleepy dust?
Sleepy sling transferals are sometime tricky without putting your baby down, so even easier is taking advantage of the built in sleepy dust often contained in slings and carriers. It won't say so on the box but rest assured it is a vital component in most. If your baby has a full tummy, clean nappy and they are not so full of smiles anymore, get them in a sling and potter, and nine times out of ten they will drift off. You might need to keep moving, pacing, walking up and down stairs, if your baby is particularly fickle. Or going for a walk in the garden or around near where you live. Mums, dads, grandparents and other family members can also make use of this sleepy dust, therefore giving you a much needed break if you are the main baby carer.
Finding your rhythm
Using a sling daily as part of your nap routine for your baby can be very reassuring and reliable for you both, with baby sleeping more soundly and for longer than if they were without physical contact. They have your physical touch and may even be able to be rocked back into a second sleep cycle when they tend to stir after the first 40 minutes or so. Being put in the sling is an opportunity for a tired or overstimulated baby to rest or nap wherever you are. Often if a baby sleeps well in the day, once they've found their rhythm, and have been held in arms for as long as they need, they often settle for evening sleep more easily and sleep better at night. They have had their carrying needs met, and sleep breeds sleep.
Baby can sleep anywhere
This is my favourite part. As long as you have a sling your baby has a consistent place for naps, not just when at home, but when you go out to groups, for days out, when travelling, or staying somewhere new. When staying away somewhere unfamiliar you can go for an evening stroll with baby in pyjamas before you transfer them to their bed. In fact somewhere to sleep is one of the things we most love about babywearing.
A place that is warm and safe, and baby can be close to our hearts.
Sleepy dust is the best!
Why not find yours?
That moment when your child is on your back, and they relax in their place of rightness.
Close to the body they know best, getting their fill until they need you less and less.
When they enter that state of quiet alertness, they are at ease and serene.
Do you too adore these moments when the world feels right, ever shorter moments as they grow
Three years ago I had an itch to do something different, learn new skills, find my vocation, start something fun and rewarding. Something that would be an inspiration to my children, while working from home, and most importantly, sharing my passion for carrying my children or 'babywearing'.
I loaded herself with as much information as I could, brainstormed ideas, laboured over name ideas, business concept, went on a babywearing consultancy course with the School of Babywearing, taught myself as much as possible to fill in any gaps in my knowledge and skills. I slowly filled the sling library up with popular brands so we could familiarise ourselves with them, and to lend out to parents to try.
And then we launched! I carefully chose a small range of slings and carriers to stock that we personally loved ourselves, and I started offering free sling consultations initially, and Mr Carry My Baby assisted me in sling library sessions while we looked after our first, who was one at the time.
This week we celebrate our third birthday, since launching on June 6th 2012, with a giveaway in the pipeline on our Facebook page, 50% off a workshop with code 'birthday', and we want to hear more about how we can grow and adapt in the years to come to meet your needs as a parent in terms of the services and products we offer. And if you have any memories to share of how we inspired you!
I've met so many lovely families and babies these last few years, many who have now grown into little boys and girls and have baby siblings since. We had our second son ourselves in July 2013, only a year into being established in Leicester as a sling library, consultancy and shop.
At this week's Pop Up, for every sling hire you will receive a voucher for a free 2 week sling hire to pass to a friend or use yourself on your next visit, and the first visitor will receive a free gift!
I also plan on their being cake, so this is certainly a good week to come to visit!
Here's to three more years? :)
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