What can you do while babywearing? Everyday things, novel things

By H

 

Every parent has experienced missing that hot, tasty dinner because
baby needed you.  This seems to happen most often at dinner, but
sometimes other meals are left to get cold or soggy.

A few partially successful solutions (as you know nothing will work
100% of the time) could be to nurse (if you are a nursing mom) or hold
baby while you eat one handed.  Like I said, this works some of the
time but let’s face it, there are just some foods like a fajita or a
cup of soup that you just can’t eat that way.  You will either end up
with a very messy baby or you will risk burning them.

So, my newest partially successful solution is to wear baby on my back
while I am eating.  I have been occasionally wearing him on the
front, but he can’t see what is happening and this still could result
in messy baby.  Wearing him on my back been especially helpful now
that my little one is reaching for everything in sight and pulling it
off the table.  He is happy because he can see what is happening and
he is still nice and close to me.

Works great at restaurants too!  So much easier to help my 3 year old
with his meal when baby is not right in the middle.  Restaurants are
actually even better than home because there is so much more to see
(and right from the safety of your parent).  Works best for tables not
booths!

Give it a try and let us know how it worked for you.

What is easier for you while baby wearing?  Send us your suggestion
and we will give it a try!

2 thoughts on “What can you do while babywearing? Everyday things, novel things

  1. Both my husband and I wear our little Kevin all the time when we’re getting stuff done around the house. Laundry, straightening up, cooking, emptying the dishwasher, everything! He’s perfectly content to play on the floor when we are doing little chores, but it’s always nice to have him close. We’ve been wearing him since we got home from the hospital and he loves it. He gets so excited when he sees the moby or the björn!

  2. I think that babywearing will make our long winter hike end better today. Our youngest can’t walk the whole time, and we want to keep on going, so up he goes onto either my back or my husband’s back. Everyone’s happy. :)

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