Other than me, I've only ever seen two other mothers in real life wear their babies in a sling or a wrap - maybe I've seen more but it was before I had a reason to notice and remember these kinds of things. When Mini Me was born I bought a Moby wrap at the suggestion of a good friend. I wore him in it some, but only at home when I needed to dust or put dishes away and still snuggle him at the same time.
Now with Little Lady and the need to have my hands free as much as possible, I have gotten out my Moby wrap much more often - though still not a what I would consider a lot. I have worn her about once a week since she was born, maybe less, and mostly around the house or to church a few times. I do frequently put her in the wrap to go to library story time. Once our freezing temps were behind us we've been going every week and I plop Little Lady in the wrap, zip my coat around us both, grab Mini Me's hand, and we walk to the library (a whole three minutes). Each time we walk over there I think about the drivers zooming past on the busy road, perhaps catching a glimpse of a little head sticking out of a coat, and wondering what the heck they just saw.
I think she is swiftly outgrowing this particular wrap and since I don't use it as often as other baby wearing mothers, I won't replace it with a better one. It has been a much needed piece of baby gear for baby #2, however. I'll take any excuse to have Little Lady close to me for an extra minute or two and I also like that it made me just a little bit crunchy.
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