by Rachel Bartlett
I formed a habit of carrying my baby, ever since her birth. We're both happier because of this decision. And with a good sling, it's no harder on me than pulling my own weight.
Yes, I'm one of "those". . .a babywearing mom.
The concept of babywearing is as old as time, and is still prevalent today in many cultures. It's a practice on the rise in the United States (luckily for the babies).
It's important to remember that using a sling is something that is learned. It will take a bit of practice to easily use your sling, but soon it will become almost automatic to place your baby in and go. You will have more success if your baby is rested and fed before you start.
Preparing Your Sling for Use