I made my first sling when I was pregnant with Owen. I looked all over the internet for baby-wearing resources and instructions for making a sling.
I always knew I would "wear my babies" though I didn't realize that's what it was called. I just remember going to the grocery store with my mom one day when I was a young teenager along with my aunt and her baby. She pulled this padded sling out from her trunk and cozied her baby in it to wear around the store.
I'd never seen that before. But I knew that it looked perfect--that was how I wanted to carry my babies.
So I finished my sling and practiced carying a bag of malt-o-meal cerial around our little basement appartment.
But soon little Owen came, and I was able to sling my baby.
We took it on vacation. And we did not take a stroller.
I have to admit--I was pretty nervous about not taking a stroller on vacation. We always have before. But we didn't miss it. . . although, now that I think of it--it might have been nice to have in the airport when we had to get a wheelchair for Owen. But really--who could have foreseen that?!
I love being so in touch with my babies. Being close to them is was allows me to know that their needs are being met and they are content. I love babywearing (and my babies love being worn).
International Babywearing week/month--or something. Just sharing my love.