Before Claire was even born, I knew I would want to wear her most of the time. Although I’m one of the first of my friends to have a child, I was fortunate enough to be part of a community of bloggers who are also mothers, and after seeing them carry their children this way I couldn’t imagine any other way. Having her be so close to my body at all times has really enhanced that feeling that she’s an extension of myself, as all babies really are to their mothers.
My favorite thing about baby wearing has been how much I’ve been able to share with Claire. Rather than having her set down on a play mat while I do simple tasks like the dishes, cooking dinner, putting on makeup, she observes all these things and takes them in. She gets the same view I do when we’re on a walk in the park, rather than just seeing her feet in the stroller.