By Mill City Doula As the weather heats up in the Northern Hemisphere, your social media feeds may be inundated with photos of caregivers and their children happily traipsing up a mountain peak looking none the worse for wear. How do they do it? How do people manage to take their kids outside, keep everyone alive, and enjoy themselves? One of the things I most love about parenting is the excuse—nay, the requirement—to look at everything with fresh eyes. A leaf is not just green and on a tree; it is different from the other leaves, and sometimes there is a bug or a tiny case of eggs glued to its underside. The thrill of being outside with children far...
Black Babywearing Week is a gift, really, our sharing of our Melanated Magic and reminding the babywearing community at large that we are not an "other." We are not a "minority." This our culture, our heritage, our family connection to each other and our ancestors.
"I know that babywearing is going to be a part of his future. His wraps are more than just pieces of cloth, they’re an extension of my love and the fond memories that we’ve created." - Moderately Granola Mom
For some, babywearing is a complete lifesaver. I have heard from many moms who got through their own perinatal mood or anxiety disorder by wearing their child and that is wonderful. For others they just never find that it is a good fit for them.