International Babywearing Week & Our Favorite Carriers

Oct 9, 2013

Everly and I are big fans of babywearing. It started 2 days after she was born. We used our very first ring sling (this wonderful Maya) and we both loved it. We've been babywearing ever since. I wear her every single day. When she was tiny and hated to be put down it was the only way I got anything done. If I needed to cook dinner she'd chill in the Maya or our fabulous Beco Gemini (a soft structured carrier or SSC). Nothing calmed her faster than being right next to her mama. 

Now that she's bigger she still loves a good carry. She's independent and explores the world around her but at the end of the excitement she always climbs back into my arms for some comfort and love. In honor of International Babywearing Week I had my sister take some photos of the two of us enjoying our favorite activity. These are our three favorite babywearing tools (in no particular order). The first is our SBP linen ring sling. The second, our Storchenwiege woven wrap (I have the Albert and we LOVE to wrap). Woven wraps offer so many different carries for mom and baby. They're amazing. And our third is the wonderful ERGObaby original carrier. It's comfy and easy and always gets the job done. 

I definitely don't consider myself a babywearing expert (though perhaps an enthusiast) but I've become the go-to girl for my pregnant friends looking for carriers. I'm going to do a few fun posts on different types of carriers and the benefits of babywearing so if you have any specific questions, please leave them in the comments below! Happy Babywearing!
xo Sue


  1. Love this post my fellow baby wearing friend!

  2. Love this! We purchased a carrier when we took a trip to California and it saved my life!! My baby girl normally falls asleep in it, but it's great to have!

  3. Such a beautiful little model she is :-) You're so lucky Everly likes to face in! Avery does not like it, although it's been a few months since I've tried. I should give it another shot.

  4. I've heard so much about baby wearing, looks like a fun way to connect with baby

  5. My now 6 month old baby loved being snuggled in my NuRoo Pocket when she was first born. She went through a period where she HATED being in a carrier of ANY kind. I think she didn't like to feel restricted. Even putting her in her car seat became a nightmare as soon as I tightened the belts. I'm glad now she will sit happily in my ring sling. I've only used it around the house. I'm glad she likes it now though because my husband will be leaving soon in preparation for our move to Louisiana. That means I'll have to take her grocery shopping with me... I'm not thrilled about it but at least I know I'll be able to pop her in the sling and it'll be easier.


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