Baby wearing is something I feel fairly passionate about. It has worked so well for me. With my newborns I think about how for the last nine months they’ve heard my every breath and heartbeat. What could be more comforting to them than to continue hearing those sounds. Holding a baby in your arms though – even a very little baby – can be tiring. That’s why I started wearing my babies.
I wrote a post a year ago about why I love wearing my babies and what slings and wraps I use. Since then I’ve added another wrap to my collection – a mai tei carrier.
Baby #8 started life at ten pounds and hasn’t gotten any smaller. He quickly outgrew the wraps that I had. Not that he wouldn’t still fit, but he was just too heavy to carry in front of me. I needed him on my back. I started to research different carriers and came across mai teis. Then I found a post that showed how to sew your own. I decided to go for it.
The pattern and instructions were simple and easy to follow and it came together beautifully. The one thing I have not mastered yet is putting him in it on my own. I always have to have help which is generally not a problem. I’ve watched YouTube videos on how to do it on my own, but I’ve just not been able to. Oh well.
So, if your baby is getting bigger and you still want to carry them, I would encourage you to look into using a mai tei carrier. I love feeling my baby snuggled against my back – even falling asleep. It gives your shoulders a workout so that’s a nice bonus.
Do you use a baby carrier? What’s your favourite kind?
If you are interested in having me make one of these for you, please contact me for details.
Linked to: Art of Home-Making