I was introduced to baby wearing by a friend when I was still pregnant with my oldest son. I thought I would give it a try so I asked for a couple styles of slings at my baby shower. I ended up getting four different styles, a native, a mei tai, a bjorn and infantino sling.
After my son was born I tried them all out. I used the infantino sling once and decided I hated it, it was too warm and I felt like he could not breathe. I thought the bjorn was uncomfortable but, I really liked the other two. I used my mei tai more than anything.
I soon fell in love with baby wearing, I loved holding my son and putting him a stroller when he was so little just did not feel right to me. I wore him every chance I got. Even my husband loved baby wearing.
It was nice to be out in public and be able to nurse him in the sling and no one even knew he was eating. It stopped strangers from touching him when we were out and about and best of all he went to sleep every time he was in the sling.
I liked being able to have my hands free to do other things and when he was teething it kept him calm while I was working on other things. I was able to clean, hang laundry and do so much more while he was happily in the sling.
My second child came into the world a short fifteen months after my son. She was a very challenging baby who did not like to be held by any one other than mama. She also cried a lot. Baby wearing kept her happy and kept me sane!
I have tried several other slings now but I have two all-time favorites. I really like my moby wrap and my mei tai.
My third child is now nine months old, I have been wearing her from birth and I tried using a stroller with her the other day and she did not like it at all. I popped her into the sling and she was a happy camper.