Kids :: Adventures in Babywearing

As I mentioned before, I am planning to walk Jack to school this year.

Yesterday we had a good time, but I found the stroller to be big, awkward and difficult to maneuver.

Not because the stroller sucks…no, my Britax B-agile is great. What sucks? The sidewalks in the city I live in! Most were installed without pedestrians, wheelchairs or strollers in mind. Driveways with curbs on either side! Cracks, missing sections! It was a total nightmare.

Jack looooves walking to school. It’s a great time for us to bond and talk. He wants to hold hands and I get lots of “I love you”s. We have to keep it going.

So, when I got home, I assessed my options.

I could try and maneuver the stroller through a nearby wash that runs from my house right to the school. But dirt roads + stroller is even more nerve wracking.

Or…I could wear Lulu. We had been thinking about it for a while. We find ourselves in many situations where the stroller is inconvenient. I decided to go to Target and see what they had to offer.

I saw the expensive Baby Bjorns…pass. I saw one for $15…no way that is comfy. Then right in the mid-range…the Moby Wrap. It was a more palatable price at $44.

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I went home and watched a video on YouTube and figured out how to use it. Tried it on and put Lulu in and she seemed a little hesitant but it felt comfortable. I decided to test drive it for the first time this morning on the walk to school.

The upside:
It was mostly comfy. Felt a little tweak in my back, but I’m chalking that up to being out of shape and needing to strengthen my back.
I could hold hands with Jack almost the whole time and hold my coffee too. ❤
No struggling with the lumbering stroller the whole time.
Lulu seemed to love it. She fell asleep in the first 5 mins and stayed asleep all the way home.

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The downside:
My back, but like I said, it should get better.
It was hard on the way home. I could really feel the strain in my legs, but it’s all uphill home also.
We got hot, but it was an abnormally warm morning.

The call:
Keeping it up! I feel really good and I think the extra calorie burn will come in handy too! All the cons will hopefully resolve themselves in time…

The adventure in babywearing will continue, for now.

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Roxycraft is Tamie Oldridge. Wife, Mother, moderately crafty, slightly domestic, an inconsistent blogger, average recipe follower and generally mediocre human creature. Enjoys hearts, rainbows and combinations of the two...most things bright and shiny. She is sincerely glad you bothered to read her blog and even more appreciative you have read this and tolerated her writing about herself in the the third person.

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  1. If you go to Moby’s website you’ll find different wraps and the instructions for them- and possibly inspiration for crochet-able legwarmers for Lu-Lu(:
    Now, if you felt a tweak in your back just be sure that Lu-Lu is positioned above your hips and that the shoulder pieces are spread over your shoulders for support. Another suggestion- from Moby- is that every so often you should squeeze your shoulder blades together as if you’re trying to hold onto a pencil. It is supposed to help with posture issues. I ‘wear’ my Ana every day for two to three hours, and have ever since we brought her home- she is a month and one week as of tomorrow.
    Good luck and have fun!

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