I just have to give a little babywearing testimony here. After 9 months hit and Jacob became more mobile, I thought our babywearing days might be over. But on moving day last Saturday, once the movers got there and things got going, Jacob got a little crazy running around, and I really needed my hands free to help direct and pack stuff. So I found our Babyhawk mei tei (an Asian style baby carrier that uses straps--see photo from last summer) and tied him on my back! Jacob was having the best time peeking around my shoulder at everyone, and lasted about two hours riding around behind me while I carried (light) stuff up and down stairs and maneuvered throughout our tiny apartment. He loved the view, and it totally saved me from chasing around a toddler while trying to move.
So, if you'd like to win an Essential Babywearing stash with FIVE carriers, enter the contest below at Along for the Ride! They have a great selection, and I've had my eye on a Beco Butterfly for a few months now. The buckles are much easier and quicker to use with a wiggly "widdle waddler," or at least so I've heard. But all these carriers are fantastic for different stages, and I still use my Hotsling sometimes if I just need a hands-free short trip. If you do win, especially if you're new to babywearing, you could try them all and giveaway the ones you don't want to use! Just sharin' the babywearin' love!
Win the Essential Babywearing Stash from Along for the Ride (one Beco Butterfly, one Hotsling baby pouch, one BabyHawk Mei Tai, one Zolowear Ring Sling, and one Gypsy Mama Wrap)