Hands down, the most common parenting question I’ve been asked is “How do you use a carrier?” Babywearing has been an integral part of parenting since the dawn of man, with many cultures boasting their own unique styles of baby carriers: from long pieces of cloth to beautifully embroidered soft panel carriers.
As a doula, my job is to work myself out of a job. I want to educate and empower my clients to feel that they know what they’re doing, from birth to beyond. Though parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual (wouldn’t that be nice?), many carriers are quite natural to use and offer many benefits to both wearer and wearee.
Be sure to keep an eye out for posts about specific carrier types and woven wrap carries—my goal is to utilize this site’s educational potential to the fullest extent. Any requests for carries or carriers to start with? Drop me a line in the comments below!
Unsure which carrier is right for you and your baby? Send me a message and I will be happy to help.