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Bonding with Baby // Beginning with Babywearing

On one hand, it seems unbelievable that Bryson will be five in December.  On the other hand, it feels like he was a newborn long ago- more than 5 years.  When I think back to to those first few months with him, I laugh at just how much of a first-time-mom I was.  I purchased everything on all of the “must have” lists.  I had no idea how to breastfeed or how supply and demand worked.  I expected him to sleep.  Newborns are supposed to sleep a lot, right?  Yeah, not MY newborn.  Around month four, I found myself frazzled and completely overwhelmed even though I was in love with my little boy.

Bonding with Baby

Eventually, I stumbled upon babywearing.  I had no idea how to choose a comfortable carrier, but I knew that babywearing was something I wanted to try.  I wish that someone would have told me how beneficial- for both mom and baby- babywearing could and would be.  I never really found THE carrier for Bryson and I, but I learned a lot about how to slow down, be in the moment, and get things done with baby and without losing my mind.

Babywearing, Bonding, Boba

Bella benefited from my experience with Bryson.  Right from the beginning, I knew that in order to bond with her and keep up with an active 2 year old, babywearing would be essential.  Having children only 2 years apart was a blessing.  I found that I was much more easy going, less frazzled, and I felt in control and confident this time around.  I researched and learned all about nursing and I am proud to say that Bella nursed for well over two years before weaning.  I contribute our breastfeeding success and the bond I felt with her to babywearing.  Right from the beginning, I tried different carriers and wraps so that I could tend to Bryson, take care of the home, go out with the family, and enjoy life to the fullest while bonding with and wearing our new daughter. I wore her as we walked around the TN Aquarium, visited Day Out with Thomas, and picked out pumpkins at the local pumpkin patch.

While I haven’t had the chance to use a Boba carrier just yet, I’m hoping to try out either the Boba Wrap or Boba Carrier with Brynlee. If babywearing was essential with only 2 kids, I imagine it’s going to be that much more important when #3 arrives.

What makes the Boba Carrier different?

  • The foot straps attached to the waist belt keep older children comfortable while enabling a healthy sitting position. The footstraps not only give tired little legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets and aligns the spine.
  • The new infant conversion option allows you to use the Boba Carrier 3G with babies over 7lbs. The best part is that there is absolutely no insert or accessory needed!
  • Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your little one’s back. The Boba Carrier 3G is approximately 2-3”  higher than other soft structured carriers.
  • The new 3G design is made to fit parents of all shapes and sizes without purchasing an extension belt or accessory. All straps are fully adjustable, and elastic bands are provided so you can comfortably tuck the straps away once you have the carrier adjusted for you and your child.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boba. The opinions and text are all mine.

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