Babywearing: Since Claire was about 3 months old I have carried her in a sling. I loved having my hands free, the support of the sling on my back and the ability to sense what it was she was needing because I held her so much. Well, now we are allllll toddler... and I could not continue to carry a 25lb toddler in a sling on my hip for very long. I mean, its still a fast way to pop her into my arms... but not for extended periods of time. With the time change, little one has been really fussy around 4pm when I start dinner. She wants to see what it is I am doing up at the counter... and will constantly push herself between me and the stove/counter/pantry whatever it is, until I pick her up. Well that is not too productive and clearly she is needing some attention during this time. Enter the woven wrap! Wraps are good for all ages and weights, I just now found one I could try before I purchased. They are handmade and actually could increase in value. So this is how we cook these days... or maybe take a walk...or go shopping. I can carry her in several different positions... and the key..... I have worn her for over 30 mins and due to the support of the wrap, felt GREAT! When she wants to get on my back, she will go grab the wrap, bring it to me and say "Back, back, back" - love it! Its a new thing for toddler and Mommy. You can also learn more at Fort Worth Babywearers - mamas helping other mamas figure it all out!
PS: I have been a little slow to post bc in the move I misplaced my camera battery charger. Those babies are $50 bones to replace... so I just kept hunting until we found it! More to come soon.
I picked up the Project 52 idea from StyleBerry's blog - check her out, she inspires!