This is my first installment of a 365 day celebration of Babywearing! Each installment will feature a babywearer in 1 photograph and their answers to 5 questions. My goal is to normalize and promote daily Babywearing, moving beyond *what* we use to carry our babies and shifting focus back on *why* and *where* we carry. I hope to share the stories of moms, dads, and babywearing caregivers all over the world.
The first story is a moment of my own.
This is a photo of me, Lizzy and my 6 month old daughter Eleanor. We were alone in the house waiting for my husband Nick to come home from work so we could eat dinner together.
We were in our kitchen in our home in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
During her newborn days I wore Ellie in this Baby K’Tan. Although she’s getting big for it now, it’s still a quick easy carrier to use around the house. In this photo we were putting the finishing touches on dinner and cuddling. We were listening to “Gotan Project” on Pandora, one of my husband’s favorite stations. I was feeling especially close to Ellie; she kept looking up at me with big loving eyes
Monday, March 11th around 5:45pm
Why: I tend to wear Ellie (safely on my back) while making dinner (the parts that don’t include an open flame, the oven, etc.) It’s usually a fussy time for her, and she wants to be in my arms, so wearing her helps us stay close while I am still able to do what I need to do to prepare dinner. Now that I have learned how to back carry I usually do that, but this day a front cuddle was really needed.