Waking Along the Canal in Rathmines, Dublin

This is my 28th installment of Babywearing Stories 365. Each installment features a babywearer in 1 photograph and their answers to 5 questions. My goal is to normalize, promote and celebrate 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. Enjoy!

Babywearing Story 28/365

Who:
Hi! My name is Candela Exposito, I’m originally from Madrid, Spain but living in Dublin for almost 6 years now. In this picture, I’m wearing my daughter Chloe. She should be around 10 months old there.

Where:
At that time I was living in Rathmines and I went for a walk along the canal with my uncle, who was in Dublin for a couple of days.

What:
I’m wearing an Ergo Petunia Pickle Bottom, that I bought in San Francisco during our holidays.

When:
Not sure about the exact day of the picture but it was for sure November 2012.

Why?
Because I love to have my baby close to me! And as you can see, she loves it as well! I try to wear her as much as I can, weather permitted, and after buying the Ergo I started following the Babywearing Ireland Facebook page and the addiction kicked in. I have now a JPMB (Je Porte Mon Bebe) and a ring sling 🙂 and a Zoli jacket as well! I use the ring sling mostly at home to get things done, Ergo if i’m going out with Chloe and daddy. I think he is scared of the JPMB haha! Baby wearing makes our lives much more easier, not just to go for a walk but also when baby is not feeling well. I wish I knew about it when she was 2 months and colicky! In the meantime,while expecting baby number two, I’m still trying to learn more about it and share my experiences with all my expecting friends. 🙂

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