The Socioeconomic Politics of Babywearing – I have been thinking a lot about this topic in the last few months, and have been slowly jotting down notes for a future article. So far, the moms and dads who have submitted stories and moments haven’t commented on their socioeconomic status as relevant to their Babywearing experience (though regardless of whether or not it is acknowledged, it is always present). I was thrilled when today’s mom mentioned this topic in her story. I am looking forward to hearing readers thoughts on this topic, which I hope to continue to discuss in depth throughout the coming weeks.
Babywearing Story 63/365
Who: I am 22 years old married mother of two with two college degrees wearing my three month old while nursing at a indoor play gym with my two year old. (I feel the above statement is showing that mothers of all ages and education backgrounds baby wear. Not just poor and uneducated which people infer about me as to say that I cannot afford a stroller so I must use a bed sheet).
Where: Indoor play gym in southern California
What: wrap conversion mei tai made from a Mermaid Cove Wrapture by Earthy Bliss
When: 05/06/2013, 11:21am
Why: I am baby wearing at this moment so that I can play with my older son but still be close to my baby. It allows me to be hands free and run around. I baby wore my first due to colic and now so that I can care for both children at the same time.