I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I established Where We Wear: A Collection of Babywearing Stories! It has been such an honor and privilege to feature the sweet, intimate moments submitted by almost one hundred moms, dads, and caregivers from throughout the United States and all over the world.
I started WWW because I wanted to hear the VOICES behind all the pretty wrap fabrics and carrier styles I saw streaming through my Facebook newsfeed. I wanted to learn about the moms, dads and caregivers who wear all these different types of carriers. I could see lots of people were really excited about WHAT everyone was using to wear their babies and children; the latest this or the HTF (hard to find) that. But I wanted to learn more about WHY and WHERE people wear their little loved ones; I wanted to hear their stories, and I knew I couldn’t be the only one! I also wanted to figure out a way for these stories and photographs to reach out beyond our tight knit babywearing communities to normalize this important and beautiful practice. So I started Where We Wear, as a place to collect and feature the experiences and special moments of fellow babywearers (and sometimes myself & my husband). I chose the format of a blog as an easy way to feature stories, and linked it to a Facebook page so that the stories are easily “shared” with friends and acquaintances who are not as familiar with babywearing.
During this babywearing journey, Rachel of Quirky Baby has emerged as a mentor and friend. She has helped me understand trends in our babywearing subculture, and has inspired me to think differently about babywearing education. Today, she is celebrating her one year anniversary of taking the reigns at QB, and in honor of the occasion I am excited to announce that we have teamed up to offer an awesome giveaway! Check out the entry form below for a variety of easy ways to enter. =) A winner will be chosen at random from all entries, and will get Winner’s Choice between a Maya Wrap Ring Sling in Berries or a Wrapsody Stretch Hybrid Wrap in Brigid! We chose Maya and Wrapsody because they are both solid carriers that can be used from newborn to toddlerhood easily and comfortably. They both can be the only carrier you own, or part of a larger collection of carriers. Our Maya Wrap Ring Sling is one of the favored carriers in our house, as you’ll see in some photos below. 😉
I am excited to offer this giveaway with Rachel of Quirky Baby and hope that you will participate by entering the giveaway, engaging in our Facebook pages/blogs, and especially by submitting a story to be featured on Where We Wear! Since March 2013, WWW has featured babywearers from all over the world and about half the states in the US. Some people submit using the 5 question format, others tell a story, and one mom even submitted a beautiful poem. Feel free to get creative or keep it simple. Thank you so much for reading and participating in this celebration of babywearing. I look forward to sharing your story on Where We Wear!
Our Maya is one of our favorite carriers! Here I am about a week ago with Ellie at Kerr Park in Downingtown (photographed by the lovely Autumn of Rishty Photography).
My husband loooooooves our Maya! He’s been using it for both naps and outings since Ellie was a teeny little itty bitty. 😉
Here are the giveaway options! Which one will YOU choose?!
A Maya Wrap Ring Sling in Berries…
A Wrapsody Stretch Hybrid Wrap in Brigid…