After 10 years of raising a kid on and off, we had another bub and the internet is filled with wonderous yet scary stuff for new moms. I feel all these are new because there is an overwhelming amount of information that you have to validate whether it’s gonna work for your baby or not. One of which is babywearing.
What in the world is babywearing? Well basically, it just means wearing your baby with you– like kangaroos do. There are cultures where babies are kept in pouches, slings or whatever cloth that can hold them. Women can work as they please even when they have the baby with them. The recent generation has also placed a lot of emphasis on the benefits of having these babies close to your body especially during the first few weeks or months after birth.
We tried babywearing using an improvised sling called “Saya.” It is a local brand of slings which encourages parents to wear their baby. Saya sizes are according to its wearer. It comes with a manual, a bag and you can also watch “How to” videos on wearing and adjusting the Saya.
For me, Saya was pretty convenient while Savannah was still small. We can walk around the neighborhood effortlessly, travel explore and go on road trips, and use it as a breastfeeding cover too. She can also sleep peacefully even when we are at the Mall just as long as she is inside the Saya.
When she started walking, Savannah disliked being held close. She refused being inside the Saya anymore so we let it go.
Ergo Baby Carrier
Baba, on the other hand, preferred to use the structured baby carrier. We ordered one for him to babywear Savannah as well. I thought we can use it to carry Savannah on our back while we travel, but she didn’t like that position very well. She preferred to ride facing front at Daddy’s chest. Our Ergo carrier was also a great gear for Daddy to take Savannah on rides on the motorcycle. She loves waving to people while riding the Ergo. But it was only for a more months before she finally gave up on it as well.