I carry Violet quite a bit. I don't like putting her down. The floor we have now is not very baby friendly. My other two babies got carried quite a bit, too, but not as much as Violet. I'd say Violet is carried more than she is down. Hours a day. Through a nap or two. I do sit her in her high chair or in the bumbo, but not for very long because she doesn't like to sit there by herself. So, back in the carrier she goes.
Now, there are some out there who wonder if or believe that you can carry your baby too much. Too much to the point that sitting, crawling and walking will be delayed. I didn't believe this was possible. I figured that if babies on chemo and radiation can grow and learn, carried babies can develop normally, right?
I took Violet in for her 6 month pictures and the lady asked me if she could sit up. I was a bit embarassed that I didn't know. So we tried.
Violet was a pro. A natural. Just as surprised as I was that she could sit there. And she sat there proudly.
So, there you have it. One little testimony to the power of babywearing. She's plenty strong and she's got perfect balance and she's pretty darn cute, too.
I love babywearing.
After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.