Can the ‘Real Babywearers’ Please Stand Up

May I have your attention please?
May I have your attention please?
Will the real Babywearers please stand up?
I repeat, will the real Babywearers please stand up?
We’re gonna have a problem here…
Y’all act like you never seen a child worn before

Alright, my rapping days are over but I can still rucksack with the best of them. So let’s talk about the ‘real babywearers.” What and who do I mean?

I mean you. You. YOU! The mom with the Baby Bjorn front pack that you used with your firstborn 8 years ago but stopped because it hurt your shoulders. The mom with a Moby Wrap that she got at her baby shower but was too intimidated to use it. The mom with 3 Tulas and one on the way. The mom that has never even touched a woven wrap. If you wear your baby. You are a babywearer.

front pack

front pack

There’s no defining carrier or fancy tie off that somehow magically classifies you in the babywearing yearbook as a ‘babywearer.” So let’s pause a moment and celebrate all of the moms, dads, grandparents, and siblings that are babywearers. With or without huge stashes. To babywear you need two things: a baby (or child–furbabies DO count) and a carrier. That’s it.

You can even wear your dog and be a babywearer.

You can even wear your dog and be a babywearer.

Guess there’s a babywearer in all of us
Come on, let’s all stand up

Babywearers at a PAXbaby playdate.

Babywearers at a PAXbaby playdate.

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