In the Winter of 2014, my partner Daniel and I welcomed our stunning baby boy - Tenzen. It was a particularly long and cold winter, and we found ourselves housebound. It was a difficult time. Luckily, our doula encouraged us to discover the world of babywearing. We embraced the practice immediately because it gave us freedom, first within our home, and then, when it warmed up, traveling in and around the city.
One of my fondest memories was the first time I could go to the laundromat, and do the laundry, with the little one sleeping safely on my front. Being able to have my hands free was so liberating!
Over time, babywearing has become many things for my family. My partner loves using the wrap to put the baby to bed or take him to daycare, where I find it especially helpful in exploring our new city, picking up a much needed coffee or in a busy commute on packed public transit.