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Following on from my toddler / bigger kids post this morning I’ve just had a lovely long chat to one of our regular attendees and it sparked an interesting conversation.
Mum felt a little sad that her baby no longer wants to be carried anymore and shouts to come “DOWN!” whenever she tries to put him in a front or a back carry. In mums words “it’s not fair everyone else seems to really enjoy babywearing and snuggling their children as they grow older but mine just shouts at me and get frustrated ! I don’t understand it he loved it when he was a baby”
Mum was also quite surprised when I told her how NORMAL what she is experiencing is! Her little boy has actually just started walking - he’s just learnt an amazing new skill! Of course he wants to show it off to the world and practice it as much as possible. This is fantastic and should be celebrated. It’s important to remember that when we carry our babies close from being tiny what we are actually doing is practicing responsive parenting... what does that mean? Well in short it connects us to our child at a deep level. It teaches us to pick up on our babies subtle cues and that doesn’t change as they grow.... it’s just their cues become a little less subtle!! 😂
We still want to be responsive to their needs. So it’s okay to not babywear! If our children are saying “no thank you Mummy” then we need to listen and praise them for using their independence (maybe just take the carrier with you anyway because they will get tired!)
And actually one day in the not too distant future your child will decide that mummy/ daddy snuggles are what he needs again. Whether that’s in a carrier or in arms - and you know what? He will know that you’re always there ready to give him them!
Despite what the myths put there say about babywearing THIS is what it creates. Independent confident children 😍
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Evelyn always shouts to go down now when we're walking the dog but just in the woods. I'm pleased she'll still want me to carry sometimes. I love it when she give me a cuddle and asks for a kiss when on my back, it melts my heart
Astrid is nearly 2 and won't entertain it much anymore which made me feel a bit sad but I'm hopeful she'll come back round to the idea ❤️
Babywearing ain’t just for babies! The advantages of being able to carry older children are endless! Many people are surprised at how comfortable and supportive it can feel to continue to carry children even well beyond toddlerhood...
At the sling library we have carries for ALL ages and you should always be comfortable when carrying.
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2 years and 4 months.... no problem carrying at all. I dont know how we would get up the the exciting things we do without our carrier x
Jacob is 2 in September and he still loves being in the sling 🙂
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