31 Days of Parenting Littles: Go

This week has been International Babywearing Week, so when I saw the prompt word, I knew I had to talk about babywearing and the ways it's helped us GO!

Living in Cape Town, South Africa, there are a lot of places it's a bit difficult to take a stroller or pram. There are cobbled streets in the city center, shops with narrow aisles, sandy beaches, boardwalks, etc. All places we've happily gone while babywearing, but have often seen other parents struggle with while using prams. I've been on a few walks with friends where I've helped carry their pram (toddler inside) while wearing my own baby.

When we first started wearing our oldest son, we were also borrowing a pram. We thought we would need to use one at some point of course. Well, we never did! We borrowed it until our friends asked for it back to use with their next baby, when our son was 18 months old, and we realised we never used it once. Even once we had a second child, we still never used a pram. Now that we have a third baby, I did end up getting one, for the rare occasion I'll walk into town without Raoul with me to corral Josiah (who at only two still needs to be either contained or holding hands, which he doesn't always want to do).

This post is part of my 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes. See my first post if you haven't heard of 5 minute free writes.

This is a prompt word I missed earlier in the week, but I'll be back in order tomorrow.

If you're interested in babywearing in South Africa, please leave me a comment, or join the NINO Babywearing South Africa Facebook page, which I co-administrate. I would be happy to advise you on what carrier brands are available and help you figure out what carrier would be most comfortable and practical for you and your little one!