Friday, February 6, 2009

Things I Have Done with Violet in a Sling


Baby carriers like slings and wraps and whatnot are my absolute #1 can't-live-without baby item, and just like with Grace, I've been putting them to good use with Violet.  

Cozy baby

I have some that I have sewn, some that I bought, some that are more my favorite than others, but in general I am a huge fan.  Babies generally do not like to be put down and slings make life so much more pleasant and convenient.  Also it is argued that babies that are worn a lot cry less, learn more, and adjust to life outside the womb more easily.  

Vermont is pretty!

Furthermore, a sling is an excellent way to disguise a, uh, postpartum tummy.  I am a babywearing fool!  Here are some things I've done while wearing my baby:
  • Eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner (although never in the same day, I think)
  • Prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner (don't worry, though-- I don't do things like use knives, boil water, or the like with a baby strapped to me)
  • Gone for walks
  • Gone shopping
  • Gone to the library
  • Gone to restaurants
  • Gone to church
  • Breastfed my baby
  • Played and read books with Grace
  • Dressed Grace
  • Helped Grace use the toilet
  • Used the toilet myself
  • Done laundry
  • Washed the dishes and loaded/unloaded the dishwasher
  • Vacuumed, mopped, and dusted
  • Made the bed, and even changed the sheets
  • Cut out a pattern for a sewing project
  • Used the sewing machine, although she keeps me too far away from it to do anything too tricky or detailed
  • Walked in to Grace's preschool to drop her off or pick her up
  • Changed out of yoga pants into skirts and jeans to leave the house  (obviously have never managed to change my shirt, though)
  • Worked at the computer
  • And, of course, blogged
Metropolitan Museum of Baby


amydove said...

You make it seem like a whiz to have a baby! So much for not having time to do anything... just bring her along! I hope your back can survive, though.

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

I love this list. I haven't sewn with Levi in the sling but done most of the others, even changed Kolby's diaper.

I just got a hotsling and am loving the pouch! If only Drew understood why I need more than one...