Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box

I had an "Ah, hah!" thinking outside of the box moment today that was inspired by babywearing.

I was fortunate enough to get a shower in this morning, but after I got out, my baby wanted to be held yet I needed to blowdry my hair.

No problem, I thought. I'll just set him on my lap since I always sit when I blowdry my hair. However, he has what we call "rolly-bum syndrome;" he's wonderfully chubby and can't sit still, resulting in rolling around everywhere. Super cute but not very practical. So, next option.

Put him in a carrier! He didn't want to be tummy to tummy and putting him on my back would result in lots of hair on his face since I'm a constant shedder, so what could option number three be?

I sat there, holding Liam with one hand while trying to blow dry with the other, when I spotted one of my winter scarves next to the vanity. Hmmm....I wonder....

I tied it around Liam's and my belly, securing it in the back, recalling some ways of babywearing with simple strips of cloth. He still contentedly looked around and I got my blowdrying done with both hands, not having to worry about him rolling right off my lap.

I've used scarves as slings for my newborns (which also come in handy as an impromptu nursing cover while out in public!) and now have figured I can secure them to a chair or myself when sitting and still needing my hands.

What are some "outside of the box" ways you do things that have been inspired by babywearing?

Note:It wasn't any of these that I used, and obviously some would be too flimsy for actual babywearing, but they were pretty, so I copied them on here. So there you go. ;)

1 comment:

Andrew and Marie Harris said...

Awesome post! I can't wait to have a new little baby to wear around.