I think my favorite part of babywearing meetings is the brand new moms. I really wish that I had discovered babywearing with my first baby. Because it's so powerful!
These brand new moms come in looking for something. I'm not convinced they really *know* what they are looking for. They are tired--the kind of tired you only get when you have a newborn. They are not quite in their element because this "mom" thing isn't quite who they are yet. But they are looking for *something*. Sometimes *anything* will do.
And then we throw a carrier on them and get their baby all snuggled in.
And suddenly, there is a baby who is comfy and happy and a mom who suddenly feels that everything in the world is right. Or at least it can be.
Behold, the power of babywearing!
And then these moms who came in weary and unsure nearly skip out of the meeting full of confidence and hope. I've seen it over and over and over again. I am just as in awe of it now as I was the first time I witnessed it. And every time I see it it brings those feelings I had when I first figured it out rushing back so powerfully that I nearly cry.
Hold your babies close! It's where they are supposed to be!