I was all, "Whoa, what did I just see?"
Fast forward about a gajillion years, and there's me buying an overpriced strip of fabric in a store so crunchy it actually had crunchy in the name (R.I.P. CGB...) because I was going to wear my baby, darn it. Except I didn't. P. and I never really mastered the supposedly super easy front carry. Instead, I wore my toddler and then my kid, flipping her up over my back like an old Chinese grandma.
Fast forward again and Bo and I finally got around to trying my old Calin Bleu wrap. I'm happy to report that on our first try front wrapping, we nailed it. I foresee a lot more babywearing in my future since somebody is not the fan of the swing that his big sister was.
If you're on the fence about babywearing or haven't gotten around to giving it a try because you'll be darned if you're going to pay $60-80 for a strip of fabric, here are five things I love about my Calin Bleu wrap. Maybe I can change your mind.
1.When P. first started tantruming, she could wail bloody murder for an hour straight and wasn't shy about following me from room to room to make sure I got the full effect. One of the few things that could calm her down was wrapping her up on my back, which I did much longer than was good for my back.Do you wear your baby?
2. It's not super duper stretchy - only a little stretchy - so you can wear your baby or toddler for a long time without there being any loosening at all. This is especially good when your passenger is three years old and working herself into a tizzy.
3. In a pinch, the Calin Bleu wrap makes a great baby blanket to keep tiny toes from freezing. It also makes a very dramatic scarf, provided you can work with that much length. I like stuff that can multitask.
4. The wrap is a lot more comfortable than the Baby Bjorn, which I am convinced was designed with men's bodies in mind. Dads seem to find the Bjorn way more comfortable than moms. Do I like how easy it is to clip a baby into a Bjorn? Sure, but it's heck on my back!
5. It looks cool. I'll admit it... I feel like more of a bad-you-know-what mama walking around with a baby or a toddler wrapped up in the Calin Bleu than I do when I'm pushing my B-Ready. I like to imagine someone looking at me and thinking, "Whoa, what did I just see?"