Your Carrying Story: Rochelle
“I started baby wearing when Jay was a newborn, we used a Close Caboo that we bought from the high street and didn’t really know how to use correctly. When he got to a few months old it just hurt my back wearing him so I thought that was it for us and it was hard as we always needed that physical contact. When Jay was around 6 months old I saw a lady at the tram stop wearing a toddler and finally asked how, that’s when I found out about sling libraries and just how many options there are and how to do it safely. This was a parenting game changer for us
We learnt how to use buckles, rings, wraps etc and I fell in love with the freedom it gave us! I felt so close and so in tune with Jay and his needs and on my tough day where I was struggling with anxiety and depression I found having Jay in the sling very grounding.
I love how having Jay in the sling he saw the world from an adult’s height and was always involved in conversations when we met people and we would chat away and play whilst still doing what we needed to. Now he’s 3.7 years old and walks everywhere but we do always have a sling in the bag as those little legs still get tired and sometimes being 3 is tough and you just need a slingy snuggle to feel secure again”
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