Showing posts from July, 2017

How Tandem Wearing Improved My Parenting

One day in Target my then 2 year old fell out.... simply fell to the ground, screamed and went "Boneless".

 I had an epiphany. Just because a child can walk doesn't mean she should. (Actually this was said to me by my wife lol.) I wrapped her up and she fell asleep. After that day I made a habit to wrap her. I sympathize with parents and care givers in supermarkets that deal with sleepy and "boneless"toddlers. I preach the good word of toddler wearing.

A couple months later, Nairobi was born. My wife had a c section and could carry her. Strollers are heavy. With a toddler on my back, I had to figure out how can i carry both girls. I DISCOVERED TANDEM WEARING!!  Lmao shout out to whoever invented tandem wearing. Sleepy toddler on my back and a squishy baby on my front. I was able to hold the babies and simultaneously care for my wife. I could still do my hobbies and hold BOTH babies. Because my daughters were having less meltdowns, I had more patience. I interac…

Support Is Needed

My wife has breastfeed 4 babies! With Raven i felt kind of left out. At 2 am there was nothing i could do when she cried. I mean, i could change a diaper or maybe burp baby but i wanted to be an essential part of feeding baby. i was not thinking clearly. So i got my feelings in check. I begin to help my wife in other ways. I learned as we had Musu,The Toddler, and Squishy.

Finish cooking for her when the baby needs her.
Babies require immediate attention. There is nothing more stressful than hearing a screaming baby while you are trying to get food ready. My job is to help relieve that stress as much as possible.

Cut up her food so she can eat one handed .
Its very important that Mom eats and drinks. Squishy ALWAYS wants to eat when everyone else does. Without fail she will cry when Wife starts to eat. There is nothing i can really do, so I try make the situation tolerable.

Clean around the house.
Breastfeeding is draining. She is waking up every 2 hours to feed baby. Sometimes more. You…

Base Size

Hey! so you want to wear your baby! Congratulations! Next question? “What size do i wear? is it a size 8 if i wear an 8?” NO!!! Woven Wraps are sized based on meters. Size  Length ( meters) Size 1 2.0 – 2.2 m Size 2 2.5 – 2.7 m Size 3 3.1 – 3.3 m Size 4 3.7 – 3.9 m Size 5 4.2 – 4.3 m Size 6 4.6 – 4.9 m Size 7 5.2 – 5.4 m Size 8 5.5 – 5.8 m A base size is the size you can comfortably do a front wrap cross carry. The best way to find this size is through experimentation and playing (YES!! #PETALLTHEWRAPS!!) with wraps. You can find your local lending library or you can go based on your T-shirt size A size 4 is the base size for those wearing XS or S t-shirts.  If you are wrapping a toddler, you may want to go up to a size 5. You don’t have to be petite to enjoy this size.  If you find yourself preferring shorter carries that are still to long to use a shorty, this may be perfect for you. A size 5 is the base for those wearing S or M t-shirts.  If you wear size M and are wrapping a toddle…