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 interacted with both babies more. I was able to rock the baby and show Mina different plants. I was more involved. I wasn't doing damage control or trying to solve melt downs.




I am forever grateful for tandem wearing. I became a more involved father. I wasn't as flustered and was able to control public outburst, things being pulled off shelves and an antsy toddler who wants to run around.( We still deal with it but its a lot less!)

Comments

  1. Wow! That's really one useful item for a parent. Shall keep this in view in case I need it someday haha. :)

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  2. Tandem wearing has gained its popularity. I find it so handy - I used to wear it when my kid was younger and I really like it. It helps and allows my free hands to do other things.

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  3. Good thinking and keep it up. Have to be strong enough for the weight both front and back, though.

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