Saturday, September 26, 2009

Phoenix Tested...Wraps & Slings

I just found out that Monday ends a week long international baby wearing awareness. 

This is interesting to me because since last Sunday I wanted to post about my undying love for The Moby Wrap.

I purchased both a Peanut Sling and a Moby Wrap when Phoenix was an infant.

I only liked the sling when he was tiny, because I felt like he could fall out.

In fact I was pretty much unimpressed by the sling. The only time it really came in handy was Christmas Eve when we went to the movies. 

It wasn't until I purchased The Moby on an impulsive trip to Target that I feel in love with baby wearing.

Admittedly it did take me at least two weeks to figure out how to tie it correctly but once I did that thing was like the greatest invention since DVR!

After Phoenix got to be increasingly more mobile and independent I put the wrap to the side....

Until a month ago when I realized that it was the perfect thing to bring to church service! 

It's getting to the point on Sunday where I think Shawn and I are going to have to switch off on who stays home and who goes.

Phoenix is literally all over the place all morning long.The problem is his nap time is right when service starts.

So what I have learned is  if I keep him up during the worship service then by the time we are ready for announcements and offering he's ready to be strapped in the Moby and he sleeps the entire time!

After he falls asleep my husband unties me and we slip Phoenix down into his stroller.

He is pretty heavy. And his feet basically touch my knees and all my brothers say he's way to big for this. But I don't care because he sleeps. And that is all that matters.



  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!! following from mbc

  2. Hi Alexandria -- stopping by and following from MBC.

    Baby Phoenix is so adorable peeking out from that sling!

  3. How beautiful -- hooray for finding babywearing!! I've been wearing my babes for a few years now...I started when my 3yr old was newborn, and now he still rides around on my hip somedays, just for fun. :) My baby-slings are the one thing that I could never ever do without! Well, that...and my babies of course!! :D

  4. I'm waiting on a Didymos from Germany. I love your insight about going to the movies with your baby in the sling and church. I can't wait to try mine out. I have a Baby Bjorn but its too hot and uncomfortable. I'm going to start following your blog. I'm trying to network with other mom's of boys (I have two boys under two).


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