I’ve always been a supporter of babywearing, but now looking back, I didn’t fully embrace it for the wonder that it is until my second baby arrived. I love being able to keep my hands free to help my toddler with what he needs while still keeping my baby safe with me. And let me tell you, the Solly Baby Wrap has been a lifesaver for preschool drop-offs and pickups.
Unlike a bulky baby carrier, I can put the Solly Baby Wrap on in the comfort of my home, put my baby in the car seat and then drive to school to pick up my older son. That way it’s all ready to go when we arrive, and I don’t have to worry about strapping it on or buckling a bunch of straps in the parking lot. I just slip my baby in, adjust the wrap around him, and he’s safe and snug as I help my toddler with his coat and hold his hand in the parking lot while carrying his art projects from school in my other hand. The wrap makes the juggle of two kids easier to manage.
The carrier comes in bamboo or organic cotton in bright colors or grey and white stripes. There’s nothing better than holding your baby close to you in something that feels so soft and comfortable. I wish I had had the Solly Baby Wrap when my little guy was an infant and wanted to be held all day long.
Don’t be intimidated by babywearing—you’ll quickly learn how to wrap it properly for a snug fit. You will love having your hands free to get things done throughout the day, and your baby will love being close to you.
It is extremely important that you follow the correct safety guidelines when wearing your baby. Infants especially can wiggle themselves into unsafe positions. Look around your area for a local babywearing class. They can help you become more comfortable carrying your baby in your wrap; they will also tell you about important safety measures.