Hello! I’m Shawna, mother to five beautiful girls. 🙂 Their ages are 11, 9, 6, 4, and 18 months. I am originally from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, we moved here in 2001 when I began working at CHKD as a clinical pharmacist, although I’m now a SAHM and homeschooler.
My husband and I both wore our first daughter on occasion, we had a homemade ring sling and a Baby Bjorn. Since she was an “easy” baby however, we didn’t really wear her that much and I didn’t really use it as a parenting tool, just as a convenience.
That all changed with the birth of our second daughter only 23 months later. She was a high-needs baby from the beginning, and I quickly discovered that the only way to give her what she needed (to be as close to Momma as possible at all times) was to wear her. I almost wore out my Baby Bjorn! I used it with her until she was at least 16 months old, and when it reached the point of not being at all comfortable for me I just would carry her in my arms.