Babywearing International of Hampton Roads

Keeping caregivers and children close since 2013

Babywearer of the Month: Meet Concha

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My name is Concha. I’m 30 years old. I’m from Templeton, California and currently live in Chesapeake. My son Rogue is 15 months old.
I started wearing my son when he was 4 days old. It was pretty infrequent at first as we spent most of my sons first month in the car driving from Texas to Virginia. I had first learned about babywearing through my (at the time) local cloth diaper store. My husband and I ended up receiving two ring slings as gifts before our son was born but, could not figure them out! Luckily once we got to Virginia we came across a BWIofHR flyer at Diaper Junction. We went to a meeting and one of the awesome instructors showed us how to how to use the ring slings and it’s been our go to since.
I really feel babywearing has helped with my breastfeeding relationship with my son. His first two months I spent exclusively pumping and I feel that having him close made it easier for him to eventually learn to latch. He loves snuggling up and nursing while we are out and I don’t think we could have done that without babywearing.
Although my Maya ring slings are my usual first choice as they are now really quick and easy to use I also enjoy using my Easter 2014 Didymos size 4. I’ve just started using it more frequently at home and each time I’ve wrapped my son in a FWCC he passes right out. 🙂
Currently my biggest accomplishment and struggle with babywearing is finally being able to wrap my son. Since he was about five months old he would fling himself backwards while I tried to wrap him so I nearly gave up. Now the wrap we have is finally breaking in and he has been holding up his arms to be held whenever he sees me grab the wrap.
Sometimes learning how to use a carrier can be difficult but don’t give up. Once you get the hang of it you will be glad you stuck with it and wonder how you managed before.

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