Toddler Wearing? We weren't sure about it either. But, after mastering the back carry……I'm a huge toddler wearing fan! I'm sharing tips, tricks, and a giveaway for your own carrier (your choice of toddler or baby).
Let's talk toddler wearing. I was an avid babywearer when Lydia was an infant. At some point around the time she started walking, I let it go. She was fairly mobile, and Lydia is also very small for her age…..so I didn't really have an issue carrying her on my hip when we were out and about.
This summer? We've been traveling a ton. Lots of museums, day trips…..and not always places we wanted to bring a stroller. After an ENTIRE day of carrying Lydia around a museum, I spotted a mom wearing her toddler on her BACK…..and decided it was time to give toddler wearing a shot.
Tips for Toddler Wearing (back carry):
Practice piggyback riding first: Initially, I tried to get Lydia to climb into our toddler carrier on my front and then rotate to my back. This? Pretty much chaos. In fact, she informed me it was “dangerous”. When that didn't work, I turned to Youtube. Yes, seriously. After watching MANY videos on toddler wearing……I formulated a plan. I taught Lydia to climb on my back (piggyback style). Once she was comfortable, she climbed on while I already had my carrier around my waist. She lies on my back, and I just strap her right in. She LOVES it! (THIS VIDEO WAS SUPER HELPFUL)
Low pressure: It took a couple weeks for Lydia to feel comfortable climbing on my back and being strapped in. Try it at home, with no pressure. If we'd been in public, it would have been a NIGHTMARE!
Use a toddler carrier: Toddler carriers are built for larger children and to support more weight. Our LILLEbaby Carryon can hold up to 60 pounds, and provides great support. I love that it is structured, it makes me feel like Lydia is secure and safe. And, it's 100% cotton…..so soft on her skin.
LILLEbaby makes amazing carriers for infants and toddlers……and I'm teaming up with them plus three of my favorite mamas today. We're showing you multiple ways to baby wear AND giving one reader a LILLEbaby carrier of their choice!
So mamas, do you or did you babywear? Did you try again into toddlerhood?
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