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Mom to Mom Monday: Babywearing FAIL.

Posted by Julie on 5/6/2013 to Baby Wearing
Hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. As a mother of twins, one thing I can say I FAILED at was babywearing. It just didn't occur to me that you could babywear twins and man, my life would have been so much easier had I discovered that you could.

It wasn't until I become super involved in the cloth diapering community, which includes babywearing families, that I first discovered videos and photos of moms and dads using carriers like the MOby Wrap or Boba Wrap to carry infant twins.

And if this dad can do it I surely could have! Although he takes a little longer to figure it out, his efforts don't go unnoticed. I love this video.

I look back on all my trips to the store with a 3.5 yr old and infant twins each in their carseat carrier. Grocery shopping was impossible, there was no where to put groceries or my daughter. I could have at least worn one and put the other in the cart but I didn't.

Between my sons' birth and about age 1yr I was pretty stressed and definitely had my hands full. I don't blame myself or feel regretful but I do wish I could have gone back to myself then and said, "hey, get a wrap, you can wear one or both of them!"

And so each time I'm given the chance to tell someone what baby gear you really need when you have twins I always jump at the chance to tell them to try babywearing them!

What are your thoughts? Would it have occurred to you to try it or do you also feel that unless you saw it you wouldn't necessarily have known that babywearing twins was possible?