Our boys are exactly 13 months apart. This means we have two toddlers zooming around the house every day, two little bottoms to change, two little noses to wipe. And sometimes there are just not enough hands to go around. Enter the one-word lifesaver for this mama: babywearing.
I’ve tried several different carriers since #babyD was born, but my favorite, by far, is the Boba Air. Not only is it perfect for front or back carries, it is easy to put on and take off, and it is also strong enough to carry a child up to 45 lbs (you know, if your back can handle carrying a child that big). The Boba Air quickly and easily folds up in a self-storing pouch in the hood, so you can throw it into a diaper bag, purse, or backpack.
I use the Boba Air most frequently when I’m picking up the boys from daycare by myself or when we’re grocery shopping. Putting #babyD on my back before we go to pick up #babyD2 helps keep #babyD from running wild through the school, or getting absorbed with the toys in #babyD2’s classroom. Putting #babyD2 on my back while we’re grocery shopping enables me to keep an eye on a buckled-in big brother, while still having both of my hands free to shop and push the cart.
The carrier is also perfect for when one of the boys isn’t feeling well. When someone just wants to be held or cuddled, but there are other things that still need to be done (often that happens to be feeding the other brother), I can put them on my back, keep them close to me, and still care for the others in the house.
Sometimes during a walk, #babyD gets bored and doesn’t want to ride in the stroller anymore. While it’s all well and good to let him walk for a while, when he gets tired of walking, a carrier is the perfect answer for the fussy one.
What about you? What tricks do you have for getting things done with little ones underfoot?