We saw and thoroughly enjoyed "The 15 Kinds of Nursing Babies" and it got us thinking about the worn babies we've met in Southern Maryland. Babies have all sorts of silly antics while being worn. Here are some of the babies we've encountered in Southern Maryland.
This baby likes to scare random strangers by hanging his or her head back as far as possible. Sometimes baby just hangs out this way for fun. Other times baby's trying to get something that's just a little out of reach.
This kiddo wants to see what's going on just behind you. Sometimes the sideways leaner plays peekaboo this way. Other times baby's just checking out what's going on.
This baby thinks hair is the second coolest thing ever. Coolest thing ever of course is hearing the reaction to the hair pulling. But So. MD babywearers have some solutions for this!
When the hair puller gets sleepy, he just gently holds his mama's hair while he falls asleep.
Babies like to pull on beards and ears too.
This baby loves your jewelry. Just be careful wearing earrings!
Yeah, this baby is really fun.
Want this baby to take a babywearing walk with you or stay still while you grocery shop? Better have a good snack or a lollipop stash in your purse.
This baby says "Enough with the selfies already!"
This baby wants to eat #allthecarriers. This baby is why they sell suck pads.
This baby thinks you could use a new tattoo.
Because wearing dolls around is totally normal.
This kid is always smearing food or dropping crumbs on your back.
Just making sure you flossed.
This baby says "Why are you taking a picture, we do this every day!?"
Yum, drool bubbles.
Even worn babies have tantrums. Usually a minute of snuggles will do the trick though.
This baby demands that a toy comes along for the ride. Sometimes the toy loving baby hits you with their toy or decides that now you must carry it.
You don't need those do you?
This baby is afraid if he falls asleep he'll miss out on something. Must . . Keep . . . Eyes . . . Open . . . The carrier always wins though.
This baby tests the integrity of your wrap job. This leg straightener sometimes even digs their feet into the back of your pants in an attempt to stand. Thank goodness for cross passes.
The equestrian thinks he's riding a horse. Bounce, bounce, bounce.
Alarms go off when you leave the gift shop? Check this kiddo's hands!
This baby insists on sleeping with her head hanging back, probably because she likes scaring strangers, who think her head will certainly fall off if she sleeps like that. She won't wake up if a toddler is screaming right by her face, but put her head against your chest, instantly awake.
Bet you can't guess where she wipes those boogers.
This kiddo has a lot to say or sign and enjoys being worn so you can have long conversations about everything.
This baby is going to be an awesome parent some day.
This baby's pure joy in simple things reminds us to slow down and enjoy the world together.
Wearing a sleeping baby is pure bliss.
Thank you to all the parents and caregivers who shared photos of their sweet babies with us! What does your baby do while being worn?
BWI of SO MD
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