So far I personally have heard nothing but good things about baby wearing and I just love to wear my baby. But I have recently discovered that there are people out there that don’t agree. Here are some of their statements.
“I actually had a lady tell me once [when she saw me with my first son in the Moby]…Ugghhh, I carried them for nine month, I don’t want to hold them anymore.”
“I had expressed interest in a new baby carrier and a “friend” of mine said “Are you a kangaroo?” when I explained the benefits of wearing DS she went on the say “Its not good for your body. We are only made to carry them for 9 months…”
“People say that you’ve already carried the baby and that you’re going to “spoil” them so they HAVE to be carried. And you’re not giving the baby their own space… they’ll crawl later because you carry them everywhere… It’s bad for their development….”
Even some ads for products on the hater bandwagon … check out the ever so famous Motrin ad dishing out on babywearing.
Have you had a similar experience with a friend or family member discouraging babywearing? What were their statemetns and how were you able to react to their ideals?