Baby was especially cranky that day. Couldn’t do any work. Went without lunch, and, had hub not stepped in, would have gone without dinner too. I did what I do best these days – searched the internet for a solution.
There it was! Baby wearing! It was the answer to all our problems. I could work, bub would be happy. It was indeed a win-win situation. A talk with a baby wearing educator convinced me.
I looked up some tutorials on YouTube. I was doubtful at first. YouTube said a saree would work. The educator said that too. Had to make do, didn’t have a carrier yet.
Next morning, bub and me were tied together, both of us so happy to be there. I went about my work while bub slumbered and gave me sleepy smiles during intervals.
Then the well-wishers had to go and spoil it all.
“How will he be independent?” they asked. “How will he complete his milestones?” they asked.
I was vexed. Here I was, happy that bub and I were finally going to start having a fantastic time together, and there they were, pouring cold water over all my plans.
Internet came to the rescue again! I read that baby wearing led to growth in babies’ mental development. It results in happier babies. They DO complete their milestones no matter what.
That was the push I needed. I ordered a wrap for us and started wearing bub in earnest. And I did another thing too – I shut off the ‘well-wishers’ from my mind and my home.
Aren’t we a happy momma’s boy now!!