I think the only thing cuter than a momma wearing her baby is a baby wearing her “baby”. Doesn’t it it just melt your heart when you see an adorable little girl (or boy because I know my son is already a proud baby wearer) wearing their doll (or stuffed animal) close in a carrier.
Every little girl wants to be just like momma! So let her! Get her a carrier and show her the importance of wearing at a young age. They are never too young to learn. I see young girls “breastfeeding” their babies too. Imitation is flattery, mamas!
I think its great when a little girl wants to be like her mom and wear her baby. Thats why I cringed when I saw these “doll carrying purses” made by myWallaby
I understand its a purse that can turn into baby carrier. I understand little girls want to carry a purse around and that it makes them feel pretty. I totally get that….. But seriously? This thing looks weird and downright dangerous.
We are trying to show that baby wearing is safe! And with all these recent warning and recalls, we need to get the word out there that there is a safe, healthy way to wear our babies. So I say we start them young. There is a safe and unsafe way for babies to be held and worn just as there is a safe and unsafe way for a baby to ride in a stroller or car seat. Toy strollers and car seats have buckles just like real ones, and at a young age we teach our kids that they need to buckle up their “babies” for safety. So why would we not do the same for baby wearing?
I started doing more research about some of these “baby doll carriers” that are on the market, and even in sale at our local store and I couldn’t believe what I saw. There is Baby Stella Doll Carrier
which is basically a back pack that has an insert in the front to attach a baby too. Talk about a crotch dangler
! And then there is the You & Me Baby Carrier
which looks all too similar to the death bags that were recalled recently. MyWallaby
makes their purse carriers so glamorous by dressing the little girls up with a purse that they can tuck their baby into, but it is truly, down right weird looking. I know some pretty glamorous little girls and they can wear a cute, safe mini Beco
in any attire.
The mini Beco
is totally the way to go! It’s gender neutral and way cooler than the miniature crotch dangling baby carriers being pushed by big box companies! Oh, and did I mention that the dolly-sized Beco
shows our kids the right way to wear their babies? Okay…. maybe I did, but I just had to say it again!
We need to show our young ones the safe way to wear babies. Because, after all, our children are the future of baby wearing. *happy babywearing from Alisamarie in Alaska*