With my first baby, babywearing was optional. It was nice to do. I enjoyed the extra snuggles and loved that I could get some housework done or work on my blog while the baby slept. It was win-win! But now that we’ve added another little peanut to our family, babywearing is a necessity. In order to get our family up and out the door in the mornings, the baby needs to be worn.
I had been fearing my first day alone with the two kids since I peed on that stick many moons ago. And when that day finally arrived, it was everything I imagined and more. Both kids needed my attention equally but I was finding it extremely hard to console my newborn while trying to play pretend with my toddler. That’s where the Solly saved my hide. I was able to securely tie Elliot onto me and Oliver was still able to have that one-on-one quality time with his momma that he so desperately needed. The transition from one kid to two is rough.
The transition from one kid to two is rough. There’s no sugar coating it. But it has been made infinitely bearable with the butter-soft fabric of The Solly Baby Wrap. I love that I can be physically and emotionally available to both my sweet babies at the same time.
Another thing that’s really helped Oliver adjust to having a little baby in the house is having him be involved as much as possible. Which started BEFORE the baby was born! We began telling him about babies and how to treat them as soon as we knew we were going to get another! He also enjoyed going to Midwife appointments and listening to the heartbeat.
Am I over reacting? Is the transition from one to two really stinkin’ difficult? I’ve got to say the best part is you know a thing or two about a thing or two and already have some practice with the basics….LIKE BABYWEARING. I’m so glad I knew about babywearing, wrapping and had this wrap at the ready for when little Elliot made his entrance into our family.
PS: This post was sponsored by Solly Baby and a wrap was given to me to review for this post. See my full disclosure policy here.