Moving on with the kangaroo style!
|December 15, 2009||Posted by Mabel under Babywearing|
I have been toying with the idea of moving forward from the cradle position to the kangaroo carry style while babywearing her for a while; well, actually since she hit 4 months old about three weeks ago. Unlike the cradle carry, this style requires infants to be able to support their own head but one big benefit is that it allows the baby to see and consequently interact more with their environment.
I tried this for a short while this morning as I headed out to the morning market to get some lunch supplies. The position is such that she is basically sitting in the pouch Buddha style with the option of waving her arms around should she desire. She took to it quite well; of course it took a couple of tries to get things right but as well, she is ever patient and waiting, knowing fully well that a pouch means outside time for her (and myself).
Midway during one of my grocery shopping perusals at the store, I caught her tracking my hands as I reached for objects higher up on the shelves. It was clear – she was very interested in the things I was looking at and even reaching out for; something which I suspect will motivate her to learn grasping and picking up objects when she’s older.
Now that I’ve tried this with the pouch, I should get around to the ring sling – it’s been a while since I last used it. Soon, soon.