Photo Friday: Babywearing Around The World

When we first had our son, F, I knew I wanted to have a carrier I could wear him in. At that time all I really knew about was the baby bjorn, so we got one before he was born, practiced on a stuffed animal, and once he was born wore him all the time. While I didn’t know then that it wasn’t the most comfortable carrier it certainly came in handy when we traveled, which we started doing with a trip to Spain and Portugal when he was 10 weeks old.

Since then we have added many different carriers to our collection, and besides using them on a daily basis when our daughter L was born, I realized how helpful it is to bring one, even with her at 2 years old, especially when we travel on a red eye flight. We pack our umbrella stroller  and throw in our Beco carrier and when we land with two sleepy children we can put our 5 year old in the stroller (he is too tired to complain!) and I wear L and everyone is happy!

Spain

Spain

Portugal

Portugal

Portugal

Portugal

Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate

Whitley Bay, UK

Whitley Bay, UK

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole

Virginia

Virginia

North Georgia Mountains

North Georgia Mountains

Tynemouth, UK

Tynemouth, UK

Atlanta airport after long flight from Amsterdam

Atlanta airport after long flight from Amsterdam

Do your babies/toddlers like to be worn? Where around the world have you worn them?

This post is part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby; R We There Yet Mom; and Budget Travelers Sandbox

10 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Babywearing Around The World

  1. Ann

    so cute! My son hated being worn. I did it occasionally, but not often enough. My daughter didn’t mind, but I don’t wear her too often either. I’ve worn my son at an airport once, in Paris. My daughter I’ve worn randomly around here and when we flew back to the states she stayed in my carrier – a Beco which I love.

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  2. Dolinda

    My daughter loves being worn and she has been worn all over the US ( including wintery Maine). I’ve worn her in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and all over Paris. We just got back from a week on Rome and at almost 3 I still wore her a lot. She walked a fair amount herself but since we did everything on foot she couldn’t possibly do it all. I stopped traveling with a stroller after our initial trip to Europe when she was 4 months old.

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  3. Lisa Goodmurphy

    I am just amazed at how far baby carriers have come in the last 16 years. The one that we had when our older daughter was born was so uncomfortable and difficult to use that I just never bothered. We got a Baby Bjorn with the second one which we used for a few months until she outgrew it. Looks like they make traveling much easier!

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    1. andrea

      Yes! Even in my son’s short 5 years they have evolved, I would never use a bjorn now but loved it when he was a baby, but have found so many more comfortable options! They definitely help (and I am a little sad I don’t get to wear my daughter more now, so traveling is a good excuse!)

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  4. Tracy Burns

    Cute photos. I tried wearing a baby bjorn with my first but he was such a heffalump. He put on 1kg per week for the first two weeks, then 500g a week for the next two weeks, then 250g a week for the next month … We went on our first holiday when he was 8 weeks old and carrying him in that thing was torture he was so heavy. When my daughter came along I opted for an ergo … but she hated it. We didn’t do a lot of travel until she was almost 2. By then it was easier to just put her on your shoulders when she was tired. We’ve seen so many cool ways of carrying babies around the world though. It’s so fun watching them all and trying to figure out how they tie those wraps.

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  5. Ann

    Oh, and I meant to add yesterday that travel was so much easier when I wore them. I was not a believer until I did it myself.

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  6. Jenny

    Big fan of the baby Bjorn and now my youngest is 3 the hip seat is a god send when it comes to the too tired to walk after a big day of sightseeing!

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  7. Cheryl @ KidsOnAPlane

    I have an Ergo and an Onya Baby and love them both! I have worn my babies (now toddlers and kids) around town and while we were travelling – just North America. I loved it and so did they.

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  8. Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

    My 13-year-old son was in a Baby Bjorn practically non-stop when he was a baby. We didn’t travel much since he was so colicky which is why he was in the carrier all the time. The ring sling was great when my daughter was a toddler as it was so helpful when she wanted to sit straddling my hip. My kids are now waaaaay past their days of being carried. Overall, it’s great except for the times when they won’t wake up after our plane touches down.

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