I don't know if I am crunchy or not.
Honestly, I don't even need a label to define why I
and use a baby carrier and sling.
I do these things because they
help save us money
make life easier.
I got my first baby carrier just after Robi was born
from a kind soul in the States.
Evenflo Snugli and I love it. It is a front and back-pack carrier, and the baby can face in or out. It has 3 pockets to carry personal items and is super-practical and comfortable.
I found it so much easier to navigate public transportation and go on walks with him in the baby carrier.
When I was pregnant with Andrej I decided I also wanted to try a sling, since my baby carrier is more for outdoor use.
My mom made me "The Sling" and brought it with her
I can use it from birth through toddlerhood (I could even put Robi in it, but he'd prefer I don't).
You can go here to view the various ways the sling can be used.
So, while I know it is currently "faddish" to wear your baby
I simply find it practical.
I posted this in response to Adriel's - my fellow blogger and friend - series of posts on baby wearing. She is the author of The Mommyhood Memos and you can read her posts on babywearing here. They are so helpful in reviewing various slings and carriers and why many moms choose to wear their babies.
I am linking up today for her Babywearing Carnival