I knew before I
gave birth to my daughter that I’d be a “babywearer.” It seemed the
most logical thing to me: strap the baby on and go about my life. I was
a busy lady before baby, and I fully intended to stay a busy lady
after. I didn’t do a lot of looking, but Moby wraps were fairly
ubiquitous in the area at the time, so I found those and purchased one.
I also was given a Baby Bjorn as a gift, so I tucked both away and
anxiously awaited the arrival of my little Peanut.
She arrived a
week early, and far too teeny for the Bjorn (starting at 8 pounds? What
do you do until then?). My husband and I learned the Moby fairly
quickly, and Ryan and I spent many, many hours strapped together,
wandering around the house, the mall, and downtown Kirkland.
As she got a little bigger, and the weather hotter, we tried the Bjorn,
thinking that less fabric might mean better comfort. Except that, at 10
pounds now, it was killing me. The straps dug in, and it didn’t seem
quite right that Ryan was dangling by her crotch. I started doing some
research and discovered the Hotsling
I was so excited! Fabulous prints,
less fabric than a Moby, more support than a Bjorn, and it looks pretty
stylish. What more could a girl want?
And thus begins
my babywearing journey
I’ve since discovered Mei Tais, Ring Slings,
Woven Wraps, Soft-Structured Carriers and everything in between, as
Ryan continues to grow. I’ve met so many wonderful people along the
way, gotten so much great advice, and opened my own business.
my journey into parenthood, one thing always struck me: why does having
a child mean that you suddenly have to look like a child? Just because
I was carrying a baby didn’t mean I wanted my diaper bag to scream,
“There are diapers in here!” or that I wanted every accessory I owned
to have a certain cartoon character on it. I did a lot of research, and
I’ve found a lot of cool products, and this store is basically a way I
can share my edited list of “must-haves” with you. Everything on this
site has been tested and loved by myself and my daughter (and often, my
husband too). We hope you’ll love everything as much as we do. And if
you love something we don’t have, let us know, and we’ll look into it.
I hope I can help you evolve into a stylish, functional parent. ~Katy