Best babywearing day EVER!!

April 3, 2010 at 1:47 pm 7 comments

I fully planned on sticking up a video, but I had to come share our morning’s babywearing experience with you all!

We live in a town where the only other babywearing parent we’ve seen has been someone we know. There is a large shopping centre in the centre of town, and we always stop for paninis and things (this time with the babies eating as well – we love baby led weaning!) in an open plan muffin/coffee place in a pretty busy part of the centre.

When we were done eating, my wife got Coconut on her front first – as I wanted ‘spotting’ for flinging Snort onto my back as it was the first time I had back wrapped in public and the floors looked hard. *grin*

I was holding him in one arm, trying to sort out the wrap with my left hand, looking for the middle. My wife said people were already staring at that point. I spread the middle of the wrap on the table, put Snort on top of it, and apparently more people started looking. She said when I swung him onto my back, mouths dropped open and one woman exclaimed, ‘That is FASCINATING!’

I am a bit of an exhibitionist (obviously!) so enjoyed performing in public.

Then we were walking around a bookstore, and an interesting family was there as well. They were clearly Orthodox Jews, though there was no mother. The dad was leaning heavily on a cane, and had two gorgeous little daughters. He said, ‘Look! There’s a baby on her back.’ He glanced at me. ‘Do you mind if my daughter has a look? She loves babies.’

We had a nice little chat, and then wandered away. I ended up bumping back into him when my wife was nearby with Coconut, and he said, ‘There are babies everywhere today!’

I smiled and said, ‘These babies are actually twins!’

He said (clearly joking), ‘Oh, how’d you manage that with two women?’ He laughed.

I said, ‘Well, she actually is my wife and these are our kids. I just happened to give birth to them.”

He immediately knelt down by his daughters and said, ‘Did you hear that? These babies are twins, and they have two mummies. Aren’t they lucky? They have two mummies, and you have one daddy. There are all different sorts of families.’

I swear to god my heart nearly melted.

He then said, ‘This is so great. It’s their first time experiencing these things.’ I wasn’t clear if he was referring to twins, babywearing, or two mum familes! *wink*

It’s so nice for me to get out of the house at all, and when it is one nice experience after another, oh, I’m a happy woman.


Entry filed under: babywearing, life, twins, wraps.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mammapie  |  April 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    LOVE it 😀 this is the best kind of meeting new people story. How sweet. Lucky lucky babies you have 🙂

  • 2. Sarah  |  April 3, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    awww love it.

    i lol-ing though, as i was wearing THAT wrap, in THAT shop, probably just after you lol.

    we bought two packs of little people families, as soph has a thing for the police women in them.

  • 3. Jean  |  April 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    So much love for that guy. Sir, if you EVER read this, you are a wonderful, awesome father!

    I had a lady yesterday in the grocery exclaim over my boys how WONDERFUL it was to have four boys (twins and older two) and how lucky I was and how busy I must be. First time EVER someone has said anything positive about not having girls. I could have kissed her.

  • 4. Amanda  |  April 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Aww! What a wonderful day! Just reading that was quite touching. I can only imagine how it must have made you feel in the moment. :DDDDD

  • 5. Katie B.  |  April 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Totally AWESOME!!!!

  • 6. Christy  |  April 3, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    What a wonderful experience!

  • 7. H  |  April 18, 2010 at 3:04 am

    What a wonderful day! It’s so rare I get anyone commenting on my babywearing, they usually just point! But to have a complete stranger be so positive about two ‘unorthodox’ things. Well 😀

    Fab day, Let’s hope there are many more!


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