This is how I feel. Baby wearing is about being close with your baby, not how much your carrier or wrap costs.
I recently met a beautiful woman carrying her adorable, chubby cheeked baby in a fun, brightly colored ring sling. He was happy as a clam snuggled up close to his mama, and she was comfortable and happy. I complimented her on her carrier and she mentioned that she flips the tail around so no one can see the ring sling label. When I asked her why she explained that she was around some other baby wearers and they had a lively discussion about how they also “started” with a ring sling just like hers, but then “they moved on” to wrap conversion ring slings. Since then she has been a little embarrassed of her ring sling, especially in the company of what she called “real” baby wearers.
As you can imagine, this conversation struck a chord with me. In fact, it is one of the reasons I started this blog…
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