My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA, Vienna, VA, USA
My daughter was born on December 23, 2009. I always thought of myself as being pretty good with children; I babysat A LOT growing up, I hang out regularly with my nearly 2 year old nephew, I have friends with kids. But none of these things would prepare me for a baby who does. NOT. want. to. be. put. down. EVER. She wants to be held 24-7 or more, if she could manage it.
We have benefited from the intended consequence of babywearing outside the house: like at the grocery store, the mall, BJ’s and around the house while doing dishes, laundry, and walking the dog, just to name a few! But, I also found something completely unexpected. I found a group of fabulous moms and dads who I never would have met had I not started babywearing. The members of this group are the most generous and kind people I have honestly ever met. They will literally loan you the carrier off their back to aid a parent in need. And it’s not just about carriers… they offer the best advice about breastfeeding, high chairs, general parenting, etc and will really go out of their way to help a new mom or dad. So, not only did I “find” my hands again by babywearing, I also found a whole new group of people I can truly call friend.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my everyday life. It allows me to be a mom and a person!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
help more people.