Babywearing in Hospital

You may have noticed, this blog has been a bit quiet. I’ve dropped the ball on this one, but I know you’ve all forgiven me already. Things have been a little tough around here lately.

My little one is not 100% well. She’s not nearly as ill as some of the BCD babies have been in the past (their stories are here and here), for which I’m very grateful. But we’ve been taking steps to make life better for her.

She’s going to have a (very minor) procedure done in hospital sometime this month. Of course, the first thing I thought was what am I going to wear her in? Because if she’s naked in hospital- meh, it’s not like there’ll be ice on the walls. But there’s no way I’m walking in there without a carrier of some kind, that’d be… not me. I’m perfectly capable of forgetting clothes, nappies, the day of the week. But not a carrier. Ever.

So I’m opening the floor. What would you take to wear a 12-month-old in for a day procedure where she’ll be under general anaesthetic? I’ve had some ideas, but I’d value yours.

(For those of you who are concerned about A., she’s fine her usual self. There’s nothing seriously amiss at this stage, but we’re going to make sure it stays that way 🙂 Thanks to Lara for a beautiful photo.)

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Steph is a Mum of three with a passion for babywearing and some excellent skills with knots.
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6 Responses to Babywearing in Hospital

  1. Learner-Driver says:

    I wore my 17 mo in a scootababy, but in hindsight I should have put him in something snugglier for comfort- he was a bit freaked out immediately after they woke him up. Hope all goes well!

  2. MummyBobBob says:

    Can I just say what a gorgeous photo! Hope all goes well and would love to hear how you all managed. Take care xx

  3. slingdad says:

    I agree with something snuggly. To me that would be a wrap (long or short) and/or a ring sling. Hope it goes well Steph!

  4. Georgie says:

    Hope everything goes well. I’d probably go a ring sling too, hip carries seem to be snuggliest. Although if you’ve got a fave wrap hip carry, then take a wrap for flexibility 🙂

  5. Steph says:

    I’m thinking of bringing my long silk indio. It’s our go-to for sick kid-carries. On the other hand, a shorter gira is my every-day wrap… and I really do feel this is a ring sling occasion.

    What the heck, I’ll just drag the entire stash in. I can spend the time while she’s under folding and braiding everything to perfection 😉

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