Welcome to the Carrying On Campaign (COCAM) Week Three! This post is part of the blog carnival hosted by Kanga Collective and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!
The problem with parenting is that you get a baby, but don’t get an extra set of hands at the same time. One set of hands is quite enough to take care of the needs of one person. However, one set of hands taking care of the needs of two, three or even four persons (most of whom may be very small) is an exhausted set of twenty digits.
Part of the problem is not just the physical act of basic child-minding: feeding, watering, cleaning. If that was all there was to parenting, then we could just apply farming principles to the whole thing and it would be relatively easy. Children need more than physical care, they need to learn. They also need to be cared for emotionally. Their souls need nurturing as much as their tiny bodies. And you only have two hands.
Babywearing nurtures your little one’s soul while making her breakfast. It soothes a distressed psyche while it hangs out their laundry. It rests a weary head while you check your email. Baby wearing is an extra pair of hands which come with a hug.
Babywearing helps you get the parenting job done: all of the jobs, especially the most important.
Which jobs has babywearing helped you get done this week?