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Hi I’m Milena, mother to three beautiful girls. I discovered my love for babywearing with my oldest who is 14. We used a Tomy carrier for her which was rather uncomfortable, but we loved being close.
I continued on my journey with my middle girl who is now 5 we mainly used a stretchy wrap which I sourced from America as they weren’t widely used here then. Carrying her enable me to continue being a mum to my oldest and care for her as she was highly demanding suffering terribly from silent reflux.
I knew I would carry my youngest girl and have experimented greatly with new carriers wraps etc with her. We have worked though a wrap strike and currently enjoying toddler independence. I feel strongly that babywearing has deepened my bond with my wonderful girls and allowed me to continue with our busy lives with greater ease and enjoyment. I now want to come meet and enable lovely mums and dads to help you on your own journey so you may share the joy and closeness of your precious children.
Hi, I’m Heather and I started wearing my little girl when she was a few weeks old. I had been suggested a sling by a friend when pregnant and, when faced with a baby with health issues and severe reflux, it turned out to be my saviour. Without carrying I don’t know how I would have made it through those first few months. Looking back, being able to hold my baby close and comfort her made all the difference in coping with the journey we were on.
I then found myself visiting my local sling library (on my second attempt as I was so nervous!) who were absolutely wonderful and helped me choose a meh dai to move on to. With that came new friends and new freedom and confidence too. One meh dai grew to woven wraps, a buckle carrier and a passion for helping others with baby wearing. My little baby is now nearly a preschooler and still loving being carried just as much today as when she was tiny.
I trained as a Peer Supporter with Slingababy and began volunteering at my local sling library. When I then moved to the Isle of Man, the IOMSlingMeet team were so warm and welcoming, its been a joy to continue volunteering here. I’m now about to embark on training as a Sling Consultant and look forward to being able to help even more families in the future on our beautiful island.