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Babywearing Done Right

Which one looks comfortable?

 

This isn’t meant to condemn parents who use the carriers on the right, its just meant to show that while all babywearing is great, some carriers are more comfortable and safer for the baby than others.

I don’t think anyone would like to be in a carrier where they are basically dangling in mid air, held up by their crotch!

UPDATE….

Seriously? I was making the point that seated is better than dangling, and it really is the right way to do it for baby’s hip/spine and general comfort level.  I’m sure some moms have never thought about it.  Hell, I had a bjorn when Hannah was an infant and I certainly never thought about it.  It doesn’t make me a bad mother.  If you use one of those types of carriers it doesn’t make you a bad mother either.

I doodled a cartoon to get people talking.  And its getting shared quite a bit, which helps spread the word the seated is better than dangling, so I’m quite happy about that.

It isn’t meant to make anyone feel guilty- people jump straight to the guilt train way too easily. My thoughts are: would you rather sit on a ski lift chair or be carried up to the slope dangling from straps in the air by your crotch?

Google! Help us Normalize Breastfeeding!

Wouldn’t it be amazing if Google used its global influence to help us normalize breastfeeding?

World Breastfeeding Week takes place from August 1 – 7, 2012, and Dionna at Code Name: Mama has brainstormed several ways Google can join the celebration. Dionna asked me to lend my artistic talents, and I was happy to help.

So today, please visit Code Name: Mama and check out her nine ideas on how Google can help us normalize breastfeeding.

They include fun things like featuring a Google Breastfeeding Doodle or transforming the Google Maps pegman into a breastfeeding pegwoman, to more serious suggestions such as not accepting advertising from companies that are not WHO Code compliant.

And we would love it if you would help us get Google’s attention by sending them an email – there is an example email at the bottom of Dionna’s post.

So first – take a look at my artwork! I’m pretty proud of it. Then check out all of the ideas at Code Name: Mama, email Google, and share with your friends. Let’s get Google to help us celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!