Saturday, October 4, 2014

Best places to use a baby carrier in October

Just for fun, I thought I'd share my favorite places to use a baby carrier during October! Let me know in the comments which ones are your favorites, including ideas I forgot to include!

An International Babywearing Week event!
October 4th-11th (this coming week!) is International Babywearing Week and BWI chapters and unaffiliated Babywearing groups across the globe will be planning special events. Check the BWI site or this list of babywearing groups on the Wrap Your Baby site to get started looking for a group near you! 

Anywhere with beautiful leaves

Tromping through a state park, nearby forest, or even your neighborhood can be so fun in fall when he leaves are colorful and falling. My preschooler and I especially love the crunch of a pile of dry leaves under our feet!

While raking
Putting your little one in a carrier is a great way to get your yard work done while snuggling! Just be cautious of the handle!!

Coffee shop
I recommend back carries for safety while drinking pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apple cider. Pumpkin creme frappucino is a safer choice for front carries, but don't be surprised if someone small wants to share!!

Pumpkin patches and apple orchards 
Whether your going as a family, with friends, or chaperoning your kindergartners field trip, babywearing can help keep your little one(s) snuggly and warm while you have fun on the farm and corral older siblings!

Family pictures
October is a popular time to take pictures for Christmas card pics. Wouldn't a picture of snuggles in your favorite wrap be a sweet addition?

A fall festival
If your town has a fall festival, using a baby carrier can be a much easier way to navigate the crowds and check out your favorite booths!

As October draws to a close, babywearing while trick-or-treating obviously makes a lot of sense, especially if you also have older children that your babies and/or toddlers can't quite keep up with for the whole night. You can also consider making your baby carrier part of your costume!