Babywearing with Alpha Mummy & Beta Mummy

Before we start, I feel I should make a confession.  I did actually really love “babywearing” (although I hate that term) my two boys.  Proper wraps did befuddle me a little, however, hence the inspiration for this pair of doodles.  I got on much better with my buckled carrier (Boba 4G if you’re interested).

But whilst I did often have a sleeping baby tucked away in his sling, and on the odd occasion did manage to chuck together a vague nod towards a meal….I never did crack the whole breast-feeding whilst babywearing thing – my baby would have had to be slung somewhere around my knees for that to ever work out!  😉

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  • babiesbiscuitsandbooze 30/03/2016 at 9:27 am

    Hahaha this made me chuckle. I’m a babywearing fan but also haven’t mastered feeding in a sling or wrap. To be fair I think we would both get too hot if I attempted that anyway! #BloggerClubUK

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  • Rebecca @ AAUBlog 30/03/2016 at 3:27 pm

    I hate the term too but did it with my two. I didn’t see the point when doing chores (baby just got in the way) haha but definitely when we were out and about #bloggerclubuk

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    • The Adventures of Beta Mummy 31/03/2016 at 8:11 pm

      I did manage to mow the grass a few times with my LO in a back carry… 😉 But yeah, when they’re on the front my arms just aren’t long enough to do much around baby!

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  • Squirmy Popple 31/03/2016 at 9:34 am

    I didn’t know how I would have coped without baby wearing in the early days – though I never mastered the wraps either (only buckles for me) or breastfeeding while baby wearing. People swear it’s possible, but it seems like a lot of complicated gymnastics would be involved. #FamilyFun

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    • The Adventures of Beta Mummy 31/03/2016 at 3:18 pm

      I know, it is so tricky, I never understand how it works. I tried once and my baby was literally dangling round my knees to be anywhere near my boobs…!

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  • Catie: Imperfect Mum 31/03/2016 at 1:53 pm

    OMG were you observing me when my little man was feeding? I am in awe of these amazing women who do this. How? How? another brilliant drawing and observation. I am your newest biggest fan. TY for linking up with #FamilyFun 🌸

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    • The Adventures of Beta Mummy 31/03/2016 at 3:10 pm

      Ha ha I have no idea! They are definitely perkier than me…! 😉 Thank you for your lovely comment, it’s so nice to hear that people enjoy my doodles 🙂 x

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  • dearmummyblog 31/03/2016 at 4:19 pm

    This made us chuckle! (Now following your blog) My mummy used to babywear, first in a stretchy wrap, then a mei tai sling, it was a real pain with the back carries when I became a toddler and I wanted to start walking more. She misses it! Great drawings! #FamilyFun Bella x

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    • The Adventures of Beta Mummy 31/03/2016 at 8:13 pm

      I hope you weren’t as mean to your mummy as my youngest was to me – when I back-carried him he used to pull clumps of my hair out! 😉

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  • twotinyhands 01/04/2016 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve never understood people when they say just lower them and latch them on!!? It’s hard enough getting them in the sling and comfortable! Once in generally that’s it no milk till out!

    Although if a baby number 2 comes I may have to try it now I know how to tie a wrap!

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  • maddy@writingbubble 02/04/2016 at 12:23 pm

    Tee hee, love this! I carried my first in a sling a fair bit but could never get my head round those wrap ones. My third just sat on one of those hip seats for most of the first two years of his life (well, ok, not when he was a newborn but as soon as he looked tough enough to survive he was on the hip… or just held under my arm like a bowling ball while running down the roud to drop the older two at school) #pocolo

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  • mudpiefridays 04/04/2016 at 8:09 pm

    Oh this made ma laugh out loud!! And is very apt because I am just starting to think about baby wearing with my second due in a few weeks. We have simple clip carrier from last time round which is pretty straight forward but I was wondering on one of those fabric ones to see if I can feed at the same time. I never thought about gravity though!! Maybe I will have to go back to the drawing board… lol. Thank you so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week xx

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    • The Adventures of Beta Mummy 04/04/2016 at 8:21 pm

      Oh no do give it a go! I highly recommend looking for a local sling library to try out some different types, and they might even be able to help you out with feeding in the sling too 🙂
      Glad you like my doodles, thanks for hosting x

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  • niapattenlooks 04/04/2016 at 8:20 pm

    Absolutely!! X

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  • Pat Jones 05/04/2016 at 10:40 pm

    Oh my God! I tried using the wrap thing for months, but in the end nothing worked better for baby than a buggy.

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  • Morgan Prince 08/04/2016 at 9:54 am

    Oh goodness! Baby wearing wasn’t a thing when I had my two, but I imagine I’d have been much the same as you!! 🙂
    #FamilyFun

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  • Life Love and Dirty Dishes 08/04/2016 at 3:36 pm

    I could never do it. I felt like i needed to be a contortionist and just got myself into a hot sweaty mess! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

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  • Morgan Prince 13/04/2016 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo xx

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  • The Mum Project 04/05/2016 at 6:54 pm

    hahah YES. This is me. I tried the baby wearing thing and it DOES not work, I would like to know if it has ever worked for anyone??? Super funny. #puddinglove

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  • The Mum Project 04/05/2016 at 6:55 pm

    …sorry I meant to emphasise does NOT work. hahah wow my brain is literally gone…I gotta go to bed

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  • islandliving365 04/05/2016 at 7:28 pm

    GENIUS again! I tried to be a baby wearing mum but was useless and had to stop trying for fear of dropping said baby on head.I always envy mums when I see them doing lovely baby wearing 🙂 #puddinglove

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  • Baby Anon 04/05/2016 at 7:40 pm

    Ha ha ha this made me laugh. Mother never wore me thank goodness. She’s so clumsy she would definitely have dropped me #puddinglove

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  • rachelbustin blog (@RachelBustin) 05/05/2016 at 12:26 pm

    I can’t get my head around babywearing! She just gets in my way, plus i am clumsy so we would both end up on the floor! Love your drawings! xx

    thanks for linking up with #puddinglove

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  • naturallymadewithlove 05/05/2016 at 2:35 pm

    I felt the exact same way with a Moby wrap. I just kept watching Youtube video after Youtube video. Now that my LO is 7 months I finally got the hang of it, but that doesn’t matter now. I got a snapping backpack carrier, Cuz yeah, in the front, she’s totally in the way!

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  • occupation:(m)other 05/05/2016 at 8:33 pm

    I spent what felt like years practising the wrap…I would watch people confidently do it and think that COULD be me…it rarely was! I did get the hang of it although never in the rain, or post rain…how do you tie a wrap without getting the ends on the floor? Now I’m a dab hand at the basics maybe I’ll figure that out this time! #puddinglove

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  • Petite Pudding 06/05/2016 at 3:49 pm

    Seriously you crack me up everytime – why is there so much fabric in those sling things?? Thanks for linking up we love you! #PuddingLove

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  • twotinyhands 07/05/2016 at 12:27 pm

    Yep, never got the whole feed them in the sling thing! Now he’s too big to try it. I think if I have another child, now Im an experieced wrapper I’d give the feeding in sling a go. You never know, I may make alpha mum status yet! #puddinglove

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  • whitecamellias 08/05/2016 at 3:24 pm

    Brilliant! I love wearing both my children too but could never work out how to feed them whilst wearing them. Also I was unable to complete any task as they were both such fatties that any attempt to do anything that was not standing or walking broke my back! #fortheloveofBlog

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