I always wanted to have 4 babies close in age. However, I couldn’t foresee what having 4 little ones running around would be like, and I am learning as I go. It was my goal to have my babies grow up together and share interests, developmental levels and a close bond. I quickly learned that caring for toddler aged babies during pregnancy can get tough. Unlike my first child, I couldn’t sleep uninterrupted at night or take breaks as needed. Toddlers are go-go-go! Things like cosleeping, breastfeeding and babywearing all continued while I was pregnant and after birth; often with 2 babies at once.
When I had my first VBAC I was on cloud 9. Unlike my first Induction/C-section, I got up to walk around not long after delivery and recovered much faster. I was able to babywear right away and my love for carriers burst at the seams. When I became expectant with my 3rd baby, my second was still in love with his carrier and being worn. I needed to figure out how I could safely wear him through pregnancy. With an okay from my OB, and a low-risk pregnancy, I went on to wear throughout my last two pregnancies joyfully. Here are some tips I picked up for using a soft structured carruer (SSC) and a woven wrap while pregnant.