After an hour or so wandering through a big baby products show last month, I was in awe of the number of baby-wearing garments that had entered the marketplace. There were scores of slings, wraps, and carriers, in a wide array of colors and fabrics, held together by every imaginable fastener. I was very impressed by one that approximated the look of a classic “wrap dress.” But the one that really took the cake included a built-in “Boppy” pillow with a detachable nursing canopy so you could carry and nurse a set of twins while on the go.
Have we taken multi-tasking to an extreme? Do we really mean to “wear” vs. carry our babies? I feel there’s a new sociological conspiracy going on to find even more ways to suck moms into the corral of guilt-ridden inadequacy. (more…)
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