Kaelah Beauregarde Flynn
Location: FORT CAMPBELL, KY
How many of your children did you wear in your carrier?
What was baby's favorite activity in the carrier?
Soothed by being close to you
Describe your Ergobaby life in three words
Supportive, Affirming, Revolutionary
My love and appreciation for babywearing was born out of sheer necessity. All of a sudden I had a 5 year old starting kindergarten, a husband eye-ball deep in nursing school, and a newborn baby that I had no idea what to do with. My oldest son was adopted, so the fresh-from-the-womb overwhelm was brand new to me. And that learning curve was STEEP. I was struggling, big time. My baby fussed and cried and needed constant consolation, and my fear and anxiety of “doing something wrong” grew and grew. Luckily I was fortunate enough to find Ergobaby early on. With my Ergobaby I was able to hold and soothe my son while also still functioning like a regular human being. I was able to love on him, and give him the closeness and protection that he cried for, all the while giving me my two hands (and sanity!) that I so desperately needed. Being able to eat, load the dishwasher, fold laundry… ah! Things that otherwise may not ever seem magical, became exactly that. All of a sudden I didn’t feel like I was drowning under the weight of regular life anymore. Because of Ergobaby I didn’t have to lug around a heavy infant carrier, or cart a big stroller from place to place. Because of Ergobaby I was able to take my boys places where strollers couldn’t navigate. Because of Ergobaby I was able to bond with my youngest, while still tending to my oldest. And because of Ergobaby I am able to share the priceless gift of babywearing with families across the country. Never in a million years did I think something as simple as a baby carrier would transform my life, but it absolutely has. I owe so so so much to Ergobaby and the Original carrier will forever have a huge piece of my heart. Babywearing is the gift that keeps on giving, and Ergobaby is to thank for that!