baby wearing is my jam. it makes both moses and i so happy, and i’m so glad our beating hearts have been so close so often.
our baby wearing journey got off to a super positive start with a nesting days newborn carrier.
nesting days carriers are made especially for brand new babies and are so awesome in so many ways for those first crazy, precious weeks. starting the afternoon we got home from the hospital, i wore moses in our nesting days carrier every single day for quite a while, and seriously felt so so thankful for it. as moses has grown, we’ve added a couple other carriers to our baby-wearing arsenal, but i still love using the nesting days carrier often, especially when i need to put moses on quickly. it is remarkably fast to put on, super easy to use and incredibly comfortable. i’m just sad that moses has nearly outgrown it (but already so glad i’ll have it for our next newborn)!
one really cool and unique thing about the nesting day carrier is that it is specifically designed to be worn skin-to-skin with baby. there are so many benefits of skin-to-skin contact with newborns (for both mom and baby!), and nesting days allows for lots of that – hands free! wearing just my nursing bra on top, i pop moses in the carrier in just his diaper – and i can get stuff done around the house or around the city while snuggling with my little boy skin-to-skin. (of course the carrier can also be worn with clothes underneath for activities when skin-to-skin doesn’t make sense.)
^^ moses and i in our nesting days carrier when he was just three days old – on his first walk around the neighborhood! i’m not wearing a shirt under the carrier here – we are skin-to-skin! ^^
^^ our nesting days carrier made outings in the very first days of moses’s life not only possible, but so enjoyable. moses looooved to take in his surroundings or snooze while snuggled close in the carrier as a newborn (and still does now)! ^^
^^ walks with grammie and nesting days in little mo’s first week! ^^
^^ snug as a bug on the way to a follow-up appointment at the hospital at six days old. it was so easy to slip moses in the pouch and be safely and happily on our way. that’s a big thing when there’s so many adjustments and worries in those first weeks.^^
^^ postpartum recovery and the transition into motherhood can be rough. the nesting days carrier is one thing that significantly made our lives easier and happier. it always calmed moses and allowed me to get out and about without any hassle. ^^
some things i especially love about the nesting days carrier:
**it is sooooo easy and quick to put on. this makes it hugely stand out among our collection of baby carriers. it takes me literally twenty seconds to get moses comfy in there. when i take him out to eat or play, i don’t have to readjust or redo anything – i can just pop him back in.
**the stretchy fabic is awesome. it keeps moses perfecly snug but not squished with virtually zero adjustment. aaaaand it feels mighty nice on a postpartum body. that spandex panel below baby? believe me – it’s awesome after you’ve recently given birth.
**it’s simple and sleek and looks nice with anything. it’s more of an article of clothing than an extra bulky carrier.
when moses and i have been out and about wearing nesting days, many friends and strangers have noticed the carrier and marveled at how neat it is and inquired about where i found it. the nesting days carrier is definitely among my very top recommended products for any new mom. it has genuinely made our lives significantly happier.
^^ can we talk about moses’s hair pattern on the back of his head?! haha – one day it will be a nice even coat again :) ^^
learn more about nesting days carriers – and the many benefits of skin-to-skin! – here. and use the coupon code CHARITY to get $5 off on any carrier!! (this can be combined with the $10 pre-order discount!)