I'm all for babywearing. Despite its idiotic name, I think "wearing your baby" is a great way to promote bonding and it's just flat-out easy, as little ones tend to be less fussy when in a carrier. I wore my daughter in a Baby Bjorn right up until she hit the weight limit, and I actually just purchased an Ergo so I can carry her on my back when running errands. (I love the "hip carry" the Moby Wrap offers, but good god, so much fabric!)
However, despite my love of baby carriers, I think "toddlerwearing" is where I'll probably wind up drawing the line. What Gisele Bundchen is doing in this here photo? Wearing two babies? Two not-so-little babies? That's crazy!
And at the same time, Christ, damn impressive.
Okay, so technically, Gisele isn't officially "wearing" her 3-year-old son, Benjamin. She's more giving him a piggy-back ride. But my entire torso aches just looking at this photo of her carrying 9-month-old daughter Vivian at the same time. She's like a gorgeous, dirty-blond, human jungle gym with children swinging from every limb. I'm surprised she can even walk like this.
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If and when I ever have another baby, who knows what I'll wind up doing. I made a lot of staunch declarations about what I was and wasn't going to do as a mother when I was pregnant last time 'round, and very few of those proclamations wound up coming to fruition. But I kind of doubt I'll wind up doing the double babywear. In fact, I don't think I'm physically strong enough to do the double babywear. Not to mention, it seems a bit extreme.
Then again, for all we know, Gisele's son could have hopped up onto his mom's back in a moment of spontaneity, and a photog happened to snap a pic.
Have you ever worn more than one child at once?
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