This Saturday I will be attending a New Britain Central CT Babywearer’s meeting. My wife and I have gone before and she ended up buying a ring sling and woven wrap. She loves both and uses them just about every time we take O out in public. I want to get a structured carrier to make taking him out in public easier and am leaning towards a soft structured carrier like this one but I am not sure. Thankfully I can try a few out at the baby wearer’s group! In addition to providing babywearing info and offering tryouts of the different types, they also host a playgroup as well. There are usually a few dads who go so it’s not necessarily a mommy dominated gathering.
My main concern with buying a structured infant carrier is that walking around as a somewhat chubby bearded man will further strengthen my Zach Galifianakis image. I have gotten somewhat used to being told I look like him, although I don’t really see it, but using a baby carrier might bring this to annoying levels. I think I’m willing to deal with that because the carrier will allow me to take O hiking and it should make shopping trips much easier. An awesome friend also offered to give me hers so one way or another it looks like I will be living a hangover cliche soon! Well, stay at home dads can’t really party like that so maybe it’ll be like “hangover” with less partying, more diapers and no booze.