Honor is fascinated with babies. Her baby dolls. Her pretend play baby gear. Little ones at the playground. Most recently, a dear friend's pregnant belly - she'll often pet the baby in greeting, before she even says hello to our friend! When we arrived home yesterday, she asked where her stroller was. What? She wanted to see whatever stroller she'd supposedly had when she was a baby. We did have one, very gently used. We bought it before Brian was born. We used it a little, but mostly carried both kids in a sling. A stroller is useless on these sidewalks and roads - and I liked the sling so much better anyway. We gave the stroller away before she turned 2 years old.
So, what's a sling, she wanted to know? I started to explain, but then remembered that I had her old sling hanging in the entry closet, gathering dust with the winter coats. I brought it out and showed her. She wanted to see how it worked, and as soon as I put it on my shoulder, her eyes just lit up... and she wanted in! Thought I'd give it a go, and now we know, a Maya Wrap works from newborn, up to (cooperative) 5 year olds! I was able to carry her around - no hands by either of us, no slipping. Hmm? Think she liked it? I think we have a future baby-wearer in the making!