Seventeen years ago I saw a woman wearing her baby in a cloth tied around her torso in a grocery store on Connecticut Avenue in Washington DC. I was 15 years old, and I didn’t know what it was or how you do it, but I decided then and there to wrap up my babies. I didn’t say anything to her. She never saw me, or knew how much she had just effected the course of my life.
Today I am sending gorgeous Vicky Storchenwiege wrap to the babywearers in DC. It is joining the lending library for the Babywearing International Group of DC-MD-VA.
I like to think that every time a mama wears this lending library wrap out in public, some teenager, or parent, or grandparent, or person is going to admire it, and quietly go home and find wrapping for themselves.
And if just half of those people one day show one friend, or neighbor, a stranger at the park, or their pregnant sister-in-law how to wrap up their babies . . . well, watch out Democrats and Republicans, because babywearers are about to become a majority party in our nation! (I apologize in advance for this next sentence…) A party running on a platform of love.
No pressure, DC-MD-VA mommies. Please feel free to just wear Vicky around the house, too!