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A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
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Welcome to the journey!

Monday, April 11, 2011

car seat/ baby carriers

Do you do this?
or do you do this?

Even this too much is bad news for baby bonding:

Just do a simple search and you will come up with a multitude of ways to carry a baby. I think that the style that attaches the baby to the mom are the very best you could imagine. There are so many varieties. No, this post is not a recommendation on one over another. I think they all look great. We used the horrid, old fashioned sort that are impossible to do alone with our first two, lack of knowledge prompted this. At least it was better than the car seat turned carrier. The second two were too big when they came to us and we used an Ergo minimally. The old fashoined hip hug hold with mom's arms is what we used mostly. So, I really can not comment on the best one for this or that. But, please feel free to put a plug in for your favorite one in the comments here!!!!! I am quite sure others would appreciate it.

This post is to say that I see way too many babies  in car seat carriers outside of the car. And yes, I have witnessed a few adopted or foster babies in these. I just want to say that this is not the way to carry your child, adopted or not. The big plastic baby chair for the car needs to stay in the car. Please do not carry your child in that thing. A sling or ergo will do the trick in the store, other wise hold the baby in your arms. Sure, they get heavy, but it is not a bad thing to develop muscles, but it is a bad thing to develop attachment issues due to the car seat being used outside of the car.  Even the stroller.... ok, I know it is sometimes really handy and a good thing to have on hand. But, not much and not regularly. In the mall, the store, the airport? Carry that baby on you. Even a walk is best with baby hugs. I know most adoptive parents would never dream of using the car seat for a carrier or the stroller tons. But, just in case, and for your friends.... I want to give you three articles on this topic to read for your information and to give to others.

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