Meet Michelle Traxel
How did you get introduced to babywearing?
I was introduced to baby wearing by a moby wrap. It was a gift from a non mom and after using it for a few months, I attacked the internet and got into ssc and woven wraps and ring slings….
How long have you been babywearing?
I started about two and a half years ago
How has it changed your life?
I love the snuggles I get from my babies. The ability to pop a baby on and get various tasks done has been a lifesaver and even let me take part in artisan markets for about two years. Now that I have an infant and a toddler, it’s been hard to give my toddler the time she needs. Being able to pop the infant on and play with my toddler has been really beneficial to both of us.
Have you traveled and found babywearing helped?
I flew by myself a couple times by carrying my oldest. I would wear the baby and push the stroller with all the crap I had to take with me.
Has there been anyone in your life that has made babywearing click for you or been a big help?
The Internet and groups like Babywearing Calgary. I’m the first in my friend group to have kids so it’s been a bit of a solo journey. I’m thankful that I can pass on my knowledge (and missteps) and share our experiences now that more of my peers have popped out the babes.
What is one piece of advice you would offer about babywearing?
Try a bunch. I have a diaper bag carrier, a home wrap, a zoo ssc… There hasn’t been an all-in-one carrier for me or my husband.
What is your favourite carrier?
I love my new woven wrap! I am really enjoying the way is supports my infant but I’m sure once she is bigger I will love something else.
What is your favourite carry?
I loved back carries with my bigger kid.
If you could have any wrap/carrier (your ultimate DISO) what would it be?
I would love a kinder pack toddler sized so I can do double carries for longer!