Meet Amanda Darker
How did you get introduced to babywearing?
I was introduced to babywearing by a friend who gave me my first wrap, a organic sling sisters wrap.
How long have you been babywearing?
I started wearing my daughter when she was 3 weeks old (she is now two)!!
How has it changed your life?
I couldn’t nurse my daughter and that was really hard for me to accept because I always longed for that bond. Babywearing has given me that closesness with daughter that I otherwise feel I wouldn’t have had. I also have two small children (they are 17 months apart) and if I didn’t wear my kids I don’t think I would have survived the first 5 months of my sons life!
Have you traveled and found babywearing helped?
I recently went to mexico and being able to put my son in the carrier and my daughter in the stroller was a huge life saver! While in mexico I was able to wear my son and not have to stress about him while letting my daughter explore and learn all about this new place!
Has there been anyone in your life that has made babywearing click for you or been a big help?
My good friend Angela (Angela Bliss) has been a huge life saver in my babywearing journey and I don’t know how I did it without her before!!! Since meeting her I’ve learned tons if carries, become more comfortable and have grown even more of a love for the different wraps and carriers (although my husband would call it an addiction not love lol)! And she’s ALWAYS there when I need her, messaging you to figure out how to do a back carry and managing to accomplish it on my own just from your directions, YOU ROCK! ❤
What is one piece of advice you would offer about babywearing?
If I could give anyone advice about babywearing it would be go to a meet up and don’t be afraid to ask for help and direction in learning about the carriers or a different carry. Nothing is more important than your babies safety and we all need to start somewhere!! 🙂
What is your favourite carrier?
My favorite carrier is my wrap. But my go to carrier is definitely my SSC, its an ergo that I’m hoping to retire for a Lenny Lamb after Christmas!
What is your favourite carry?
My favorite carry is Poppins, so comfy and my son LOVES it!!!
If you could have any wrap/carrier (your ultimate DISO) what would it be?
My ultimate DISO would most likely be a custom but if I had to pick something other than the custom I want it would be a Pelli (popart candy 😍😍😍😍)