Here I am tandem wearing a ton of different ways in this old post.
I see looking back how many moms were coming to my group to learn tandem wearing, and how I ended up focusing on that in my private practice these days. Man I would have rocked a Twingo so many times a day, like this mama above did to vacuum!
Because of the twins being 3 months premature this mama encountered a lot of barriers to breastfeeding and bonding with her babies in their early days. Wearing the babies brings them back together and reclaims some of that time together lost to the hospital stay.
Ultimately I left totally inspired by this mama and her older children and their home that they have created. I hope that this visit finally addressed how this family really wanted to use baby carriers. I think I had gone in assuming the first and second time that the babies must be needing to be carried more or one must have hight needs, but the truth here is, that the Wearing in this case is mostly for the healing of the older members of the family, especially the mama, and that the babies are already doing optimal and amazing and are content and sleep regularly and don’t cry regularly for any reason.
It really was amazing to hear this mama’s birth story, and it reminded me that Systemic Racism is real ( http://racism.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1114:racial-discrimination04&catid=88&Itemid=274&showall=&limitstart=4 ) , and that I want to change the public health system so that everyone has access to a baby carrier, because closeness is a powerful and healing right, not just for the financially privileged.