King, do you realize just how little you have been put down…and how much you have been carried about? In the near six months you have been in our lives I can count on one hand the number of times you have been in a stroller.
Both myself and your dad are great advocates for wearing you. And we are not alone. For most of human history, infants have been carried, slung, swaddled, hugged, and otherwise attached to our bodies for a significant portion of their early development. Great good comes of it, we are certain, for both us as parents and you, our little champ. Look how happy you are being hiked about on your dad…
Here is one of my favourite benefits to wearing you, King: enhanced development of your vestibular system: the brain system that detects motion and controls balance, and is one of the earliest brain systems to develop.
When we cart you about on our person, rather than have you lying in a stroller staring at the sky, you become aware of our constant motion; we are ambulating adults and you can feel how we step one foot after the next. You move as we move. I am convinced, having felt your strong legs push off of the bed and great willingness to stand up straight and tall, that us wearing you has helped develop your balance, motor skills, and general movement ability.
We are attached to you as you are to us!