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Mom's Baby-Wearing Hack Is Perfect For Exhausted Parents Everywhere

Lex Gabrielle 10 Sep 2019

Moms know that raising a baby is hard work. Many times, traveling requires bringing your kids with you. But, pushing a stroller all day can be super inconvenient.

Luckily, there are things such as baby carriers to help us.

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Wearing your baby is much easier than wheeling around a stroller all day long. Having both hands free is a gift.

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Many parents swear that using a carrier made those first few months manageable with their baby.

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Some moms even breastfeed in their carrier or sling and let their babies sleep in there.

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Plus, these carriers also make trips to places like the beach more manageable.

They are way more practical than a stroller in outdoor locations.

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Some babies also crave that comfort of being carried.

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Being carried can be soothing as it reminds them of being in the womb.

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But, parents know it can be a lot to have to wear your kid all day long, too.

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These babies might not weigh much, but after a while, they start to feel pretty heavy.

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One mom named Sheena Turner, however, came up with a genius plan.

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She had been carrying her daughter around for hours and wanted to take a break. But, her baby was so peaceful and sleeping.

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She just wanted a few moments of freedom.

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Sheena said she, "scanned the house" looking for somewhere to put her baby carrier so she wouldn't disturb her eight-month-old daughter.

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Eventually, she realized the couch had a middle section that would be perfect.

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She adjusted the straps of the baby carrier and strapped her daughter to the couch.

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The couch was soft and not too high, either.

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All Sheena had to do was carefully remove her daughter and then tip-toe away to make her lunch in peace.

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Sheena said her daughter is "used to her" carrying her.

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"So spoiled. [She] wants me to sit and hold her, but I'm smarter than that."

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But the couch helped.

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"She's teething right now, so I think the leather on the chair was soothing. Because when I'm holding her walking around trying to do things, it disturbs her, so she was still uncomfortable."

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In fact, Sheena's daughter slept there for two hours.

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Every parent knows how much of a blessing it is when your baby sleeps for a few hours during the day.

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All in all, it's a great idea.

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For those moms who need some freedom, it's fool-proof.

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Not only does it free up your hands...

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But, you also get some much-needed relaxation, knowing your kids are safe and stapped in.

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Who doesn't love a good nap on the couch?!?

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Without the worries of "rolling off."

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Definitely a hack I need to try!

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Baby-wearing moms, this one is for you!

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