Category Archives: Babywearing

20 months

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20months

He is 20 months and chat chat chattering! Alhamdulillah he is communicating with us more now and it is easier for us to understand what he wants. His favourite topic of conversation is still cars and all manners of transportation. What I noticed is that he is also really into learning the names of things. We have these books like 100 words, 1000 words picture-books type and he seems to be really interested in knowing all the names of the cars (of course!), nature (he always recalled the time he went to the beach when we are at the ‘beach’ page with words like ‘kaki basah’, ‘main sand’ – it’s amazing that he can recalls his memory at this age!), fruits and veges (because he always had loads of these).

Oh and recently he wants to be carried in wraps again! Yeayyy! After a few months of strike (refusing to be worn in wraps, he wants only ring sling and his daddy’s ssc) – he has started demanding to be ‘kokong kat blakang’ 🙂 Happy days for mummy! :)))

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too-excited mummy with sleepy-obliging baby 🙂

Another thing I noticed is he starting to develop this ‘me-time’ trait. For example, the other day he is playing with his toy cars and I watched him play like sometimes I do – and he came to me and push my face away! T.T. And when he is taking his bath, he will also always ‘shoo’ me away and only will call me again when he’s done. Not yet 2 and he is already needing more space for himself. This is a reminder to me that the his ‘me-time’ will only get longer and longer as he grow bigger and bigger, and there will be more instances that I can no longer be included in his life (man even when typing this it hurts! T.T) – but this is normal, and this is how it’s supposed to be. So, whenever he became a bit clingy, or wants too much of your attention – remember, it wont last long! So be present! Give him full attention!

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me-time with big blocks

Ah my sweet baby boy – why are you growing up too fast!! (must be the cry of all mothers since the beginning of time!)

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Wrapping my baby

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I started wrapping my baby when he was about 3 months, and he is 6 months now and I have grown to love wrap in a way that I never imagined.

I love everything about wrap.

I love how at first, mummy and baby were not sure what to do, where to go, and its all fumbly and clumsy. Baby was a bit agitated, mummy was a bit flustered. But after a few more try, we both found our rhythm.

My baby’s agitation was replaced by a sense of trust. He knew that after each wrapping session, mummy got better and better. And because of that, he too get calmer and calmer. He would now waited patiently as I wrapped his little body close to mine.

Mummy was no longer flustering too. After each try, I became better at it. My wrapping techniques became better, things are less bunchy, less wonky. But what was really improving was my connection with my baby. Somehow, through wrapping that fabrics around and around our body – our bond became stronger, as strong as the knots at the end of the wrap.

It was truly magical.

I love our evening walk in the park where he would be snuggled in the wrap, watching and observing nature from within his safe cocoon.

I love that after a while, during our evening walk or shopping, he will calmly fell asleep, nestled sweetly between the fabric of the wrap. And when he woke up, and he realised that he was still close to me, he will resume his observation calmly.

I am grateful for the knowledge of wrapping and for the opportunity to wrap my baby. I hope to be ale to do this for as long as he wants to be wrapped 🙂

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