Anyway I planned it all out. Stella would go in my Sleepy Wrap so germy busy bodies couldn't get close and Madison would go in the shopping cart so I wasn't chasing after her. Three hours after starting to get dressed (no make up included) we were ready!
The girls were awesome but I might as well have been a green and purple spotted dinosaur walking through the store for as many looks and comments that I got for having a baby strapped to my chest! I expected some double takes after all I live on the east coast where babywearing is just starting to become ummm accepted??? So here are just a few of the comments I got. . .
- "You know Koreans wear babies like that"
- "OMG you have a baby in there!?"
- "What is that thing?"
and my personal favorite from a 90 year old busy body....
"You are lucky DYFS isn't around! You are suffocating that baby. It is child abuse!"
I also learned that the wraps does not keep intruders out but rather attracts them! There were a few people (no doubt pregnant belly rubbers) who even thought I would be okay with them touching my sleeping angel through the wrap. One even tried to pull the cover off her head to sneak a peak! Oh well I guess that is what you get for shopping at let's say "Small Part" in a less than affluent area filled to the brim with grannies! I fully intend on continuing to wear my baby in public, I'll just be a little more particular about where I go!