After the first few weeks of your baby’s life, you might not be interested in Mommy Styles. Chance are that you’re chronically tired, you’re behind on everything, and the last thing you want to think about, is fashion.
But, this time will pass. It won’t take too long before you’re back into the swing of things. You’ll be more rested because baby might be sleeping longer at night. Plus, it’s any mom’s instinct to want to show off her little one. It’s also and human nature to want to look good yourself at the same time.
Babywearing is a great way to show off your baby, and YOU can look good too, while you’re doing it. However, it can be tricky to coordinate an outfit around a baby carrier. Here are some tips to start you on the path:
Mommy Styles: 5 Easy Tips For Carrying Your Baby In Style
- Start with a solid-colored carrier. Many wraps and slings, such as the Sukkiri Ring Sling, come in a variety of colors to match any outfit. Some come in fun patterns, too, but it can be difficult to coordinate an outfit when you have a pattern to deal with. If the perfect shirt for the day clashes with your baby sling’s pattern, you’re in for a world of eye strain. The carrier doesn’t have to be a neutral color – bright solids can work just as well!
- Look for wraps, slings, and accessories that make baby wearing a breeze. Bulky carriers may let you wear your little one, but they don’t go well with nice clothes. They will be likely to hide your fancy outfit. It’s just plain easier to work with a fun sling or wrap.
- Consider your own jewelry very carefully! You’re already going to have your baby at about the proper level for a necklace to be seen, and aside from that, bulky jewelry might press into your little one uncomfortably, or be too strong a temptation to resist for teething, curious mouths. Stick to bracelets when you can, or invest in teething jewelry or pacifier clips that can attach right to your carrier, like this one. It’s available and neutral colors and it’s trendy enough to fit any mommy styles, plus that’s safe for babies to play with and stick in their mouths.
- If you’re breastfeeding, babywearing presents a whole new host of challenges. Stick to shirts you don’t have to tuck in, whenever possible. Baby will be rubbing and pulling the shirt, which won’t allow it to stay in, anyway.Also, try to stick to shirts designed for nursing moms; it’ll make your life a lot easier when your little one gets hungry while you’re out. Fitted shirts are also less distracting visually than flowing sleeves when paired with a baby carrier.
- Wear shoes that are both stylish AND comfortable! Make sure you get sturdy shoes for babywearing. It will be a little more challenging to find pretty and comfortable shoes, but they’re out there. L’Artiste has a great collection of shoes (with heels) that are great for any woman, without the discomfort that comes with high heels.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to showing off the best accessory you have: Your baby.
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