Babywearing: The Benefits of Carrying Your Baby in a Sling by Marie Spadaro (PDF file of an article from Children's Essentials Magazine)
On the community college campus where I teach, I am “the lady with the baby.” At my local grocery store, the staff knows me as “the woman who carries the baby all the time.” Complete strangers often stop me to ask, “Is that comfortable?” when they see me with my son tucked into a pouch or nestled into a mei tai. And yet, I did not set out to become a babywearing mom. In fact, if you’d asked me about it before my first son was born, I would probably have voiced the same skepticism I sometimes get from people. But four years and two sons have taught me the benefits of babywearing—for me and for my children—and now, I can’t imagine doing it any other way.