When Nicola wrote for us about five of her most unusual Connecta moments the first was the experience of wearing her baby at weddings, complete with raised eyebrows from fellow guests. The response to that post though, along with some gorgeous photos shared over the summer, revealed that despite babywearing at weddings being unusual to the uninitiated, for those in the know it is the perfect solution.
Certainly during my brother’s wedding last autumn, when I was a bridesmaid and my almost three year old a pageboy, we would have really struggled without the Connecta. For most of the day he was more than happy to run between the legs of family and friends, but when the excitement got too much a sling nap was the only thing that calmed him down and allowed us both to recharge our batteries ready for the evening festivities.
In fact most babywearers I know have a wedding story to share. Hannah from Team Connecta sums up the appeal of babywearing at a wedding perfectly:
“Weddings. Days to remember. Full of love and joy…. But lets be honest, they can be a logistical nightmare when you have children in tow… napping not napping, bedtime out the window and the need to get on down to a little bit of Groove is in the heart (a family fave!)
My sister had the most beautiful wedding on a hot day in August this year and our wee family were among the last on the dance floor, our two sleeping babes (seven months and three years old) snuggled onto our fronts complete with page boy and bridesmaid outfits! There is something so nice about the children being part of the whole day, enjoying the whole experience.
Our son, loves being carried and being held close. He was able to feel safe and secure as he was greeted by the cooing congregation…. happy to smile and gabble at new friends whilst knowing Mama was close.
Our eldest was able to run us ragged during the day, hiding under tablecloths, snaffling sweets, skid across the dancefloor on her knees and then collapse into to Daddy in the Connecta when her little legs could dance no more.
Our Connecta allowed everyone in our family to get the most out of every part of my sister’s special day.”
We would love to be able to showcase some of your favourite wedding Connecta moments – we have a few of your pics ready to share already but I’m sure there are lots more out there… Tell us your stories in the comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part!