Fay Roberts reviews a babywearing podcast.
I have been babywearing since the day after my 10lb daughter came into the world almost 3 years ago. Despite being an advocate of babywearing and an avid podcast listener, I had never stumbled across a podcast solely about babywearing. When I was asked to listen to the MotherRucker podcast, I was intrigued about what would actually be discussed and how a conversation about babywearing could last for 30 minutes. Three podcasts into the series and I was hooked!
Lysanne is a natural orator and her empathy, enthusiasm and knowledge of babywearing shines throughout. Her energy is contagious and the fact she has managed to grow a business with volunteers in a relatively short space of time, shows her dedication to encouraging babywearing and the benefits reaped by parents and babies alike. Her discussion in the first episode regarding stretchy slings, conjured up a feeling of nostalgia and I glanced over to my toddler wondering if I could somehow squeeze her back into the Hana wrap she lived in for the first few weeks of her life (a definite no!) I found out some interesting facts about the history of babywearing and it reminded me that babywearing is centuries old. As Lysanne declares, “to carry is to be human.”
Lysanne has a warmth with her guests, the conversations flow and at no point did I find myself wanting to switch off the podcast! The Babywearing Podcast should be listened to by everyone who is interested in babywearing – I have actually recommended a health visitor friend to listen and have shared a link to it in my local attachment parenting Facebook group. I am looking forward to the next episode.
Fay Roberts lives in North Devon with her partner, 2-year-old daughter and elderly cat. When she is not teaching, she loves exploring the local countryside and beaches, attempting to grow vegetables, paddleboarding and aiming to live as sustainably as possible.
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Listen to the podcast here: motherrucker.co.uk/podcast
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This feature was originally published in JUNO Autumn 2020.