First Post-Leader Introduction
- Welcome to Sw-Washington NINO! We're excited to be getting this
going as I'm seeing more and more Babywearers in the area, and I'd
like to see that even more frequently! First of all, this group for
now will be led by me, and my sister Amber Langeliers. She'll be
doing her intro soon.
We're working on a place to meet at, and are planning to have the
first meeting in the beginning of December. The plan at first is to
just invite those we know or meet that are interested in babywearing,
or those that are already obsessed with it-LOL. Then we'll start
My name is Miranda Roller. I'm 29 and have lived in this area my
whole life except for a brief 2 year stay in the midwest and
South...and I don't really want to go back there...the Northwest is
fantastic! But back to my intro. I've been married 7 years to a
wonderful man and am a stay-at-home-Mama to my 3 kids: Adin 4/01,
Elisabeth 7/03 and Isaac 10/05.
I came upon babywearing by necessity when Adin was about 3 weeks
old. He was VERY needy, so I couldn't put him down and I was
desperate for something that would help. He hated the snuggly that
someone had lent to us, but then I happened upon a "Nojo" padded ring
sling at a consignment store. Once I figured it out, we used it
daily for the first 3 months, and then I upgraded to an "Over the
Shoulder Baby Holder". We used that for the first 2 years, until
Elisabeth was born. Then I got a Maya Wrap (unpadded ring sling).
Wow, it was great! She was much less needy than Adin, but I still
wore her a lot, especially when we were out and about.
When I was pregnant with Isaac, I invested in a fleece Hotsling and a
stretch cotton Hotsling (a pouch carrier). Those became our favorite
carrier for the first few months, until I discovered The Baby Wearer
website. Then I branched out and started using Mei Tai's, and then
wraps. I actually love all types of carriers now and I'm excited to
help spread the Babywearing love! :) And also enjoy being with local
Moms with similar interests. It's going to be fun getting to know