It already been 3 weeks since Ezekiel joined our family. Maybe it’s the days running into nights and the whole not sleeping thing, but time is passing a lot faster with my second child. Zeke has awoken from his newborn slumber and usually wants to be held all day. This makes it a lot harder to do the things that require two hands… as I write this I make periodic stops to hold and rock him and then type with one hand. However, this need to be held is so important to a developing infant, it could arguably be the most important stage of infancy leading to a healthy emotionally connected person. Attachment brings out the psych nerd in me and takes me back to grad school when I first learned about emotional bonds between people.
Attachement theory was studied and developed in the 1960’s by some of my psychology heros, John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth. They define attachment as lasting psychological connectedness between human beings… a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space. Attachment is characterized by specific behaviors in children, such as seeking proximity with the attachment figure when upset or threatened.
In my opinion this definition alone makes mothering the single most important job on the planet. I mean what better super power is there than to provide safety, security and emotional health to a new human?!
This brings me to the Solly Baby Wrap! The Solly wrap gives you freedom and comfort to take on daily life while giving your little one the snug closeness they need. This family run business uses the softest and most stylish fabrics. Here Waylon, Ezekiel and I model “The Forest” wrap from their new fall colors.