It doesn’t seem to be that long ago that we had A-man but somehow it has been a little over two months. I am not going to lie the beginning was hard. So hard, in fact, that I wondered how people could want more than one child.
Then after about 5 weeks something just clicked with us. I was able to feed him adequately and not feel bad that I wasn’t able to provide him with all the food he wanted. He is quite the piggie and a growing boy.
My biggest concern with a newborn was how I was going to manuver my little man while still spending time with his daddy and getting out of the house. So I went in search for a piece of equipment that would let me hang out at the barn without having to carry a carseat all along the way (because A-man hates the carseat).
Then I had a wonderful lady (a friend of my moms from high school) suggest a carrier. I had never thought of a carrier before and really had no idea where to start. I had a wrap but knew that would be too hot for the summer time. After some research by both of us she sent me this beauty:
This is a Lille Complete Airflow carrier. It has been a LIFESAVER with us on the farm. It has breathable material, neck support for a newborn, and a little pocket for a pacifier, cellphone, and/or a pair of socks.
I have been able to feed calves, check dry cows, and help the Milkman with getting cows in all while the mini Milkman eithers watches or sleeps (carriers typically carry magical sleepy dust that causes babies to sleep in an instant).
I also have a nicer carrier called a Tula that I will talk about later (because I am obsessed) and I couldn’t fit it all in one post without it being SUPER long.
What was your lifesaving piece of baby equipment for the farm?
If you have any questions about the carrier, farm life, or life with a newborn just let me know in the comments.
*Disclaimer: I wasn’t paid by Lille to review this. Actually I wish I was but alas, I am not that cool of a blogger. I just received it as a gift and really love it for the farm.