We all know that I am a HUGE fan of babywearing but I am not a big fan of strollers. I have been lucky enough in the past to have both of these handy items at Summer Camp and I will explain the good and bad of both!! To be honest I use both daily when I am at the festival and my husband does too.
This year when it comes to strollers I will be taking the Britax BAgile with us. This is a handy little stroller but I do feel something with wheels that were just a bit bigger would be easier on the festival grounds.
As for baby carriers there are three that will be making their rotations throughout the festival. I have a Toddler Tula, a Toddler Lenny Lamb wrap conversion, and a MOM Tai. I LOVE all of these for different reasons so depending on the time of day, you will see one or the other.
All About Babywearing at Summer Camp Music Festival
*If you are traveling where you have to carry everything in to the festival grounds then it is really convenient to put your baby on and walk through the gates.
*Baby carriers take up very little room when you are packing.
*Babywearing is a great way for you to dance and let baby sleep during shows.
*Even older kids can appreciate “baby”wearing when you are walking around for long periods of time.
*Touching your baby and being close to your baby is good for you both. Plus it will help ease your little one’s anxieties if they are not used to being in a crowd.
*Babies are happier when they are being carried and held.
*Your baby is going to develop faster. It is proven that their central nervous system has benefits from being held.
*Your baby can feel your cues when you are nervous or happy so they know who to interact with safely. This can be HUGE in a big crowd of people.
*You can comfort your baby when you are wearing them.
*Plus it is going to be way easier on you all the way around if the weather should turn a little gray and there is mud. Strollers suck in the mud!! Even the best ones that I have owned suck in the mud!!
So as you can tell I will be babywearing (well technically childwearing and toddlerwearing) all weekend long. I have my three carriers ready to pack and I even have a special carrier for a new friend that my littles are all too big for.
All About Strollers at Summer Camp Music Festival
*Strollers can haul other stuff for you…toys, picnic blankets, small coolers with water and snacks for your kids, and a change of clothes for your kids.
*Strollers help you maneuver through crowds, generally no one wants to be the person that ran into the stroller!
*Strollers are a comfortable place for your little ones to sit.
*Strollers have protection from the sun and other weather elements like rain.
*Strollers can be a great place where your little one can take a nap while you are walking around.
*Strollers offer you a break if you have a kiddo that just wants to be held or worn all of the time.
While I will admit strollers are not my favorite, I will be bringing my go to stroller with me to Summer Camp. I also will have the three baby carriers and a collapsible wagon (daddy’s favorite!).
I can’t wait to see you there and if you see me please come say hi to us!!