Ask anyone with a baby that likes to be held - sometimes you need a little help. Claire is a wonderful baby in general, but she's not a big fan of hanging out solo! I've worn her most of the day for almost her entire life, and it's made a huge difference in my ability to stay cool & calm, even when my baby needs to be held close.
For a date night at home to feel as relaxing as possible, we enlisted the help of our new Baby K'tan. I've never met a baby carrier I didn't like, but this one might be at the top of my list for baby wearing newbies. It's virtually foolproof to put on, and crazy soft & comfortable for wearing around the house all night. This is the carrier I ALWAYS pack in the diaper bag when Claire is visiting her grandparents, because they don't need to know any wrapping techniques or sling positions to use it. You can see how easy it is to put on here.
It's always nice to be able to kiss your baby's head and snuggle while you're still getting stuff done. (Also, that's a babywearing tip in general. Baby should always be close enough to kiss, and if you can't, they're too low in the carrier!)
We made our favorite pizza for dinner, my knock-off version of Motorino's brussels sprout pizza, and shared a special bottle of wine that we'd been saving for a celebratory occasion. What were we celebrating? I'll be sharing that next week!
All in all, a perfect night with my loves.
(ps - I received my Baby K'tan courtesy of Little Britches in Mt. Vernon, IL. All opinions in this post are my own, of course. To look into getting your own wrap, you can check out Little Britches Facebook Page here!