The last time we moved, our oldest was 8 weeks old. It was horrible. Truly. I don’t ever recommend moving across the country with a colicky infant.
So the bar was set really low this time, and nearly everything about this move seemed like a breeze in comparison to our last experience.
Everything except for the part about having 3 kids, including one who runs everywhere, climbs everything, and doesn’t understand the concept of breaking one’s neck falling down the stairs.
The move would. not. have happened without lots of help, including my mom’s watchful eye for the week. She assumed toddler duty while Scott and I lugged boxes and paint brushes.
But, well, she left yesterday. I begged her to just move in, but it’s like she has a life and a husband, or something.
And now? We are so screwed. I mean, yes, there are baby gates on the way, and I might just put a jingle bell on his neck so we can hear where he is, but so many boxes. So many ways to wind up in the ER. Very not childproofed.
So this is happening.
Toddler-wearing in our Onya NexStep, for the win.
Onya sent me this carrier earlier this year, and I absolutely love it. I wish there was a way you could reach through the screen and feel it. It’s so sturdy and made beautifully.
Here we are, sporting it in our old backyard a few weeks ago before the arctic blast.
The NexStep is PERFECT for the heat (be it outdoors or when the heater is on blast indoors because it’s FREEZING outside today). It’s made with a polyester twill fabric, and an air-mesh lining.
I made sure to keep our Onya out and easy to find during the move for baby-wearing (or toddler immobilizing, to be more accurate), but also because I could use it on a chair at meals.
Notice how today I’m rocking a sloppy bun?
Yeah… I learned that lesson already.
I’ve known the people behind Onya for a couple years, and I adore them as people and as a company. Their products are outstanding. Seriously, impressive quality.
I’m SO excited to giveaway one Onya NexStep carrier in Sand (exactly like mine) to one lucky person! Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
Sorry, Canadian friends. This one is for US only.
Thanks to Onya Baby for sponsoring this post and giveaway!