Welcome to our first installment of Sakura Bloom’s Men In Slings!
Our first father is Marco from Fremont, California, pictured here with his beautiful daughter. We love how comfortable they look, his daughter’s sweet polka dot pants, and that West Coast foliage in the background!
Read on for Marco’s insights on why baby slings are just as good for dads as they are for moms:
What is your favorite thing about a ring sling?
This is a bit selfish, but I love the freedom and independence it gives me. I’m able to do things without lugging around a huge stroller or worrying about accessibility.
Describe the moment you *got* it.
My wife has worn our daughter from her second week of life, so I’ve always seen that she was happiest that way. At first we had a Bjorn, but it pulled on my shoulders. I used it for a bit and then my wife did a lot of research and found out that Sakura Bloom ring slings are much more ergonomic and enjoyable. So after many conversations and trying out her slings, I got a Sakura Bloom of my own.
What do you wish other fathers knew about baby slings?
I wish other fathers knew how wearing your baby helps you to carry on doing the same things you did before you had the baby. I think a lot of dads think they’re stuck on the floor playing with their kids without being able to do anything else. I do chores, I am on the computer, I cook, I work on the garden, and I know exactly where my daughter is.
What is your Sakura Bloom sling of choice?
Although we own several Sakura Blooms, there is one that is just mine: its a Storm Simple Linen.
What do you use your sling for most?
I use it to put my daughter to sleep at night. When she’s really fussy and in a mood, cradle carry and a song puts her to sleep in 10 minutes!
(A big thank you to Marco from everyone at Sakura Bloom!)