Yesterday I bought a new baby carrier! I've been researching and trying different models out for a few months now. I can't wait until my new carrier gets here, hopefully later this week!
Since Baby was born, I've been borrowing a friend's Ergo Baby Carrier and have also tried and used a smattering of other carrying options. I've found that unless I'm planning on running, I really would rather wear Baby in the carrier than put him in a stroller or a grocery cart. Carrying him is just so much easier for me. I always know where he is, I don't have to push a stroller around (or carry the stroller downstairs, put it in the car, get it out of the car...), I don't have to find stroller friendly routes, and I always have my hands free. With the proper carrier, it's also really comfortable for me.
I feel like that has been the story of my adult life, learning that not everything is black and white like I wanted it to be when I was in high school. This is a perfect example to me of the importance of not being dogmatic in overgeneralizing my feelings towards a specific set of beliefs. Yes, certainly if I disagree with a philosophy I should take time and think it through before I adopt one of their practices, but it's also foolish to simply write off everything that falls under the broader umbrella of a philosophy I disagree with.
Have you every written something off because of it's associations? Or I suppose the opposite could be true too-- being too accepting of other ideas before examining them to see how they'd fit into your philosophy of life. Do you lean towards one or the other?
I'm glad I didn't ignore the idea of baby wearing since it turns out it fits our needs and lifestyle quite nicely.