Hi, Ben. Congratulations on being our featured ambassador of the month! How long have you been a LÍLLÉbaby brand ambassador?
Thank you! I am honored! I have been an ambassador for just over a year now.
Where are you located?
I live in Ojai, California which is about an hour or so north of Los Angeles. Shameless plug, but I am known as the dad who babywears in my neighborhood. I have been asked numerous times about babywearing by residents!
How were you introduced to babywearing?
My awesome sister, Rachael, introduced my wife and I to LÍLLÉbaby when we had our first child. She was the one that actually gifted us our first LÍLLÉbaby carrier!
Which LÍLLÉbaby carrier is your favorite and why?
This is a toughie! With the newborns, I LOVED the Dragonfly Wrap because it was so easy to throw them in and get those sweet newborn cuddles. However, now that they are getting older, I find myself switching between the Serenity Airflow and Complete Embossed. I wear the Airflow out on walks and hikes because of the breathability and the Complete while lounging around at home because it is the most broken in carrier.
You were our first “dadbassador” and are such an incredible part of our LÍLLÉbaby Love Facebook community. You’ve started #menbabywearmondays and offer helpful babywearing tips for all parents. What advice would you offer to other dads who may be reluctant to wear their little ones?
Aw, thank you! I have really enjoyed being part of the community. It is nice to represent for the men who babywear! Too often, it is assumed that babywearing is feminine and I want to change that misconception. To the dads who may be reluctant to wear their little ones, I say just give it a shot, even if it is only in the privacy of your home. The bond you will build with your child through babywearing cannot be matched. We take care of and build relationships with our children throughout their life, so why would we draw the line at carrying them?