This morning we went to the local World Vision exhibit profiling the struggle of children in AIDS stricken areas of Africa. The exhibit, called World Vision Experience: AIDS Step into Africa was very moving. At the beginning, we were given iPods and headphones. The recording walked us through the exhibit. Each one of us got to 'experience' the life of a child affected by AIDS. The ripple effects of this disease are profound. Many children become the head of their households, trying to provide for younger siblings. Check out the link to see if they're coming to a city near you!
While I'm in my african frame of mind, I've been trying to tie Wiggle Man into a kanga I picked up in Kenya. He's so darn squirmy, though! I've got a Sasha Wrap that we use, but I like the idea of using a more traditional wrap. That is, if I can get him into it! The nice thing about the hold I use with the Sasha wrap is that I can tie it on me first, then put him in it. Any hold where I have to literally tie him on to me is a little tough because he won't stay put! If there are any seasoned baby wearers out there with tips for me, I'd love to hear them!
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