Indeed, this is the most frequent question people ask or have on their faces when they see us wearing the sling.
Since we decided to take Nadia outside the house, we used only the sling as a baby-carrying instrument. And it’s very funny to see people passing near to me or Pedro and take a look at what we are carrying inside. The reactions are different: either they smile to us, even small children, either they spell it out laud “it’s a child…” or “they are really crazy!” or “was it a dog?”.
These days I realized that if you are a little bit different from the majority and you live in Bucharest/Romania, people actually stare at you, so you really feel different. And I have in mind persons with special needs, black people or even Chinese that live here.
This is sad in my opinion. These people don’t need to see all these reactions, they are perfectly conscious about the differences. I think this is a thing we need to educate in time and probably when Nadia will grow, she will not stare at mums who are carrying their kids in a Sling or a Wrap or a Mei tai.