ERNA CEMAN – BOSNIA

1. Tell us more about yourself.
My name is Erna and I’m babywearing enthusiast. This year I’m having the big 30th birthday. My home is located in small town Tesanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is the place where I was born and where I’ll raise my children. Currently I have quite independent twenty month old son. Babywearing is in its initial phase over here, people are realising the need to carry their kids. The market is flooded with inadequate carriers and I’m hoping for the best that moms who share same love and passion for babywearing are going to be able to change or at least influence this scenario.

2. Why/How did you decide to start babywearing?
I’m geeky in nature and after I find out that I was pregnant, my learning process has started. I was introduced into babywearing by my sister in law. I remember those days when I was so insecure and afraid that babywearing could have some consequences on babies development. I’ve digged deep into this matter and before my son was born I’ve decided to buy Caboo. First time I’ve wrapped my son when he was 5 days old and instant love was born. I could hug my baby constantly and I could feel his breath on my chest.

3. Is babywearing a common thing in your country? What do people think about it?

4. What is your favorite carrier?
Soon after I’ve tried woven wrap and I’ve jumped right into rabbit hole. Than I’ve started experimenting with different blends and what really got me even more into babywearing was trying different carries. I could swear that my motoric capabilities improved significantly with wrapping my little one. Now I wear exclusively in woven wraps, because my son is older and 12+ kg.

5. Do you have a favorite carry?
I prefer multilayer back carries dh with different finishes, Twisted Pirate Carry, Charlie’s Cross Carry with Different finishes. Even though I was never quite fancy person, I have mega love for fancy finishes in wraps. 

6. Did you feel any difficulties in your babywearing journey?
I feel like my babywearing journey has been most amazing experience. We went through different stages, where we wore several times per day and now when wearing is not on daily basis. The most important things is to listen your little one closely to make babywearing positive experience for him/her. 
The most amazing thing about babywearing is that you meet so many wonderful and strong moms with whom you have so many things in common. They are selfless in sharing their knowledge and wraps. I would be more than thankful to stay friends with some of them after our bw period.

7. What advice would you give to new parents?
Stay close to your little ones, they are not going to get used on carrying, they are just going to develop into independent individuals who know that they can count on their parents. And please do try all the wraps you can, unimaginable blends, just to taste what is best for you, off course if your resources allow you.