One of the elements of being a mother that hadn't occurred to me before conceiving was baby-wearing. Of course I'd seen parents with backpack carriers on hiking trails and with Baby Bjorns at the mall, but beyond casually observing such gadgets I hadn't thought about the closeness that such modes of 'transportation' provide for baby. The more I think about it, the more excited I become about the prospect of 'wearing' our son around town. Given we enjoy hiking, we'll likely splurge for an Ergo baby carrier (or the like) for use by dad and mom, but I'm also enjoying the options of Sakura Bloom for a little post-baby glamour. Image via Carry Me Away.