Sandra Telep on February 18, 2013

Ergo, Will You Be My Valentine?

Love Letter
Oh, Ergobaby, How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  You’ve made babywearing easy, accessible and appealing to all members of our (extended!) family.  You keep me and my baby toasty warm in this chilly weather by letting us snuggle under our coat.  You allow my hands to be free to wrangle a toddler, prepare a meal or even sip a latte.  You were a great investment– you have served me well through two children and several years.  You are a magic nap inducing miracle.  And most importantly, you’ve kept me closer and more connected to my babies.  I appreciate your role in my parenting and the many ways you’ve saved my sanity.

I’m guessing you wouldn’t get much use out of roses or chocolates, so I’ll probaby inspect your buckles for safety, give you a good spot cleaning…maybe order some teething pads to protect your straps from Ms. Gummy McGummerson.  And naturally, I will keep you at the top of my gift list for new parents – because I’m so glad someone cared enough to give you to our family!

Sandra Telep

Sandra Telep is a West Philly Mama (not born and raised, but she does spend most of her days on the playground). She is a former professional activist turned stay-at-home-mom. Sandra is happily married to her best friend; they have a precocious toddler and are expecting baby #2.

She blogs about parenting as a queer, Latina, feminist reclaiming family values at