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16 Style Rules for Baby-Wearing Mama

By MadelinePetersen |

Before I had Tate, I considered myself to be something of a style expert. I wrote about it, thought about it, and wore fashionable clothes to my fashionable job.

Having Tate changed my entire outlook on getting dressed. There were so many new things to consider. How did it look on my totally changed body? Was it washable? Could I nurse in it? In the end, most of my worries were fairly easily negotiated.

The real roadblock I came up against was baby wearing. It took me a long time to develop guidelines for dressing fashionably with my new favorite accessory (read: baby) strapped to my front.

Click through to read my top 16 style rules for baby-wearing moms:

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16 Style Rules for Baby Wearing Mama

DON'T Skip the Heels

If you feel comfortable and confident rocking a pair of heels, don't let your baby stop you. Throw on a brightly colored pair to add some fun to your look.

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What are your new fashion rules as a mom?

Also check out our favorite jewelry for moms and teething babes. You won’t believe how fashionable the options are!

Find Madeline’s writing on budget style at Uber Chic for Cheap.
Read more about Tate on Baby’s First Year.
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About MadelinePetersen

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MadelinePetersen

Madeline blogs and tweets about budget-friendly clothes, modest apparel, sales, her obsession with pop culture, and her pudgy little baby, Tate, on her personal blog, Uber Chic for Cheap. A former Babble contributor, she currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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5 thoughts on “16 Style Rules for Baby-Wearing Mama

  1. Jennifer says:

    I like my chocolate brown Moby Wrap and Ergo. The neutral color coordinates with my colorful tops and hides baby stains.

  2. Mary says:

    This is such a great post! I love these tips. And posts are always better when they include pictures of you. :) It’s crazy how your wardrobe changes {or at least, what you wear out of your wardrobe changes} when you have a baby. I’ve learned not to wear black, because my babies love to rub their faces into my shoulders, leaving snot and drool and smudges of spit-up behind, and it shows up so clearly on black fabric. It still baffles me when members of my family come over wearing necklaces and earrings {dangly earrings!} and spend their whole visit gently taking the jewelry out of little baby hands instead of just taking them off right away.

  3. Tammy M. says:

    I bought a navy blue Moby Wrap after my daughter was born cuz Daddy was supposed to be the one wearing it. He used it ONCE and now I have a “boy” color Moby wrap….and a 2nd daughter on the way. Ah well…at least it’s fairly neutral and the pink headbands stand out against it!!!

  4. Janssen says:

    I went right out and bought those flats from Kohls. . .I LOVE them (and they are fuzzy on the inside, so they are like wearing slippers!).

    Here they arein the wild :) Thanks for suggesting these!

  5. Lauren says:

    Cute article and I love baby wearing! My only complaint is the carrier that is shown in the picture is sooooo bad for babies and can cause hip dysplasia and sometimes even worse for baby. http://www.hipdysplasia.org/Developmental-Dysplasia-Of-The-Hip/Prevention/Baby-Carriers-Seats-and-Other-Equipment/Default.aspx . Buy carriers that put your baby in a more natural position and not “crotch dangler” ones please.

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