My name is Lenka, I’m a little over 30, and I have been wearing my beloved daughter Emilka since May 2017. Before Emilka and babywearing came, I worked as a doctor and my work was my life, I dedicated my body and soul to the hospital. And as it often happens, man proposes child disposes – medicine (that I still love and practise) was sidelined, and my life received a whole new, unexpected and yet by far the most beautiful direction.
I’m the one who came up with the brilliant idea to start a blog because I was so ˈboredˈ at home on maternity leave. At the same time, I am the busiest writer (well, I am the chattiest, in fact), I translate kind of a lot, and I am the model mostly (because, as it happens right now, I am the only one in possession of at least a little-cooperating wearie). I love wraps (carriers as well – but wraps more), and I have almost obscenely big number of them at home; however, I like to borrow and swap, and to try new and new ones… I could hardly remember the exact number of wraps I held in my hands during the past year; it is just addiction and a kind of obsession, I confess. Besides having a super-stack of wraps and Emilka, I also have a wonderful, kind, amazing, baby-wearing husband Martin, who not only tolerates my hobby, but also supports it! In fact, he is one of the photographers for our blog.
Since I was a little kid; in fact, since the time I learnt to walk and remember, I have been dancing. I have tried many styles, from classical ballet to disco, but contemporary ballet is the love of my life. At one point, I longed for a career of professional dancer. However, then the university came, my artistic ambitions were drifted away and I would say that I forgot about dancing for quite a long time. I never thought my child and, especially, the fact that I am babywearing, would send me back to the dance hall and make my stiff body move again. We have been dancing regularly since Emilka was 4 months old (Tančíme v šátku, i.e. We are dancing in the wrap). Moreover, I have been leading dancing classes with babies in wraps myself since this spring.
Babywearing gave me not only many new impulses and friends, thanks to whom I am not sitting at home, inspiring meetings and knowledge, and piles of fun and joy, but also the desire to pass on my findings and experience to other mums because I am well aware that the beginnings of babywearing, moreover of ˈbeing a mumˈ itself do not really have to be easy.
That’s how not only the ˈWrapTrappedˈ blog full of reviews on wraps and carriers was born, but also the initiative to do something ˈliveˈ, indeed. It is not just the dancing, but our activity within the local babywearing community we try to support by all means – be it the babywearing meetings or helping particular mums.