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Step2 Sportstastic Activity CTR (KR)

$39.99

Oh man, I wish I’d found this sooner! I had a C-section and was told basically no activity (they even said to limit walking) for 8 weeks, and since then we’ve basically been waiting for our Zeke to get old enough to ride in a Osprey pack that we thought we could stand up at rock faces (has to be at least 6 months old for that), but as he gets more wiggly the idea of leaving him alone with the belayer gets more intimidating. Turns out, we should have started a couple months ago! We have taken him to a climbing gym and just left him in his car seat carrier, but that seemed a lot less stable to me out at the base of some rock face. In retrospect… damn, we may have just missed our easiest climbing with baby window!

BRING AN EXPERIENCED PARTNER (OR THREE)
My husband and I made a pact before we ever took C out cragging that we would never let belayer and baby watcher be the same person. Even though logistically it may have worked before C was mobile, it never seemed worth the risk: There were too many variables outside of our control. We decided to always have a designated person on cragbaby duty at all times. With three climbers, one person is climbing, one person is belaying, and one person is on Canaan-duty. Unless your extra person is just a non-climbing babysitter, it’s important that your third person be an experienced climber that you feel very comfortable with: Remember, the entire day that person will hold either you or your baby's life in their hands.

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