Today we're highlighting Mia O'Malley (@miaomalley), founder of Plus Size Babywearing (@plussizebabywearing) and an advocate for plus size mamas!
As a Certified Babywearing Educator and plus size mom, Mia encourages and educates others on the benefits of babywearing and showing that any parent regardless of size can safely and comfortably enjoy babywearing. You can learn more about Mia at miaomalley.com or through her Instagram account @miaomalley. Be sure to give @plussizebabywearing a follow too!
Your personal account on Instagram serves as an incredible resource for plus size mothers. What motivated/inspired you to start advocating for plus size persons on Instagram?
Why did you start Plus Size Babywearing?
How did you learn about babywearing?
What have you learned from your experiences in running Plus Size Babywearing on Instagram? Is there anything you hope to see more of in the babywearing space?
The power of visual representation for larger bodies and diverse parenting. That, as a an account, you must always be intentional about inclusivity. It takes consistent and often imperfect effort. I’ve certainly made a lot of mistakes. I would like to see, from myself and my account included, more discussion of accessibility for people with mobility issues in the babywearing community.
What has been your greatest victory or achievement when it's come to educating others on babywearing?
Every parent I connect with that find the carrier they love, every parent that sends me a photo of them wearing proudly and connecting with their baby - these are all the greatest victories for me
What is a piece of advice you would share with someone looking to start their babywearing journey?
We have to ask...when is your favorite time to use ring slings?
In a bikini on a beach, but also every single time! I remember when I connected with Mallory and discovered beautiful hope&plum slings which were such a big part of my baby wearing journey including upgrading to a hope&plum double layer when my baby became a young toddler for more support! I always felt affirmed by hope&plum’s slings and their commitment to representing body diversity in babywearing!