MommyCon: Where Philly mothers gather for ‘natural’ parenting

Like many parents at MommyCon, Jeannette Bezinque wasn’t carrying her baby Audrey. She was wearing her.

“I can even feed her when she’s in her sling, or I can take her out and we can play together,” Bezinque said. “But it’s a really great way to just go through the day together.” 

Colorful baby slings were practically standard issue at MommyCon over the weekend, with snoozing babies astride their mothers’ backs or sides. Bezinque, who writes the blog Eco-Incognito, insisted that baby-wearing is not some kind of fad.

“Yeah, I think it’s only about 30,000 years old,” she said.

Baby-wearing is just one of the issues that moms come to MommyCon to learn more about. Breastfeeding, cloth diapers and natural childbirth are a few others. Mommies filled the seats at the sold-out event to listen to talks by the writers behind blogs like The Leaky Boob, Birth Without Fear, The Badass Breastfeeder and The Mommy Dialogues

Philadelphia is just the first stop on the road for MommyCon.  It now heads to Los Angeles, Kansas City and Austin, Texas.

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