When first home with a newborn, wearing your child might be the way you manage to see to their need to be held while also making sure you have clean clothes and dishes. But as your child ages, you may find you do less wearing in the house, and much of your wearing becomes about your convenience or saving your toddler from himself.
This past weekend, my family attended a family reunion. One of the relatives commented that this was the first year in a long time she could remember me not having a child in "a papoose." It's true, my 3yr old was very needy and she was worn for 2 reunions in a row, then my youngest was a baby last year. But this year she is an outgoing 19mo old and she was off to play with her cousins. But when evening came, we were going to make s'mores on the beach. An adventurous walker and fire really don't mix, so I put her on my back. She got to be part of the s'mores fun, she got to taste a little roasted marshmallow, but I didn't have to worry that when I was distracted by an older child she would find herself falling face first into an open fire.
Wearing a walker is about making them safe and comfortable and about making your trip run as smoothly as possible. Yes, they CAN walk, but not every situation is ideal to allow them to walk. Enjoy those toddler snuggles, all too soon they'll insist on being on their own two feet!