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Stop everything. It's International Babywearing Week.

Babywearing.

It takes about six months of parenthood to master the art of doing pretty-much anything one-handed.

Cooking dinner, changing beds, expressing milk, updating Facebook statuses… all easily done with a child under your other arm once you know what you’re doing.

But sometimes, to get things done, you just need to Put. The. Kid. Down.

Not so, it seems, if you’re a committed baby-wearer. Once you’ve mastered the art of tying one of those epic wraps around yourself and your little person of choice, you need never let the neediness of your infant get in the way of the two-handed activity of your dreams.

To prove this point, and to celebrate International Babywearing Week (yes, it’s a thing) this band of American classical musician parents got together, thanks to Wrap Your Baby founder Diana Rosenfield, and played Beethoven’s Ode To Joy, while never letting their children’s feet touch the floor.

The oddly-soothing video has since been viewed many thousands of times.

How did they do it?

Like this:

And this:

And this:

Watch the whole video here. And don’t worry, baby police, the musos played the tune at a kid-friendly volume. Ssssh.

What have you done while wearing your baby?

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