I was wearing my 14-month-old in a sling in a grocery store. As we were checking out, the cashier told me that in her country, women also wear their babies this way when they need to get things done and don't have anyone to watch the baby. She's from Nepal.
This reminded me of other occasions when people from other countries have told me about traditional babywearing practices because they've seen me wearing my child. It's always great to make a cross-cultural connection, even briefly on the street or in a grocery store!
What unexpected babywearing benefit have you experienced?