If you have an infant you know that baby carrier's of any kind are almost a must-have. Being able to wear your baby while you're doing chores or even having a meal is important for many parents and caregivers, which is why 15-year-old J'Ann Sorhaindo had to do some quick thinking when she was babysitting her 2-month-old niece Ava.
Ava's mother, Claudia Sorhaindo, took to Facebook to share J'Ann's clever and quick thinking when she needed to create her own baby carrier. J'Ann was babysitting Ava when she decided she wanted to make a sandwich. Not having a baby carrier handy, yet not wanting to leave Ava out of her sight, J'Ann came up with a clever and ingenious way of keeping baby Ava nice and close while she made her sandwich.
Claudia posted the pictures of J'Ann's creation on Facebook and people couldn't help but applaud her creativity! "So I had to run out the house for a quick min, so I asked my niece to babysit Baby Ava" Claudia wrote.
"A few min later I received a text saying that J'Ann wanted to make a sandwich but didn't want to let baby Ava out of her sight. Lord send help this was her solution, like really, creativity at its finest," she wrote of the pictures J'Ann's younger sister snapped.
J'Ann had decided to use her shorts to keep Ava nice and close, and they definitely seemed to do the job just fine! Claudia went on to explain to TODAY that J'Ann knows how important it is to her to always keep her eye on Ava, explaining that she lost her daughter Jenelle at just 3-months-old while in hospital in St. Croix, due to a medication mix-up.
"J'Ann knows how protective I am with Ava," said Sorhaindo. "Some might say I'm a little paranoid. I'm always checking to see if she's breathing, so J'Ann showed me she is making sure she is keeping her eyes on Ava." She credits her large family with helping her to get through the loss of her daughter. "They have helped me so much — if it weren't for my friends and family I might have gone crazy," she said
Sorhaindo said she was thrilled to see the pictures of J'Ann, who is CPR certified and hopes to one day be a heart surgeon, taking such great care of her daughter. "I am very thankful for having Baby Ava in my life because I thought I couldn't have any more children," said Sorhaindo. "And to see (these photos) brings tears of joy to my eyes."