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Meteorologist carries young son on her back during weather report

Thursday October 11, 2018 - 12:10 EDT
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A Minnesota meteorologist has presented the weather on camera with her one-year-old son on her back.

According to ABC US, director of operations and certified meteorologist Susie Martin wore her son to work to promote baby-wearing to parents.

"I wanted to promote this wonderful tool that's helped me as a mum and the bonding experience between mother and son," Ms Martin said to Good Morning America.

"I suppose it's a way for the baby to be comforted. It was nice for me personally because I could multitask while comforting my child."

Praedictix Weather tweeted the segment with Ms Martin and her 'special guest'.

"Unfortunately, the assistant was found sleeping on the job," Praedictix wrote.

The footage was broadcast by news networks across the country.

"Wow, We're absolutely blown away by the response the #babywearing video has gotten!" the company tweeted on Tuesday (local time).

Ms Martin said she was fortunate to be at a workplace that was supportive of the idea because she was treated "not just as an employee, but as a mother".

"My son is 21 months old. He is most definitely a toddler versus a baby at this point. He makes a point of reminding me daily," she said.

She said she had her son on camera with her to celebrate International Babywearing Week.

The response from the public on social media was overwhelmingly positive.


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