Eden Prairie meteorologist goes viral by for wearing her son while on air

She's attracted plenty of comments since the video was posted.
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A meteorologist and mother from Minnesota has become a subject of online chatter over a video of her presenting the forecast while wearing her son.

Susan Martin, a meteorologist for Eden Prairie-based Praedictix, gave the weather forecast last Friday while her 21-month-old son in a sling around her back.

The video posted to the weather service's Facebook page has been viewed more than 1.5 million times as of Thursday.

It's the second year in a row she's done this to promote International Babywearing Week, having previously done the same while working for Spectrum News Kentucky.

Her son is remarkably well-behaved during the cast, slumbering against his mother's back while she gives the forecast.

In a Q&A with the site following the broadcast, she revealed that her son weighs almost 30lbs, a weight more commonly seen among 2-3 year olds.

Nonetheless she says she can wear him "for hours comfortably" in the "double hammock" carry.

She said babywearing has become a "passion" for her since her son was born, describing it as an "invaluable tool" to help her bond with her son.

"If I could inspire at least one parent to try babywearing and if it helped them even a fraction as much as it has helped me and my family, it would be well worth it," she said.

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Nonetheless, she won't be able to carry him like that for much longer. The Duluth News Tribune reports that national safety guidelines do not recommend carrying babies that weigh 35lbs or more.

And while the response to the video was mostly positive, the newspaper notes that some commenters did not agree with bringing and wearing a baby to your day job.

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