Review: Kush Textiles – An Artisan Handwoven Wrap With A Purpose

There is nobody who loves a nice budget Handwoven, like I love a nice budget Handwoven. I have largely avoided the custom Handwoven craze, the stockings, the resale value, all of that noise. I certainly can appreciate a beautiful Handwoven when it passes through here, but my heart definitely goes out to those Handwoven wrapsContinue reading “Review: Kush Textiles – An Artisan Handwoven Wrap With A Purpose”

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Review: Birch Blast – The Newest Eco2Cotton Release by Bijou Wear

I had the opportunity to try out another release from Bijou Wear, and I jumped at it. I am so interested in this Eco2Cotton yarn and what kind of potential it has in the woven textile world. Birch Blast arrived here a few weeks ago amidst the chaos of our recent trip abroad. I haveContinue reading “Review: Birch Blast – The Newest Eco2Cotton Release by Bijou Wear”

Review: Bijou Windmills – An Experiment in Sustainable Woven Fibers

This has been an exciting year for American Made woven wraps. I have been watching excitedly as more and more American mills are bursting onto the scene. When Bijou Babywearing offered me a Windmills High Plains Woven Wrap to test, I was really excited! Another U.S. company to check out, and they were experimenting withContinue reading “Review: Bijou Windmills – An Experiment in Sustainable Woven Fibers”

So You Want to Buy A Woven?

This may come as a shock to some of you – but I LOVE woven wraps. They are beautiful. They can be one of the most fashionable accouterments to motherhood, giving me confidence when I am out in the world. They are something that allows me to maintain some semblance of my former self, inContinue reading “So You Want to Buy A Woven?”

Review: BB Tai Stands the Test of Time

Babylonia, the makers of the BB Tai, are veterans in the baby carrier industry. This Belgium brand has been around for 16 years, making quality woven wraps, ring slings, stretchies, and Meh Dai’s. They recently sent me a BB Tai (their version of a Wrap Conversion Meh Dai) to review, and honestly both my partnerContinue reading “Review: BB Tai Stands the Test of Time”

Tutorial: Poppin’s Finish for a Double Hammock

Double Hammock with a Poppin’s Finish Tutorial.   This tutorial already assumes knowledge of a Double Hammock. This is a nice one shoulder alternative finish, and is great for showcasing both sides of a woven wrap in a carry. I am using a size 6 (4.6 meter) Sagitta Sunshine by Risaroo Wovens, which is myContinue reading “Tutorial: Poppin’s Finish for a Double Hammock”

Making A Seat in a Woven Wrap

When I first dove into the world of Woven wraps, I found back carries to be really daunting. I was not exactly flexible enough to reach the high-up places on my back that I thought I needed to in order to make a “secure seat”. That combined with an arching, leg straightening toddler… meant thatContinue reading “Making A Seat in a Woven Wrap”

Tutorial: Double Hammock Torso Carry

This Double Hammock variation on a torso carry is a very supportive multi-pass torso carry. This is best done with your base size wrap. Here I am using a Size 5 (4.2 meter) Natibaby Passiflora. Great for those with picky shoulders or less cooperative kids. It can be done with a longer wrap, whereas aContinue reading “Tutorial: Double Hammock Torso Carry”

Review: Wrap Conversion Fly Tai – for the Win!

As always, the folks at 5 Minute recess sent me something totally awesome and budget friendly to review. This time it was one of Fidella’s new Wrap Conversion Meh Dai’s, called the FlyTai. I ended up liking the tester so much that I ordered a few for our local carrier Learning Library. Besides fitting nicelyContinue reading “Review: Wrap Conversion Fly Tai – for the Win!”

What is Babywearing?

When I tell people that I am a Babywearing Educator, more often than not I get a very puzzled response. “Baby – what?” they ask. “Babywearing”. I am sure that the first image that comes to mind for most is a baby hanging in a front pack on their dad’s chest, a la The Hangover.Continue reading “What is Babywearing?”