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?”

Can I Breastfeed in this Carrier?

Breastfeeding a baby is hard work. With all the unrealistic portrayals of breastfeeding in the media and in crappy parenting books, many new moms find themselves completely unprepared for the sheer quantity of time it takes to feed these little babies. For breastfeeding to work, those first few weeks (er… months) it really starts toContinue reading “Can I Breastfeed in this Carrier?”

How to Choose a Baby Carrier

Help! I need a baby carrier! Yes, yes you most definitely do. How did you make it this long without one? Never mind, you’re here now. Let me assure you that no matter your preferred parenting philosophy… this will be one of the best decisions you can make as a caregiver to a child. BabywearingContinue reading “How to Choose a Baby Carrier”

Tutorial: Ruck With a Sling Ring Finish

Ruck back carry with a toddler, finished with a Sling Ring. I am using a Size 4 Navy Stripes *secret tester* and a Large Sling Ring.

Review: Lenny Lamb Florence

When Rachel over at 5 Minute Recess asked me to test out one of their new *Exclusives* woven by Lenny Lamb, I jumped at the opportunity. 5mr is known for carrying some of the lesser known budget wrap lines, and I am all for some more accessible woven wraps on the market. I haven’t wrappedContinue reading “Review: Lenny Lamb Florence”

Review: IndaJani Rebozos

From the very first time I laid eyes on an IndaJani, I was intrigued. My friend Rachel over at 5 Minute Recess had a box of them, and brought them to a meet-up for us to look at. She was going to become the U.S. Distributor for them, and wanted some honest opinions about theContinue reading “Review: IndaJani Rebozos”

Daddies, Wear Your Babies

(Partners, caregivers, and grandparents too!) There are a lot of useless products out there marketed towards babies and new parents. Amidst the chaos of gadgets & gizmos promising you to watch your children for you, turn your child into a mini software engineer, train your children to sleep like adults, and to otherwise make parentingContinue reading “Daddies, Wear Your Babies”

Tutorial: Nursing in a Soft Structure Carrier (SSC)

This is a tutorial for nursing a toddler in a Soft Structured Carrier. The carrier used is a Toddler Sized Wrap Conversion Full Buckle (WCFB) by Anaira Creations. It is converted from a Natibaby Linden woven wrap.

Tutorial: Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) with a Toddler

This is a Front Wrap Cross Carry tutorial for a toddler. This is a great carry for nursing, or for snuggling with a sick toddler. It has multiple passes for support, and is one of the few front carries I can still use comfortably with my toddler. I am using a Size 5 Elevill ZaraContinue reading “Tutorial: Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) with a Toddler”