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”

Review: Lalu Wovens Throws Their Hat in the Ring

One of the latest American Made Woven Wrap lines to throw their hat in the ring, is Atlanta based Lalu Wovens. A mom owned and operated business who sources their yarn domestically and finishes their products locally…. I was already sold on these guys before the tester even made it through my door. They launchedContinue reading “Review: Lalu Wovens Throws Their Hat in the Ring”

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”

Review: Pemberley Muse – Another Luxurious Hit from Risaroo Wovens

As Risaroo Wovens celebrates their 1st year as a company, I thought it would be appropriate to review the Pemberley Muse tester that I just had the pleasure of hosting. It is the sophomore release in their Orelia collection, and a welcome addition to the world of Toddler-worthy woven wraps. This was not the firstContinue reading “Review: Pemberley Muse – Another Luxurious Hit from Risaroo Wovens”

Is It Too Hot to Babywear?

As the temperature creeps up around 90 here in Northern California, I can’t help feel for those in even hotter climates right now. My sympathy especially to those in late stages of pregnancy or nursing a newborn all day. My Gemini daughter was born right in the middle of June back in 2012, and IContinue reading “Is It Too Hot to Babywear?”

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: A New Budget Line to Swoon Over

Back in November, I received this Vena Cava Tester from Smitten With Wovens. It will be the Freshman release for this budget line woven at a mill here in the United States. I can’t help but love when I find a company to support locally, even more so when it is at an accessible price.Continue reading “Review: A New Budget Line to Swoon Over”

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?”