People always have something to say when they see me wearing my 3.5 year old daughter in a baby carrier. Some are judgmental in tone, others just inquisitive or slightly concerned for the both of us. I understand the curiosity. Toddlerwearing is not something that people are used to seeing in much of theContinue reading “Toddlerwearing – A Primer on Toddler Carriers”
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Queen Anne’s Revenge – Unexpected Elegance in a Pirate Wrap
When I first saw the mock-up for the Queen Anne’s Revenge woven wrap – skeptical does not begin to describe my feelings. Skulls are admittedly not my thing though I know lots of people are really into it. I just wondered if there would be a market for such a thing, and if itContinue reading “Queen Anne’s Revenge – Unexpected Elegance in a Pirate Wrap”
I’ll Always Love the Ergo
An ErgoBaby carrier was not the first carrier I had. It isn’t even my favorite out of all of the many that have passed through here. Yet still, it holds a very special place in my heart. I am quick to recommend them, and to defend them against the barrage of Tula recommendations that accompaniesContinue reading “I’ll Always Love the Ergo”
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?”
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”
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”
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”