Most babies don’t like being in a baby carrier at first.
Emphasis on “at first!”
Like most things with newborns, it’s an adjustment and it takes time and practice… for both of you! Babies want and need to be held close and babywearing mimics the sensation of the womb, but being in a carrier is still a new sensation and, for most babies, it needs some getting used to. Read More
As moms, it’s so easy to get caught up in caring for our children and our households that we let our own basic needs fall to the wayside.
Making time for self-care, from basics like a daily hot shower to occasional massage treatments, allows us to feel more like ourselves, refreshed and able to tackle whatever comes our way.
Self care isn’t just about hot baths and manicures, although those pampering sessions can be exactly what you need! Here are some self care ideas for busy moms, so that you can fill your own cup before filling your children’s. Read More
I've been waiting for the right time to share my second birth story. My baby is 8 months old and I've been turning it around in my head for months, considering what angle to take with the story, how to approach it, how much of my first birth story to include. April is International Cesarean Awareness Month, so now seems like as good a time as any to share some of the glorious details. Read More
Disney theme parks have had regulations about bringing strollers and wagons into their parts, but starting May 1st 2019, they are tightening up these regulations even further.
Fortunately, babywearing can help you get the most out of your Disney trip and enjoy the day with your little ones.
It may not be practical to spend the day at the parks without a stroller, if only to hold all your stuff, but bringing a carrier as well can help you make the most of your trip, while following the new stroller regulations. Read More
I often bring both a stroller and a baby carrier when I go out with my kids. I like having options and I like to put my diaper bag, drink, coat and anything else I have with me in the stroller. That way, even if I end up wearing the baby, I'm not carrying additional things in my arms.
Sometimes, though, it's more convenient to go out without the stroller. Especially for quick errands or walks to the park, I like to just pop baby in a carrier and go. But no matter where you're going, babies always come with baggage.
Standard diaper bags are great for when you don't plan on walking around or for attaching to your stroller, but they're not comfortable or practical to shlep around while babywearing.
Luckily for you, I've rounded up three of the best diaper bag alternatives for babywearing!
Read on to find the one for you! Read More
There are several different kinds of baby carriers on the market today, and each one works a little differently. It can seem daunting to use any baby carrier, but all carriers, no matter how different they seem, are put on by following exactly the same steps. By following these steps, putting on a baby carrier is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Read More
Using a baby carrier to forward face out is both widely-done and controversial in the babywearing world. We all want to do what’s best for our babies, but this is one topic that leaves many parents confused about what the best practice is. Some say forward facing out is always fine, other say to never, ever do it. I find that extreme sides of any argument are generally flawed and filled with self-righteousness that helps no one. The truth usually lies somewhere in the middle, and I’m here to help you parse it out. Read More