Well, I’ve made it! I’m basically at the end of second trimester. Your body and your experience might be different, but if your pregnancy and first toddler are similar to mine, here’s what you might notice during second trimester and babywearing...
Isn’t it fabulous how different we all are? Even though we all use many the same incredible tools to parent with (baby carriers!), we all have different approaches.
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if every time we chose to babywear in public, strangers would smile at us, say something encouraging, or perhaps even better… just mind their own business.
There are SO many different carrier types and names that it can be overwhelming for a new babywearer (and sometimes even experienced ones, honestly).
This post is going to talk about four carrier types and terms that can be easily mixed up and confused!
It’s no secret that we love Fidella’s version of a Meh Dai (they refer to it as Flytai). It can be a fantastic option for mums and dads to carry their tiny newborns right through to big toddlers!
This week, we're talking about some ideas on how to get your baby to transfer out of the carrier and into the bed/cot or wherever they might sleep at night.
Why do I recommend Pre-Kanga as an awesome Pre-Natal exercise option? Ohhh so many reasons… here we go…
HELP! My baby keeps falling asleep while they’re in the carrier! Or perhaps more accurately…My baby will only fall asleep in the carrier!
If you’re terrified that your little darling is getting set up for terrible habits and might just never sleep without being attached to you or in a carrier, please read on.
Baby carriers are fantastically convenient when you’re out and about with a baby or toddler… until it’s toilet time, right? Where the heck do you stick your baby then?!
A pull is a loop of thread that comes away from your wrap, but is still in one piece and attached. With a little patience and a steady hand, you can fix just about any pull in a woven wrap.
Graduating from front to back carries in a structured carrier can be both exciting (yay, my baby is growing up… and I can get more STUFF done) and terrifying (how the heck do I get them back there anyway?). Here's a step-by-step tutorial to help you get baby on your back for the first time in your soft structured carrier.
Recently, a babywearing mama got badly burnt while carrying out an activity she would have often done with her baby strapped to her front. Things could have been much more tragic. This is a good opportunity for us to talk about babywearing and safety.
Introducing your new favourite accessory… a cooling towel! Although these handy devices have been around for a few years, many babywearers still aren’t sure what they do, how they work, or even if they’re worth it. So we thought we’d cover a few of the most frequently asked questions here!
How much do baby carriers cost... and are they really an essential baby item?
This is such a common thing to hear in babywearing communities: “My baby only wants to face out”. This can sometimes lead to babywearers only using their carriers forward facing, or even abandoning babywearing altogether because they feel like there are no other options.
Confession… I am a little bit excited to write this wrap review. I wear my Daiesu Tatami wrap all the time, and I have a reasonable selection to choose from. But… you may or may not love this wrap the same way I do. It will depend on your wrappee, preferred carries, and favourite wrapping qualities.
Let’s cut to the chase… newborn inserts are generally best avoided for a number of reasons. Curious as to why? Read on!