Breastfeeding and Babywearing Jewellery

It’s World Breastfeeding Week! In celebration of this, I thought I’d share some beautiful necklaces that can be worn to entertain little hands when breastfeeding or babywearing. Read More Breastfeeding and Babywearing Jewellery

We Try It: Beco Soleil Baby Carrier

Woven wraps are the bee’s knees, the cat’s pyjamas, the unicorn’s belly hair. They’re also not for everyone. That is where Soft Structured Carriers (SSCs) come in. For some people, babywearing is something where their needs and their comfort means that a SSC is going to work best for them, and sometimes people just like to use a range of slings, wraps and carriers. Read More We Try It: Beco Soleil Baby Carrier

Ladyguide: The Basics Of Babywearing

The subject of babywearing tends to involve, at some point, phrases like “crunchy mom” or “granola mom.” I don’t really see myself as being either. Sure, we babywear, we use cloth diapers, we co-sleep, use therapy-based discipline, recycle as much as we can, and often have beans and lentils on the menu. On the other hand, I requested a caesarean, combination feed formula and breast milk, shop in a big corporation supermarket, and have a husband that really should rattle given all the medication he’s on. So for us, whilst we practise elements of attachment/alternative parenting, it’s been a case of finding what works for us, as opposed to finding theory and sticking to it, and a big part of that has been babywearing. Read More Ladyguide: The Basics Of Babywearing

A Womb of One’s Own: Carry That Weight

There comes a time when, if you have a baby, you’ll need to carry that baby somewhere. And that somewhere will be someplace that’s inconvenient with a stroller and is too far to carry them bare-armed comfortably. It’s at that moment when you’ll realize the value of a good baby carrier.

When I was pregnant, I was convinced that I was going to be a super hippie granola mom – I’d wear Gabe constantly, do skin-to-skin all summer long, and lull him to sleep in the carrier as I went about my day. When he arrived, I was armed with two MobyWraps and a wealth of good intentions. What I learned, however, was that despite my choices, the baby carrier would be chosen by the one being carried, not the one doing the carrying. Read More A Womb of One’s Own: Carry That Weight