WHAT is Babywearing Twin Cities? Babywearing Twin Cities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build the bond between babies and caregivers through baby carrier education and support; to provide a community education service and distribute baby carriers to individuals and other organizations for their use; and to celebrate babywearing among caregivers through online … Continue reading Babywearing Twin Cities Loves Volunteers!
"Tandem babywearing" (or sometimes called "tandemwearing") refers to wearing two babies simultaneously. Though twins are often thought of in tandem babywearing, those worn can be of different ages. You can use one carrier or two carriers and they don't have to be the same type of carrier. Below are a collection of video tutorials that … Continue reading Tandem Babywearing
There are several different front carries that can be done with newborns and toddlers. If a longer woven wrap is used for a carry that can be done in a shorter length, there will be length leftover and it's preference as to whether you like the extra length or prefer less length at the end. … Continue reading Front Wrap Carries
What's that buckle for? If I want to do ring finishes with my woven wrap, do I need special rings? How do I carry stuff around if I'm wearing a child on my back? What do you call that piece of fabric on someone's back when they're wearing a buckle carrier with the baby on … Continue reading ABCs of Babywearing Accessories
Hot days lend themselves to single layer carries and/or less fabric to mess with. It also means less room taken up in the diaper bag or wagon, which means more room for snacks and water bottles that you'll need for walks to the park or for enjoying the local festival parade! Below is a list … Continue reading Woven Wrap Carries: Base Minus 4
Summer is coming! Summer is coming! What a winter we have had here in Minnesota. Time to swap out the down jackets and boots for short sleeves and sandals! What about babywearing in warmer weather you might ask? Well, wearing a baby or toddler will be warm regardless because it's body heat to body heat. … Continue reading Warm Weather Wearing
Children copy the behavior of those around them. It's one way that they learn. When wearing is part of their lives, it becomes part of their play as well. There are many carrier companies that make doll carriers in the form of buckle carriers, meh dais/bei dais, ring slings, etc. If you are particularly drawn … Continue reading Doll Carriers
Dear Community, Over the past several months, it has become clear that the priorities and mission of Babywearing International of the Twin Cities (BWITC) is no longer in alignment with that of Babywearing International (BWI). Thus, we have decided to sever ties with BWI. Ultimately what the national organization could provide was no longer meeting … Continue reading Introducing Babywearing Twin Cities
What is a soft-structured carrier (SSC)? Is it the same thing as a buckle carrier? As a first time parent or caregiver dipping toes into the world of wearing, it can feel like a whole new language to learn. What's an Ergo? Bjorn? Those are companies that make SSCs, they aren't necessarily the names of … Continue reading Soft-Structured Carriers
Babywearing. So sweet. So cuddly. So precious. Just for babies. Right? Not exactly. Our babies are our babies forever but "babywearing" isn't just for babies. Wearing can continue as long as you and your wearee are interested and have a need (and want!) for wearing. World's Best Hug Ruckin' It At the Mall! [4.8 second … Continue reading Babywearing and Beyond!