Hello caregivers! Newborns are so soft and squishy and cute and cuddly and their little heads smell so good. Do you know where you can smell them best? When they're worn on your chest! Several years ago we published a blog post on newborn babywearing (check that out for an overview!). If you're looking for … Continue reading Newborn Babywearing Part 2
Front/Forward Facing Out (FFO)
This blog post was initially published August 2017. Edited April 2019 for updated graphics and logo. Types of carriers featured in image from top to bottom left to right: XOXO buckle wrap, soft-structured carrier, ring sling, bei dai. Every month we feature a carry or carrier to highlight at our monthly meetings and online … Continue reading Front/Forward Facing Out (FFO)
East Asian and East Asian-Inspired Baby Carriers
Disclaimer: I am an individual who does not speak for a group as a whole, whether that be an entire ethnic group, country, volunteer group, etc. The lack of more "traditional" research in the origins of babywearing means that a lot of information is shared through word of mouth, and education is through online groups … Continue reading East Asian and East Asian-Inspired Baby Carriers
Bei Dai/Meh Dai
Formerly referred to a "mei tai" (which is still used by some commercial brands); this spelling and pronunciation, however, is not accurate to the carrier's history and should be avoided. Meh dai (Cantonese) or bei dai (Mandarin) are rectangles of fabric with straps at the top and bottom. Meh dai means “back carrying strap" where “meh/bei” means “carry on your back,” and “dai” means strap.
Wearing a newborn is a pretty sweet experience. It’s so easy to forget just how small babies are when they are newborns. When creating your seat, you can froggy baby’s legs in if the baby prefers, but it’s OK to do legs out if baby doesn’t mind. The two most important things to keep in … Continue reading Newborn Babywearing