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
Babywearing and Beyond!
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!
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