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!
Every month we feature a carry or carrier to highlight at our monthly meetings and online (“BWITCCOTM” stands for Babywearing International of the Twin Cities Carry or Carrier of the Month). This month we are featuring "front/forward facing out!" One of the debated topics within the babywearing industry focuses on whether a child can be … Continue reading Front/Forward Facing Out (FFO)
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
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