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
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 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)
Yes, you really do need to use that infant insert…. Soft structured carriers (SSCs) are a popular choice for new babywearers. Many people find them less intimidating than wraps or ring slings, and some people really like the convenience: adjust the buckles once for a proper fit, and you will likely not need to do … Continue reading Newborn Insert
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