Worried about how baby is sitting in their carrier? Worried about their hips? Or worried about red lines appearing on their legs after being in the carrier? The easiest way to ensure baby is sitting comfortably is to do a 'Pelvic Tilt'. This is where you slip your hands into the carrier and gently tilt … Continue reading How to perform a ‘Pelvic Tilt’ to ensure your baby is sitting comfortably in their baby carrier
As the weather warms up, understandably parents start to worry about whether their baby will be too hot in their baby carrier or sling. Undoubtedly the closeness does mean that it is warmer for both of you, however, there are some simple things you can think about to ensure you both stay safe and as … Continue reading Summer Babywearing – Keeping Safe in the Hot Weather
I almost always teach legs out when supporting parents wrapping their baby in a stretchy wrap. Many stretchy wrap manuals show legs in positioning for newborns and then suggest legs out as baby gets older. But I normally encourage parents to skip this for three main reasons Legs in can place weight on ankles and … Continue reading Legs in or Legs out when carrying a baby in a Stretchy wrap?
When it comes to babies shit literally can happen! As can milky sick, serious quantities of drool and various dropped foodstuffs of all kind! Correspondingly, all the slings in the library collection are ones that are easy peasy to wash! There are some absolutely lovely wool, silk and other slings out there and available to those … Continue reading FAQ – How do I wash my carrier?
Whenever I ask a parent what they want in a baby carrier, top of the list is always "something easy". Over the years I've had different ideas about what makes a carrier easy to use, or easier than other carriers. I have come to the conclusion the biggest factor by far is not actually anything … Continue reading FAQ – In search of a “easy” carrier… what are the easiest baby carriers?
How soon after birth can I use a sling? As soon as you feel able! I've known parents to carry right from the first day if they've felt well enough to do so. The important thing is to listen to your body - you've just given birth! So take it easy on your body and give … Continue reading FAQ – How soon can I carry after birth? What if I had a Cesarean birth?
I am often asked to share this trick! So here it is ... no more unruly straps poking out of bags, nor large tangled messes that won't even fit in the bag in the first place!! Start with the carrier laid out in front of you (on floor, sofa or on your knee) Fold the … Continue reading FAQ – How do you neatly fold up a buckle carrier?
At least a couple of times a month a parent comes in and says they have a Baby Bjorn or other narrow based baby carrier which they were using, perhaps not comfortably but happily using nonetheless, but now they are worried because they heard that it was "BAD", "Bad for their babies hips" or even worse … Continue reading The Myth of the “BAD” Carrier
Autumn has definitely hit... so its not at all surprising that parents are starting to ask me about how to combine using their carrier with going out in increasingly cold and wet conditions! When choosing how to dress baby the first thing to consider is that most carriers counts as 1 layer for your baby. … Continue reading Winter Babywearing! … the hows and whats of figuring out how to leave the house in the cold and the rain!
Carrying babies forward facing (looking outwards toward the world) is something I get asked more questions about than anything else. So many different questions on this topic. The reason is simple - there is a lot of conflicting opinions on this and even more conflicting information. A disturbing amount of this information comes from articles … Continue reading The Facts about Forward Facing