How to Wrap a Stretchy Wrap without Putting Baby Down First

While all stretchy wrap manuals and video tutorials always show tying the wrap first and then picking up baby, it is actually possible to tie a stretchy wrap without putting baby down first if they are already in your arms. It is of course faster to just pop them down for a few seconds whileContinue reading “How to Wrap a Stretchy Wrap without Putting Baby Down First”

Manduca XT review

The Manduca XT is the new highly adjustable carrier from Manduca. It’s not a secret that I absolutely loved my Manduca First carrier with both my children, and honestly this carrier is even more amazing. Absolutely brilliantly designed, this ingenious carrier will work for babies all the way from 4 weeks to 4 years! GivingContinue reading “Manduca XT review”

How to get a great fit with your Buckle carrier

Intuitive and easy to use, buckle carriers are definitely the most popular type of baby carrier. They are fast and convenient and they can be super comfortable. They can also be really uncomfortable. The key with any baby carrier is fit and getting that fit right. Small changes and adjustments in how you are wearingContinue reading “How to get a great fit with your Buckle carrier”

Carrying Stories – Mairi: 1 boy, 4 slings and a whole lot of practise

Carrying your baby is such a personal thing – people carry for different reasons and different carriers suit different people.  Here is Mairi’s story…. Pre-pregnancy I’d never even heard of a baby wrap let alone know there was a whole industry dedicated to them. Sure, they cropped up on my radar during pregnancy but inContinue reading “Carrying Stories – Mairi: 1 boy, 4 slings and a whole lot of practise”

FAQ – Help my carrier is too big for my baby: Fit tips for fitting a newborn baby into a Buckle carrier (shown with the Ergo Omni 360)

Many carriers are sold as fitting from newborn all the way through to toddlerhood.  However, some of the adjustments required to truly get this amount of flexibility out of a carrier aren’t always obvious or well explained in manuals. In this video I demonstrate how to “shorten” the back panel on a carrier by simplyContinue reading “FAQ – Help my carrier is too big for my baby: Fit tips for fitting a newborn baby into a Buckle carrier (shown with the Ergo Omni 360)”

How to thread a Close Parent Caboo

While the Caboo comes already threaded, you may need to re-thread following washing or if it becomes very twisted. Here is how to do it: Start by finding the cross and placing this on your back with the two rings hanging down behind your back and the long straps coming up over your shoulders onContinue reading “How to thread a Close Parent Caboo”

Why I don’t think you should buy a baby to toddler carrier before your baby is born…

I love that babywearing has grown in popularity over the last few years!  I see so many parents absolutely loving snuggling their little ones while getting stuff done… and it’s fabulous.  But one of the downsides of this growing popularity is baby carriers are now on almost all must have lists of things to buyContinue reading “Why I don’t think you should buy a baby to toddler carrier before your baby is born…”

Mini Monkey TWIN Carrier Review

Edited March 2022 to add that there is now a newer version of this carrier and a newer review to match which you can find here.  The newer review focuses mainly on the differences and much of the carrier remains the same so please do also read on below to learn more the pros andContinue reading “Mini Monkey TWIN Carrier Review”