Safety Elastic Loops on Buckle Carriers – what are they and how do they work?

Ever wondered about how those safety elastics work? How do they actually make it more safe? Let me show you….

Beco Gemini and Beco 8 compared – what are the differences?

The Gemini and the 8 are both fabulous carriers from Beco, but what are the differences and which one should you go for? Hopefully this will help; The main difference is one of size and complexity! The Beco Gemini is both smaller and simpler. It doesn’t have lots of features and extra bits and bobs.Continue reading “Beco Gemini and Beco 8 compared – what are the differences?”

How to tighten a stretchy wrap without taking it off.

Ever had it where you tied your stretchy, put your baby in, started walking and realised baby is slowly migrating down your chest, sinking lower and lower? Let’s be honest it’s happened to all of us! And you know that its a sign that you’ve tied the wrap too loosely and that next time youContinue reading “How to tighten a stretchy wrap without taking it off.”

Free 10 minute Online Sling Fitting with every Carrier hire or purchase!

Want to try a new sling or carrier but would to have the piece of mind of being shown how to use it and how it set it up correctly? Or buying a new carrier and want help setting it up that first time? These are services that I normally provide at all Sling ClinicContinue reading “Free 10 minute Online Sling Fitting with every Carrier hire or purchase!”

Newborn carry with an Ergobaby Embrace

The Ergobaby Embrace is their super soft, jersey, newborn specialised carrier. This is one of those rare buckle carriers on the market that really does work right from day 1 and will grow with baby for the 6-9 months. These carriers are available buy through our webshop and we have 2 in the library selectionContinue reading “Newborn carry with an Ergobaby Embrace”

Melliapis Simple Ring Sling Review

What I love about the Melliapis Simple Sling is the material it is made from.  Its a 100% cotton, super soft, lightweight muslin material.  Which results in a wonderfully soft, very light weight compact sling that is perfect against newborn skin. But what is really magic about this material is that it is deceptively strong. Continue reading “Melliapis Simple Ring Sling Review”

Knots or Buckles?

Something I hear over and over again from parents when investigating slings and carriers is that they feel safer with a buckle than tying a knot.  They are worried with a knot that they might do it wrong while a buckle just clicks in and then its safe and nothing can go wrong. I totallyContinue reading “Knots or Buckles?”

Tula Explore Review

The Tula Explore is the first carrier from Tula that offers the option to forward face your baby! See it explained in detail and in action here;   Key Features of the Tula Explore; It’s width and height can be adjusted through poppers which means this carrier doesn’t need infant inserts. Manufacturer recommends it forContinue reading “Tula Explore Review”

Ergo Baby Embrace Review

The Embrace is the newest carrier from Ergo Baby.  Unlike their other carriers that work best from 2 or 3 months ish right through to 2.5 years… this carrier is designed to really fit that newborn and younger baby stage.  It works really well right from birth and will last you till around 1 yearContinue reading “Ergo Baby Embrace Review”

Which Caboo? Lite, Blend or Organic (2019 updated version!)

Since I compared the Caboo Lite, Plus and Organic back in 2016, Close Parent has revamped all three models with slightly different fabrics.  Much of what I wrote in the original article (which you can read here), is still true! But with a few very small changes!  So here is my new updated comparison, thisContinue reading “Which Caboo? Lite, Blend or Organic (2019 updated version!)”