Self Confidence and Baby Carriers and why “easier” isn’t always best

Self Confidence, or lack thereof, can be the biggest barrier to carrying.  So often parents are worried.  Worried they won’t do it right.  Worried they will make a mistake.  Worried because they are tired and exhausted and learning so many things and this is another thing to learn.  Worried because the first time they tried itContinue reading “Self Confidence and Baby Carriers and why “easier” isn’t always best”

How to support your baby’s head and neck in a Stretchy Wrap

Stretchy wraps are amazing. They are super soft, snuggly and one of the best options for a newborn. However, often parents are worried that they don’t give baby enough head support or are worried about how they are ment to support baby’s head and neck. Instead parents often find themselves needing to hold baby’s head,Continue reading “How to support your baby’s head and neck in a Stretchy Wrap”

BundleBean Babywearing Cover Review

The BundleBean babywearing cover is one of those rare products that truly are UNIVERSAL. Many things claim to work with everything else and then in reality are all a bit hit and miss. But not so for the BundleBean cover. It truly is 100% waterproof, and it truly fits every carrier and every sling I’veContinue reading “BundleBean Babywearing Cover Review”

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”

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.”

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”

What Can I do with a Stretchy Wrap?

Stretchy wraps are amazing.  They are super soft, snuggly and one of the best options for a newborn.  They are amazingly versatile.  They fit all body shapes and sizes because you tie them to yourself and when you find the right carry will work for all newborns because you can adapt them to fit however babyContinue reading “What Can I do with a Stretchy Wrap?”

What’s the difference between a One-way and a Two-way Stretchy Wrap?

While all stretchy wrap are long pieces of stretchy material, individual brands can be quite different to one another.  And one of the most striking differences can be in HOW these wraps stretch.  In particular there are two main flavours – One-way and Two-way stretchy wrap.  But what does this mean?  What is the difference?Continue reading “What’s the difference between a One-way and a Two-way Stretchy Wrap?”

Legs in or Legs out when carrying a baby in a Stretchy wrap?

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 andContinue reading “Legs in or Legs out when carrying a baby in a Stretchy wrap?”

FAQ – How do I wash my carrier?

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 thoseContinue reading “FAQ – How do I wash my carrier?”