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Babywearing Hike Celebrates International Babywearing Week

In celebration of the third annual International Babywearing Week, Boulder based company Belle Baby Carriers organized a ‘Babywearing Hike’ for local families on Thursday October 13th.  About 20 moms along with their babies, kids, and even doggies came out to partake in the fun. A Denver TV news station also came up & featured the event. Carriers of all shapes and sizes were represented on this beautiful Fall day. Belle’s goal was two-fold: to bring like-minded parents together for some some outdoor fun, and to also focus the community’s attention on the... read more

Babywearing Basics

By Peggy O'Mara Founder, Mothering.com   What do Miyam Bialk, Brad Pitt, Brooke Shields, Gwen Stefani, and Rachel Weisz have in common? They wear their babies. Babywearing means carrying your baby or child in a wraparound sling, ring sling, pouch sling, mei tai, soft structured carrier or structured carrier. A baby carrier can be as simple as a long piece of cloth or as sophisticated as a Gucci or Louis Vuitton.   Babywearing is a necessity for women all over the world who carry their babies while they work and do domestic tasks. This practice has been around... read more

In Defense of the Pouch Sling – A Cherished Tradition in Jeopardy

Thank you to Holly Nelson from Chic Papoose for this guest post. Please download the Chic Papoose safety card for instructions on safe pouch wearing. Holly and Her Daughter Babies are born to be held. There’s no way around it. It is one of the most treasured and memorable elements of life with a new baby. Once grown, what parent doesn’t yearn for that whole-body hug from your child’s baby-self, just one more time; the profound weight of their entire being resting in your arms, the smell of their head, the soft pulse of their heartbeat.... read more

Winners of the Twitter Party Prizes!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our first Twitter Party (#mmag), what a turnout!! Here is a list of winners for tonight’s prizes. Congrats!! Please write me at webeditor [at}mothering.com to claim your prize. Thanks to our generous sponsors for donating these gifts!!! A transcript is coming soon so check back! * A Moby Wrap ‘tattoo’ wrap that says ‘wrapped with love’ – @offbeatbelle * A Chic Papoose, Britney style sling – @Jess61985 * An Organic Sleepy Wrap, style of winner’s choice – @wordofmousebook * A Classic Sleepy Wrap, style of... read more

Babywearing - Video Section - Sling Safety

Sling Safety Important Safety Tips from Wrapsody     Slide 1 of 3   read more

Babywearing - Video Section - Pouch Sling

Pouch Sling How-to Use a Pouch Sling from Gorgeous Baby Wraps | Ring Slings | Soft-Structured Carriers | Pouches | Safety | Fun Slide 10 of 13   read more

Babywearing - Video Section - Threading a Ring Sling

Ring Sling How-to Thread and Wear a Ring Sling from Lady Bugz Slings Wraps | Ring Slings | Soft-Structured Carriers | Pouches | Safety | Fun Slide 5 of 13   read more

Babywearing - Video Section - Stretch Wrap Newborn Cradle Position

Stretch Wrap Sling How-to Wear a Newborn in a Cradle Position in a Sleepy Wrap Sling from Sleepy Wrap Wraps | Ring Slings | Soft-Structured Carriers | Pouches | Safety | Fun Slide 2 of 13   read more

Babywearing - Video Section - Soft-Structured Carrier - Ergo

Soft-Structured Carrier How-to Wear an Ergo Soft-Structured Carrier from SoBeBabies Wraps | Ring Slings | Soft-Structured Carriers | Pouches | Safety | Fun Slide 8 of 13   read more

Babywearing - Video Section - Stretch Wrap Upright Position

Stretch Wrap Sling How-to Wear a Newborn in an Upright Position in a Sleepy Wrap Sling from Sleepy Wrap Wraps | Ring Slings | Soft-Structured Carriers | Pouches | Safety | Fun Slide 3 of 13   read more

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