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Freedom Together: The Mothering Mavens Test the Boba 3G Carrier

We know that Mothering.com moms love babywearing, so we were thrilled when we got the chance to partner with Boba to share their Carrier 3G with our community and our Mothering Mavens.  To read more about how you can join the Mothering Mavens, our private product review program, click here!   The partnership brought together 14 Mothering Mavens, each with a baby between the ages of 4 months and 2 years, in a small private focus group.  Each Maven got to pick out a brand new Boba 3G Carrier that she could test and keep and was asked to share her thoughts.... read more

Supporting Babies as They Grow: The Benefits of Babywearing

brought to us by Mothering sponsor Boba   Thoughtful Design Bests Babywearing Challenges It’s no secret that babywearing is the most natural choice for baby’s physical, emotional, and social development—but that doesn’t mean it always comes naturally. When choosing a baby carrier, it’s important to understand what growing babies need and how you can best support them.    Unfortunately, some baby carrier manufacturers have not thought through babies physiological development, and their poor designs can have unintended consequences. Luckily, carriers like... read more

Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family

Summertime goes by too fast, so we've selected some of our favorite new warm weather products to help you stay cool, travel safer and have more fun while it lasts! Check out these 10 awesome items you won't want to miss.        S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle   This stylish water bottle will keep your drinks icy cold or nice and hot for hours. The construction is heavy duty and the unique cap is a serious improvement on typical stainless steel drinking bottles. Holds up well to bumps and... 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

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

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

Overnight Diapering

Every time I try to use cloth for overnight for my 6 month old son, he gets a yeast infection rash. I use prefolds with snappies, bummies whisper wraps, and a stay-dry doubler made of fleece and terry cloth at night. I always end up putting him back in disposables at night because after about 2 nights, he ends up with a bad rash. What is a good overnight system? There are two things that come to mind when I read your question.  First, that the rash only happens at night tells me that it is possibly not yeast.  Yeast would be living in the diapers all the time and... read more

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

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