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Forum: Mental Health   06-11-2012, 04:17 PM
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Posted By svea
Hey everyone,   I'm doing a MA in Clinical...

Hey everyone,
 
I'm doing a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in maternal health. Currently I'm doing research into swaddling -- why some parents do and some parents don't. If...
Forum: Life With a Baby   06-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By svea
Hi everyone,   I'm a full-time mom and...

Hi everyone,
 
I'm a full-time mom and full-time student (not sure how that works out!), and I'm doing research on swaddling practices. Like most practices in the traditionally female domain, it's...
Forum: Babywearing   02-04-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By svea
I really love the idea of a documentary about...

I really love the idea of a documentary about AP. What's really fascinating to me, though, is your experience with being an AP mama in the army. Maybe that could be a secondary focus for the...
Forum: California, Nevada   01-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By svea
Hey everyone,   I just moved to SF with my...

Hey everyone,
 
I just moved to SF with my husband and our 10 month-old. I've found the city very friendly and fun -- but I have yet to figure out where to meet the moms: most of the caregivers on...
Forum: Babywearing   12-23-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By svea
A ring sling might be cooler... Plus, it's OK to...

A ring sling might be cooler... Plus, it's OK to dress your baby a little less warmly than you would if he/she were in a stroller. People never seem to understand how much body heat babies get when...
Forum: Babywearing   12-16-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By svea
:)   Just as a side note -- I've found...

:)
 
Just as a side note -- I've found babywearing has helped my posture sooo much. Espec with the ring-sling, I have to stand up straight and use my shoulders for him to be able to sit + balance...
Forum: Babywearing   12-16-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By svea
I agree with other posters -- I would stay away...

I agree with other posters -- I would stay away from the Bjorn, front-facing carries in the Moby, and anything that doesn't allow the hips to be in a relaxed position (I think of the best way to...
Forum: Babywearing   12-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,524
Posted By svea
My husband (DH? I'm new here) wears the baby. I...

My husband (DH? I'm new here) wears the baby. I think he likes it -- we have a couple of strollers and he finds it easier than using them. We started with a Moby, tried out some SSCs and then ended...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By svea
Ugh. As someone very much familiar with Batshit...

Ugh. As someone very much familiar with Batshit Crazy Ex's, I totally commiserate. :-S
 
The thing that stands out to me (and I was thinking about your post as I gave my 9 month old a bath!) is...
Forum: Babywearing   12-05-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By svea
Agreed. I always feel like superwoman when I...

Agreed. I always feel like superwoman when I nurse in the ring sling. Especially when I'm walking down the street and half the people look amazed, the other half scandalized. It's the babywearing...
Forum: Babywearing   12-05-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By svea
Hey!   As Cat says, I can imagine 2 possible...

Hey!
 
As Cat says, I can imagine 2 possible scenarios. If it's the first scenario, where the fabric is getting loose, here are some things that help me when that happens:
1. Sometimes when the...
Forum: Babywearing   12-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By svea
Your post brought back so many memories! My babe...

Your post brought back so many memories! My babe is 9 mos now but we carried him in the Moby for the first few. We stopped because he was no longer submitting to being held facing in. He wanted to...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-11-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By svea
Sending you hugs!   Your mom sounds whack....

Sending you hugs!
 
Your mom sounds whack. I'm sorry she's keeping your sister from you. I semi-raised my sister, too, and I love her more than anything in the world. I would go to the ends of the...
Forum: Babywearing   11-06-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,626
Posted By svea
Just a personal anecdote about this: I don't...

Just a personal anecdote about this: I don't know much about the potential for hip/back development problems (and of COURSE that's something to be investigated when it comes to a baby carrier!), but...
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