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Forum: Learning at School   05-17-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Carrruth
My son is starting kindergarten this year, and I...

My son is starting kindergarten this year, and I am very nervous.  In a perfect world I would send him to an alternative kind of school, or home school, but I just don't see that as an option right...
Forum: Craft Workshops   01-26-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,607
Posted By Carrruth
After a lot of searching, I found this link that...

After a lot of searching, I found this link that has directions to make round car seat ponchos.  I followed it to make ponchos for my kids and it was super fast and easy.  Thought I'd share.
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   01-25-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,619
Posted By Carrruth
My son is only 5 and he has had no problems! ...

My son is only 5 and he has had no problems!  :)  I could not be happier about our choice to leave him intact!
Forum: Babywearing   01-14-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Carrruth
Unfortunately, no carrier is guaranteed to work...

Unfortunately, no carrier is guaranteed to work since everyone and every baby is different.  But SSC like the Ergo are simple to use and have the lowest learning curve to them.  Personally, the Ergo...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-27-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Carrruth
Co-sleep!  I love co-sleeping with my kids and...

Co-sleep!  I love co-sleeping with my kids and know it will be just a short time in their lives that I get to enjoy it!  As long as you and baby sleep well together, I would still do it.  Night...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-27-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Carrruth
I just read this interesting blog post...

I just read this interesting blog post (http://parentingredefined.blogspot.com/2010/12/letters-from-baby-please-dont-let-me.html) about CIO from a baby's point of view and thought I'd share.  It's...
Forum: Babywearing   10-08-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Carrruth
Honestly, pouches are really hard to fit...

Honestly, pouches are really hard to fit properly. Our local babywearing group has even decided to stop carrying them since it is so difficult. Ring slings are much easier to get the correct fit...
Forum: Babywearing   10-08-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By Carrruth
The Oh Snap might be a good one to look at since...

The Oh Snap might be a good one to look at since it's a toddler carrier. It should definitely last you until you are done babywearing. There are lots of other great SSC out there, but the Oh Snap...
Forum: Babywearing   10-08-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,209
Posted By Carrruth
I think AngelPacks are great. They are a bit...

I think AngelPacks are great. They are a bit narrower than some carriers, but that can be nice too. They are taller than an Ergo, which I like a lot better for back carries. It's not that your kid...
Forum: Babywearing   10-05-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Carrruth
This was taken directly from the BCIA homepage: ...

This was taken directly from the BCIA homepage:

Quote:
Our immediate task is to complete our work with the ASTM to establish a voluntary standard for sling-style carriers. This standard is...
Forum: Babywearing   10-05-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Carrruth
And this is exactly what the BCIA didn't want to...

And this is exactly what the BCIA didn't want to happen. They are planning to fight each battle individually on a case by case basis and didn't want it too look like a bunch of crazy babywearers...
Forum: Babywearing   10-04-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Carrruth
This was posted by The Babywearer: Quote: ...

This was posted by The Babywearer:

Quote:
Dear Babywearing Enthusiast:

It is time to BRACE YOURSELF!

A recall of a major baby carrier is being forced through this week. We want you to...
Forum: Babywearing   10-02-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,590
Posted By Carrruth
Most SSC can be used for a long time and will...

Most SSC can be used for a long time and will get you through the toddler years, unless you have a very large child or plan to wear after 35lbs. An Action Baby Carrier is included in that and I know...
Forum: Babywearing   10-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,622
Posted By Carrruth
If you haven't already, everyone should check...

If you haven't already, everyone should check out the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (http://babycarrierindustryalliance.memberlodge.org/). The CPSC is currently targeting slings, but the wording...
Forum: Babywearing   09-24-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,977
Posted By Carrruth
There are a TON of great brands! Unfortunately,...

There are a TON of great brands! Unfortunately, everyone is different and what works great for one person might not work well for another. I feel like this is more true with ring slings than with...
Forum: Babywearing   09-23-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carrruth
I am not sure, but I think my friend had one of...

I am not sure, but I think my friend had one of these and ended up getting a Moby because The Ultimate Baby Wrap was way to stretchy. I can't remember for sure, but I am pretty sure it was the same...
Forum: Babywearing   09-20-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Carrruth
Bobas are great, but designed specifically for...

Bobas are great, but designed specifically for babies 6+ months, so is the Oh Snap. Those are both considered "toddler" carriers, though you can use them with older babies too. At 3 months, those...
Forum: Babywearing   09-20-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Carrruth
He should be big enough for a SSC if you are...

He should be big enough for a SSC if you are interested in one. I love AngelPacks and they aren't as big and overwhelming on younger babies like some can be. There are tons of great SSC out there...
Forum: Babywearing   09-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By Carrruth
A stretch wrap is my favorite and a two shoulder...

A stretch wrap is my favorite and a two shoulder carrier, but not a "one motion" on/off kind of thing. If you don't think you have patience for wrapping, there are some soft structured carriers (aka...
Forum: Babywearing   09-20-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By Carrruth
Definitely keep an eye on it and see if it...

Definitely keep an eye on it and see if it happens again, but positional asphyxia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positional_asphyxia) in a baby carrier is usually only something you have to worry...
Forum: Babywearing   09-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Carrruth
I wore my DD on my front forever! Can you cross...

I wore my DD on my front forever! Can you cross the straps in back on a Ergo instead of using the chest clip? I find them crossed to be a lot more comfortable. Try that and see if it helps at all.
Forum: Babywearing   09-14-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Posted By Carrruth
So glad you are enjoying wearing you LO!!! ...

So glad you are enjoying wearing you LO!!!

The Boba is designed for older babies/toddler 6 months and up. So that would not be a good carrier for you at this point. The Ergo might work, although...
Forum: Babywearing   09-11-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Carrruth
Wraps, especially stretch wraps, are great for...

Wraps, especially stretch wraps, are great for that size/age. You will probably have to take your LO out to nurse, but you can do that while leaving the wrap on and just re-tightening as needed...
Forum: Babywearing   09-02-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,720
Posted By Carrruth
Ditto on the suggestions. The carriers you have...

Ditto on the suggestions. The carriers you have are not suited for back carries. And although Moby's say you can do back carries with them, they are VERY dangerous and stretch wraps should never be...
Forum: Babywearing   09-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Carrruth
I have had and used lots of carriers and like...

I have had and used lots of carriers and like different ones for different things. But once my little one was older, I pretty much mainly used my SSC. So you can definitely get by with just one,...
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