The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires baby carriers sold in the United States to be tested for both product safety and required warning labels in order to meet federal safety regulations.
Here are the passing test results for our Girasol Rainbow Love woven wrap from a CPSC-approved, third-party laboratory in May 2023:
Talk to any veteran babywearers and you’ll likely hear about Girasol wraps – they’ve been sold for 30 years and thousands of families have love keeping wrapped up together in them. I’m one of them!
I love selling Girasol wraps to my customers because they are light but strong, easy for new wrappers to use, comfortable for wrapping a newborn all the way through toddlerhood.
There are other woven wrap brands that are lovely, too, but Girasol has a special place in my heart because:
handwoven by artisans in Guatemala
the prettiest colors and rainbows
And they can weave exclusive designs for my store. Basically that means they take my own personal visions and turn them into woven reality!
But FUN NEWS: recently I worked with Girasol to design a new instruction manual for them using my pictures and instructions, which my husband helped me work on to make them the best darn woven wrap instructions out there.
Those manuals are now officially going out with each Girasol baby wrap. If you get one, drop me a note to tell me if it’s helpful!
Concurrent with the new manuals, each of the Girasol weaves just got laboratory testing done and has passed federally mandated safety standards for baby carriers in the United States (ASTM F2907).
So there are more reasons than ever to get whichever one of my exclusive Girasol designs has caught your eye:
It is incredible to think that the first few months of your baby’s life can be so influential when it comes to their future oral health.
A 2018 study by Queensland University of Technology researchers found, for instance, that a newborn baby’s saliva combines with breastmilk to release antibacterial compounds like hydrogen peroxide. These compounds help determine the microbiota (bacterial communities) that live in babies’ mouths, boosting innate immunity.
The results showed that breastmilk, when combined with the newborn’s saliva, inhibits the growth of microorganisms immediately and for up to 24 hours. This was the case for both harmful microorganisms and those which were normally in a baby’s mouth.
Saltwater Double Hammock Carry is just a fancy finish you can add to your DHC. And if you already know how to do Double Hammock Carry, adding a Saltwater Finish will be the easy part. Otherwise, follow this DHC tutorial and then come back here for the fancy finish!
So, are you ready to learn a Saltwater Finish and fancy up your Double Hammock Carry?
The way you make a seat in a back carry is essentially the same way you make a seat in a front carry. There just happen to be different techniques for doing it on your back. I’ll show you what they are:
As a babywearing mom and connected parent, you can easily homeschool kids. Let me explain:
Any good mom is homeschooling before she sends her kids to school, whether she has thought about it that way or not.
You are speaking to, singing to, and playing with your baby.
You are exposing them to colors and shapes and sounds and textures. ‘
You take them on walks and to parks, and shopping and the zoo.
You spend time at the library reading, or pulling books off shelves, or doing baby/toddler library activities.
You point out birds and airplanes overhead. You take them to the beach and help them put their toes in the sand, and in the water.
They get older. You teach them to look both ways and hold your hand before crossing the street.
You still take them to the zoo and the park and the beach and the store. You show them how to choose apples that aren’t bruised. You teach them the names of all the different animals and where in the world they are from.
You read more books. You play hide and seek. You get them art supplies and do crafts or puzzles together. You bake cookies.
All of that is homeschooling.
It is age appropriate exploration. It is child led pursuits and a deepening understanding of the world.
If you do some of those things with your little kid, I can help show you how you can easily homeschool kids by continuing to do these kinds of things as your child gets older year by year and end up with a well educated child who hasn’t had their love of learning dulled and is set up to be able to follow their own dreams as an adult.
Would you be interested? Want to know how this could be possible?
There’s plenty of information about wrapping. So much, in fact, that it may be hard for the woven wrap newbie to know where to start. Especially with the specialized wrap lingo. OMG, have you seen the wrap lingo???
The distinctive look of Poppins Carry makes it a favorite for pretty wrap photo shoots, while the double layer of support over baby and the ability to pop baby in and out of it without untying make it a convenient choice for an easy carry on the front or hip.
This is a great way to have a fast poppable carry but with more support so you stay comfortable in this single shoulder carry than you would with a ring sling.
Because it’s so pretty, the “Poppins Finish” is often incorporated into other carries as well: