Best Natural Baby Gifts for Baby Shower or Christmas

7 Best Natural Baby Gifts on Amazon

Top Natural Baby Gifts and Toys on Amazon Christmas 2018

Natural baby gifts are always appreciated by new moms and by babies, too. If mom already has a fair trade woven baby wrap, here are some fun natural baby gifts she is sure to appreciate!

I tend towards baby minimalism. But when I do get a natural baby toy, it better be aesthetic, quiet (no electronics, please), and get a lot of use or it’s got to go!

Get Away from Electronic Toys with this Natural Wood Clutching Toy

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Babywearing Science – 23 Evidence Based Benefits

Babywearing: What the Science Says

Evidence Based Babywearing Benefits

Babywearing Science – If you are curious about wearing your baby, now is the perfect time to get educated on the topic. You see, the first week of October is a nine-day babywearing celebration, mothers from all over the world are taking the time to advocate for the use of slings, wraps, and carriers.

While anecdotal evidence about the practical benefits of wearing babies is both abundant and accessible, it can feel like a challenge to unearth studies that provide hard facts as to whether or not babywearing offers any developmental or health advantages.

As it turns out, though, there is plenty of evidence! You just need to know where to look and be prepared to go beyond the limited number of specific babywearing studies. In actual fact, there are plenty of scientific studies that measure the effects (on mothers and babies) of things like touch stimulation, close physical contact, holding infants upright, and skin-to-skin contact – all things that are naturally promoted when babywearing. Read More

Woven Wrap Passes – Anatomy of a Back Carry

Woven Wrap Passes for Back Carries

There are so many wrap carries but they are made up of combinations of a few standard woven wrap passes.

Understanding woven wrap passes offers you these benefits:

  • it’s easier to remember different carries
  • you can customize carries to solve difficulties
  • you can invent new carries to suit your needs
  • your carries will be more comfortable

So here’s a primer on the different wrap passes that make up nearly every back carry: Read More

Breastfeeding Front Cross Carry How-to

Why a breastfeeding Front Cross Carry? This carry is easy to adjust into a nursing position and then back again when baby is done.

Nursing in your wrap is about the handiest thing you’ll ever learn – or rather, the most hands-free thing you can learn!

It’s the most convenient way to breastfeed your baby when you’re out and about or when you have other things to do or kids to take care of!

In this video tutorial, Kristy shows how she wraps her baby in Front Cross Carry (FCC) and then lowers baby to breastfeed in Front Cross Carry in an upright position: Read More

Side Gigs and the Single Parent

Side Gigs and the Single Parent

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As a single parent, money is always on your mind. Even if you’re earning a comfortable income now, as the sole provider you can’t help but worry about what would happen if you lost your job. Whether you need extra cash to make ends meet today or a back-up plan for peace of mind, a side gig is a great way to increase your family’s financial security. Read More

Rucksack TAS is Cool for Summer Babywearing

Rucksack TAS (tied at shoulder)

If you’re wrapping but want to keep from overheating this Summer, then Rucksack TAS (tied at shoulder) is your best bet for staying cool while wrapping up!

  1. Back carries feel cooler than front carries. Chest to chest is just HOT!
  2. Rucksack is a single layer carry over baby, and with no passes crossing over your chest.
  3. When you do this shorter Rucksack variation that ties at the shoulder, that means you avoid having the wrap around your waist at all.

You can do Rucksack TAS with a short wrap up to 3 sizes shorter than your base size. Here’s how to do it: Read More

Too Hot to Wear? A Thin Wrap for Summer Babywearing

 

Best Baby Carrier for Hot Weather

The best baby carrier for Summer is one that will keep you comfortable in the heat.

You’ve been babywearing for months and you’re not willing to give it up:

Your baby calms immediately once wrapped.

You love the freedom it gives you to get things done.

But suddenly . . . Baby, it’s HOT outside!

Keep Wrapping Comfortably Throughout the Summer Months

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Poppins Carry with a Woven Wrap

All About Poppins Carry for #WrapLingoWednesday

Wrap Lingo Wednesday
definition and origin of Poppins Carry

Poppins Carry <noun> a hip carry that surfaced in 2007 when Louise shared pictures of her new wrap in her favorite hip carry. While the wrap was nice, everyone wanted to know what that carry was and how she did it!

Not surprising because Poppins Carry is very distinctive and doesn’t look like any other carry. Read More

5 Tips for Babywearing Breastfeeding

5 Tips for Babywearing Breastfeeding in Your Baby Wrap

Babywearing Breastfeeding Tip #1
Learn to Nurse & Learn to Wrap

For successful babywearing breastfeeding, first establish a successful breastfeeding relationship. Learning to nurse in your carrier is a complication that need not be added until you and your baby have found a comfortable and workable breastfeeding routine. After all, this is a matter of your baby’s health and well being. So give yourself some time to get that going well before you add babywearing into the equation. Read More