Tandem Babywearing is not just for twin moms – any parent trying to keep up with a toddler while caring for a newborn will appreciate being able to wear a newborn and a toddler at the same time.
Did you know you can use a size 2 or 3 woven wrap as a ring sling with OR WITHOUT sling rings?
While a ring sling is a one-trick-pony, a short woven wrap can do the same job as a ring sling OR be used for other wrap carries. Versatility for the win!
I’ll show you how to use your wrap as a ring sling:
- as a ring sling with a slipknot
- with rings that are not sewn in
- or with NO KNOT and NO RINGS
You don’t have to own a wrap to try out wrapping your baby because you can try babywearing with a bedsheet.
If you want to try it before you invest in a wrap, here’s how you can do that using a regular old sheet that you already own.Read More
Front Reinforced Torso Sling (FRTS) is a short wrap carry – try it with a wrap that is 1 or 2 sizes shorter than your Base Size (scroll down to see how to find your base size woven wrap).
This carry ties at the shoulder with a slipknot, which means it’s very adjustable and THAT means it is great for breastfeeding 🙂Read More
Guest post by Jennifer Ali
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.
The study is just one of many that show that breastfeeding can help promote better oral health in babies.Read More
Hello, friends! Today I wanted to talk about something that I get asked about regularly, and that is plus size wrapping.
I don’t ever want a mom or dad to feel that they cannot be a beautiful, skilled, comfortable wrapper because of the size or shape of their body!
There are 2 important facts I want to share:
1. Woven wraps come in aaalllll sizes. So, yes, you can get a wrap to fit you just as well as anyone else. Sometimes the larger sizes are harder to find but I’m going to give you a tip for that below.
2. Plus size parents can use shorter wraps, too. You don’t HAVE to get a long one to make it work.
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?Read More
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:Read More
Size 2 is a very short wrap. It’s great for very short carries. But most people want a longer wrap for more versatility.
However, a size 2 woven wrap may be more versatile than you think!Read More
I was set to release my extensive woven wrapping course for $97 on 30 March totally oblivious to the fact that corona virus was planning to hit the US in a big way just prior to my release date . . .Read More
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?
So you’re a wrapping mom and you LOVE the convenience of ditching the stroller and going hands free.
Whether it’s shopping or making dinner, going for walks or running your business, having your baby wrapped up next to your heart lets you get on with life!Read More
If you already love wrapping your baby but want to learn more wrap carries and new ways to use your wrap, I’ve got you covered!Read More
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???
Okay, I’m going lingo free.Read More
9th Halloween Contest for Babywearing Costumes!
Time to get creative and come up with a stellar babywearing costume for you and your baby this year!
GRAND PRIZE: WOVEN WRAP!
I’ve been giving away a woven wrap to the costume contest winner for 9 years since my first babywearing costume contest in 2011 and I’d love for you to be the next winner!
To enter, all you have to do is share a picture of your costume anytime in October (or November 1st) in a comment on one of my Facebook posts calling for costume submissions such as RIGHT HERE. Read More
What’s the difference between Front Cross Carry (FCC) & Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)?
Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) is the first carry most people learn. Read More
All my exclusive Girasol wraps – and all of the wraps that Girasol makes – are fair trade items and their manufacture supports amazing skilled artisans.
Here’s what Girasol says about their production with partners in Guatemala:
“GIRASOL stands for more than 30 years of experience in fair trade trade with partners in Guatemala and Mexico. This means that our relations are based on dependable terms of business. The most important part is that we pay our partners always in advance and that they can count on an assured income – also in difficult times.
“Furthermore, it is important to us that above all our partners in Guatemala where an intricate net of people is involved in the production of or wraps and carriers are able to work as independently as possible and are included in all questions regarding the production. Hence we try, for example, to do without plastic parts for the MySol as far as possible parts since these cannot be procured in Guatemala.” Read More
What is GSM? What does it have to do with woven wraps. I was asked to talk about GSM and woven wrap weight, which I do in the video just below.
I made this to complement a wrap training I did a few years ago. I now have an even better training and you can watch my Wrap With Confidence Workshop for beginner wrappers in my free FB group Wrap Club. Read More