7 Reasons I Love Ring Slings For Babywearing

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I've been a babywearing mama for 5 years now and have run the gamut on choices. I've used many brands and styles and still, most days, I reach for my ring slings first. Here's why ... Ring slings are versatile. From newborn to toddler to preschooler, ring slings fit the bill because they're completely adjustable. With a tug of the tail you can snuggle up a baby or hip carry … [Read more...]

3 Moms Rocking the Babywearing World

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As I write I'm fully immersed in the awesomeness of motherhood. Sounds a little sappy, right? But it's true! I'm watching Call the Midwife (absolutely love and adore this show), prepping my living room for a babywearing gathering I'm hosting tomorrow, and perusing three of my favorite mamas small biz shops. Back in Call the Midwife days it looks like "babywearing" probably … [Read more...]

What Exactly is Attachment Parenting?

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When a woman becomes pregnant and jumps into the world of babies, she will probably stumble into the world or at least hear a lot about "attachment parenting" from friends, family and online. If this is your first time on the baby block, you may have no idea what attachment parenting actually means. To help explain this part of the parenting world, we turned to our expert … [Read more...]

Lillebaby All Seasons Complete Carrier Flash Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congrats to our winners -  Alli Lou and her friend Rebecca Mattingly It is Day 2 of our International Babywearing Week celebration! We have another flash giveaway to celebrate. On Monday, Gretchen shared a post about babywearing, what this week means and named a few of her favorite carriers. Today we are giving away another one of those carriers – the … [Read more...]

International Babywearing Week 2014

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Guess what mamas and papas - this week kicks off International Babywearing Week! What is babywearing? I'm glad you asked ... It's the practice of carrying and connecting with a child throughout daily activities with them wrapped or strapped to a parent or caregiver. It brings them to eye level and gives them the opportunity to be soothed by your voice and heartbeat. One … [Read more...]

Babywearing Twins for the Non-Babywearing Mom

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I love babywearing, but I’m not really a babywearer. See, I tend to subscribe to the MacGyver school of parenting. A little gum, a little duct tape, a couple bobby pins, whatever you got on you to get the job done. As a “MacGyver Parent,” I’m a little vegan, a little carnivorous, a little homemade, a little processed, a little cry-it-out, a little co-sleep, and lots of … [Read more...]

Toddler Wearing With A Toddler Tula Carrier

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I have a 1.5 year old and a 3.5 year old and we're heading on a trip to London, my busy hometown where I'd prefer not to push a stroller around when I cram us all on a train or bus. We have loved many different carriers over time, and gotten a lot of use out of our Ergobaby, but I felt it was time for a larger carrier. Carrying a child is especially more comfortable for both … [Read more...]

Ring Slings | A Shopping Guide

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In the world of babywearing there are many, many (MANY) options. Over my babywearing days I've played around, fallen in love and found some sturdy favorites that have served my babies and I well. Today, I'm excited to share some favorites from the ring sling genre of babywearing. Ring slings are a very simple form of babywearing. They consist of one, long piece of fabric and … [Read more...]

lillebaby COMPLETE! Baby Carrier Review

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To say that babywearing has made my life easier is an understatement. Especially once my son hit the toddling and then running stage. With two kids I can only go so many directions, and having one on my back is a life saver. Enter the lillebaby COMPLETE! ...   Yep, a day at the market is 100 times more enjoyable with my 20 month old on my back. He enjoys … [Read more...]

Babywearing International- Here To Help!

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Wearing your baby in a carrier can be scary when you're new to it- will the baby fall out? Are they in pain? Will it hurt my back? No matter whether it's your first or fourth child, if you've never worn a baby before, you might want more help than just looking on the internet. Enter Babywearing International, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing … [Read more...]

Wearing A Toddler On Your Back In A Baby Carrier

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When I had my first child, we chose the ErgoBaby carrier because of it's comfort and the fact that baby could be worn on our front, our back and our hip. By the time my second baby was born, I knew I needed more- I now had a two year old and a newborn. I needed to be hands free as much as possible and fast. After using my ErgoBaby on my back quite a lot while pregnant, I … [Read more...]

ErgoBaby 360 Carrier Sneak Peek Video

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ERGObaby is blowing up the online world with the introduction of their 360 carrier. For the first time, ERGObaby has designed a carrier that allows parents to carry baby either forward facing or inward facing. The popular carrier company is known for their fabulous inward facing carriers that promote a healthy, ergonomic carry but this is the first time that they have turned … [Read more...]

Beautiful Babywearing Photos

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Happy International Babywearing Week 2013! As you know, we at Baby Gizmo love baby carriers, and earlier this week Hollie showed you the ERGObaby Galaxy Grey Carrier. In honor of this special week, we have rounded up some beautiful photos of babywearing across the world, by moms, dads, and children. Enjoy … [Read more...]

ERGObaby Galaxy Grey Baby Carrier Review

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When I saw the Galaxy Grey ERGObaby baby carrier a couple of weeks ago during the giveaway for our YouTube Celebration, I fell in love. Even though this is one of Ergo's most popular carriers, I don't think enough people really know about it. I decided that I had to show you this gorgeous, but subtle, baby carrier up close. Things just don't always look the same when they're … [Read more...]

DIY Babywearing Halloween Costumes

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Yesterday we brought you pregnancy Halloween costume ideas, and today we're sharing ideas for those that want to wear their baby! The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of our favorites-  enjoy! How adorable do Alyson Hannigan and her baby look as a mommy and baby kangaroo? We often call babies our "little monkey" and one mom made that true. A monkey in a … [Read more...]