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Preventing Rashes from Baby Slings

Preventing Rashes from Baby Slings

A baby’s skin is so delicate and sensitive that there are a number of materials that can cause a rash to their skin in a short period of time, including baby slings. Baby slings were introduced as a companion for new mothers to be hands free while holding their babies close, this is commonly called babywearing. Before modern slings were invented, parents would use a number of various items to cradle their baby to their …

Baby Carriers Work… Here’s All of the Reasons Why

The Stroller Set

Before I had my two kids, I had a lot of experience interacting with numerous strangers with babies in malls, on sidewalks,  and in grocery stores.  Most of the parents I recall interacting with were stroller-pushers and most of our interactions consisted of smashed toes, clipped heels, exasperated sighs, and impatient excuse me’s.   Avoiding the ire of stranger is just one of the many reasons that baby carriers work.  They make life easier …


Top Seven Questions About Baby Carriers

Top Seven Questions About Baby Carriers

Scanning my parents’ group message boards, there are certain questions that pop up more frequently than others when moms and dads are discussing which carrier is best for their baby.  Here’s a run-down of the top seven questions and their answers:

1. “Is the BabyBjorn safe?  I heard it wasn’t.  Why?”

Some of what you’ve heard is true for very young infants, birth to eight or twelve weeks.  For the smallest and youngest, the Baby Bjorn …

How Babywearing Makes A Difference: 5 Reasons

How Babywearing Makes A Difference: 5 Reasons

Wearing your baby has benefits too many to list.  But I’ll try.  There are five major areas of your baby’s well-being that can be improved by choosing to carry him at least some of the time, from birth through age two. 

Most significantly, research shows measurable benefits for baby and parents if babywearing is part of the family’s routine in the first six months.  Here are the top five reasons why wearing your baby in a …


Safe Babywearing Practices All Wrapped Up

Safe Babywearing Practices All Wrapped Up

Wearing your baby does a world of good, yes, but it’s no good if the way you carry your little one in a carrier does a world of harm to your back, your neck, or your posture.  It’s also no good to race around wearing baby, doing as much as you can, without a bit of mindful forethought about the types of babywearing task-management that might put baby at risk of discomfort, or even injury. …

Backpacks for Hiking with Baby

Backpacks for Hiking with Baby

Two types of parents take their kids out to experience nature first-hand:

Dyed in the wool hiking types: These are the REI-member parents, the couples who, before having kids, may have met in an outdoorsy setting.
The newly converted nature buffs: These are the parents who want to show their kid the world, want to impress upon their baby the beauty, fragility, and importance of nature.

Whether you’re a 1 or a 2, you need the same type …


Slings Make for Easy Breastfeeding in Public Places

Slings Make for Easy Breastfeeding in Public Places

Most women who have tried to breastfeed and met with any degree of success know that it doesn’t come without difficulties.  These difficulties range from trouble latching, mastering the football hold and other tried and true methods, learning the lingo of nurses or lactation consultants, wrestling with the noisy beast, er…I mean… breast pump, and figuring out how to squeeze in a shower and some sleep. And this is all before you leave the house.  …

Baby Carriers: The Wearable Cure for Colic?

Baby Carriers: The Wearable Cure for Colic?

Trapped gas bubbles after eating, tummy upset, painful bowel movements, and acid reflux are all contributors to the discomfort your inconsolable baby experiences with colic.  As the digestive system matures, colic tends to disappear between 3 and 9 months.  Of the 25% of babies with colic, 90% are free of it by 9 months.  With numerous medicinals, swaddling techniques, and “guaranteed” colic remedies circulating in parent lore, its amazing what a simple baby carrier can …


Kangaroo Care: Baby Carriers for Preemies

Kangaroo Care: Baby Carriers for Preemies

The benefits of carrying our babies close are well known.  But what about preemies?  In the first weeks after a premature birth, parents of preemies are often exhausted from monitoring their baby in the NICU, emotionally spent at the delay in taking their baby home, and scared about the health concerns associated with premature birth.   When your premature baby comes home for good, Kangaroo care – with the right carrier for low birthweight babies – can …

Baby Carriers – A Dad’s Guide

Baby Carriers - A Dad's Guide

When your partner is pregnant, it’s a guy thing to want to do everything you can to lighten the load.  So you cook dinner, fold laundry, massage swollen ankles.  A friend I have has even said he’d go through the pregnancy for his wife, if this was possible. Comforting and pampering your expectant spouse is something you’re probably pretty good at.  If you weren’t, she probably wouldn’t be expecting a foot massage, let alone a …


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    A baby’s skin is so delicate and sensitive that there are a number of materials that can cause a rash to their skin in a short period of time, including baby slings. Baby slings were introduced as a companion for new mothers to be hands free while holding their babies …

    Baby Carriers Work… Here’s All of the Reasons Why

    The Stroller Set

    Before I had my two kids, I had a lot of experience interacting with numerous strangers with babies in malls, on sidewalks,  and in grocery stores.  Most of the parents I recall interacting with were stroller-pushers and most of our interactions consisted of smashed toes, clipped heels, exasperated …

    Top Seven Questions About Baby Carriers

    Scanning my parents’ group message boards, there are certain questions that pop up more frequently than others when moms and dads are discussing which carrier is best for their baby.  Here’s a run-down of the top seven questions and their answers:

    1. “Is the BabyBjorn safe?  I heard it wasn’t.  Why?”

    Some …


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