Using your Baby Carrier as a Tool for Kangaroo Care

This post will discuss the benefits of kangaroo care, how to use your carrier as a tool for kangaroo care, and types of baby carriers that work especially well for kangaroo care.

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Fall Babywearing: Staying Warm in Chilly Weather

Fall is the absolute best season for babywearing!  The weather is crisp and cool.  There are forest hikes to take, shopping trips to do, and fun visits with friends and family.  Babywearing makes it easy to keep your baby cozy and warm on chilly days and keeps baby close to you where you can talk…

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Fall Babywearing: Loving your Stretchy Wrap for Fall Outings and Family Visits!

It’s finally fall!  The weather is cooler and the air is crisp!  There are pumpkin patches to visit, forest trails to hike, shopping trips to do, and fun family dinners to attend!  Your stretchy wrap (Moby, Boba, Solly, etc) can be a wonderful tool for getting out and enjoying the fall with your baby! A…

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Why Visiting a Babywearing Group or Educator Beats a YouTube Video Any Day

Alright guys, I’ve got to tell you a secret.  Visiting your local group, taking a class, or buying a consult from your local babywearing educator beats watching a YouTube video any day.  It’s the number one thing I hear when I teach classes: “I keep playing the video, hitting pause, and then trying the steps,…

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Tips for Enjoying (Not Just Surviving) Long Haul Flights with Kids!

Flying with your kids can be so fun!  Yes, it’s hard, but taking care of kids is hard no matter where you are.  If you have the opportunity to travel with your children, take it!  There’s a big world out there and there are so many incredible experiences we can give our children when we…

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My Favorite Baby Carrier (and Carry) for Air Travel

Hands down, my favorite carrier to bring on a long flight is a woven wrap!  I love that one length of fabric can do any front, back, or hip carry I want.  It also can double as a blanket, a burp rag, an arm rest cushion, a pillow, etc.  It’s a wonderful all purpose baby…

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Kangaroo Care Basics

What is Kangaroo Care?   •Kangaroo Care means holding a diaper clad newborn bare chest to bare chest, with baby in an upright positioning, and baby’s head close enough to easily kiss. •Kangaroo care can be done sitting with baby in a recliner, in a bed propped up on pillows, or while holding baby in…

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Including Older Siblings in a New Baby’s Kangaroo Care!

Welcoming a new baby into the family is a wonderful joy and a big adjustment for each person in the family.  Everyone needs a little time to find and settle into their new role.  A dear friend of mine once told me that adding a new baby to the family isn’t like adding another pumpkin…

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Cold Weather Babywearing Tips

Snowmagedon 2016 has me thinking of my favorite cozy warm babywearing days.  On really cold days, I love to wear a snuggly sweet baby and stay warm together!  My family gets outside just every day and keeping the baby happy and warm is key to enjoying our outdoor time! Some tips for keeping baby warm:…

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Babywearing, Breastfeeding, and Tongue Tie

  Babywearing has been a lifesaver with my third baby.  My daughter Ellie was born peacefully at home in June.  She was a healthy 8 pounds, 9 ounces and just beautiful.  We all adored her. Well, most of us.  😛 However, from the first time she nursed something felt different.  It took me a long…

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