Babywearing Blog

  1. How To Use A Ring Sling

     

    Some people can be a bit put off by ring slings, thinking that they are difficult to use or not as supportive as other types of baby carrier given that baby's weight rests on one hip. But ring slings are fantastic, and once you get the hang of them they are one of the easiest types of slings to use.

     

     

    You can use the pouch to set the seat - some call it a perch, a rope, or a band - use it by setting it behind baby's knees, in a straight line from one knee to the other. This will help create that nice deep seat that you want.

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  2. World Breast Feeding Week - How To Feed In A Stretchy Wrap - Video

     

    Today marks the start of #worldbreastfeedingweek so we are going to look at feeding in various slings and carriers.

    Today we look at feeding in a stretchy wrap, using the lovely soft Coracor Wrap.

    When feeding in a sling,

    • Always support babies head;
    • Ensure babies hands cup the breast;
    • Made sure there is no fabric behind baby's head;
    • Monitor baby at all times for latching on and off,
    • When finished, always reposition baby upright.

    If you need any help or support

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  3. Friday Feature - Little Frog Preschool Carrier Video

     

    This week we are looking at the fantastic Little frog preschool carrier. My helper today will be 7 in two weeks and fits her perfectly!

    Little Frog XL Toddler (Preschool) Carriers are:

    • Designed for babies from 104cm, up to 30 kg of weight.
    • Front panel is regulated in width height, contoured soft waist belt (filled with foam) with 3-point buckle provides comfort and safety, and shoulder straps (also filled with foam) can be adjusted 3 ways to ensure a great, comfortable fit for every user.
    • Together with carrier, you will receive drawstring bag.
    • Weight of carrier: only 800 grams!

    Sizes

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  4. Feature Friday - Mamaruga Zensling Video

     

    This week we look at the Mamaruga Zensling.

    A great hybrid buckle carrier, soft and stretchy with the ease of buckles. Great for newborns to toddlers.

    - Lightweight, with a lightly padded waist, it adjusts across the seat (narrows for newborn babies) and at the sides to shorten the panel.

    - Adjustable and soft, it’s a wonderful option for your newborn and as they grow.

    - Easy to adjust for great fit for you, the lightly padded shoulder straps can be spread across your back for comfort.

    - A super-soft, super-comfortable carrier for wearer and baby.

    - Front, hip and back carry options.

    Browse our selection h

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  5. Feature Friday - Ergobaby Omni Video

     

    Each Friday we take a closer look at a sling or carrier, this week its the ergo onmi 360. A great buckle carrier that can be used from birth without any insert.

    What else?

    - Adjustable from newborn to toddler.

    - Ergonomic, forward facing option.

    - Lumbar support for extra back comfort.

    - Detachable storage pouch.

    - Have a look at our video to see it in action and positions.

    - Lots of colours available here: Lots of colours available here... https://lovetobenatural.co.uk/…/buck…/ergobaby-omni-360.html.

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  6. ISARA The One - Friday Feature Video

    ISARA The One

     

     

    This week we look at our Sling Of The Month, The ISARA The One.

     

    These are the key features that make it such an amazing baby carrier:

    • This is such a soft comfortable carrier, adjustable from newborn to toddler;
    • It is fully adjustable which makes it a great carrier to share and suits most body types;
    • The straps are able to be worn two ways depending on your preference;
    • Extra strap extenders to grow the carrier for toddlers;
    • Can be worn
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  7. Top Tip Tuesday - Pelvic Tilt

    Top Tip Tuesday

     

     

    Last week we discussed the importance of a pelvic tilt, many people asked how to do it.

    So this video shows you how to ensure this in a front and back carry.

    Front carry - put your hands between baby and sling, scoop round the hips forwards. This brings the hips towards you. Ensuring knees are higher and bum is lower. This in turn ensures the natural curve of babies spine.

    For a back carry - reach behind, tilt pelvis up towards you, bringing knees higher. You can see I lift the bum to ensure the waistband is flat and horizontal. If baby is sat into the waistband this can effect position.

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  8. Friday Feature With The Wompat - Video

    Friday Feature With The Wompat - Video

     

     

    This week we look at the Wompat carrier. This video shows how you can front carry with cross straps pre clipped.

     

    This video shows how you can front carry with the cross straps pre-clipped. This is a great option if you are in a rush or want to put the carrier on before going out. Just ensure to get the panel right up and adjusted before tightening.

     

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  9. The Best Lightweight Baby Carriers and Baby Slings For 2020

    The Best Lightweight Baby Carriers and Slings For 2020

     

    So summer is finally here! Summer is fun, I love summer; although having said that, anything over 20C I find a bit melty. And that's even before I start babywearing! But there's nothing better than being out in the sunshine with your wee one in a sling, chatting away and having fun together, pointing out the sights and sounds.

    It goes without saying that it can take a little bit of extra thought and effort when babywearing in summer, and choosing the right baby carrier can make all the difference.

    Baby carriers that work well in summer and / or warmer weather generally speaking fall into 2 categories:

    • those that are lighter / less structured, and therefore naturally cooler in themselves,
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  10. Friday Feature With The Isara Quick - Video

    Friday Feature With The Isara Quick - Video

     

     

    This week we are looking at the Isara Quick, an exciting new adjustable half buckle carrier!

     

    Let's look at some of the amazing features:

     

    • Padded waist belt with safety buckle, adjustable to all sizes.
    • Broad, padded, crossable shoulder straps.
    • Suitable from newborn to toddler (3kgs - 18kgs).
    • t’s an easy-to-put-on alternative to a buckle carrier.
    • Soft body panel for baby with integrated adjustable head support.

     

    Watch the video to see it in action in all positions!

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