Summer

  1. 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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  2. What To Wear When Babywearing - Summer Edition

    What To Wear When Babywearing - Summer Edition

    What to wear when babywearing Summer Edition

     

    Short but sweet summertime. Long days, blue skies, green grass, and hopefully some sunshine wherever you are!

    With the gorgeous sunshine and blue skies comes warmth. Warmth is good; we love warmth and it makes us feel good. Sometimes though, it’s warmer than warm - it’s hot or even super-hot. So how to carry your baby in the heat - here are some top tips from our experts!

    Babywearing in the heat - how to dress, indoors and out.

    Indoors

    Dress baby down at home, particularly if you run warm. Your little one can be dressed in only a vest or nappy (especially if using a stretchy wra

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  3. Best Baby Carrier For Summer

    The Best Baby Carriers For Summer

     

    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 / warmer weather fall into 2 categories, generally speaking:

    • those that are lighter / less structured, and therefore naturally cooler in themselves, and;
    • those that have been specifically designed for babywearing in warmer weather (using a mesh fabric for the main panel, for example).

    A really good buckle carrier (also known as a soft-structured carrier) will allow you to carry your little one in such a way as to be respectful of their physiology.

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  4. Babywearing In Summer & Warm Weather - 10 Top Tips

    So the weather is definitely summery and it's turned hot. In this heat, it's hard not to 'glow' (my French teacher once chastised me for using the term sweat - she would always say 'pigs sweat, men perspire & woman glow'). Glowing or not, I freely admit to being a sweaty bundle in this heat - and when carrying babies in slings, you get to carry another little sweaty bundle too!

    But there are a few things you can do to stay as comfortable as possible when babywearing, and there are some carriers that are more suited to carrying in warm weather, which I talk about below.

     

    Ring Slings

     

    A ring sling can be a wonderful option in warmer weather. As a single layer carry, there's less fabric, than say, a woven wrap. It's a lighter sling for you and for

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