Babywearing through pregnancy has turned out to be an unanticipated challenge. With a toddler whose independence I strongly encourage, the pains and aches of late third trimester, and the close-to-home nesting, the need to wear has dropped significantly. This isn't to say that we aren't wearing at all. As an active member of a local… Continue reading Ruck with Pregnancy Support Pass
Bellywrapping during pregnancy is something that has helped me tremendously in coping with pelvic pressure, lower back pain, and abdominal pains. Though different than belly binding, belly wrapping can be done in a number of ways from functional to stylish. For this pregnancy I began wrapping the baby bump at approximately 24 weeks, much earlier… Continue reading Demonstration – Bellywrapping: Sweetheart finish.
Buckle up. There’s a learning curve ahead. New to babywearing? Thinking about babywearing? I’ve been wrapping since my son was in the womb, he is now 17 months old and I still don't know what I am doing 99% of the time. Buckle carriers are quick and easy to learn once you find the right… Continue reading BabyWearing Fails
As my son grows older and more independent, my babywearing days grown shorter. Nothing saddens me more than the realization that these days will soon come to an end. My passion for babywearing has not slowed down with the need but rather increased. My stash has grown, my friendships in the babywearing community have grown,… Continue reading Let’s Try: Flipless HJBC (Half Jordan’s Back Carry)
The day has arrived, a new carrier was delivered; it’s fluff mail! Excitedly you open your package and remark at the beauty of your new carrier. This wonderful and beautiful tool that will help you and your baby achieve and bond. You pour over the directions and care instructions and possibly give your carrier (wrap) a wash, an iron, and give it spin....
Sometimes you set out to do a babywearing video and you forget the simple things like pulling your hair up, bribes for your wrapee, reference notes for key points to show.... and SOMETIMES you try something for the first time when your wrapee isn't feeling well, no one has had much sleep, and you just… Continue reading First Try: Rucksack Ring Finish
This month one of our local babywearing groups challenged wrappers to try a double hammock carry (in any variation) every day for the entire month. We certainly didn't manage every single day but we did participate often enough that the scary double hammock is not quite as scary anymore. Here you will see one of… Continue reading Let’s Try: Double Hammock!
As a creative person by nature I just love making all kinds of things. Discovering all the fun things that I can make for my son has been an awesome epiphany and has allowed me to explore new materials to create with. My comfort zone is paint and pixels but this past week I began… Continue reading Creative Momma
Okay, let's be real about this momfit thing. There are a thousand and one articles out there about how to be a healthy and fit parent. Lots of information that you will either find encouraging or quite discouraging. I'm not here to discourage though, I'm solely here to say: this is hard. Self care is… Continue reading Walking with Soul
I recently chatted in the SOUL family USA facebook group about a few of the SOUL wraps I have and what I like about them. So I thought I would post a quick review about the SOUL products I own and what I love about them, and maybe what I love less about them.