This is one of my MUST HAVE books for all families to learn about baby carriers and why it is important to learn the Dos & Donts. It can save your little ones life and prevent issues that can develop with in proper baby carrying such as hip dysplasia. You'll learn hints and tips in picking a baby carrier too.
This book from the Baby Wearing Institute will take you through the development of the spine and hips, what carriers to avoid as baby's body is developing. It will also teach you about framed backpack carriers, wraps, slings, pouches, African Kanga, Asian Style Carriers, Soft Structured Carriers, how to wear newborns to toddlers.....this book is loaded with valuable info.
Baby's are carried in us for 10 months it only makes sense to carry them outside of the womb. It is the quickest way to soothe and help baby sleep. I can't count the numerous times I have had a baby sleeping in all of the below carriers I have used.
|I used this a lot when Charlie was a newborn, New Native Pouch|
|Happy in Chunei|
Here are just a handful of some of my favorite and not so favorite experiences in babycarrying.
This is my first carrier, a Chunei. It was great but I had a hard time with the buckles in the back, I got so frustrated I gave up but he's happy and sweet in it. It's a good carrier with velcro to secure you in. I did feel safe and confident in it. I adored my New Native Baby Pouch, it was so handy and easy to use.
|Me holding Charlie in not a good carrier. His head is nowhere near close enough for me to kiss. A sign of improper positioning! Not a happy baby carrying moment.|
|Rockin' out in Lenka Beco Butterfly 2|
Thanks to blogging Beco was one of my first sponsors and first supporters of my blog. I have reviewed and worked with them numerous times. A wonderful carrier. I like the inside panel that holds baby nicely in and you can pass baby from partner to partner without too much disturbance, super comfy to wear as well.
Next came my Mei Tai style Toddler Hawk by Baby Hawk. Super funky designs. A great Mei Tai and don't know why I don't have a picture. I loved the Toddler Hawk because I have a tall boy and for a Mei Tai it offered great height in back support so he fell asleep he has some support.
|Love my Boba, this was my fave for back carry|
|German designed and my fave, Manduca|
What about wraps and slings? Wraps seem to be the best way to carry baby from what I have been reading.
I wish when I went to stores employees were better trained. When I become a brick and mortar store everyone will be trained and be passionate as I am about babywearing.
|Soothed in CuddlyWrap|
One of the benefits of babywearing is to soothe. My tot was sick in this photo believe it or not and just wants to be close to me so this was cozy for the both of us.
|Hip carry snuggles in RBS|
All the brands here are great and all come highly recommended. If you are researching baby carriers do find a store near you so you can try them all on.
|Lovely in Onya Baby|
|Sleepy in Natural Mother Productions|
I want you to learn about babywearing through the BabyWearing Institute so we are giving away two copies of their e-book.
HOW TO WIN!
All you have to do is post your favorite baby carrying photo's like I have here and tell us what you love about carrying baby on my Facebook page, Everything Mom and Baby. Winner will be announced here on the blog and on my Facebook page.
Also head over to BabyWearing Institute on Facebook and like their page. You will learn valuable information and even find a Baby Wearing Educator in your neighborhood.
This is the most comprehensive babywearing safety book you will find. The author, Beate Frome, takes you through the natural development of babies and the proper support needed in a baby carrier to ensure baby's healthy development.
Rules: Open WORLDWIDE, one entry per household. Contest ends Oct.16, 2011. Winner will be announced on Facebook. Please email me at everythingmomandbaby at hotmail dot ca for your entry email if you'd like me to load your pictures.
|Thank you BabyWearing Institute for sponsoring a giveaway on my blog!|