Why I won’t recommend this carrier.
Feb21

Why I won’t recommend this carrier.

About a year ago I was sent a carrier to try and review. I never published a review, because I didn’t want to bring it to the attention of my audience. I tried it out, I took a few pics (with my petite 20mo), and then it was forgotten about. It would have stayed that way, except that I fell across a write up on Babyology which praised it to the high heavens, and I thought “Uhhhh, that’s not ok. Some impressionable...

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What’s the BEST carrier?
Nov12

What’s the BEST carrier?

Let’s talk baby carriers, shall we? A hugely popular question across all parenting forums is “What’s the best carrier for me and my child?” The honest answer is: It depends. The BEST carrier suits your needs; is ergonomic (for you and baby); and meets TICKS safe wearing guidelines. What’s TICKS? Good question. Here you go. Tight (not sagging or slumping, but mimicking a close, in-arms UPRIGHT position) In view at all times (you can...

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How to make a ring sling.
Nov08

How to make a ring sling.

Don’t have a carrier budget? Not sure if you’ll like this baby wearing malarkey? Can sew in a straight line? Here you go. First thing: buy suitable fabric and suitable rings. You need industry standard rings, which can be obtained straight from slingrings.com or your baby carrier vendor of choice. (Nurture Nest, Karrie Tree Lane, Tinoki, Pixiemama) I prefer large rings for ease of threading and adjusting, but you might...

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Gold Dust Baby RING SLING giveaway!
Oct26

Gold Dust Baby RING SLING giveaway!

Gold Dust Baby is an Australian retailer for all things BABYWEARING  – from teething and breastfeeding jewellery to distract little ones, to soft structured carriers, woven wraps, stretchies, ring slings and mei tais. Lyn is an authorised retailer for popular brands, including AngelPack, Ergobaby, Hug-a-Bub, Didymos, Girasol and Ellevill, and is generous with her baby wearing expertise in finding each family the carrier(s) that...

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Nurture Nest…

Giving the gift of babywearing. When you click through to Nurture Nest’s website you might be a tad overwhelmed. They seem to stock everything – Tulas, Manducas, Wompats, Becos, Kokadi flips, woven wraps, mei tais, stretchy wraps, ring slings, babywearing bags and carrier accessories. But this week you’ve doubtless been exposed to a HEAP of new carriers and found something you REALLY want to try, so here’s our...

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Flash giveaway winners!
Oct12

Flash giveaway winners!

Since we had SO many giveaways running throughout International Babywearing Week, we thought we’d make it easy for you to see who won what and put them all in one spot! Sunday: The lovely Ari & Me gave away a crochet necklace and textured teether to Kathryn Phillips; Monday: Our local Bulk Whole Foods hooked a mama up with $100 to spend on tasty treats and goodies to help healthy eating habits; Andrea Dunkley was pretty...

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