Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Our mamas had a great time visiting with Ericka Martinez, designer and creator at
Amazing Alterations and Creations. She brought four carriers to demonstrate and
share pros and cons. We all got to
touch/try/feel what we wanted from her selection of a ring sling, a Mei Tai, a
woven wrap, and a soft structured carrier.
She also showed us how to do some different “carries” using the variety
As a ring sling, rebozo and Beco™ mama, the woven wraps and Mei Tais have
always intimidated me.
So you are finally holding your baby and the outside...you are so tired - more than you ever could have imagined when you were sleepless in pregnancy...and nothing is back to normal yet. Welcome to motherhood!!
I encourage you to embrace the idea that you, your baby and your partner are on your way to finding a "new normal". This TOP 10list is shared with the hope that it will help you make some sense out of the swirling chaos, and help you start feeling more "you" and less "mombie".
How has breastfeeding changed your life?
Here are some of my favorite babywearing moments that our students have shared with us over the years.
In honor of Armed Forces Day which was observed on May 17th, we wanted to feature the folks who serve or have served in our nation’s military. These images capture family time for the Real American Idols: people willing to put their live on the line to protect our Constitution and our freedoms, and the spouses and children who love them and live life without them while they are out on duty. Check out more military family photos over onSweet Pea Families
USMC Veteran Daddy + Sweet Pea
USMC Veteran Daddy + Sweet Pea
#CAM2014 Tip: This parenting practice can be especially beneficial to cesarean families to encourage bonding while you heal from your birth and revel in the miracle of life.
How do you wear your Sweet Pea?
Hiking at the Grand Canyon using a soft-structured carrier
Wearing my 3 year old who needed extra cuddles
in a soft-structured carrier
Dancing a line dance while wearing K. at my
nephew's wedding in a ring sling
With both my babies...wearing K. in a ring sling
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This is our last love-month-theme! I picked this title as a reminder that when you wear your Sweet Pea, one of the safety checks is that they are “close enough to kiss” <3 Read more about safe babywearing HERE
from The School of Babywearing™
What you will see in today’s images:
- Babywearing Moms and Coaches
- How easy it is to get a family picture while babywearing!
- Babywearing Sweet Peas
- Ring slings
- DIY "Mai Ring"
- Wrap carriers
- Soft-structured carriers
Babywearing can pretty much be done with any size infant or toddler, in pretty much any setting – enjoy!
Happy New Year!! Wishing all of our readers many blessings as you welcome the new year. I trust your holidays were wonderful and that you are looking forward to all the promise of a fresh slate.
These are probably going to keep being evening editions - thank you for your patience as we ramp up posting again in the New Year. I am really placing a high value on being Peaceful Mama for my kiddos, which means that being on the computer is taking a back seat to homeschooling and teaching classes this season.
A bigger selection of topics today...check out the news if you are "trying" to get pregnant, and more motivation to keep your pregnancy healthy, low-risk and as stress-free as possible. Also, new study from ACOG that shows that there may be risks with the use of Pitocin.
Happy Thursday to all of you!
P.S. I also did an early morning posting of ourWordless Wednesday
from yesterday...the day got away from me! Enjoy a peek into our home as we celebrate the season.FERTILITY
Who says babywearing is just for mommies? Our Wordless Wednesday this week features babywearing dads! These are some fan shares - thank you for sending them in!
Do you know any babywearing dudes? What kind of carrier do they use?
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