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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Have you found a carrier that lets you enjoy wearing your baby?? There were so many amazing carriers on display at MommyCon LA yesterday...wow!! There is truly a carrier for every desire out there.
We will be bringing you a recap of MommyCon LA tomorrow on Sweet Pea Families - make sure you click over there tomorrow for a "virtual" Mommy-Con experience. In the meantime, feel free to find @sweetpeabirths on Twitter or Instagram for our feed straight from the event yesterday - it was a great day!
Sweet Pea Births is so excited to announce that we are sponsoring The Nursing Lounge at the upcoming Healthy Happy Baby Expo! Organizer Kim Swayman, owner of Healthy Baby, Happy Earth in Glendale, sat down with us for a minute. She tells us more about this exciting, one-day event coming up on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Westgate Renaissance Hotel.
What is the Healthy Happy
It is a one-day
event that brings together area professionals to assist soon-to-be or new
parents in discovering resources and information on a variety of topics in
caring for their families.
We have been collecting photos of the different choices we make that support breastfeeding: babywearing, co-sleeping, and daddy bonding, as well as breastfeeding pictures. Here is an assortment of pictures that didn't make it into their respective weeks - enjoy!
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Welcome to our newest continuing feature,
Welcome to today's guest blogger, Koren Michelle. She is the founder of Total Momma + Family Care, providing postpartum care, family fitness and nutrition classes, and support for mamas at all stages of their parenting journey.
I had my son in 2010, I didn’t know anyone with kids. All of our family is back in Ohio. I was on my own. However, I knew I wanted a homebirth. I was determined to succeed with
breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and babywearing.
While I did succeed with all of these things, that first year was TOUGH.
, Postpartum Depression
, Postpartum Plan
, Support Groups
, Postpartum Doula
, Baby games
, Baby blues
, Inside Look
Just in time for us to say, “Until the reunion!” to another class, I have some more postpartum tips to share from the East Valley Birth Circle meeting I attended last Tuesday. Even though I will probably never be pregnant again (never say never, right?), I still enjoying going to hear what the collective “wise women wisdom” is from the women who come to the meetings.
Along with the tidbits shared below, please be sure to check out our suggestions for your postpartum kitHERE
and the 10 things we want you to remember before your Sweet Pea’s Birth-Day
, Breastfeeding support
, Postpartum Plan
, Heat Comfort Measures
, Modern Mommy Boutique
, Postpartum Doula
, Breastfeeding Challenges
, Family Bed
, Breastfeeding in Public
, La Leche League
Designer and Seamstress at Amazing Alterations and Creations
Showing how to securely wear baby
Demonstration and Q &A
Helping a mama wear her baby in a woven for the first time
Our mamas had a great time visiting with Ericka Martinez, designer and creator at
Amazing Alterations and Creations, at a get-together recently. 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.
This week (October 8-14, 2012) has been declared
International Babywearing Week by Babywearing International. I am so happy that there is an organized
group “whose mission is to promote
babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child
and caregiver, through education and support.”
Ashley Montagu was an anthropologist who promoted deliberate
maternal care in his article, “Mother’s Touch”, published in the April 1981
issue of Science Digest.
There are “gear” lists available at a moment’s notice. Gone are the days of buying a pregnancy
journal or planner…hello, online baby communities. I think it’s easy to get trapped in the
“stuff” you can buy for your baby. And
seriously, a lot of it is so cute!! I
think I want one of everything because all of the patterns are so fun!
So what do you really need for your baby in the first few
weeks? What if you were on a tight
budget and you had to make the hard choices?