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Wordless Wednesday: Babywearing

#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

Please leave us a comment - it will be moderated and posted.

Babywearing: A Kiss To Build A Dream On

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!

Birth News

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.

Birth News: December 12, 2013

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 Wednesdayfrom yesterday...the day got away from me!  Enjoy a peek into our home as we celebrate the season.


Wordless Wednesday: Babywearing Dudes

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?
Please leave a comment - it will be moderated and posted :)

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The material included on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.

Babywearing Week 2013

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!

Healthy Happy Expo

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 Baby Expo? 
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.

WW: Little of this, Little of That

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!


Please leave us a comment - it will be moderated and posted. 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Wordless Wednesday: Beautiful Babywearing

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go towww.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is babywearing photos. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th! 
Welcome to our newest continuing feature, 

An Inside Look: Total Momma + Family Care

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.

When 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.
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