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 of carriers.
As a ring sling, rebozo and Beco™ mama, the woven wraps and Mei Tais have always intimidated me. We all learned a lot, and I braved into new territory and we are trying a lightweight woven wrap.
Top 10 Reasons to
Wear Your Baby
These "Did You Know" statements from the New Directions Institute shed a little insight into the myriad of benefits of babywearing:
"Responsive, attentive and predictable care of an infant allows the brain to develop in a healthy way."
"Human contact and touch promotes a sense of security and encourages healthy brain development."
"The visual system is the first system to 'wire up' and develops primarily in infancy."
So keep those Sweet Peas close, and take advantage of your local Babywearing International Group to try-on several different carriers before you buy the one that is just right for you.
A little humor Ericka shared with us:
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This is just a taste of the helpful information Ericka shared with our mama group. Would you like Ericka to come present to your group? Workshop presentation given by Amazing Alterations and Creations LLC:
Additional Babywearing Resouces
Bright From the Start by Jill Stamm PHD
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