Ella Belly Mei Tai {Product Spotlight}

The Ella Belly Mei Tai is the product spotlight this week. Kelly Hughes is the creator of these carriers. Here is a bit from the website about her and how she got started:

After my daughter Ella was born, I started babywearing right away. I tried ring slings, pouch carriers, structured buckle mei tais, wraps and just about everything in between. My husband was a good sport and tested out all the carriers right along with me. It took me a few months to figure out which ones worked the [Read more...]

In keeping with our dedication to providing the best quality, most engaging toys for newborns, we have brought back some of our favorite toys from years gone by. The heirloom quality Classic Baby Beads will instantly capture your baby's attention and feature smooth, brightly colored wooden beads strung together with elastic. These wooden clutching rattles are designed for tiny hands to reach for, grab, pull, twist, and rattle – an old fashion, hands on toy that encourages babies to experience the tactile world around them while engaging their gross motor skills. As baby delights in manipulating the wooden beads, a clickey-clop sound is produced, allowing them to explore sound and cause and effect. These beads have also been shown to be helpful to those on the Autism spectrum. Manhattan Toy has been making award-winning, high quality, visually appealing toys for babies, toddlers and kids for over 30 years. Manhattan Toy offers more than 500 exclusive, original product designs distributed and sold worldwide through specialty retail stores, catalogs and websites. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our customers.
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Beco Butterfly II Baby Carrier {Product Spotlight}

The Beco Butterfly II Baby Carrier is in the Product Spotlight this week!  Here is a little bit about  Beco:

Beco Story

Designed by a babywearing parent, active sailor and rock climber, Gabby Caperon. Beco combines perfect ergonomics, excellent weight distribution and stylish design from top quality fabrics. Each carrier is handmade by a skilled seamstress in facilities which apply high social and economical standards. [Read more...]

The Beco Butterfly 2 Baby Carrier combines great ergonomics, excellent weight distribution and stylish design. Every piece is handmade from top quality designer fabric and heavy duty webbing and buckles, and can be used with children from newborns to toddlers, in both front and back carries. The innovative internal sling enables you to securely buckle your baby into the carrier, then handle Baby and Carrier as a single unit. You can put your baby on your back very easily, just like putting on a backpack!
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Sakura Bloom Sling {Product Spotlight}

Sakura Bloom silk sling

Sakura Bloom ring slings are in the Product Spotlight this week. Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom. They make ring slings out of linen and silk. Their slings are beautiful, stylish and functional.

Sakura Bloom, the Carrier:

Rings slings are worn over one shoulder with rings to adjust. Their slings are made out of either Irish linen or dupioni silk. The Luxe silk collection is made from wild, raw, handloomed silk.  Here is what their website says about their fabrics: [Read more...]

Two Mommas Designs, Buckle Tai {Product Spotlight}

Two Mommas Designs Buckle Tai

Two Mommas Designs Buckle Tai is in our Product Spotlight this week! Amanda, the owner of TMD told me about herself and the company.

I’m Amanda and I own TMD. I live in NC with my 3 young children, husband, dog, and 20 chickens!! TMD’s goal has always been to provide affordable and safe babywearing options for moms and dads worldwide! TMD began in September of 2006 when two moms decided that more affordable options needed to be readily available. In September of 2011, I became sole owner of TMD. In the past 8 months, TMD has [Read more...]

Babywearing (Paperback)

By (author): Maria Blois

If someone told you they knew a secret to help your baby sleep better, cry less, and learn better, you would certainly be interested... Babywearing, the practice of carrying baby in a soft carrier close to our body as we go about our daily business, is parenting's best kept secret. Good things happen when we wear our babies. Babies who are worn cry less, are more calm and content, sleep more peacefully, nurse better, gain weight better, enjoy better digestion, and develop better. Babywearing benefits parents! It enhances parent-baby bonding, is practical, facilitates breastfeeding, helps working parents reconnect, and makes transitions from one caregiver to another easier. But most importantly, it allows you to meet your baby's need to be held while allowing you to meet your need to get things done! Anyone can wear baby - mom, dad, sister, brother, grandparents, baby sitters, and day care workers. The more baby is worn the happier baby is. And, a happy baby makes a family happy. In this book you will:
*Learn about the benefits of babywearing.
*Hear from babywearers all over the country.
*Learn how to choose and use the carrier that is right for you.
*Learn how to make your own baby carrier.
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The Peanut Shell Adjustable Sling {Product Spotlight}

The Peanut Shell Adjustable sling is in our product spotlight this week. This company was started by a mom. From the website:

She had a vision of turning an old, yet functional, idea into something new by infusing baby carriers with fashion. Her idea sparked The Peanut Shell genesis in the baby sling industry. [Read more...]

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Storchenwiege Woven Wrap {Product Spotlight}

Storchenwiege natural

Storchenwiege is a woven wrap manufacturer from Germany. Here are some facts from the Storchenwiege site:

  • Unique, beautiful patterns and colors
  • The company’s founder and fabric developer is a textile engineer, a father, and grandfather. His love for his profession and children shows in every Storchenwiege Baby Sling as it lovingly embraces your family with just one simple knot. [Read more...]

Baby Sling From Germany Unique, beautiful patterns and colors The company's founder and fabric developer is a textile engineer All cotton used in the Storchenwiege Baby Sling is from controlled biological cotton farms (okeo tex). The weave differs from all other slings in the yarn strength used. In both directions (warp and woof ) of the cross weave Storchenwiege uses a double strength, not simple thread. Other wraparound baby slings use the double strength yarn only in one direction. Not only does the strong weave help the durability of the baby sling, it also holds the tied knot better as it doesn't give after the baby is placed in it. This special weave does not influence the elasticity which is necessary to embrace your baby. The fabric is prewashed and preshrunk. This ensures the fabric has a minimal shrinkage of 2.5%. Most fabrics have far more. All slings are washed and dried without tension on the fabric. No chemicals are used in any of the proceedure. Storchenwiege is manufactured in Sachsen, Germany, under strict environmental regulations. Storchenwiege Baby Slings are Oeko Text 100 certified Storchenwiege Baby Slings have a double hemline for durability and the correct embracing of your baby's back All Storchenwiege Baby Slings have tapered ends to ensure easy tying All Storchenwiege Baby Slings come with detailed instructions. The instructions differ from others on the market as they give some extra hints in tying the sling. This is great for beginners as well as "Sling Fanatics." The instructions were developed with the help of a certified teacher of baby wearing from the Dresden, Germany, school of baby wearing instructors.
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