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Today I would like to share some bookmark-worthy posts that highlight all aspects of babywearing. These posts were featured on the personal blogs of the Natural Parents Network volunteers and are some of my favorites.

We hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as we enjoyed writing them. We are always looking for new volunteers so please, contact us if you are interested. Just a few hours per month can help other mamas in a huge way!

Benefits of Babywearing/Reasons To Babywear

  • Charise at I Thought I Knew Mama shares “5 Reasons Why I Love Babywearing.” The ultimate babywearing photo collage is also included. You can find I Thought I Knew Mama on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children shares “The Minimalist Parent.” Wearing your baby or toddler in a good sling or carrier minimizes the need for a lot of baby gear. You can also find Living Peacefully with Children on Facebook.
  • I share “Buying A Pram Or Pushchair.” In this post I discus all the reasons why I thinks you shouldn’t, but should try a baby carrier instead. You can also find Diary of a First Child on Facebook or Twitter.

Types of Carriers/ Choosing A Carrier

  • Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares “Babywearing for Newbies: Types of Carriers.” This comprehensive post explores the myriad of babywearing options and the strengths and limitations of each. You can also find Hybrid Rasta Mama on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Networked Blogs.
  • Momma Jorje shares “Boba Carrier Review.” Read her opinions on the features Boba offers. You can also find Momma Jorje on Facebook and Networked Blogs.
  • Ever wondered what baby carriers were good for hip carries, and at what ages and stages a hip carry is best? Dionna of Code Name Mama shares “Hip Carries for Every Age and Stage” and “Baby Carriers Appropriate for Hip Carries of Infants and Beyond” – both are filled with excellent information from Steffany Kerr, a Master Babywearing Educator for Babywearing International. You can find Dionna on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.
  • Julia at A Little Bit of All of It shares “The Moby Wrap.” This post describes her experience with this popular stretchy wrap as part of her Babywearing Series and includes an opportunity to win your own! You can also find A Little Bit of All of It on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Networked Blogs.

Babywearing Safety

Babywearing How-Tos

BabywearingToddlers/More Than One Child

Personal Babywearing Stories and/or Photos

  • Shannon at The Artful Mama gives her recommendations for “Babywearing While Pregnant” and tells us why “Breastfeeding and Babywearing – It’s Awesome!” You can find her on Facebook and Twitter as The ArtsyMama or in her Cloth Diapering Consultant role at Diaper Parties by Shannon on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Lyndsay at Our Feminist Playschool shares “Goodbye to BabyWearing.” This is a post documenting Lyndsay and Aodhan’s years of babycarrying in tribute of their last carry! You can also find Lyndsay on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.
  • Amy at Me, Mothering, and Making it All Work shares “Why We Wear Our Babies.” Amy has enjoyed wearing both of her children and talks about the carriers she’s used and the benefits of babywearing she’s experienced . You can also find Amy Willa on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • That Mama Gretchen shares her post “Close to My Heart, a brief reflection on her babywearing journey. You can also find That Mama Gretchen on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Cynthia at The Hippie Housewife shares “My Little Kangaroo.” This photo-heavy posts detais the author’s personal experiences with babywearing, including ring slings, mei tais, and wraps. You can also find The Hippie Housewife on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
  • Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares “Babywearing Around The World.” This is a photo essay highlighting traditional babywearing options from all over the globe. You can also find Hybrid Rasta Mama on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Networked Blogs.
  • Lyndsay at Our Feminist Playschool shares “Daddy BabyWearing.” This is a wordless post that follows her son being carried by his papa! You can also find Lyndsay on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.
  • I share “A Sling is a Wonderful Thingmy first experiences with and love of babywearing Ameli. You can also find Diary of a First Child on Facebook or Twitter.

Babywearing Series/Multiple Topics

Babywearing – Other Interesting Topics

  • Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children shares “A Ride on Mother’s Back.” Not many children’s books on attachment parenting exist, but Emery Bernhard’s book, A Ride On Mother’s Back, is a lovely book for children and caregivers alike. You can also find Living peacefully with Children on Facebook.
  • Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares “The History of Babywearing.” Come on a global journey and learn a brief history of babywearing. You can also find Hybrid Rasta Mama on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Networked Blogs.

A special thank you to Erika Hastings of the blog Mud Spice for creating and sharing her babywearing art with the world!

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