Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet the Leaders: Jentri King

Jentri is an Idaho native who was born and raised in Twin Falls. She wound up in Rexburg 8 years ago for school and just can’t seem to get out.  She is the leader of the Rexburg meetings.

Upon preparing for her many adventures of rock climbing, backpacking, and camping with her husband and a new baby, she was directed to what she later learned was “babywearing” by a fellow outdoor mama. She was introduced to stretchy wraps and mei tais as a way to get from the car to the crag and still be able haul all your gear. She was intrigued and found out more than she ever thought there was to know about babywearing at the 2010 International Babywearing Conference that was held in Rigby, Idaho. Her enthusiasm was palpable and she was sucked in by the Idaho Babywearers leadership and became a group leader several months later.

Jentri lives in Rexburg in her tiny apartment with her husband (who is going to school) and little boy (who thinks it’s his job to get into everything). She spends most of her time attempting to clean her house while getting ready for the next adventure and cleaning up after the last one.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lending Library Addition--BOBA soft structure carriers!

We're super excited to add Boba to our already fabulous library!  These soft structure carriers have some super awesome unique features!  I tried one with my 2-year-old for about an hour around the house and it was awesome!

Come see them first at the Ashton meeting this Thursday at 9:30 am.

Monday, May 9, 2011

The biology of kissing babies

When I wear my babies on my front, or even just hold them close, I find myself nearly constantly kissing them.

It's just what mothers do, or should do.  Biologically, it is essential.
When a mother kisses her baby, she ‘samples’ those pathogens that are on the baby’s face...Those are ones that the baby is about to ingest.These samples are taken up by the mother’s secondary lymphoid organs like the tonsils, and memory B cells specific for those pathogens are re-stimulated. These B cells then migrate to the mother’s breasts where they produce just those antibodies that the baby needs. -Lauren Sompayrac
Wearing our babies, kissing our babies, and nursing our babies is what nature intended. 

And now you have one more reason to wear your baby, kiss your baby, and nurse your baby!

Idaho Falls meeting this week o nTHURSDAY (daytime meeting)

Yay! We now have 3 meetings in Idaho Falls for all the busy schedules!
This week is our daytime meeting.
It will be at 10am.
Address is: 537 Valley Drive.
We will talk about pouches again at this meeting in case you missed it and then of course have the lending library available!
Feel free to bring the kiddos and we look forward to seeing you there!
If you have questions feel free to call the number on our sidebar or email us!

(Next week is our Nighttime Idaho Falls meeting for those who are looking forward to the night meeting.)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Meet the Leaders: Heidi Donnelly

Heidi Donnelly is an Idaho transplant, having moved here in 2009 with her family from Washington state. She soon discovered that Idahoans wear their babies just like Washingtonians and felt right at home nearly immediately. 
Soon after her first child was born, Heidi discovered babywearing, but she could not figure out how to make it work.  Only after her second child when she discovered mei tais, pouches and wraps did she realize that she was simply a ring sling ding-a-ling, and babywearing quickly became a passion.  Since then she has mastered the ring sling and uses all types of carriers with comfort and ease. 
She lives in Ashton with her husband, three girls, one boy, one dog, several cats, one horse and a flock of chickens.  You can find her many days cooking, sewing and baking up a storm and wasting away on facebook while ignoring her laundry and other housework.
Heidi is the Ashton Idaho leader and Rexburg Idaho co-leader and is the resident wrapping queen of our Leaders.  She is a certified Volunteer Babywearing Educator through Babywearing International. She was one of the main organizers of the 2010 International Babywearing Conference held in Rigby Idaho and is a well respected babywearing expert. Meet her anytime at an Ashton or Rexburg meeting.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Idaho Falls Babywearing Meeting Saturday

Babywearing meeting Saturday, May 7th in Idaho Falls! 2:30pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. Address is 237 N Water St in Idaho Falls. It is behind the Museum of Idaho.  Come hang out for a bit, let the kiddos play and enjoy spending time with other families who love babywearing!