Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ashton Meeting 1/27

Come join the fun!  And FYI, Ashton meetings are usually pretty small and intimate.  So bring your baby, your carrier questions--or even if you are super new to babywearing and don't know what to ask or don't yet have a baby to bring, just bring your curiosity.  We love to help!

If you have a carrier already and aren't sure how to use it or you aren't sure if you are using it correctly, bring it and we'll help you! 

9:30am Ashton Christian Fellowship (address on the right).  The signs are buried in snow, but it's the big tan and brown building on your left with the big parking lot.  We meet downstairs to the right and then left. 

Happy Babywearing!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rexburg meeting this week!

Mommy 'N Me
24 S 1st W (west of Melaleuca)

9:30 am

Come on over and enjoy some mommy company, check out some great carriers and learn a little something about babywearing.  Bring a carrier you already have and we'll help you learn to use it correctly, comfortably, and safely.

If you have a carrier due, this is a chance to return it!  Feel free to return carriers at ANY Idaho Babywearers meeting. 

Happy Babywearing!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box

I had an "Ah, hah!" thinking outside of the box moment today that was inspired by babywearing.

I was fortunate enough to get a shower in this morning, but after I got out, my baby wanted to be held yet I needed to blowdry my hair.

No problem, I thought. I'll just set him on my lap since I always sit when I blowdry my hair. However, he has what we call "rolly-bum syndrome;" he's wonderfully chubby and can't sit still, resulting in rolling around everywhere. Super cute but not very practical. So, next option.

Put him in a carrier! He didn't want to be tummy to tummy and putting him on my back would result in lots of hair on his face since I'm a constant shedder, so what could option number three be?

I sat there, holding Liam with one hand while trying to blow dry with the other, when I spotted one of my winter scarves next to the vanity. Hmmm....I wonder....

I tied it around Liam's and my belly, securing it in the back, recalling some ways of babywearing with simple strips of cloth. He still contentedly looked around and I got my blowdrying done with both hands, not having to worry about him rolling right off my lap.

I've used scarves as slings for my newborns (which also come in handy as an impromptu nursing cover while out in public!) and now have figured I can secure them to a chair or myself when sitting and still needing my hands.

What are some "outside of the box" ways you do things that have been inspired by babywearing?

Note:It wasn't any of these that I used, and obviously some would be too flimsy for actual babywearing, but they were pretty, so I copied them on here. So there you go. ;)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

When I was about little I remember being in church and writing "Happy 1982!" on everyone's bulletin.  I wrote the year in numbers because I didn't know how to spell "year." 

But now it's 2011 and we have babywearing meetings to resume!  Come join us!


Times and locations are on the right as well as contact info. 

Bring your carriers, your babies and your questions!  It's cold out and we're happy to help you figure out how to keep that baby safe and warm!

Happy Babywearing in 2011!