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Base Size Guide for Woven Wrap Baby Carriers

¬† (Transcript: BASE SIZE GUIDE for woven wrap baby carriers Consider that the range of base sizes is 4 through 9. You and your little one's base size is the size in which you feel comfortable tying a double knot behind your back in FRONT WRAP CROSS CARRY (FWCC) a way of wearing the child on your front. <3 (heart) Step one: Be proud that your awesome body cares for and carries a baby/toddler.ūüďć(location symbol) - if possible, find a local baby wearing group or boutique where you can try on woven wraps.‚≠ź(star): Not everyone has a local group. No problem. just a few questions will help locate your base size. FIRST GUESS: size 5 fits a petite wearer in...

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Everything I Needed to Know about Double Hammock, I Learned from Self-Wrapping

Did you know double hammock and front wrap cross carry are very nearly the same carry, just with baby in a different place? Think about it! This article is for for those just dipping their toes in the back-carry waters with a woven wrap, or those struggling with the nuances of a double hammock carry, and it contains a secret that I wish I had known years ago. You don't need a baby on your back to hone your back-carrying skills. In fact, a hybrid of with- and without-baby practice might be just what you need! You know what it's like. You're trying to remember the million things you learned from that video tutorial, but your baby has decided your...

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A Very Short Intro to Being Inclusive Online (And Apologizing)

Welcome to the mash of beautifully different people on the internet. Perhaps you spend your daily life among people much the same as you. I assure you that here, in your online spaces, the assumption that everyone fits one general description is far from the truth.  I know that you want to be inclusive of everyone! That you want them to feel welcome and supported, and that you would not want your words to make someone feel less important or excluded. So let's run a few examples of inclusive language to help us do better, and let's learn upfront how to apologize in the best way because we will all make mistakes. Learn to apologize? Yes. Because if we unintentionally...

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Monster Warning Tags on Wraps and Slings

"What is going on with these large warning tags on my Bijou Wear wrap/ring sling?"Wraps and slings sold by Bijou Wear are compliant with the stringent safety regulations for baby carriers that are expected to be passed in the US in late 2016.What does that mean? Our baby carriers have undergone rigorous third-party laboratory testing and meet or exceed U.S. standards. The regulations are not yet mandatory, but Bijou goes to the extra effort and expense to test to the standard. The large "Warning!" tags are part of this effort to be compliant. They will be required on all woven wraps and ring slings next year.We started in 2015 with our very first sling. It's part of our assurance to you that we...

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"Nice Pleats!" And Other Code Phrases Babywearers Say

A skateboarder does the chin-nod to another skateboarder. "Nice deck," she says, nonchalantly. She may or may not actually like that particular skateboard. That is immaterial. What she means by her greeting is much more complex than those two words.  "Wow, another person who might understand that this is my life, that this thing is more than a hobby or an interest. It is the bright spot in my day, the mental and physical oasis from the daily grind, the thing that influences how I dress and who I hang out with. THIS is an enormous factor in my identity in this part of my life. And you might actually get it. You do, right?" Babywearing as a subculture has...

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