So you're a visual learner? Me, too! I just need to watch someone walk me through, step-by-step, and then I'm good to go wear my baby! Our friends at Tandem Trouble have created a video tutorial series for how to use a ring sling using Bijou Wear's Skya Graphite (available on Amazon Prime)! Tandem Trouble says, "A ring sling can be the newborn to independent toddler carrier for your babywearing journey ... I am demonstrating the Skya ring sling from Bijou Wear. The Skya is likely the lightest weight ring sling I have worn with truly astonishing breathability.
By Mill City Doula As the weather heats up in the Northern Hemisphere, your social media feeds may be inundated with photos of caregivers and their children happily traipsing up a mountain peak looking none the worse for wear. How do they do it? How do people manage to take their kids outside, keep everyone alive, and enjoy themselves? One of the things I most love about parenting is the excuse—nay, the requirement—to look at everything with fresh eyes. A leaf is not just green and on a tree; it is different from the other leaves, and sometimes there is a bug or a tiny case of eggs glued to its underside. The thrill of being outside with children far...
"I recently became a doula and my first objective was to start teaching babywearing, but for larger bodies. There are so many pictures out there of thin people babywearing and I wanted a safe place for people to come try carriers that wouldn’t need to be modified to fit them. I wanted them to feel included and to learn with no shame attached."
Black Babywearing Week is a gift, really, our sharing of our Melanated Magic and reminding the babywearing community at large that we are not an "other." We are not a "minority." This our culture, our heritage, our family connection to each other and our ancestors.