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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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Eco2cotton®

Bijou Wear is the first woven wrap company to offer the recycled fiber Eco2cotton®. Only available on our website BijouWear.com ! Recycling clippings from cotton garments in factories reduces waste, reduces the demand for water-thirsty cotton plants, and since most of the yarns are not redyed, reduces pollutants and water waste from the dyeing process. It's a fiber you can feel good about and feel good wearing! For more information, see eco2cotton.com And to see great fan photos and hear their opinions, please join the Bijou Wear chatter group Bijou Buzz on Facebook!

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