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.
"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.