I’m back! I apologize for the blog being slow. Things were pretty crazy over on my Facebook Page last week with LOADS of giveaways for International Babywearing Week! I hope you snagged some great stuff! If you didn’t, there’s still TWO carrier giveaways open. Thanksgiving is always a hectic time of year for my family- we have TWO of our three kids born on October 8th which means their birthday almost always falls on Canadian Turkey Day. So of course, my oldest wants a huge Thanksgiving feast for his birthday each year.
We know there are only 3 trimesters of pregnancy, but many top doctors, scientists, and psychologists, agree that a fourth trimester occurs outside the womb once baby is born. This busy, and somewhat intimidating, transitional period is a great opportunity for babywearing to truly shine! You can achieve skin to skin contact, breastfeeding on demand and establish bonding- all from the convenient hands-free use of a baby carrier. As an attachment parenting follower, Newborn Babywearing in the fourth trimester was wonderful for me.
As a Mommy Blogger who focuses on natural parenting, I love to bring you reviews of Baby Carriers. If you are one of my regular readers, you’ll know that I’m disabled and use a wheelchair. I babywear using various baby carriers out of necessity, and sometimes the waist belts can get uncomfortable. My able-bodied husband has also expressed that he would be more comfortable while using a carrier that didn’t use a waistband. He prefers back carries and for these reasons, I started looking into Onbuhimo carriers.
I recently shared a post about overnight cloth diapers and Jessica at Carry Me Mommy reached out to let me know about one she sells that is a real hit with heavy wetters! Here is the Easy Peasies Dry-nights AIO cloth diaper! I have thoroughly tested this diaper on my 11 month old, and am excited to share with you my findings.
We are gearing up for International Babywearing Week next month, so you might notice an influx in Babywearing posts and giveaways. This one here is an exciting opportunity from Mama Bananas Adventures! She’s giving away a fantastic Chimparoo Trek Air-O babycarrier and we are helping her out by sharing this giveaway with you today! When you convert a gorgeous woven wrap into a buckle carrier you get an amazing thing. Woven wrap soft structured carrier conversions are highly sought after. They’re beautiful and supportive, but soft, and stand out from their cotton print and canvas counterparts. However, they can be…
Tula Baby Carriers have become extremely popular with parents world wide. They have an amazing product that makes baby carrying easy! The Mama Knows has teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win one of these gorgeous Baby Carriers in the ‘Blossom’ print. We are excited to participate in such an amazing giveaway!
In addition to a physical disability, I have a chronic illness called Crohns Disease. Crohns is a bowel disorder that affects my small intestine and I’ve had surgery for it in the past. There are very unpleasant symptoms, as one would expect from any disease that targets bowels, and they can interfere with my daily life quite a bit. My disease has become so severe that I’m on a disability program because of it. One big hurdle that it often throws at me is hospitalization, and I’m facing that right now.
My last post on overnight cloth diapers sparked some great conversations and inspired me to write about Side Sleepers- that is, babies who sleep on their sides. If you are experiencing leg leaks overnight it could be because your baby is a side sleeper, or a fast wetter. These helpful tips and tricks can help slow down pee and lock it in the cloth diaper. You can utilize the flexibility of flat diapers, boosters and liners to make your fitted diapers bulletproof overnight! Adding a wool cover on top is not as intimidating as you might think, and will really…
In those early weeks your baby is up feeding every few hours and, if they’re like mine, pooping too. So you change several times overnight as needed. But once babe is sleeping longer (hallelujah) you’d rather not disturb them with a change overnight. Ordinary daytime cloth won’t last you, but there are a few different solutions that can go the distance!
Cloth diapering requires a few great accessories to be successful. It’s extra exciting when one of those accessories proves itself useful in other areas, too! Wet bags are an integral part of every cloth diaper stash and I also use them in other areas around the house. Read about a few different brands, their features, which ones I prefer, and how to use wetbags for cloth diaper storage and more! And since my friends over at Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot have also sponsored a giveaway for you, really- Cloth diaper storage has never been more exciting!