International Babywearing Conference's Official Wrap by DBG Baby: BE, in the colorway "Unique." Image looking down at the waistbelt and tails of a Rainbow's Back Carry in a rainbow striped woven wrap with a pattern made up of inclusivity symbolsm worn by a white woman and her toddler. The city street and a small child's foot wearing red Converse are in the background.
Say hello to BE, a BEginning wrapper's new best friend. This wrap is magical for all skill levels, but educators are going to especially love its learning-friendly features. Which makes it fitting to be the official wrap for the 2018 International Babywearing Conference!
My interview with Tacoma, Washington locals and baby carrier manufacturers John and Anna Jo of Kangaroo Karry [Image of a dark pink stretchy wrap in use, with the tag of the wrap displayed. Text around the tag reads quote, Baby carrier manufacturer interview with Kangaroo Karry by Amy Wraps Babies, end quote.]
Finding a new babywearing company is so fun for me. I love figuring out the motivation of the people behind the brand - what drives them to create a product that is so essential for so many caregiving journeys?
Kangaroo Karry is a new manufacturer that has sprouted from Tacoma, Washington. I met the owners, husband and wife team John and AnnaJo, at a recent baby expo and I was really intrigued by their products. They seemed to be filling a niche in the local community that I didn’t know existed. Here’s the Q&A of a virtual chat we had this week...
A review of a buckle carrier by a wrapper - what surprises could be in store? Here's the full review of the Kol Kol Onbuhimo, a waistless buckle carrier. [Image of a white woman wearing a white toddler on her back in a blue wrap conversion onbuhimo carrier.]
This is a review of a buckle carrier by someone who uses wraps almost exclusively, so let's level-set on my personal carrier preferences real quick: it's not that I dislike buckle carriers. I'm a wrapper because I love wraps; I find them most comfortable for me. Buckles totally have their place, I just haven't found one that really clicks with me and I love as much as a cozy wrap.
Enter the Kol Kol Onbuhimo. Maybe it's that my baby and I are at what feels like just the right time for an onbuhimo for us - baby is 22 months, he tolerates being wrapped but prefers very fast ups, we usually wear while out more than at home, and the weather is hot right now. All wonderful conditions for onbuhimo wearing.
A fine wrap for all skill levels, the Limited Edition Delicate Pink colorway of the Babylonia BB Slen is not only easy to use, but it's easy on the eyes as well. Here's a thorough review of this gorgeous woven wrap. [Image of a woman from chest to waist wearing a baby on her back in a pink and off white woven wrap Babylonia BB Slen Delicate Pink tied in a Freshwater Rapids back carry. Baby's foot hangs at her side and there's a pink rosebush in the background.]
This wrap has some of my favorite wrapping qualities, especially for beginners. It isn't too extreme on anything, making it really nice to use for all skill levels but especially beginners. There's no quality that one has to work around in order to get a spectacular wrap job every time - the wrap allows the user to get it done.
Win a FREE onbuhimo from Kol Kol Baby Carriers - with free worldwide shipping! An onbuhimo is a waistless buckle carrier for babies with full torso control. [Image of the back of a blue wrap conversion onbuhimo carrier worn by a white woman and white toddler. Text over the image reads quote, onbuhimo giveaway with Kol Kol and Amy Wraps Babies, end quote.]
This week we are super excited to host a giveaway of an onbuhimo carrier from Kol Kol Baby Carriers!! Check out the post on Facebook to enter.
One winner will also receive a gift certificate for a FREE 30-minute online mini session with ME via Adjoyn so you can learn more about your new carrier if needed!
Another fun wrap from DBG! The Geeks are back after Spellbound with another fan favorite, this time themed after the Supernatural series. I'm getting some major points with my teenager on this wrap! But he'd never admit to that, of course. [Image taken from under arm showing the side of a Double Hammock tied at shoulder in a black and white woven wrap covered in street signs with phrases from the show Supernatural.]
[Image showing the side of a Robin's Hip Carry in a black and white woven wrap covered in street signs with phrases from the show Supernatural, worn by a white woman and her white toddler son.]
DBG is now synonymous with well-textured patterns in my mind. Their patterns really pop, and not just visually but from a tactile perspective too. This raised texture provides a nice contrast to the glide of the wrap, giving it the grip to hold passes in place.
We're celebrating Father's Day Week with a special giveaway!
Thanks to Maya Wrap we have TWO ring slings to give away, and they can be the winner's choice from any in-stock sling! PLUS winners will also receive their choice of a full 90-minute babywearing session or a "mini" 30-minute session with me via Adjoyn (my babywearing consulting business).
Check out the details on Facebook and get your funny jokes ready - they are required to enter the contest!
Babywearing dolls are so useful! Often when I'm learning a new carry, my baby isn't always as patient as I need him to be. And sometimes he naps, yet I still need to practice or teach! Thank goodness for dolls, and thank goodness for dolls that can be made without breaking the bank or needing expert sewing skills. This is the fastest and easiest way I know to get a newborn size doll for less than $20 and less than an hour. Here's a step-by-step of how I do it:
I change up the collection of carriers that I take to each meeting, consult, playdate, and class depending on what the focus is for that event. On this particular day I had no idea what was ahead so I had a really well-rounded bunch of carriers with me. I thought it'd be fun to go over what I have and why!
We've been playing with our 2Lambie Creations Reverse Onbuhimo - there are so many ways to tie off the wrap straps! This half wrap conversion carrier was made with the "long option" staps so we have lots of potential for fancy finishes. Let me tell you what I've come up with so far!