|Baby wearing is NOT a "new idea". In fact it has been around for centuries in many cultures
around the world. Not only does it promote bonding, but babies who are worn tend to be
calmer, cry less, and are more receptive to learning. It is simple to nurse discreetly in public
when your baby is in a sling. Baby wearing frees up your hands and arms which makes
traveling, shopping, even cleaning easier. Babies can eat, sleep and enjoy daily activites while
being provided with the comfort and closeness they desire from their parent or caregiver.
|Saftey is always important when it comes to your baby. No matter what
type/brand of carrier you use, always regularly inspect your carrier for wear &
tear. Practice and learn to use your carrier properly and always be aware of your
baby while they are being carried by you. Nobody can be responsible for your
child but you!
|Ringslings and pouches are good choices for newborns and smaller babies, even toddlers.
Mei tais, better know as asian-style baby carriers, are great for back carrying and heavier babies or
toddlers. Wraps are versatile and a wonderful choice for almost any age baby.
|Visit the Mamatoto Project, a website that teaches more about the
different types of carriers, instructions,- even videos, on how to use them
and make your own. By having a better understanding of them, you can
make a more informed decision on which one is right for your needs.
|How~To~Videos for MeiTai Wearing
|SleepingBaby.net This is where the base pattern for my carriers can be found, so
that you may sew your own. It is a GREAT site filled with information, beautiful
ringslings, many diy patterns for baby crafts and carriers, links and much more!
|*note* I did not tie off tightly in these videos, they were quickly made to show you the basics
of how to use a MT carrier. Please make sure that you tie off properly so that baby will be