Libraries have some new additions!

We’ve been on a huge buying spree to fill out the three libraries.  Check out all the pretty carriers!

Chapel Hill Library LL

  • BBSling ring sling
  • ComfortFit Maya ring sling
  • Girasol Carson’s Cove rebozo
  • Silver Lining Slings Paige Midori WCRS sewn by Alloa Baby
  • Tula toddler UFO print
  • green Kozy MT
  • Didy Lime hemp Pfau 3

North Regional Library (N Raleigh) LL

  • BBSling ring sling
  • ComfortFit Maya ring sling
  • Silver Lining Slings Paige Midori WCRS sewn by Alloa Baby
  • Emeibaby standard size buckle carrier
  • Wrap Nap Fairy Green 2
  • BBSlen Pineapple 7
  • MeiTaiBaby MT
  • Kokoskaa 5
  • Whovian ring sling sewn by Gracie and Sam

Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique (S Raleigh/Cary) LL

  • BBSling ring sling
  • ComfortFit Maya ring sling
  • Shiny Star Linen ring sling
  • Emeibaby toddler size buckle carrier
  • Girasol Summer Sun 2
  • Chrysalis Designs/SLS Persimmon Paige WCMT

Some info and videos about our new carriers:

Emeibaby:

 


Most of the carriers together

Most of the carriers together

SLS Midori Paige WCRS

SLS Midori Paige WCRS

Toddler Tula

Toddler Tula

Whovian ring sling

Whovian ring sling

Emeibaby carriers

Emeibaby carriers

 

THREE bbslings (one in each library), thanks to a generous discount from Nova Natural Toys + Crafts
THREE new shoulder (comfort fit) Maya Wraps, by donation/discount from Maya Wrap
A Girasol Carson’s Cove rebozo (CHL), donated by one of our lovely members (Can I call you out, member?)
A Shiny Star Linen sling (SBB), also donated by above awesome member
An Emeibaby Standard size (NRL) and
An Emeibaby Toddler size (SBB), both discounted by emeibaby
Two Alloa Baby RS (CHL, NRL) made from Paige Midori Silver Lining Slings, donated by our own Sonia Parrella
A Tula Toddler UFO print (CHL)
TWO new Mei Tai Baby MTs (SBB, NRL) made for us at a discount by our own Elisabeth Hobgood Allore
A size 7 bbslen pineapple (NRL), which went with the above order from Nova Naturals
A green Kozy MT (CHL)
A Girasol Summer Sun sz 2 (SBB)
A Kokoskaa – Wrap Factory sz 5 (NRL) donated at the conference!
A Wrap Nap Fairy Green sz 2 (NRL)
Didy Lime hemp Pfau 3 (CHL)
Chrysalis Designs/SLS WCMT (SBB)

We’re working on pictures of our carriers!

One of the long term goals for BWI-Triangle is to have pictures of our carriers on people of different sizes and shapes, with kids of various ages.

Please help us reach this goal.  Send us a picture and brief description [age of child, height of wearer, carry if using a wrap] for us to use at triangle@babywearinginternational.org.

In the meantime, I’ve put together a pinterest board with pictures of our carriers.  I tried to use pictures of the actual carriers in the LL but where I didn’t have one, I used a stock photo of the carrier in the same color as our LL carrier, or in some cases a different colorway.  Check it out here: http://www.pinterest.com/ohnomongo/bwi-triangle-carriers/

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Stash shots are fun

I personally love looking at people’s stash shots. It is an opportunity to get an idea of their taste in carriers and much like seeing purse contents, I think it says something about who you are too. I thought it would be fun to see what’s out there in the babywearing community. I decided to keep things anonymous because some people are uncomfortable with stash shots (they interpret it as showing off or otherwise having a negative connotation).

In no particular order:

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Some thematic layouts:

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Starting out with a ring sling

I’ve had a lot of requests for this video playlist recently so I thought I would reblog it here.  It can be seen on my personal blog as well.

Starting out with a ring sling.

via Starting out with a ring sling.

Hello to all the mothers- and fathers-to-be out there or the caregiver who would like to have a hands-free carrying option!  My sister in law is pregnant (she’s since had her son) and I remember all too well how sometimes newborns just want to be against you 24-7.

Since sitting on a couch, holding your infant is not completely realistic for most people, babywearing can really be a great tool for new mothers and mothers with toddlers to chase around.

I thought it would be useful to have a comprehensive how-to all in one place for people who can’t make it to a Babywearing International meeting for hands-on help. [if you are looking for a local chapter, the list by state is here]

I made a playlist for new users and hopefully this will be useful for my SIL as well as others.