Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Word

Loving these fall days,
Loving my Savior.

Reveling in the scent of my baby's hair.
Praising my God.

Soaking up the songs my sweet girl sings,
Singing a song of worship in my heart.

Thanking my God for all my blessings,
Keeping faith of more to come...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Boba Organic Toddler Carrier

The newest baby carrier on the market is the "Boba" (short for "Boulder Baby") which is made in Boulder, CO by the makers of the Sleepy Wrap.

The Boba is 100% organic and is a soft structured carrier designed for toddlers ages 1-4 years. This carrier is sleek in design and comes with special health benefits that no other baby carrier can boast. This carrier has special foot rests for the child to use which ensure that his or her knees are kept at a 90 degree angle thereby increasing blood circulation while being worn.

Boba comes in 6 different color combinations all which reflect colors found in nature. Wear the Boba on your front or your back and feel the comfort of having your child's weight be evenly distributed throughout your back. The Boba is offered with FREE shipping at Heavenly Hold.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Which Baby Carrier Is For You?

Many mamas (and papas) are overwhelmed by the different types and many choices in the babywearing world. Because of the many different brands and types of carriers, babywearers can end up with a carrier that doesn't work well for them or their child. I'm going to try to demystify the many carriers out there on the market today by giving a short description or definition of each type.

A SLING can come in two forms: a pouch sling or a ring sling. A pouch sling is a carrier that must be fitted specifically to the babywearer's body. It is a very simple type of carrier that drapes over one shoulder and it folds up very small to fit in a diaper bag easily. Babies can be worn in five different positions in a pouch sling. A ring sling is an adjustable sling that adjusts with a ring at the babywearer's shoulder. This carrier is much easier to fit different types of bodies. Wear your baby in the same positions that the pouches offer. Wear newborns through toddlers in a sling. Brand examples: Slinglings and Taylormade

A MEI TAI is an Asian style baby carrier that has ties that go around your waist and over your shoulders. This carrier can be worn on your front, back or hip and is good for newborns through toddlers. Some mei tais even allow babywearers to wear their babies in the front facing out position. Mei tai baby carriers are lightweight and are adjustable so that more than one person can wear them. Brand examples: Freehand, Babyhawk

A WRAP is simply a piece of fabric that wraps around your upper body to support the baby in place. Wear your baby or child in several different position with a wrap. Depending on the type of fabric used, a wrap can be one of, if not the most supportive type of baby carrier. Wraps can be used with newborns through toddlers. Brand examples: Sleepy Wrap, Didymos

A SOFT STRUCTURED CARRIER is a buckle carrier that can be worn on the front, back or hip. It is adjustable to more than one babywearer. Many have sleeping hoods that give support to baby's heads while sleeping in a carrier. A soft structured carrier keeps the baby in a natural seated position and gives their hips and spine support while being worn. Brand examples: ERGO Baby Carrier, Action Baby Carrier

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