It was my great pleasure on Saturday last week to see Dr Rosie Knowles speak about Why Babywearing Matters at the APUK conference in Bristol. As well as being a GP, Rosie runs the Sheffield Sling Surgery (a great source of resources on all things babywearing) and has written a lovely book on babywearing. Rosie’s presentation … Continue reading Babywearing matters!
Sling rings are specially-manufactured aluminium rings that are weld free and safety tested to a breaking force of at least 220lbs (99kg). They tend to be sold in pairs, come in three sizes - small (2" diameter), medium (2.5" diameter) and large (3" diameter) - and a wide range of colours and finishes to suit … Continue reading Ringing the Changes! – Getting more from your wraps with sling rings
I so often speak to parents who love the idea of carrying their little ones in woven wraps, but are daunted by the amount of fabric. To address this, at Crazy Little Sling in March we demonstrated a Traditional Sling Carry - a quick and easy pre-tied carry with a short (size 2 - 2.7m) … Continue reading It’s shortie love, love, love! – Traditional Sling Carry
Crazy Little Sling, Oxford’s social sling meet for wrappers and the woven wrap curious, met for the first time earlier this month. It was wonderful to have such a good turnout and, as a keen wrapper myself, one of the most exciting things was seeing how many people came along to try woven wraps for … Continue reading Crazy Little Sling Called Love! – woven wrapping for beginners
We have ‘worn’ our son (using different soft slings and woven wraps as he’s grown) since he was three days old and still do, now he’s two, when we’re out and about, or at home on clingy, cuddly days. We would have worn him earlier had we been more prepared for his arrival. It was … Continue reading Baby monkeys know what’s what – an unusual case for babywearing