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It’s the first day of International Babywearing Week 2011, and the theme for the day is Make it Monday. As it happens, we developed a very popular and easy project a few years ago that fits today’s theme perfectly: The No-Sew Fleece Babywearing Poncho. All you need is a yard and a quarter of good quality fleece and some scissors. If you find some fleece on sale, you might make this project for about $5. Enjoy!

 

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Doggone it, I forgot to take my camera. But our family went for a lovely, easy hike today on the Boulder Canyon nature trail in Vestavia Hills, and I wanted to share that this family-friendly trail is suitable for babywearing. 🙂 We weren’t actually babywearing … our 28-month-old, 35-pound boy handled the trail fine by himself, as did I, his 40-year-old, 33-week pregnant mom. From that information, however, I deduce that most babywearing families could handle this well-kept trail just fine.

When going on a babywearing hike, we choose easy trails, and mostly short ones. Other families are more ambitious. Even for our style of hiking, which is more of a stroll in the woods, there are still a few things to keep in mind for safety and comfort. My rule number one is to wear hiking shoes; they make a difference for me. I’ve done some hikes in running shoes, and they had decent traction, but my toes were not happy with me after a short while. In any event, sturdy shoes are a must, especially if you’re carrying a baby. (more…)

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One of the smart, talented moms on www.TheBabyWearer.com came up with this fabulous idea for a diaper bag/whatever bag that works great for babywearers. It features soft, wide straps that you can tie in different configurations, depending on whether you want to wear the bag backpack-style, over one shoulder, or across your body. She’s selling custom bags (although there’s a waiting list), or you can make your own with her DIY instructions. For more info and links to more photos, here’s the thread on TBW.

 

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If you scroll down a bit, you’ll see a green box in the right column of our blog. It has links to three printable files, including our beautiful Bliss of Babywearing brochure, printable instructions for our super easy and really cute No Sew Fleece Babywearing Poncho With Fringe, and our brand new printable instructions for making and using a no-sew stretchy wrap (it says Get Some Fresh Air because we made it especially to further our partnership with Fresh Air Family).

Obviously, we are glad to share these files!  However, please respect that Magic City Slingers owns the copyright for these files.  Don’t make digital copies of these files to store elsewhere on the internet, and don’t alter our work in any way. 

Thanks, and enjoy the printables!

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A couple of babywearing dolls from Familia Libre arrived just in time for Christmas. 

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Another babywearing cover … this one is genius!  You just button it right to your coat!

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These handmade Andean babywearing dolls are super duper cute! 

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