Category Archives: Babywearing

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Anatomy of a Smart Bottoms Haversack CarryAll Bag

The Smart Bottoms Haversack CarryAll Bags have been out for just over a month now at Kelly’s Closet. We get questions almost daily about how much they will hold. Here’s an inside look at what we can fit in our exclusive Bloom print Haversack bag. Features: Machine washable Heavy duty and wide zippered opening Adjustable shoulder strap 4 roomy interior pockets Coordinating changing pad Changing pad has a waterproof zippered pocket for wipes/accessories Super soft fleece on one side of changing pad Waterproof PUL on the backside of changing pad There are 4 fun ways you can wear the Haversack bags; and probably a few we haven’t even dreamed of. Back carry, messenger strap, classic carry, and the mei tai carry. Watch this short video from Smart Bottoms to see how you can customize the Haversack straps for your customized needs and preferences. To see all the fun prints the Smart Bottoms Haversack bags come in, visit Kelly’s Closet. Haversack Cloth Diaper Bags. Would you like to be a contributor on The Cloth Diaper Whisperer? We’re always looking for creative writers who would like to share their cloth diapering tips. To find out more Contact Us

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6 Reasons Why I Wear My Baby

1.  I can politely keep people from touching my baby. Everybody just loooooves to touch brand new babies. (I get it. I want to touch/cuddle/eat them too. But I resist. Not everyone has that kind of willpower.) I don’t care if we have worked together for twenty years, or we have been best friends since kindergarten, or even if you gave birth to my partner: my baby doesn’t know you like that. And I don’t know your hand washing routine. Don’t touch my brand new baby. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll let you touch her feet. When she is four. With proper positioning in a baby carrier and the baby carrier’s pop-up head support or hood raised (AKA baby’s hater blockers), I can avoid disgusting germ-ridden unsolicited baby petting with a subtle shoulder shift. 2.  I can keep my baby from touching my stuff. I shared my literal personal space on this earth for nine months; I shouldn’t ALSO have to share all of my snacks. Luckily, babies are born with very short arms and I can hold things out of their reach quite easily, as long as I have a free arm to do so. No baby, that vanilla iced latte is not for you. No baby, you may NOT poke your finger in my cinnamon bun. No baby, I do NOT want drool in my water bottle today. Chew on this …

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Babywearing with a Newborn

Newborn babies are amazing. We all know this. They are also exhausting. They have been with mom for the past 10 months and they want to keep being with mom! One of the best ways to keep a newborn close and help them rest and nap is by wearing them! Sure you can hold a baby all day – or attempt to – but your arms might give out!! Most babies can be worn starting around 7-8 pounds. Each manufacturer has safety tested their product so please research and follow the directions. Also, please check with your doctor if there are any health concerns! When I had my first baby, we got an Ergo with the infant insert. It was pretty easy to use. Except it was HOT. She was born in June. We lived in Seattle, but it can still get warm in the summer! I really enjoyed wearing her around the city vs pushing a stroller with an infant seat on it! I also quickly figured out that she liked to be worn at home too while I was doing chores or other things around the house. Wearing a Newborn is very easily done with a soft structured carrier. You have heard of Ergo, Tula, & LILLEbaby. With an Ergo & Tula you need an Infant Insert until the baby is large enough to sit in the carrier panel …

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Best Baby Carriers of 2015

We are at the end of our Best of 2015 series, but wanted to take a minute to share your favorite baby carriers! There are so many different options with soft structured carriers these days and I know that we don’t carry all the popular brands and styles. We have personally fallen in love with the Tula and Lillebaby brands, and so have you!! Tula Standard Baby Carrier – Tula carriers have been a fan favorite for years, but have gained popularity these past few years because of their fun prints. Several times a month Tula introduces new prints to meet every family’s personalities. The Tula carrier fits from 15-45lbs and can be worn on the front and back. If you prefer stylish prints, Tula is your carrier. Lillebaby Airflow Carrier – Offering 6 carry positions, including forward facing, the Lillebaby Airflow has been your favorite Lille. Lillebaby (all styles) come with an infant seat built in to the carrier allowing you to wear your baby from birth through toddler. The airflow is a lightweight mesh carrier that makes it perfect for warmer climates and for keep yourself and your baby cool while wearing them. Available in several solids and fun prints. Lillebaby All Seasons – Another great Lille carrier featuring their 6 carry positions and built in infant insert. The All Seasons has a zip down panel on the …

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How to Choose a Baby Carrier

Babywearing is becoming more and more popular.  It is not for everyone, but it can be fun and beneficial for parent and baby. Personally we find that babywearing results in a happier baby and can be very comfortable and convenient for for the parents.  These days there are SO many options out there for baby carriers. The prices can range from $30-$200 (or more!!) Things you should consider when choosing a carrier are: Who will primarily be using the carrier?  What is your budget? How long do you plan on wearing your baby?  First let’s talk about the main types of carriers and how they fit these questions: Wraps: There are two types of wraps – stretchy wraps and woven wraps. Stretchy wraps work well for the newborn stage, but as the baby gets older and more specifically heavier – they can not feel as supportive.  Stretchy wraps can be anywhere from $30-$80. Woven wraps are not stretchy material, but soft pliable cotton blends which usually come in beautiful colors or patterns. They have many wearing options and can be used for infants through toddlers. Woven wraps can be priced starting at $150 and UP. Wraps come with a lot of material and a lot of intimidation, but with some patience and practice it can be a wonderful way to carry your baby. Two popular stretchy wrap brands are the Moby and Baby K’Tan. Some …

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