We had a busy meeting this Saturday. A mom-to-be brought in a huge bag of carriers for us to demonstrate. It included an SSC with an infant insert which Faux Baby demonstrated very patiently (unlike most Real Babies). We also covered alternatives for boosting a newborn into a safe and comfortable position inside an SSC, [...]
We've new ways to support ICBW, some EXPO conference shout outs, tips on stretchy carriers, and carrier options for baby #2--- plus voter registration and absentee ballot applications!
March was finally, mercifully, plague-free for the Iowa City Babywearers and we were able to host both of our monthly meetings. We have lots to cover, so let's jump right in! Carrier Hacking: The Beco Butterfly 2 is an SSC that included an inner harness which could be adjusted to boost shorter infants into position [...]
Saturday Meeting: On Off-Label Use: Or as Kelsey put it, "if you would do it with your own child then teach it to others". The case in point was doing a back carry with a child in a convertible SSC, with the narrow base setting. The instructions advise against this because they do not want people [...]
Answering questions from our June meeting: When is a stretchy wrap too old? Is it safe to babywear in the heat? How big does my baby need to be before I can stop using the infant insert?
Thanks to everyone who made it out to the meeting! We were so busy that we didn't manage any photo opportunities! We discussed ring slings, the K'tan brand carrier, back-carries and sizing up SSC's with infants one year and younger. Going forward, we have decided that our meeting livestreams will only be available during the [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out! Once again, the theme was newborn carries and carriers! ❤ The live stream video is currently being edited but once it's ready it will be available on this post and on youtube. SSC's (Soft-Structured Carriers) for newborns: Newborns often require narrower, elevated seating within the carrier to compensate for narrower [...]
This month the theme was first-time back carries using SSC, mei-tais, and wraps. 1. We were finally able to livestream! If you aren't able to attend a meeting in person, you can join along through our Youtube channel and ask questions in real time. If you subscribe on YT, you will get notifications when we [...]
Many babywearers are nervous about laundering their carriers and so put off doing so. But when dirt builds up in the cloth of your carriers it damages the fibers, reducing your carrier's lifespan. This is why it is important to regularly clean your carriers and to make it less nerve-wracking we've put together a video [...]