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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Do You Wear Your Baby?

This is excellent information for new, or fairly new, mommies! From

Babywearing is an ancient idea that is still practiced around the world. Most cultures acknowledge that the most comfortable, safe, natural place for a new baby to be is snuggled next to its mother. Here the warmth and noises of the womb continue. Snuggled up high, a baby has a great view of the world, more opportunities to interact with people, and much more ability to communicate. This actually leads to happier babies. Babies who are carried in this fashion are much less fussy. It can be the only thing that comforts some colicky babies. Wearing your baby, as opposed to carrying your baby, gives you back the use of your hands for your daily activities. It also saves strain on your arms and back. Slings and other baby carriers are much more portable and easy to store than strollers and plastic seat style infant carriers. Dr. Sears, a renowned baby expert believes that babywearing has 5 main benefits: 1. Sling babies cry less. 2. Sling babies learn more. 3. Sling babies are more organized. 4. Sling babies get humanized sooner. 5. Sling babies are smarter.

Michael got a ring sling for me (and Quinn) at Christmas. I love it! I kick myself for not using it more often! I wanted to share with you the Etsy seller who we have purchased from: Bronwen Handcrafted. Go straight to their web site here and they have great wearing instructions here. I have this ring sling. The picture here of me and Quinn doesn't do the ring sling justice, but it is the only photo I have. I was walking with Michael and the boys while they played Frisbee golf. Consider this handmade gift for a mom-to-be!


Brandie July 11, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

I was a baby wearing mom when Mattie was a baby. I loved it and loved my sling. Although nowadays there is even much more fashionable ones available. Definitely a great gift for a mom-to-be.

The Basics

Michael and Talina Ripper met online and when they met in person, they knew they had found something special, a once in a lifetime love. Michael obtained BFAs in both Wood Design and Ceramics from ECU. Talina has always been a creative/artistic spirit, but has her BSN from ETSU and still works as an RN. Talina has three sons, Seth (17), Aaron (8), and Jacob (7). Michael and Talina have a son together, Quinn, who is 17 months. They are getting settled in their downtown loft just around the corner from Michael's studio and the gallery. Their dream of living their art is coming true!


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