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When Your Children Aren’t the Best Advert for Babywearing

The Mythical Benefits of Babywearing Did you ever read one of those lists about the ‘Benefits of Babywearing’ which tell you that worn babies rarely cry; are happy to hang out in a sling all day while the parent works; … Continue reading

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One Week as a Wrapper – Day 8

At last! I can start using other carriers! But we have to catch public transport into town and somehow I find myself reaching for the wrap…. after all, it does work best for the bus. I start to tie it … Continue reading

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One Week as a Wrapper – Day 7

I can’t do it. Just when I thought I’d developed a kind of wrapping invincibility, I find myself totally stumped by a simple challenge – breastfeeding in a wrap. We’re out for a bushwalk and Meena is crouched over like … Continue reading

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One Week as a Wrapper – Day 6

Something strange happens as I ruck Meena on my back this afternoon – I enjoy it. For the first time it feels instinctive and I get her in position without even thinking about what goes where. It’s not a technique … Continue reading

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Babywearing Affluenza

When I read the book Affluenza, by Oliver James, I initially felt smug. Our society may have been wallowing in a mire of depression, caused by its addiction to acquiring material wealth and social status, but I was happily immune. … Continue reading

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One Week as a Wrapper – Day 5

The day begins with a fairly fear-free ruck for a walk to the shops. I have a spring in my step as I feel like I’m starting to become a ‘real’ wrapper. Yes, one of those awe-inspiring babywearers who will … Continue reading

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