Author Archives: ScarletRubies

About ScarletRubies

Ruby is a woman living on the edge of reason! She has 4 kids - a 5 y/o daughter, 3 y/o son and her fraternal girl/boy twins were born between 6 and 10 weeks early 6 months ago. She is a ring slinger from way back but is finding the love of woven wraps in recent months. She has her stash spread out in several places around the house and cars so it doesn't appear to her husband to look as large.

On Display

Parenting in Public Ain’t For Wimps. From the minute we have left the “safety” of closed doors, we are a walking, talking, mobile piece of artwork. We’re visible. The choices we make are on display. And if you choose to … Continue reading

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Can we please go home now?

Leaving Hospital with a Premmie (or two). When you are pregnant, you normally anticipate things will go a certain way; maybe the way previous pregnancies have gone, or maybe better! Some people expect particular hiccups because of their medical history … Continue reading

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When a Bent Head is More than Plagiocephaly

Steph’s recent post on tummy-time mentions the increasing incidence of plagiocephaly – literally, a misshapen skull. One reason for the rise is certainly the increased numbers of babies sleeping on their back, which is recommended as being the safest way … Continue reading

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The Sling Thing

A ring sling I found in an opp shop was my entré to baby wearing a bunch of years ago. Sure, friends had given me their old front packs, but they made my bulges look bulgier, and they seemed so … Continue reading

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How do I start… with TWO babies?

The first in a series of posts during tandem wearing month at BCD, Ruby talks about how she got started on the ultimate babywearing adventure: TWO babies at once! After having about 5 years experience carrying one kiddo at a … Continue reading

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Who What When Why Wear?

As I sit here typing, I have a 6 month old baby boy on my bare chest. He’s resisting sleep and has been out of sorts for a few days (I think it might be a tooth on the way, … Continue reading

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