Category Archives: Ring slings and pouches

Babywearing OUCH!: Troubleshooting Ring Slings

We’ve been talking about pain lately on BCD blog: we talked about pain in shoulders and necks, we talked about pain in backs. Due to some requests, today we’ll talk about pain when using ring slings. By their nature, one-shouldered carriers like … Continue reading

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Babywearing OUCH! Part Two: Lower Back

Yesterday we looked at pain while baby wearing in the neck and shoulders. Today we’ll talk about some of the possible fixes for pain in the lower back. Before we go further, we should emphasise the fact that everybody’s ability … Continue reading

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Babywearing OUCH! Part 1: Neck and Shoulders

Babywearing is a great way of getting there, of getting close, getting the job done. But sometimes you may experience pain. This series of posts looks at a few of the common causes of pain while baby wearing and some … Continue reading

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Correct Positioning… How Important is it?

Hips correctly aligned at between 110 and 120 degrees, spine concave (not straight or convex), head off the chest, baby upright: how important is the “optimal positioning checklist” anyway? Important enough to be overwhelmed by? Are you damaging your baby … Continue reading

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Slinglings with lurgies

The winter weather has started in Canberra, which means three months of non-stop snot in any household with children. When a toddler or pre-schooler has a lurgy, they’re more likely to want holding. And when all of them have lurgies, … Continue reading

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Are baby slings safe for newborns?

You might have heard that the US CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) published a warning this week about the safety of infant slings. In particular, there have been a number of deaths reported when babies have been carried in bag-style … Continue reading

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