Category Archives: Babywearing Business

Enjoying our babywearing independence

If you’ve been following the Baby Carriers Downunder blog, you may have noticed we don’t write a lot of posts along the lines of “OMG! I so love [insert brand here]”. In fact, we don’t have any posts that sing … Continue reading

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Babywearing’s cottage industry (or maison industry, or 3-bed-brick-veneer industry…)

If you’ve got an addiction to good quality baby carriers and slings (c’mon, I know I’m not the only one…) then you’ve probably bought from more than a few WAHMs in your time. WAHMs – work at home mums – … Continue reading

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Sling libraries, carrier hire, and try-before-you-buy

So I was reading baby industry news this morning (I own a baby shop) and noticed there’s a Melbourne baby shop who have started a sling library scheme. For postage cost, you can borrow a baby carrier for 10 days … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Get Serious: Parity

A number of pundits have recently declared that the Australian dollar is approaching parity with the U.S. and that we may reach those heady grounds by Christmas. What in the name of all that’s imported does that have to do … Continue reading

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The Colour Purple

I’ve had a lot of carriers go through my hands. I often refer to the beginnings of my retail business as “dealing to support my own addiction”. But I don’t think I’ve ever owned a purple sling. And yet, this … Continue reading

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Blended Fibers: Support and Market Positioning

There’s nothing that gets an internet babywearing forum jiving like the prospect of a new silk wrap. Or a hemp wrap. Or a linen. Or a wool. Blended fibers are the wrap du jour! We’ve talked before about how creating … Continue reading

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