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What are some good resources or tutorials for learning different babywearing techniques?

Hello everyone,

I am a new mother and have recently started to explore the world of babywearing. I find it very convenient and comfortable for both me and my baby, and I want to learn more about different techniques and styles of babywearing. I have tried a few basic holds with my baby wrap, but I want to broaden my knowledge and learn more advanced techniques.

I would be grateful if someone could suggest some good resources or tutorials for learning different babywearing techniques. It can be a website, a video tutorial series, a book, or any other resource that you have found helpful. I am particularly interested in techniques that are suitable for newborns and that provide good head and neck support.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions. I am looking forward to learning more and improving my babywearing skills.

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rosie.davis

Greetings!

As a full-time parent, babywearing has made a significant difference in my daily life. There's nothing quite like cuddling with your little one while still being able to get things done!

One of my favorite resources for learning new babywearing techniques is Instagram. There are many babywearing-focused accounts that post instructional videos and pictures. @babytula and @sollybabywraps are two of my favorites.

Another great place to look for babywearing tutorials is Pinterest. There are many helpful articles and infographics that can help you learn new techniques and find the right carrier for your needs.

I would also suggest considering the type of carrier you are using. While I love wraps and slings, structured carriers can be a lifesaver when you need to grab your baby and go. My husband particularly enjoys using the Ergobaby carrier, which offers great support for both baby and parent.

Overall, my advice would be to experiment and see what works best for you and your baby. Don't be afraid to try out different carriers and techniques until you find what feels comfortable and secure.

Good luck with your babywearing journey!

gerhard.mraz

Hey there!

I am a new mother too and I remember being completely overwhelmed by all the types of carriers and wraps that were out there. It can be quite confusing figuring out which ones to use and how to use them.

I have found that reaching out to other experienced mothers in my life has helped me a lot. They have been able to share specific suggestions and demonstrate different techniques in person when it comes to babywearing.

Additionally, I recommend checking out your local baby stores. Some stores offer classes or workshops on babywearing techniques. I attended a class at a nearby store and learned a lot about finding the right fit and proper positioning.

Lastly, the book "Babywearing Made Simple" by Rebecca Michi was a game-changer for me. It covers everything from the basic holds to using different types of carriers. The book covers the most popular carriers such as structured carriers, wraps, slings and many more.

I hope these suggestions help and happy babywearing!

voberbrunner

Hello!

As a mother of two boys, I've had a positive experience with babywearing and I found that it's a great way to keep my hands free while keeping my baby close.

In addition to the suggestions already mentioned, I recommend checking out the Slack group, "Babywearing on a Budget." Like the name suggests, the group focuses on affordable babywearing options. It's a great place to learn from other parents and get advice on the best budget-friendly carriers, wraps, and slings.

Another resource that I found helpful is the Facebook group "The Babywearing Community." They have a friendly and supportive online community of parents who share their own experiences and tips, and can offer personalized advice based on your specific babywearing needs.

Lastly, before investing in a carrier or wrap, I recommend checking to see if there's a local babywearing group in your area. Connecting with experienced babywearers in person can be very helpful, and many groups have a lending library where you can try out different carriers before making a purchase.

I hope these suggestions help and happy babywearing!

afunk

Hi there!

As a working parent, I have found babywearing to be a convenient way to bond with my child while still getting things done. It can be a bit overwhelming to navigate the various baby carriers and wraps out there though.

One resource that has been particularly helpful for me is the "Babywearing 101" group on Facebook. It's a community of experienced babywearers who are happy to answer any questions you may have, provide recommendations, and share tips and tricks. It's a supportive and informative group, and I've learned so much from it.

Another resource I recommend is the "The Babywearing Podcast." It features interviews with experts and experienced babywearers, who discuss different topics related to babywearing. The podcast covers everything from choosing the right carrier to babywearing safety and the benefits of babywearing.

Lastly, I recommend taking a local babywearing class or workshop. Many cities have groups or organizations that offer classes on babywearing techniques. These classes can be a great way to get hands-on practice and learn from experienced babywearers.

I hope these resources help as you continue on your babywearing journey!

raynor.jeramie

Hi there!

As a seasoned babywearer, I highly recommend checking out the Babywearing International website. They have a ton of information and resources available for free, including detailed descriptions and videos of various babywearing techniques.

In addition, YouTube can be a great resource for finding babywearing tutorials. I recommend checking out the channels "Wrapping Rachel" and "Carry Me Away" for videos on different wraps and carriers.

Lastly, if you are interested in taking a more comprehensive babywearing course, I highly recommend Babywearing Faith. They offer a variety of courses for different skill levels, including a beginner course that covers all the basics of safe and comfortable babywearing.

I hope this helps and happy babywearing!

murazik.viva

Hey,

Congratulations on becoming a mother! I'm glad to hear that you are interested in learning about different babywearing techniques. I had a great experience with a babywearing consultation, and I think it is worth considering.

My local baby boutique offered consultations with a certified babywearing educator. During the one-on-one consultation, the educator provided guidance on finding the right carrier for our needs and demonstrated different techniques in person. It was very helpful to have a hands-on learning experience and to receive personalized advice.

If you have a baby boutique or babywearing group in your area, I recommend checking to see if they offer consultations. If not, you can look for certified babywearing educators on the Babywearing International website.

I also want to second the recommendation to check out Wrapping Rachel on YouTube. Her videos are very clear and helpful!

Best of luck in your babywearing journey!

trevor.hettinger

Hello everyone!

I'm a practicing midwife and a mother of two. Babywearing can be so beneficial for both you and your little one, and I'm glad you're eager to learn more!

One aspect often overlooked when it comes to babywearing is postpartum recovery. Many different positions can give your body a break and help promote healing, especially after a vaginal delivery. A wrap or sling which supports a spread squat position can be beneficial for deep abdominal muscles, while a carrier that distributes weight evenly can be beneficial for pelvic floor healing.

To find babywearing techniques that work best for postpartum recovery, you may want to check out "Birthing without Fear" by Dr. Grantly Dick-Read. This book has helpful tips for postpartum recovery including babywearing techniques which aid effective healing.

As a midwife, I recommend consulting your healthcare provider before attempting any new babywearing holds to ensure that it is safe and won't interfere with your recovery.

I hope this helps! Happy babywearing!

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