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Advice and Articles of Interest

Here are some links to other pages that we've found useful.  Please be aware we're not responsible for the content of these pages.  Please report any broken links.

 

General Advice:

 

Ten Reasons to Wear your Baby by Laura Simeon in the Natural Child Project

 

 

History of Babywearing and Slings:

 

Prehistoric Baby Sling Made Our Brains Bigger by David Keys for the Independent

History and Manufacture of Welsh Shawls by David Morgan

 

 

Health and Safety in Babywearing:

 

Hip Health in Baby Carriers, Seats and Other Equipment by The International Hip Dysplasia Institute

Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress by Elizabeth Antunovic for Boba

 

 

The Mechanics of Wraps and Carriers:

 

Why You Shouldn't Do the 'Tug Test' on your Carrier from the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance

Help Finding a Legacy Wrap from The Woven Wrap Database

Shifting, Weaving Flaws, Pulls, Slubs, Broken Threads: What are the differences and do they matter? by Babywearing Circle

Help with Making Your Own Slings and Carriers by Sleeping Baby Productions

 

 

Instructions for Specific Types of Carriers and Slings:

 

Listed here are the more common and interesting instructions.  Each rental sling listed on the website has a link to instructions under the 'safety' tab to the specific brand of carrier/sling's instructions.

 

TICKS Babywearing Safety Checklist from Slumber Roo

Stretchy Wrap Instructions from Moby

Mei Tai Instructions from Babyhawk

Buckle Carrier Instructions from Ergo

Ring Sling Instructions from Slingababy

How to Use a Welsh Shawl to Carry a Baby from Parent's Village

 

Tips and Tricks

How to Boost Your Baby in a Buckle Carrier from Onya Baby

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