Friday, July 12, 2013

7/10 Monthly Meeting

I (Paula) was unable to attend this last meeting, but one of our leaders, Jillian, summarizes it here, complete with pictures!

This month our meeting was held at Nancy Lewis Park.  Our topic this month was pouch slings.  We also decided to start doing a carry of the month (COTM). Our carry this month is Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder.

Marcia led the discussion on pouch slings.  In addition to a fabulous demonstration on how to do a front and back carry with one, she discussed the pros and cons.  Pouch slings are an easy, inexpensive way to venture into the babywearing world.  They are also very portable, they fold up very small and are great for keeping in the car or diaper bag.  They are also relatively simple to use.  The most frustrating thing about a pouch is that finding the right size.  They are also not very adjustable, although the shoulder can be folded over to tighten the top rail.

The carry of the month, Double Rebozo Shoulder to Shoulder (DRS2S) was very well received.  It is a nice back carry because it can be tied off almost immediately, making Little One more secure while the passes are being completed.  We had several brave mamas willing to give it a try and many have tried it at home too.  We would love to see pictures, please post them to our facebook group. :)

Trying out Ash

Stella is successful with DRS2S
Aris & Niki
Marcia assisting Melissa with the COTM
Isabel also has success
Melissa, another success
Melissa & Cora perfecting Double Hammock
Isabel and Laney
Enjoying the shade
More shade and babies

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Babywearing Art

One of my favorite artists that I've discovered in the last year is Katie m. Berggren.  She makes these wonderful paintings that really encompass so many feelings that come with being a mother.  There are paintings of fathers and mothers cuddling their babies, breastfeeding, cosleeping and even babywearing.  If you haven't had a chance to check out her artwork, you really should!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Where We Wore in June

Jillian D. minigolfs with her daughter in her back in Didymos Black Hemp Pfau.

Jennifer P. takes her kids to their first baseball game at the Sky Sox Stadium.
She has her son in a KoKaDi  Glamour Stars ring sling.

Nicole R. checks out some books at Penrose library with her older son
while her baby snoozes in a  mei tai.

Dorinda B. carries her baby in a Beco Gemini while experiencing wheat
harvest with the grandparents in Kansas.

Amy S's husband looks out at the sky on a hike at Eleven Mile State Park.
Their daughter is asleep in a Boba 2G.

Emily C. takes her son to Castlewood Canyon State Park in a Baby K'tan.

Isabel T. goes hiking in the Sugarloaf area with her son in a Didymos
Indio Sun Yellow wrap.