Bringing together parents, caregivers and babies to learn and share knowledge about babywearing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Post-Partum Depression and Babywearing

Yesterday, Starr spoke on the topic of post-partum depression and babywearing.

Presented were the general facts about post-partum depression. I urge EVERYONE reading this blog to please visit this resource:

Also discussed was the emotional ride we as mothers and fathers have faced since becoming parents. We discussed our coping tools.

We looked at the ways babywearing has helped us deal with the difficult side of parenthood, as well as how babywearing can be a TRIGGER for some people, excerbated by attempting to learn a new skill during an already challenging time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sad News

I am very sad to report that the Informed Parent will be closing their doors due to a horrendous property dispute.

Please join with me and send loving vibes, good wishes and prayers to the mamas of faith of the Informed Parent, while they try to ascertain direction.

In the meantime, this leaves Carry Me Close displaced. It took us a long while to find the ideal location at the Informed Parent. And here we go again!

While we search for the next best thing, we will temporarily meet at Dufferin Grove Park on Tuesdays at 1:00pm, by the children’s play area.

We decided to maintain the time and day of our meetings, as we have developed a loyal and regular membership of those who CAN attend at that time and until we find a location and HAVE to switch timing, we would like to remain as consistent as possible.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Soft Structured Carriers

Today, our new co-facilitator Starr, did an overview of soft structured carriers (SSCs). She presented the definition of an SSC, and described various brands such as the Yamo, Beco, Ergo, Tentoes Click, Angel Pack, and Patapum.

Starr also demonstrated how to do a front carry and a back carry.

As a group we also discussed ways to carry a newborn in a soft structured carrier.

SSCs were unanimously voted as the quickest, most comfy two-shouldered carrier.