In this episode, Brooke shares about what shoes and baby carriers have in common… mainly to do with variety, pricing, quality, and purpose. She talks about what to do when someone asks if you really need another/different baby carrier, and how to choose one that’s comfortable and works for your situation.
Two mamas talk about their journey of babywearing their children from newborn… right up to toddlerhood (and beyond). They share their favourite toddler carriers, the challenges, and joys of toddler wearing, and tips for anyone who might be about to experience it for themselves.
Here’s what we covered in this episode: General rule: babywearing and breastfeeding are two separate skills. Master your breastfeeding first and feel confident with babywearing, then try combining them Breastfeeding while babywearing comes with stacks of benefits for mums: Convenient while out and about Can be a discreet feeding option Makes a quiet space for your baby even in a busy environment Multitasking Saves time if you’re in a rush It comes with a bunch of benefits of baby too: The movement while feeding can…Continue Reading “#014 Babywearing & Breastfeeding With Special Guest Amberley Harris”
Here’s what we covered in this episode: Mum-life update since our last chat: Brooke has welcomed Axel, little brother for Elanor, and Angela has welcomed Sebastian, little brother for Nathaniel. Update on what’s happening on the podcast for 2018. You can expect one episode a month of high quality content in between our full time mum roles! If you’re in shock with your Velcro baby, this episode is for you. A lot of mums aren’t prepared for babies to be so physically and emotionally dependent…Continue Reading “#013 Why Are Our Babies So Clingy?”
Here’s what we covered in this episode: Introducing Natalie Esguerra, or Mummy Nat as she is known on Instagram, babywearing mama to beautiful twin baby girls who arrived prematurely at 31 weeks and are now aged 1.5 years. Being a young mum and how that changes your life and priorities. Why babywearing became a necessity at home with both babies wanting to be held at the same time and not having the hospital staff around to help anymore. Her first introduction to babywearing was when…Continue Reading “#012 Premie and Twin Babywearing with Special Guest Natalie Esguerra”
Here’s what we covered in this episode: All the reasons you need to avoid buying a fake carrier Situations where a fake carrier is more likely to come up Tips to spot a fake carrier (subtle differences between the legit and the fake version) How to avoid buying a fake if you’re getting a carrier secondhand Some quick budget-friendly tips so you don’t have to compromise on quality or risk a fake carrier What to do if you come across a fake carrier Trust your…Continue Reading “#011 How to Spot a Fake Carrier”
Here’s what we covered in this second episode in our series “Babywearing on a Budget”: Why you don’t need ANY carriers at all How to make do with just one baby carrier Why two (or even more) baby carriers might be useful for you Tips to keep your collection small without compromising on comfort/practicality Tips to avoid getting addicted or falling too deep down the rabbit hole Always remember to focus on what’s important: close (hands-free) cuddles with your baby, not the size of your…Continue Reading “#010 Babywearing On A Budget – Part 2 of 2”
Here’s what we covered in this episode: Is babywearing essential? (No, but it sure is useful and beneficial!) Are other conventional baby items like prams essential? Are baby carriers actually expensive? What goes into a baby carrier to make it cost *so* much? How to babywear on a budget (secondhand, budget brands, borrowing) The importance of researching, trying before you buy, or speaking to a consultant to maximise value for money! To find out more about Brooke Maree (babywearing consultations, baby carrier goodies & more),…Continue Reading “#009 Babywearing on a Budget – Part 1 of 2”
Here’s what we covered in this episode: Angela’s babywearing journey – how she’s used it in parenting her two kids Wearing her babies when working as a doula, photographer, cleaning, out and about, and around the home How she encourages her clients (new parents) to try out babywearing with her own collection on hand Wearing her babies when travelling nationally and internationally – how babywearing gave them calmness and security and a place to sleep Tandem wearing and carrier combinations for her kids Introducing her…Continue Reading “#008 Angela Gallo – Special Guest”
Here’s what we covered in this episode: Some of the common activities you should avoid (or be very cautious) doing when babywearing Our personal experiences and near misses Some things you CAN do while babywearing Safety tips The importance of following your instincts and intuition To find out more about Brooke Maree (babywearing consultations, baby carrier goodies & more), head to https://brookemaree.com.au or join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrookeMaree.Babywearing/ Read our blog post on things to avoid doing while babywearing here: https://brookemaree.com.au/blogs/news/things-you-shouldn-t-do-while-babywearing Article on…Continue Reading “#007 What NOT To Do While Babywearing”