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I remember a particular teacher during my school career who used to shout at us, “QUESTION EVERYTHING”, “NEVER ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO”, “NEVER ASSUME YOU’RE RIGHT”. We giggled and pretended to ignore her, too cool for school at the back of the class. But somewhere, sometime, somehow, those words have stayed with me and I’ve tried to pass them on to my kids.
A couple of days ago, my dear doula friend Maddie McMahon published a blog post entitled “When did we become so blooming close minded“. It prompted me to finally write the “twin” post on kindness that I’ve been meaning to write for the last year or so.
As more and more parents in the UK discover the advantages of carrying their children close in slings and carriers, there is an increase in the number of ‘babywearing’ exercise classes. These classes are often marketed as being fun for parent and child, and helpful for mothers to regain fitness after giving birth.
hest strap, back strap, connecting strap – what ever you call it, that fiddly baby carrier chest strap is often the one thing that puts people off using a baby carrier in a front carry when the straps can’t be crossed over your back.
Here are a few ideas to help you fasten that strap – try them out and see how they work for you!
When I found out I was going to have twins, one of the things I was most excited about was trying out slings with two babies. I learned a lot about tandem babywearing during my School of Babywearing peer support and consultancy courses, and I had worked with a few twin parents prior to getting pregnant, so I knew that there were a lot of different options. I was looking forward to finding out what worked for us, and I was excited about trying out different slings from birth, as I mainly used a Moby Wrap or Bali Breeze with Lucas until he was around six months old.
Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep — particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. In our conversations, he shared his insights on co-sleeping and bi-phasic sleep patterns and offered tips for new parents.