Instinctive Parent Blogs — babywearing

The Benefits of Kangaroo Care

Posted by Jocelyn Albertson on

What is Kangaroo Care?                     What’s sweeter than a newborn snuggled up to you, content and asleep? Did you know this very act, which feels completely instinctual, has amazing health benefits for both mama and baby? Skin-to-skin snuggles are also called Kangaroo Care. Kangaroo Care consists of holding a bare baby (diapered or not) chest-to-chest with a caregiver. There has been an increasing trend in hospitals to promote skin-to-skin immediately after birth because of the benefits involved for both mother and baby. Studies show that it fulfills the basic biological needs...

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Baby Carriers: Why Buy New?

Posted by Palestina Baronas on

A common post in parenting groups is a parent asking about baby carriers. It's usually someone new to babywearing. They are typically bombarded with multiple different carriers being touted as "the best" and inevitably someone, usually a very seasoned wearer, tells them to head to a used carrier trade site to purchase. Purchasing this way may save them about $15.00, sometimes more if they are really lucky. As an educator this tidbit of wisdom always makes me cringe. And here's why: Purchasing used bears an element of risk, especially if you are buying sight unseen from a stranger online. There is no...

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Instinctive Parent's First Workshop

Posted by Palestina Baronas on

Today was my first time running an introduction to baby wearing workshop. I was filled with jitters, but mostly excitement. The host space was located at South Shore Home Birth Midwifery in Hingham. It was spacious, homey, and just perfect for the workshop. Three ladies (and one gent!) attended and I was able to go over a brief history of baby wearing, basic safety and a general overview of all the carriers I sell. After I was done with what I had prepared, I was able to let the moms and dad try carriers and we even had a couple...

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