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Bonding with Baby

Bonding with Baby

That perfect, warm sensation when they first placed my newborn daughter on my chest and she was the exact same temperature as me…I can still feel it. She had just been born but it seemed for a few more minutes that she was still part of me. I never wanted that moment to end. We carried sparks of that feeling through her infancy, toddlerhood, and beyond through practices that many people call “Attachment Parenting.” In a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Featured

Babywearing: New Native Pouch Sling Review

Babywearing: New Native Pouch Sling Review

There are so many slings on the market, yet our friend Jen at NursingMotherSupplies.com sells only the New Native Baby Carrier. Jen’s a breastfeeding expert who recommends only the best products for nursing moms. Moms can wear their baby comfortably in the New Native sling while discreetly nursing. The New Native is a favorite of celebs like Keri Russell and Angelina Jolie who have been pictured using it. The wide carrier strap provides great back support, and it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Breastfeeding, Celebrity Babies, Featured, Gift Ideas, Organic, Slings

You’ll Be the Belle of the Ball in this Hip Baby Carrier

You’ll Be the Belle of the Ball in this Hip Baby Carrier

   Babywearing enables you to calm and comfort your baby without sacrificing freedom of movement or your sense of style. But the sheer number of babywearing options (wraps, pouch slings, ring slings, padded slings, backpack carriers, hip carriers, back carriers, front carriers, mei tais…and more) can be overwhelming. Babywearing-pro Mama Luxe adores her unpadded ring sling since it’s stylish and easy to stash in her diaper bag, but I prefer the secure feeling of a more structured carrier. The Ergo … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Organic

Attached to Baby Coupon Code for Slings, Wraps, Mei Tais, and Buckle Baby Carriers (Deal of the Day)

We’re big babywearing fans–the closeness, the bonding, the convenience! So, we’re excited to share that Attached to Baby is launching a brand new storefront and you can save 10% on their selection of hot baby carriers. Just CLICK HERE to visit Attached to Baby and use coupon code MAMANISTA for 10% off orders between now and 3/18/08. Attached to Baby has Buckle Baby Carriers (or Soft Structured Carriers), like the Ergo, the Beco, and the Angel … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Coupons, Featured Store, Slings, Wraps

Win a Shopping Spree, Score Bargains, and Learn About Babywearing and Traveling

Babywearing While Traveling Along for the Ride is one of my favorite stores on the Internet because they have an amazing selection of Babywearing products, the owner is a fabulous and fun mom entrepreneur, and in addition to the items for sale you can find helpful articles about Babywearing. If you are lucky enough to be taking a vacation, you’ll want to read Babywearing While Traveling. Then, depending on where you are going, you’ll need “Tips for Winter and Cold Weather Babywearing” or “Tips for Summer and Warm Weather Babywearing.” Sale at Along for the Ride Along for the Ride’s 2nd Annual Twelve Days of Babywearing sale starts tomorrow. Each day, they’ll have special savings on one item or category. Enjoy $5 off orders of $40+ on Along For the Ride’s selection of baby … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Contests, Slings

Nurtured Family Coupon: 10% Off Everything (Deal of the Day)

In honor of the birth of their first daughter, Havilah Praise, Nurtured Family is having a storewide discount. Welcome Havilah! Click here to get the coupon code for 10% off everything in the store (Wednesday, Nov 14th to midnight ,Tuesday, Nov 20th). Nurtured Family products include Baby Slings like Sling EZee (our favorite padded sling), Fuzzi Bunz, Bravado Nursing Bras, and more Attachment Parenting products! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Breastfeeding, Diapers, Slings

SlingEzee: Easy Slinging for Newborns and Beginners

A confession: I wasn’t always the confident babywearer I am now. The right baby sling can make all the difference and the SlingEzee Baby Sling is my top pick for a hip, safe, and soft padded ring sling. While pregnant, I read up on the benefits of babywearing for both Mama and Baby. Baby can nestle close and feel safe because the the sling will simulate the coziness and motion of the womb and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Coupons, Slings

Babywearing Daddy Liev Schreiber

Here is Naomi Watts with Liev Schreiber carrying Alexander in a Lightly Padded Maya Wrap Sling in Olive (fabric 58), available for $53.15. He’s got the rings on his back–which some people prefer for newborns. The sling is 100% hand loomed cotton fabric and the dyes do not contain any poisonous substance. Here’s another source for Maya Wraps ($55.95). Check out PopSugar for an image of Liev Schreiber using the rings in front … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Celebrity Babies, Dad, Slings

Discipline Without Tears: Book Review

Public tantrums, hitting, biting, talking back… If this sounds like a typical day for you, then pick up The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums, and Tears, by parent educator, Elizabeth Pantley. After helping countless parents find ways to get their babies and toddlers to go to sleep without tears, Pantley turns her sites to a holistic, yet practical approach to parenting. First assuring readers that we are doing great if we feel good about our choices 70% of the time (phew!), Pantley then lifts a good deal of stress from our shoulders and provides a new perspective on the issues. According to Pantley, it is important to remember that no matter how embarrassing, upsetting, or stressful your child’s behavior is, it is not about you. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Attachment Parenting, Books (Advice), Discipline, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Hot Baby Carrier: The Beco, Baby!

If you’ve been wondering about the Beco, baby, we’ll give you the scoop. I had the opportunity to try out this hot carrier and I can see why babywearing shops have trouble keeping it in stock. Let’s start with the obvious–no matter what your style, you are sure to find a cute, chic, or cutting edge baby carrier print to suit your taste. Personally, I am drooling over the Sky Temple and Kimono Cathedral, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Attachment Parenting, Baby Carriers, Baby Gear, Hip Find