Come to September’s Meeting!

September’s meeting is creeping up quickly! Join us on September 16th at 10am. Bring the carriers you’re having difficulty with, or see some other styles. As always, meetings are free and there is no membership required.

Friendly faces await!

Friendly faces await!

Looking forward to seeing you!

Happy Wearing!
Kristin

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September 12, 2008 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Practice Makes Perfect

I’m learning how to knit, and it’s frustrating.  Figuring out how to hold the needle, hold the yard, make the stitches.  It feels totally awkward.  I wonder if I’ll ever knit with the skills I see in my knitting friends.  Then I remember how it was when I first started babywearing.  

In the beginning, it was incredibly awkward.  Holding the baby, wrapping straps, fumbling with buckles. Trying to get that darned thing on required the patience of a saint, and the limbs of a contortionist.  Or so I thought.  Watching a seasoned babywearer put her child in a carrier with fluidity and grace was awe inspiring. Would I ever be able to do it?

So, I practiced.  And practiced.  I would stand in front of the closet mirrors with wrap and baby trying to do a back carry.  Beads of perspiration would form over my furrowed brow, and I would mutter obscenities under my breath.  Curse babywearing!  Will I ever get this?  I kept practicing because I needed to.  Two kids required babywearing!  And I got better.  Heck, I got good enough to teach.

So, I knit, never dreaming of teaching, but settled in knowing that I’ll get better with practice.

Happy wearing,                                                                                                                                                   Kristin

August 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm 2 comments

Come join us to the May 20th Meeting

We can’t wait to see you there. Bring your carrier(s) if you need need help. We have many experienced mamas. Contact us by leaving a comment here or email us for any questions you may have.

Here is a collage of photos from our February meetings. Look at all those sweet babies! Thanks to Joelle for the beautiful photographs.

May 16, 2008 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

April’s meeting is around the corner…

Dear baby and child wearers, our April meeting is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for April 15 at 10 am. More info (map and hours) on the Meetings link above.

See you there!

Post a comment if you are coming. And if you like you can bring something yummy to share.

April 8, 2008 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

March 18th meeting

Join us Tuesday March 18th at 10:00 am. Directions and map on the Meetings page. Click on the menu above.

Bring your sling(s) and your baby(ies)

See you there!

March 15, 2008 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

PSA: Ellaroo ring sling recall

This recall is from the Ellaroo website posted on March 4, 2008. Please check it out if you have one of their ring slings as it has defective rings that can bend and/or brake.

This is a sample sling

Ellaroo ring sling recalled

March 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm Leave a comment

Public service announcement: Beco Butterfly Recall

This is from the Beco Baby carrier blog that can be found here

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2008

CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Beco Baby Carrier Announce Recall to Repair “Beco Butterfly” Infant Carriers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Beco Baby Carrier, model Butterfly

Units: About 1,900

Manufacturer: Beco Baby Carrier, of Newport Beach, CA

Hazard: Buckles connecting top of carrier’s body with shoulder straps can suddenly release tension when shoulder straps held near by or by the buckles, causing carrier’s body to shift, posing a fall hazard to the baby.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 10 reports of the webbing slipping thru the shoulder buckles causing carrier’s body to shift. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled infant carriers were sold under brand name “Beco Baby Carrier Butterfly”. Carrier has black label with green logo “b” on left side and picture of butterfly on the right side.
Name of fabrics included in this recall: Mia, Pony Express, Carnival, Addison, Ethan, Sophia, Cameron, Ava, Joshua

Sold at: Specialty retail stores and internet sites from January 2008 through February 28, 2008 for about $130.

Manufactured in: USA and Dominican Republic

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the carrier immediately and contact Beco Baby Carrier for instructions on returning the carriers for repair. Firm will provide free retrofit of the buckles and reimburse involved postage.

Consumer Contact: visit the firm’s Web site at www.becobabycarrier.com

Beco Butterfly

March 7, 2008 at 11:01 pm Leave a comment

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