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Babywearing 101

Looking for information about choosing a great baby carrier for your family?  Need tips on getting comfortable or troubleshooting your carrier?  Find it all in our Expert Advice library!

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Babywearing 101 - basics about babywearing and different carrier types

Choosing Your Carrier - all about different type of baby carriers and how to choose.  Comparison charts galore!

Using Your Carrier - tips, troubleshooting and advice on getting comfy in your baby carrier - it's all here!

 

About Babywearing
9 Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

Here at Carry Me Away, we want to present all different sides of any babywearing debate, so that our readers and customers can make informed decisions.  This article was written by...

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Baby Carrier Safety

Baby Carrier Safety Below you will find some general tips for safe use any baby carrier, baby sling, baby wrap, mei tai or other carrier.  Please always refer to the instructions ...

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How to make babywearing work for you.

We believe there is a right baby carrier (or two or three) for every family... Follow these steps to get comfy in your baby carrier! Be sure baby is well-rested and well-fe...

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Benefits of babywearing for baby... and parents!

Babywearing is good for Babies... Carried babies... • Cry less! Babies who are carried cry 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours.[1] • Are Healthier! They gain weig...

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What is Babywearing?

Give yourself and your child the gift of babywearing!  Babywearing is the practice of carrying a child close to the caregiver's body in a cloth carrier. Baby carrier use in the ...

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Different types of baby carriers
Baby Carriers 101

Babywearing 101 Baby Carrier and Sling Basics Overwhelmed with information? Saw someone wearing a great baby carrier and want one like it? This chart gives you a quick primer on t...

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Baby Carrier Comparison Chart: Compare Baby Wraps, Buckle Ca...

If you are having difficulty deciding which type of carrier will work best for you, our Baby Carrier Comparison Chart offers a quick snapshot of the basic types of carriers! Cli...

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Buckle Carriers: What they are and why you want one! Plus, ...

Buckle carriers offer convenience in that many people find buckle easy to use and they feel very secure. They are supportive and very comfortable. They are also far and away the fa...

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Wraps: What they are and why you want one!

A wrap is a length of fabric that gets tied around the baby and the caregiver. There are woven wraps and stretchy wraps. Most stretchy wraps are great for smaller, lighter babies b...

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Meh Dais: What they are and why you want one!

A Meh Dai is an East-Asian style of soft-bodied carrier, originally from China.  The meh dai has a square or rectangular body panel with four straps, one on each corner of the cent...

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Ring Sling Baby Carriers: What they are and why you want one...

Ring slings are made with fabric that gets pulled through 2 rings to create a pouch for your baby's body.  The rings make ring sling baby carriers super adjustable so that the carr...

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Pouch Baby Sling Carriers: What they are and why you want on...

Pouch slings are a piece of fabric sewn into a tube shape. Advantages of a pouch are that it is easy to take the child in and out and there are no adjustments that need to be made....

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Quick Baby Carrier Buying guide

Don't want to do a lot of research?  Just want to get a carrier and go?  Here are our recommendations! You want: We recommend: An easy to use carrier for a new parent ...

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Baby Carrier Safety Issues
When Can I Back Carry My Baby?

Babywearing back carries can open up a whole new world for you and your baby!  Once you've learned how to back carry, you can chop vegetables without little hands trying to help yo...

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Baby Carriers and Healthy Hips – busting some myths

You may have heard about concerns with "crotch dangling carriers" and baby carriers being "dangerous" for baby's hips.  We hope this article will help you to make an informed decis...

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Correct Positioning for the Safety And Comfort of Your Newbo...

This article was written in September 2006 by M'Liss Stelzer, RN and edited by Holly McCroskey. This article was an early effort to educate babywearers on the important of proper p...

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9 Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

Here at Carry Me Away, we want to present all different sides of any babywearing debate, so that our readers and customers can make informed decisions.  This article was written by...

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