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Category: Babywearing

Why I’m a Babywearer

Welcome to the February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Essentials This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared the parenting essentials that they could not live without. Please read to the…


CPSC Releases a New Statement on Sling Safety: Better… but Still Falls Short

As you know, we’ve been following the the Consumer Protection Safety Commission’s actions on slings for the last few months (see our previous posts here and here).  Thanks to the efforts of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance and the greater babywearing community, the CPSC did back off its most recent…

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Thinking Beyond the Front Pack: Considerations in Choosing a Baby Carrier

Note:  This post was originally posted years ago using the “crotch dangler” language which I have since come to understand is derisive …thus the edited title and URL.  We all grow and learn!!  “Narrow Based Carrier” or “Front Pack” are more appropriate terms for this carrier type. It’s no secret…


When the Watchdog Goes Awry: The CPSC’s Misguided Assault on Slings

According to its mission statement, the “U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.”  I think most consumers would agree that a government watchdog charged with holding companies…