Posts tagged ‘baby wraps’

September 20th, 2011

Baby wraps: Different ways to use them

There is a reason that baby wraps are so long, it’s so adults of any size can use the wrap without worrying about adjustments to straps or getting the “right size”.  This also is great if one parent is shorter than the other so when the carrier is used by either parent there is not need for adjustments. You just tie the wrap on and go!

The CuddleWrap in one such wrap. It’s long but offers the same great hassle free one size fits most and there are no adjustments required.  With the cuddly wrap you have some great benefits that go along with it, like you can use the wrap as long as your still comfortable. Meaning, if your baby/toddler is 30 lbs and its still comfortable for you to hold your child in the wrap, then go for it. But please remember, if you feel strain in your back its probably not a good idea to continue using your baby wrap.

Ergonomically the wrap is wonderful. The way it distributes the weight when properly worn  helps so you don’t  feel a strain or pressure in one place on your back.  The baby will also have the support they need for their spine from the first time you use the wrap.

So here are the different ways you can use the cuddlywrap. Remember,  that as your using the cuddlywrap that you still be aware of your child and their needs. You should always be able to see their mouth and nose and insure that it is not pushed against you or the fabric. Also be sure that your baby’s chin is not pushed against his/her chest. One position may not work for your child and adjustments will want to be made.

Modified Cradle Position – This is a great hold for newborn/premature babies that need that extra support for their heads and body. When you use this hold instead of the classic hold you will make sure that your baby’s head is being support by the pocket near your shoulder but still has their face pointing towards you so you can see their mouth and nose. They should not be pressed against the inside of the fabric or against your body.

Classic Cuddle Position – Offering the same closeness as the modified cradle position but your babies head is not supported by the pocket unless they fall asleep. If your child falls asleep then you will want to use the side of the wrap that is closest to their head and gently pull it over their head to give them support while sleeping. Remember, that the wrap should only be pulled enough to support  their head but still keep their face visible and their mouth and nose clear.

The classic cuddle position is also great as your child gets older so they can still face you but turn some to see the world around them. Their arms can also be somewhat free for reaching things.

Facing out is always a fun thing for your baby or toddler. They can explore the world around them from your level and be safe. The facing out hold always their arms to be free to touch and feel things or tucked in if they are just content watching what your doing.

For breastfeeding mothers you will love to hear that your baby can be nursed in the cuddlywrap. This is going to be an easier process with babies that are more experienced with nursing but you can still nurse with newborns as well. Just be sure to be patient in the process and if you find it easier to hold your baby in the football or cross-cradle hold the you can keep the wrap on, gently remove your baby from the wrap and slide the wrap over without removing it. This will allow you to breastfeed and not have to untie and retie your wrap.

 

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July 26th, 2011

Baby Carriers and Baby Slings

Baby wraps and baby carriers are great for keeping your baby close while still getting things done.

 

There are a lot of great products available from Around My Baby, but it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. If you’re looking for a good, comfortable product to help you get things done while still carrying your baby around, we have plenty for you to choose from. Here are a few things to know if you’re trying to decide whether to get a baby carrier or a baby wrap.

Baby Carriers
Baby carriers are popular products because they are comfortable and easy to learn to use. They offer some versatility in how you carry your baby, though not as much as a baby wrap offers. They are designed to be comfortable for both you and your baby, and they come in trendy designs.

Once you’ve used your baby carrier a time or two, it is easy to put on and take off. They are designed for the express purpose of helping parents securely carry their babies without tying up their hands, so you can be assured that you are using them correctly and that you and your baby are safe and comfortable.

Baby Wraps
Baby wraps are generally more versatile than baby carriers because you can tie them in many different ways to carry your baby in different positions. A baby carrier usually limits carrying positions to one or two, but wraps allow you to tie it in dozens of ways to accommodate your growing baby.

However, with this versatility comes a sharp learning curve. In order to make sure your baby is safe and a certain position is comfortable, you have to learn exactly how to tie the wrap into that particular shape. In this way, it takes a little longer to learn how to use a wrap than a carrier. Many parents feel that’s OK, though, because they aren’t limited by the placement of buckles and straps.

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April 16th, 2011

Be Wrapped Up in Your Baby

Be wrapped up in your baby.

Enter the Belle Baby Carrier giveaway here.

The theme of Around My Baby is “Be wrapped up in your baby.” All the products we sell—baby carriers, baby slings, baby pouches, baby wraps and other baby products—help you take care of your baby and, more importantly, be absolutely, positivly wrapped up in her.

When you find out you’re going to have a baby, everything changes. Time you used to spend thinking about yourself is now channeled into your baby. Plans for the future shift to accommodate another teeny, tiny person. You worry about how you will take care of your baby, but those feelings are overshadowed by feelings of anticipation and excitement.

When your baby comes, those feelings are only intensified. And that’s where our products come in.

When you’re pregnant, you have your baby inside you. When you give birth, your baby is no longer dependent on you to provide oxygen and nutrients directly into its little body, but it still relies on you to keep it healthy. And plenty of snuggling definitely helps.

Baby carriers, slings, pouches and wraps let you hold your baby close. And as many benefits as these products have, they’re really about keeping you wrapped up in your baby.

Absolutely, completely, positively wrapped up.

 

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April 1st, 2011

Welcome to the Around My Baby Blog!

Welcome to the Around My Baby blog! We love the products we have on our site and are confident you will love them too. The Around My Baby blog is the place to find updates on new products, discount opportunities and giveaways. (Watch for our first giveaway next week!) So do your thing—follow our blog, add us to your blogroll, subscribe to us on your reader—whatever you have to do keep up with everything going on over here. You won’t be disappointed.

Around My Baby is part of Modish Marketing LLC, a women-owned company. We pride ourselves in providing mothers like you with a good place to shop for high-quality, safe and fashionable baby carriers to help you keep up with your busy life while still giving your baby the attention it deserves.

As mothers ourselves, we hand pick our products for usability, quality and appearance. We test them before they become available to customers, so we stand behind every product we sell with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

Our boutique-style website includes high-end designer baby carriers, baby slings, baby pouches, baby wraps, bags, and blankets, all within a secure online shopping environment. We are constantly adding new products, so be sure to check back often for new items (and the giveaways that come with them!).

We’d love to hear from you as we get this blog up and running. Feel free to contact us any time with questions, concerns or suggestions. We’re happy to help you find whatever you’re looking for and answer any questions you might have.

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