The Carrying Matters blog page.. enjoy reading! If you have any topics you'd like to see covered, get in touch! I enjoy writing and am always keen to hear of new ideas, and to host guest blog posts too!

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I am a Carried Baby

Why do we carry our babies? We carry them because it is a biological, instinctive parental response, that blesses the children we carry, and that blesses us. I find myself blessed by the small part I...

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Can I carry my baby in a sling if I have epilepsy?

Guest Blog from a friend of mine about her choice to use a sling to keep her child close despite her diagnosis of epilepsy. It has worked out very well for her. Here she discusses the processes of...

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Breast and Bottle Feeding Safely in a Sling

I meet a lot of pregnant ladies in the course of my varied roles, and many new mums, and one of the questions I am most frequently asked is "Will I be able to feed my baby in a sling?" It's an...

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12 hours ago

I’m so glad that what so many of us in the sling world have been saying for YEARS is now part of world guidelines; showing how this closeness is so vital to human health and wellbeing, and busting ... See more

MYTH: you should leave babies to settle alone so that they become independent.

Excerpt below from 'Building a Happy Brain - A Guide for Parents' written as part of a collaboration between UNICEF ... See more

21 hours ago
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Tomorrow Anna and I are running the first “My Baby My Mind” workshop at the snug for parents-to-be: how mental health can be challenged by the arrival of a new baby and how babywearing can become ... See more

1 day ago
This mom's viral tweet shows what *really* happens to your time after you have a baby

This is fascinating... does this feel like your experience? The amount of time a mother spends feeding and caring for her baby in the first few months of life...

But that it DOES change. If things ... See more

A data scientist breaks it down.

2 days ago
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Dear mama... thank you

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4 days ago

“A mother's mental health during pregnancy and the first year postpartum is of the utmost importance to the cognitive, social, and emotional development of her child. Perinatal depression is ... See more

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