2 days ago

Carrying Matters - Dr Rosie Knowles

Good morning everyone! I've been away for a couple of weeks so the Saturday share had a little break... but here we go again! (With some news about BWI below).

It's #slingsharesaturday! #carryingisforeveryfamilyeverychild

This hashtag is to show real life babywearing in normal circumstances: on holiday, around the home, everyday people using their slings in good times and bad, for fun or for survival.

Babywearing is for everyone: every body shape, every gender, every ability, every skin colour, every family structure...

Here's Meghna providing a safe space to sleep for her sleep-regressing child (we've all been there!)
and Helen's partner showing their child the narrowboats on the canal.

Is babywearing for you too? Show the world, and I'll use some of the photos next Saturday! I'd love to continue seeing diversity represented here... more people of colour and other countries and carers and partners and dads and grandparents carrying. After all, babywearing is universal.

BWI in the States have this weekend announced their closure: they've achieved a huge amount in the US. I hope all their chapters of support can find ways to carry on supporting families with babywearing... cos we know carrying and keeping children close makes a difference long term to health outcomes. There is still a long way to go before babywearing becomes truly mainstream, standard everyday practice for every family, every child.... but with grassroots movements and ongoing visibility and continued encouragement to policy makers and working towards a global minimum standard of safety and codes of conduct etc, we will get there one day.

#carryingmatters #carryingisnormal #babywearingisforeveryone #carryingisconnection #everyfamilyeverychild #carryingisforeveryfamilyeverychild
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3 days ago

Carrying Matters - Dr Rosie Knowles

Have you come across the EasyFeel "preschool" giant carriers? Here is one in use with a child in 5-6 year old clothes!We have added two of these superb large buckle carriers from EasyFeel to our collection of options to give to families in need. This carrier is a fantastic option for older children who need extra support, such as those with disabilities or ilnesses, an alternative to a wheelchair, difficulties bonding, or those with special educational needs needing to feel safe from a world that bombards them with too much information to process, and more.
We are here to help; if you're part of the SEN community with a child who has autism, or a disabled older child etc, and you're local to South Yorkshire, do get in touch!
You can refer yourself via our website
Www.building-bonds.org
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4 days ago

Carrying Matters - Dr Rosie Knowles

The ISARA "The One" has arrived and wow it's soft and cushy! It's very versatile and flexible.. I was intrigued how wide the base can go so my seven year old was happy to have a quick back carry. She was almost completely knee to knee, and it felt really nice for her, she said, soft under her legs. The panel is pretty capacious too; it almost reaches her armpits. The straps feel lovely on my shoulders. Looking forward to trying out with a newborn!!!
#carryingmatters #carryingisnormal #birthtobigkid #isarababycarrier #kneetoknee #wrapconversion #bucklecarrier #wearallthebabies
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