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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1 day ago
Photos from Carrying Matters - Dr Rosie Knowles's post

#slingsharesaturday - with thanks to Wendy one of my local mamas!

“My boy was 2 yesterday and he's growing into a really independent but loving boy. I just wanted to share these 2 pictures. One of ... See more

3 days ago

I listened to Nadine Burke Harris when she came to Scotland last year (and this year I will be seeing Gabor Mate, can't wait!)

Once we know what the problem is (the effects of chronic stress on ... See more

A difficult childhood isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Learn more about how it impacts your health in the long run.

Watch the full TED Talk here:

5 days ago
Photos from Carrying Matters - Dr Rosie Knowles's post

Have you thought about how your sling is actually a therapeutic tool for many, many things? Calming a distressed baby (and parent), lifting a low mood, a place to feed safely on the go, relief from ... See more

6 days ago

It’s walk to school week in the UK... do slings make your school run easier? I bet they do!!

I miss my little girl chatting in my ear on the walk home from dropping my son off!

Show us your ... See more

6 days ago

From the very special L.R.Knost - Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources.

It is unmet needs that create needs, not met needs.

Comfort your child when they ask for you; fill the emptiness inside ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Carrying Matters - Dr Rosie Knowles's post

Did you know you can wrap a baby as soon as they arrive? This little love is two days old. Woven wraps are one of the best choices around for babies in this early stage, due to the soft flexibility; ... See more

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