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 month ago

Day 2 of European Babywearing Week
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Young babies feel safe when they are held and cuddled. It reminds them of the womb; the warmth and closeness of a familiar parent’s arms is very reassuring ... See more

1 month ago

Day 1 of European Babywearing Week
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The fourth trimester is a period of intense transition for the baby and the parents. Everyone needs to adjust to a new life. The best way to do that is to be ... See more

1 month ago
European Babywearing Week

Welcome to European Babywearing Week 2020, with the theme “4th Trimester and beyond!”

It is also Maternal Mental Health Awareness week in the UK with the theme “supporting mums through ... See more

🌈 𝘈𝘕𝘋 𝘐𝘛 𝘉𝘌𝘎𝘐𝘕𝘚! 🌈

European Babywearing Week 2020 has finally begun! Although it's not going to be filled with group activities and getting together, we can ... See more

1 month ago
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Some reassurance - and what to possibly expect when baby’s social circle expands after lockdown.

Babywearing can really help to provide a hands-free safe space for little ones to begin to engage ... See more

A question I answered on Instagram recently:

My reply:

The most important thing to think about here is Psychologist John Bowlby's idea of a 'secure base'. Bowlby was the founding father of ... See more

1 month ago

More evidence to show that the loving close contact from holding babies has long term effects on their health and development...

“As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down ... See more

1 month ago

More evidence to show that the loving close contact from holding babies has long term effects on their health and development...

“As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down ... See more

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