The best babywearing tips and tricks from the past years

Happy parents babywearing with Onya Baby Carriers at the beach

We want to help make your babywearing journey as great as it can be, and so here’s a list (with links) to our best babywearing tips and tricks posts from the past year. If you have any suggestions for additional tips or tricks that you’d like to see us write about here on our blog, please feel free tocomment below with your ideas and suggestions. We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy baby in Onya Baby Carrier being back-carried by mother

  • Babywearing Tips and Tricks: Soft-Structured Carriers:

There are so many awesome things about babywearing, and we think that when your baby is on you, your baby is in the very safest place. There’s no better way to monitor your baby when you’re in direct contact. But it’s always important to keep a few safety tips in mind  when using any type of baby carrier. There are also a few “tricks of the trade” that can make your babywearing experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Some of these can apply to any type of sling or baby carrier, but, since we make soft-structured carriers (SSCs), we thought we’d focus on SSCs. (read more…)

  • How to Safely Boost Your Baby in a Soft-Structured Carrier:

Does your soft-structured baby carrier (SSC) feel just a tad too tall for your baby? In the long run, that’s a good thing. You’ll be able to use your carrier for a long time if it has a tall body. You’ll stay comfortable, too, since your baby won’t be able to lean sideways or backwards and throw you off balance. But, for now, you need a solution to lift your baby a little in your carrier. Here’s how you can give your baby a boost safely and with an item you already have around the house. You can use a receiving blanket or a hand towel. A very small pillow would also work, if it doesn’t feel too bulky to you. (read more…)

  • Choosing a Baby Carrier: Proper Positioning is Essential:

Your baby’s spine begins naturally curved, much like a Fiddlehead fern, and slowly unfurls as s/he develops. Your baby’s hip joints sit in their sockets shallowly and will deepen as your child grows and their legs and hips straighten. There’s a great article with illustrations of a baby’s developing hip joints over at The National Hip Dysplasia Institute, as well some excellent illustrations showing unsupported and supported positioning in a baby carrier. (read more…)

  • Breastfeeding and Babywearing: Perfect Together:

Why is babywearing great for breastfeeding? It facilitates your breastfeeding relationship with your baby in a number of ways. Here are our top 5 reasons… (read more…)

  • Babywearing Safety Tip: Close Enough to Kiss:

When talking about babywearing safety, you might have heard people say that your baby should be “close enough to kiss.” But what does that mean, exactly? (read more…)

Happy baby in an Onya Baby Carrier converted to a highchair

Are there any other babywearing tips and tricks that you’d like us to post about? Please comment below to let us know.

Happy Babywearing!