12 Days of Babywearing – Cheyenne Macgregor

Meet our first community member Cheyenne Macgregor.

How did you get introduced to baIMG_4797bywearing? 

I first started babywearing in 2012 when I had my first child. My father was actually the person who purchased me my first baby carrier. Our son was very colicky and wanted to stay very close to me. My father thought that it would help me get a lot of stuff done around the house if I could wear my baby.
How long have you been babywearing?
I have been baby / toddler wearing for 4 years
How has it changed your life?
Baby wearing has change my life by allowing me to do my normal day to day activities while holding my baby. I’ve been able to accomplish the smallest chores, to hosting events to climbing mountains with my little ones close by.
Have you traveled and found babywearing helped?
We haven’t been outside of the country baby wearing but we have done a lot of traveling within the country; where a baby carrier has helped a great deal. We can easily pack up and go and not have to worry about space in our vehicle for a stroller.
Has there been anyone in your life that has made babywearing click for you or been a big help?

I would say the Almighty Internet. I can easily Google videos and read blogs to better my baby wearing ability. Joining baby wearing Calgary has also been a huge influence in our babywearing journey.

What is one piece of advice you would offer about babywearing?
Practice makes perfect.
What is your favourite carrier?IMG_6131
I loved our soft, squishy Natibaby ring sling for carrying my newborns & have fallen in love with my Lenny Lamb SSC now that my baby is a bit bigger.

What is your favourite carry?
I love carrying my baby in the front so that I can easily kiss her little head. I really like the look of the poppins hip carry and would try to master that if I ever purchased a woven wrap. If I need to get some heavy duty housework done, I prefer a back carry.
If you could have any wrap/carrier (your ultimate DISO) what would it be?
Natibaby Luna Selene 🌙 Either a size 5 or wrap conversion SSC

The 12 Days of Christmas – Babywearing Edition

Babywearing Calgary has a vibrant community of people. We are a peer-to-peer learning group who holds monthly meetings and runs a very active facebook group.
This year we decided to showcase 12 members of our community with their stories of babywearing. How they began, their favourite things and what babywearing has done for them.

Keep a close eye on the blog, Instagram and Facebook the next 12 days and read their stories.

Maternity Care Provider Fair by Birth Unlimited

Come and join us at the Maternity Care Provider Fair this Saturday hosted by Birth Unlimited.

When and Where:
Saturday October 24, 2015 10:00am – 4:00pm
Pine Ridge Community Centre Calgary
6024 Rundlehorn Dr NE, Calgary

Babywearing Calgary will have a booth set up for you to come and touch some carriers, ask questions and maybe try a few out! If you don’t have a babe yet, we have a weighted baby to simulate what it will be like.
We will be providing a stroller check so you can check your stroller, get into a carrier and wander hands free.

Don’t miss out on our fashion show happening at noon. We will be showcasing everything from newborn to toddler, tandem and a variety of carriers. All of our models are from our local babywearing group.

Come and say hi and see what all the babywearing fuss is about.

IBW2015 – Embrace Your Options!

Welcome to day two of International Babywearing Week 2015.
Today is all about Embracing your options.

Grab a wrap or carrier today and try something new! Embrace your confidence to try a back or hip carry. Check youtube for tons of tutorials. Always do the same front carry? There’s more options for that!

Check out our Lending Library and try a new wrap or carrier! It’s a great way to explore your options

Have a friend that has a nice carrier stash? Ask to have a play date and try one out.

Lending Library Meet ups

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Last week we had the pleasure of hosting a Lending Library meet up. This is different than our regular monthly babywearing meetings because it allows our members to come, try some carriers we have in our library and play a … Continue reading