Category Archives: slings

Front Carry and Side Carry with your Next9 Baby Sling

My favorite carry is the front carry.  I like it because it was easy for me to just lower the sling and let my baby nurse.  I had special slings made for some occasions.  This is one that I had specially made for the 50th birthday party of S’ uncle.  

Looking at it, I realize I should have worn K higher, his butt level to my waist.  And also the rings should be higher (perhaps the shiny fabric rode down my body because it was slippery.  Note to self:  choose better fabric!).

I miss babywearing and I wish I had more pictures to go back to!  But I digress.

One of the first positions you’ll learn with a ring sling is the tummy-to-tummy or the front carry.  This is done with babies from new born till they’re bigger.  You can also put them in the side carry (both legs to one side, using the sling like a hammock) to nurse them.  Claude’s picture HERE shows the side carry.

Check out our video to show you how! 😉

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Babywearing 5

The final Babywearing Event for the year was held last October 20th at Renaissance 3000.  I missed the fourth Babywearing Event held last March, and I think that this one more than made up for it!!

Look at the picture above and see how many people went!!!

And here there are, listening intently to the talk that Jenny Ong and I were giving.

Thanks to Jenny Ong of http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com for the pictures!!!

We figured that we should keep the talking short and the socialization long, so Jenny and I focused on the benefits and how to babywear safely.

Most of the locally available carriers were represented (YAY!):

The great thing was that amongst all those present, all types of carriers were available!! 🙂

We ended with an activity with the kids by Gymboree hosted by Eliza Ypon.

We would like to not only thank all those who came, and all those who participated, but also those who sponsored by giving raffle prizes!

And here are all the happy winners!!!  Jenny Ong and Buding Dee (SaYa and eden and Blissful Babes) are seen here with the winners!
Thanks to Jenny Ong of http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com for the pictures!!!

I was so happy to have taught moms and dads how to wear their babies!  To tell you honestly, that is the part I really enjoy — when I am able to get a glimpse into another babywearer’s life story, and share each other’s BW stories.

This is the last big event for the year, but I will be at the Mommy Mundo Bazaar on the 25th of November (Sunday) from 10am to 12noon, to help out parents who need assistance in wearing their babies!  Will be hanging out with my friends Jenny of MamaBabyLove and Jonie of Mamaway.

So, shall I see you?  😉  Lemme know! 🙂

Behind the Scenes

I’m really a bad documenter.  I brought my camera the day we took the video but I totally forgot to use it.  Here are some (super some) photos from the video shoot.
http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com Jenny Ong and baby E!  

he used to be so chunky then!

nursing in a sling!

closeup!

this is Cai (applesanddumplings.blogspot.com) and newborn baby R! 

handsfree!!  He was 2 or 3 weeks at this time!
The following photos are from another video we shot.  I’m so excited to share it!!!  Still in the final stages of editing!
Jenny & E

Jenny & E also

Eliza Ypon of http://www.painterswife.com

Butt below knees

I am so happy to see more slinging moms and dads (even if they’re on photos only — I hardly see any at the mall!) now, whether or not they use our product. To me, wearing your baby in the right way, with the right carrier, is a wonderful opportunity to bond with them.

I have received so many pictures of parents wearing their babies and am happy to see them. A lot of them do say as well, that they’re not fully hands free. And from the pictures, I realize why.
So I thought it important to share with all of you how to wear your baby correctly, to allow you to be hands free. So, aside from —
  • adjusting the sling to make it snug (this is obvious, I hope!)
  • use the shoulder cap properly to cover entire shoulder (so the sling won’t creep up your neck)
  • baby’s butt should be waist level so your upper body takes the weight
You should also remember this one super duper important tip: BUTT BELOW KNEES. 
Please take a look at the picture below. JC’s butt is below his knees so that (dad) Jouie can be hands free. And believe me, this is works and is not just for pictures only.
Try it! And send me your pictures at info[at]next9.org.