For months you have read references that I have been studying for a huge Lactation consultants course/exam. If you know me in real life, you have seen the book I have been lugging around for months. Well the course finally came and I was impressed! Almost everyone in the room was an RN of some type (registered nurse) The course was run by 3 amazing women who work together under the name Lactation Education Consultants. I highly recommend this course if you are wanting to start your journey helping mothers breastfeed.
Zephyr is growing up so fast! in addition to crawling and babbling loudly, he is eating!! Z is like a dust buster. His pincher grasp is in full effect and into his mouth everything goes!
I know, Why not post each review on it’s own you say? I just have been so busy with new adventures in babywearing that the reviews are building up. Ky;e and I are building a parenting center in our community as a place to center education about parenting infants and building confidence and connection in parenting skills. We are giddy with excitement.
Ok First up, Heaven and Earth really is Heaven ON Earth!!
Ok, I have to say, this is an amazing wrap. Nino Heaven and Earth was expected to be a hit here and I am not disappointed.
It is a dense smooth medium-heavy wrap that is not thick, but easy to manipulate, and sooooo supportive and beautiful in lots of carries with multiple children of all ages. I have a 4 and I would seriously Ruck my 4.5 year old if he would let me.
It wraps and feels like p/e thin fish – - If that means something to you. you would have to be a geek. Scroll down if you are cool.
Wrong side first. This wrap ROCKS a torso carry. its nice and structured, no shoulder straps necessary!
It lays cushy and bouncy on the shoulders, like only 100% cotton does for me It was wonderful for single layer carries with Judah.
and one of our favorite carries; http://s391.photobucket.com/albums/o…t=M4H04507.mp4
Ok Next Up My Nouveau!!
Thanks to my sweet client who made bringing our Nouveau into our life so much more fun! Bringing babies closer is an amazing gift for the world!
Of wraps that is.
Phrase of Enlightenment: WrapscrapCreations.etsy.com I am SO HAPPY every time I use a key for anything, which is very often in my life, so I just wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to Heather, the mama behind my favorite little etsy shop. Keep scrappin’ Heather!!!
This is how we celebrated International Babywearing Week here in Ann Arbor!!!! This is my first year organizing events and next year I will do much better. We had an event every day of the week last week and it was awesome!!! Babywearing International sent each of their chapters an awesome package full of goodies (read:carriers ) and our attendance at Ann Arbor Babywearers Grows weekly!
Tuesday we had our Regular Meeting,(see sidebar for link) but I added a twist of posting on Facebook that the ladies could Buy/Sell/Trade with each other, which is normally discouraged in abundance at the meeting for fear of distraction. It is a Fun distraction though!
Wednesday’s Event was Farmers Market Day. We all went to set up a table at our local Farmers market and promote Babywearing and Babywearing Safety.
Thursday was DIY day at Lindsay’s house. DIY stands for Do-It-Yourself and Lindsay really can do it all! I wasn’t able to attend, (I had to work 1 day this week right? ) But I hear Lindsay talked to people about making Ringslings, wraps and Mei-Tais. Many of my favorite links for DIY can be found on http://www.sleepingbabyyproductions.com
Friday was a Stash Party and Snack-Fest at my house!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support International Babywearing Week. I know I was so thrilled and impressed by all the support and comments we got from our community and I suspect we will see increased attendance! Happy IBW 2011!!!!!
The Center For The Childbearing Year is a wonderful resource here in Ann Arbor Michigan for childbirth education and doula training courses. The group that I spoke to 2 weeks ago was eager and excited to be working with moms and babies. We talked all about airway safety ( http://www.babyslingsafety.blogspot.com/ ) and spine development. Crying prevention as well as use of different carriers. It was a blast. Thanks to The Center For the Childbearing Year for adding Crying Prevention and Babywearing Education to your training for doulas!
So, as the title implies, Zephyr and I have been on an adventure or 2 as of late. In case you were wondering, Zephyr is awesome in an airport. Smiling and happy as can be and everyone loves a happy baby. This trip had 2 real purposes, to find out if there was an adjustable pouch sling on the market that I could get behind, and probably more importantly, to attend the Baby Carrier International Alliance meeting and see my classmate from babywearing school, Arie Brentnall-Compton of TadpolesandButterflies.com and the Canadian Babywearing School. The trip went above and beyond my expectations.
I talked a ton with everybody about Crying Prevention and the curriculum I have been developing for working with new parents.
Arie helped me to stay motivated to excel at my Lactation Consultant Certification Course this Month. The coursework has been daunting, but I am certain I will be ready thanks to her motivation.