Author Archives: Arabella Greatorex

Crochet Suck Pads for your Carrier

Babies love to be carried and they love to chew – sadly, combining these two may have dire consequences for your beloved sling. One crafty mama, Kelly Bilsland, saw this an an opportunity to get creative and crocheted these gorgeous … Continue reading

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Babywearing in Children’s Books

I love it when authors treat babywearing a normal part of life.  No fuss, no fanfare; it’s just there as part of the background. How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens is one of my toddler’s favourite books at … Continue reading

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Dr Evelin Kirkilionis Workshop – postponed

Unfortunately this study day has been postponed though we hope that Dr Kirkilionis will speak at the 2015 European Babywearing Conference in Leeds. Dr Evelin Kirkilionis is the world-renown author of ‘A Baby Wants to be Carried’, and has over 20 years … Continue reading

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The History of Babywearing

If you use a sling or carrier, you will probably have had at least one person tell you that “those things weren’t around in my day” – they are both wrong and right. Slings have been described as one of … Continue reading

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Hampshire Sling Meet

A new sling meet and library is launching in Hampshire, with their first meet on Friday 9th May 2014 at the Rowner Childrens Centre, Gosport, Hampshire, England, PO13 8AA. From June, they will be meeting at this location/time on the first … Continue reading

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Babywearing as a Business?

by Victoria Ward, first published in the Green Parent magazine, May 2014 issue. If you are a keen babywearer interested in sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with other parents and/or professionals,  there are many ways you can do this. You could … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Posts

Are you a babywearer who would love to share your experiences & knowledge and help others? Babywearing UK is looking for guest writers to blog about their personal experiences and how babywearing has helped them in their day to day … Continue reading

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Backcarrying Workshop, Derby

One of the School of Babywearing trainee consultants is organising a backcarrying workshop in Derby. Derby Sling Library and APUK Derby will organise a workshop for beginners who would like to learn back carrying and try several slings. The venue: Déda … Continue reading

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Woking Sling Library Launch

  Woking Sling Library is launching with a bang on Saturday 15th March, 10-12 at the Vine, Broadway, Knaphill: We are having a bit of a party to celebrate our launch and raise funds to help grow the library. We’ll have stalls … Continue reading

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Babywearing on Britain’s Got Talent

This Saturday could see babywearing on prime time television as Carly Burchall and Sling Swing mums take to the stage to audition in front of soon to be a dad Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent. A group of 17 … Continue reading

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