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You know the drill....CAKE CLUB. Every Thursday afternoon you’ll find us at @do.it.like.a.mother_hq with cake, coffee, empathy and understanding. Everyone welcome. Drop in just to grab a sling, or for some feeding support, or come and hang out for the afternoon alongside brilliant, beautiful, sometimes brand-spanking-new parents and their gorgeous babes. AND THIS WEEK WE’VE GOT PETRA! 🙌 The fabulous @photography_by_petra will be joining us to take some festive shots of your lovely little people. So come on down. 💃 #doitlikeamother #theresaslingforthat #newbornphotography #doitlikeamotherhood #parentingsupport #slinglibrary #infantfeedingsupport #festivephotography .
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(Photo of Petra shamelessly stolen from her Facebook page 🙈)

Dragon bum!! I'm going to be so gutted when Chrissy grows out of this Olives and Applesauce carrier. They don't distribute to the UK any more but some retailers still have stock and they come up pre-loved every now and again.

If you get a chance to play with one I would highly recommend it, they have an awesome integrated newborn insert so they are suitable from 8lb right up to 50lb!! I still get a good fit with Chrissy who is 3 and a half and tall for her age 😊

The waist has chunky padding as do the shoulder straps which can be worn rucksack style or crossed. The shoulder straps have duel adjust buckles for easy tightening and removable chest straps. I find this carrier so comfortable and can easily carry my 40lb (18kg) toddler and enjoy the snuggles and chats for a few hours at a time 💜

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⭐️Pelvic Tilt⭐️⠀

Today I have a top tip, and it’s to aim for the pelvic tilt. This is the optimal position for baby to be when carried in a sling or carrier. ⠀

You may hear us mention this a lot, but what does it actually mean? ⠀
Well, it’s the way baby is seated in the carrier. Their knees are above their bottom with their pelvis tilted towards you. If you look at them in the carrier from the front, their legs should make an ‘M’ shape. I’ve popped some photos in so you can see what it looks like. ⠀
It is a stable position. They are fully supported across both thighs to their knees and this promotes healthy hip development. Their spine is curved towards you which means their head naturally rests on your chest. ⠀
If you’re struggling to get a good pelvic tilt, get in touch and we can help you. ⠀

Photo Credits to @Ecoroosuk for their wonderful poster that I took the picture from and @worthingslings who have allowed the picture of Neil with baby daughter Trixie on his front, to be used. Also to Tim (my husband) for not complaining when I post his pic!

What is the matter with my munchkin?!⁣

She’s just sprouted a couple more teeth and another about to erupt but I have read that teeth don’t actually ‘cut’ through the gum, the gum separates and it’s a relatively painless process... I guess we’ll never know!⁣

Maybe it’s all just coinciding with her going through something developmentally?⁣

Maybe she’s pissed off her top is soaked through after ten minutes of drooling?⁣

Maybe she’s windy? She’s not pooped for a couple of days.⁣

She’s been having a right old winge today and even the boobs have failed to solve all. ⁣

It must have taken about 5 minutes for her to be sparko on my back. ⁣

I’ve been using all the buckle carriers recently so I can get to know them well and by doing so I’ve neglected the wraps! So today I reached for the Didymos Prima and practised the double hammock. ⁣

First effort was crappy and the seat popped but I actually managed to completely unwrap her and re-wrap her without her waking up. ⁣

And we had a good 2 hours of peace...⁣

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Busy day today, and I got to wear two different slings which is quite a rarity these days. ⠀
We spent this morning doing a numeracy trail at big sisters school. I kept little sister out of trouble on my back in the @boba X carrier. ⠀

Then we met Becci and Albie at #southendsealifeadventure which has got much bigger and better! Imogen walked most of it, but had a little go in the library @lennylamb ring sling. Perfect for a snuggle, whilst getting to see everything from my hip. ⠀

Then she went back into the #bobax carrier for the school pick up because she insisted on wearing Annabelle’s old dress over her clothes, so I hid her out of sight 😂⠀
I put Imogen in her @tinokibabywear dungarees. These are made for babywearing. They have fleece lined legs to keep them toasty warm. The legs are also extra long so keep those ankles nice and warm too. Find her on her Facebook page if you’re interested. ⠀

Where have Slings taken you today?

🤰🏻 GROWING BUMP 🤰🏻 Third trimester so we are on the home stretch. This time is sooo different than my first pregnancy and I’m actually enjoying it!
My stomach is stretching, growing and looking huge, but I don’t care! Inside is a tiny human that my body has created and grown and nurturing. It’s amazing and crazy at the same time!
Baby boy is very active doesn’t seem to rest much, hopefully he will save that for life outside the womb!
Me, I am full of the cold and it’s taking such a long time to recover. My body is busy growing this wee person so I can’t moan too much. Nesting is starting to kick in and I really want to get things done. But, I need to listen to my body and rest while I can.
We all try to be supermum and do everything we can. Self care is just as important and we need to learn to sit and listen to what our bodies need.
The bath is full of glitter from monkeys bath bomb last night, there is washing to be done, the paint has been bought for the nursery, and all baby items need to be sorted..... BUT I need to rest first!
Many pages on social media praise others for doing everything and just ‘getting on with it’. Do you want to do it all and burn out? Or take the occasional day to rest and be able to keep going? I know what I’ll do, what about you?
Laurna xx (And yes those are my grumpy cat jammies because they are so soft and comfy!!)
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IT'S A SLING THING: I'm currently collaborating with the awesome women behind @itsaslingthing As well reviewing their online Babywearing Hire services, I get to try an array of different wraps slings and other Babywearing Essentials as part of the process👌🏽👌🏽 So far, baby Fleur and I have discovered our LOVE for the @fidellawraps mei tai and the super awesome, practical but uber stylish @momawocoat Babywearing jacket which may I add fits snuggly around both baby and a very tall little Eco!

We're still trying out a few of the other carriers and wraps kindly sent and will keep you all fellow Babywearing mama's updated with how we get on but thought to share our FAVOURITES so far.

What I'd like to know is how you all keep you precious littles nice and warm during colder months. We all know pram suits are a no go due to overheating but would love for you to share your recommendations.

Just had a baby or expecting one? Thinking about carrying your little one? Come along to this Newborn Sling Workshop to learn all about slings! We'll talk benefits, safety, go over the different types of slings and their pros and cons and you cna then try some on.
When? Tuesday December 4th, 10am to 12.30pm (roughly!)
Where? Wrap a Hug HQ in Bethnal Green.
How much? £15 per person, £25 per couple, this includes 1 sling hire for 2 weeks and follow up and suport (hire can be used later if you haven't had your baby)
To book email Mel at mel.wrapahug@gmail.com, phone/text 07916349685 or DM.
Can't wait to meet you! #slinglibrary #wearallthebabies #towerhamlets #newborn #pregnancy #newparent #newmum #bethnalgreen #eastlondon #slings #newbaby #wraps

I am mega mega excited to announce that I am now a @bladeandrose stockist! These leggings are AMAZING for babywearing! Super cosy & warm, they look fab & they last ages! Look out for them at library sessions or get in touch to find out what designs are in stock! #leggings #babywearing #congletonbabywearers #congletonslinglibrary #staffordshiremoorlands #cheshire #carryingincongleton #babywearingconsultant #haslington #slinglibrary #slinglibraries

Maidstone Sling Library - a place to get advice, demonstrations, sling hire, and to socialise.

You can get a drink and a bite to eat from down stairs, but by all means - you don't HAVE TO!

Our next session is Wednesday 28th November 10am to 1pm. .
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Giornata di arrivi. Il libro di Tiziana Catanzani da oggi è disponibile per il prestito nella piccola biblioteca della fascioteca. #allattamento #breastfeeding #genitoriconsapevoli #normalizebreastfeeding #officinadegliabbracci #reading #bookoftheday #library #slinglibrary

All set for today's babywearing meeting / sling library in Tullamore! Call in and try some of our slings available and have a coffee and a chat with other new mums or dads or parents-to-be! Everyone welcome! #slinglibrary #babywearing #bwi #tullamore #attachmentparenting @babywearingireland

✨LAST MINUTE PLACE AVAILABLE✨
Is there anything better than tiny baby sling cuddles? If you’ve not yet discovered the magic of carrying your new baby, or you’re expecting your own bundle of gorgeousness and you want to learn more, why not join us for our newborn sling workshop TODAY at @do.it.like.a.mother_hq - just £15. We can give you your hands back and help you keep baby safe and snug. ❤️ FREE STRETCHY WRAP HIRE INCLUDED. 💪 #doitlikeamother #fourthtrimester #theresaslingforthat .
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World kindness Day. 💜⠀
Sorry I was quiet last night - we had a power cut! I have run out of phone data on my phone too so I felt like I was back in the early 90’s! Bath and an early night it was. The ridiculous picture of Imogen in big sister’s dressing gown sat on her potty is just there because it made me laugh.
Today I’ve been organising the upcoming sling walks, check the Facebook events for those details. I had planned to bring you another live video for #seeourslings but was too busy doing my cousin’s hair. ⠀
Today is World Kindness day, so I hoe somebody has been kind to you today. Let me know what lovely things have happened.

New in the library x 2! I just adore the @mamarugababy packaging!

#mamaruga #zensling #bucklecarrier #slinglibrary #slings #hire #babywearing #babywearersofdoncaster #babywearersofrotherham #noahsarcslinglibrary [an image of white paper packaging fastened with black webbing and a wooden 'mamaruga' tag]

Something super special has landed with us at It's A Sling Thing HQ (Jen is super excited to try it!)
This GORGEOUS wrap from @Firespiral Slings is Bifrost Starmap and it is available right now to hire from us. This is available to you lovely people to try pre-release, so if you're wondering if this wrap is the one for you then this is your chance to try!
Want to just hire something stunning? Or want to try it out before release to decide if you want to buy?

Check out our "Hire A Sling" link in our bio to hire it.

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Nytt sjal , fra Canada. West of the 4th Wraps. #West4thWraps
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