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​Australia and New Zealand Babywearing Week 2016 – A New Direction

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 29th Sep 2016

Babes in Arms the founder of the annual Australia and New Zealand Babywearing Week (ANZBW) has a new, fully charitable focus this year. The celebration will run parallel with International Babywearing Week from 5 – 10 October 2016. Australia and New Zealand Babywearing Week (ANZBW) was originally conceived to raise the profile of babywearing in a pram dominated culture. The community-driven events have grown in momentum as more and more parents gather together to celebrate the freedom that babywearing offers, and to share the joys of being connected both to their baby and to their co …

Research confirms Babywearing is beneficial for Dads!!!!

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 30th Aug 2016

 Happy Babywearing Father’s Day!We now have the proof! New research supports what we have always suspected – Babywearing is beneficial for dads too! Here is a summary of the findings of two recent scientific studies1,2.Skin to Skin Contact is Good for Dads Recent research has shown that skin to skin contact is beneficial for both fathers and babies. Encouraging fathers to participate in providing skin to skin contact is important and should be promoted.Babies’ benefits are - less crying, better vocal interactions and being more relaxed.Fathers’ benefit are - growing their paternal role, b …

More Awards for Ergobaby!!

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 1st Aug 2016

Ergobaby's reputation for quality baby carriers has just been awarded yet more awards with winning Canstar Blue - Number 1 for Customer Satisfaction and Kid Style File - Favourite Baby Carrier.                                              In the Canstar Awards Ergobaby emerged with a five star rating for overall satisfaction to win the Most Satisfied Customers award offering great value, a cosy fit, most comfortable and easy to use baby carrier. …

Ergobaby 360 wins GOLD again in 2015

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 25th Oct 2015

The Ergobaby 360 Carrier won GOLD at the Mother & Baby Magazine Awards  Carrier of the Year in 2015!  The Ergobaby 360 Four Position Baby Carrier has continued the acclaimed reputation of Ergobaby’s Classic Three Position Carrier, taking out the GOLD Award for the third consecutive year.  This product is also now available in an Air Mesh version that is perfect for our warm Australian climate.  “The Mother & Baby Awards is unique awards program that puts a panel of mums from across Australia in the hot seat to test, trial and ultimately …

A project Kids can enjoy and clean up at the same time!!!

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 11th Aug 2015

We have been doing a winter clean up here, with our 3rd child now getting older we have been moving the baby things out, painting the walls to cover our children's artwork on them and freshen them up. I was also sorting and tidying up the arts and craft supplies we have and found lots of broken crayons and instead of throwing them out we made it into a little school holiday activity.What you will need:Broken CrayonsMuffin Tray (silicone style preferable)Biscuit try (to put silcone tray on)Step 1Turn on oven to about 60 degrees celsius, we followed Martha Stewart's instructions which said  …