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Babies, Born to be Worn - Wrap, Strap, Sling them on!

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 29th Jul 2015

At the recent Australian Babywearing Conference the Key note speaker Arie Brentnall-Compton, (Canadian Babywearing School and Vice chair on the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance) gave me plenty to think about. One thing which came through loud and clear is that ‘babies are born and expect to be carried’. Arie also said that mother and baby are like a 'Diode' which is a 2 terminal device and can not work without each other. That’s why Babies are born with the reflexes in their hands and feet to hold on.Babywearing doesn't necessarily have benefits however it has effects. For example b …

How to Boost Your Baby's Brain Development?

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 27th Jul 2015

I saw a clip from Channel 10, Studio 10 program today where Dr Kristy Goodwin an expert in early childhood development and a Manduca Ambassador, discussed infant brain development and benefits of parent-facing baby carriers. Using amazing new brain scanning technology, experts now know that a baby's Neurological system is working from 15 mins after a baby is born. Babies have the capabilities to copy movements and by the time a child is 3 years, 80% of their their brain architecture has been established.  There were 6 points discussed to assist in boosting your baby's …

Babywearing Got me Gardening

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 9th Jun 2015

My third son was a baby who loved to be outside and on the move; which is probably why he started walking at 9 months and was running before he turned one. It also meant he loved being outside. The gardening thing started when I was wandering around the What's Cooking in the Garden Event in Redcliffe, with bubs in my  baby carrier, I got talking to the Moreton Shire Council staff about starting a vegetable garden and composting. Getting started I had some dead space out the back of the house that I thought would make a great vegetable bed. However, the tomat …

Tips for you and bubs to stay comfy when using your Caboo

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 24th Mar 2015

I received a phone call from a customer recently enquiring about buying a Manduca Baby Carrier when she had recently purchased a Close Caboo Baby Carrier.  I asked, "why do you need to buy another carrier?" and she replied that two people had made comments that made her doubt her decision. She was told by others that her "baby looked uncomfortable" and "that looks difficult". I asked if these two people had baby worn before and the answer was "no".  I then asked if her baby was uncomfortable or upset and her reply was "no".  I then asked "were you uncomfortab …

Share the Adventure when Babywearing

Posted by Melissa Luhrman on 20th Jan 2015

The Australian and New Zealand Baby wearing week theme in 2014 was 'Share the Adventure'. This prompted me to start writing this blog as my husband and 'wear' our babiues all the time, it is just something we do, therefore I thought I would share some of our adventures.  We discovered Baby wearing over 5 years ago when we had our first boy.  Baby wearing has allowed my family and I to continually go out and experience life and its adventures so much easier. Baby wearing has allowed my husband and I to travel to England and France for a month with a 3 year and 1.5 …