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*Note on size selection & listed recommended age of use:
-Recommended age listed only applies to specific product introduced in that section as all brands/products vary.
-Carriers are sized to the adult, not the baby
-Some babies, especially if smaller or skinnier, can take some time to comfortably fit carriers, especially structured carriers. Try it again in a couple of weeks and it may be all different! Also, please make sure you are wearing baby correctly.
-Larger babies can grow out of them sooner.
Rule of thumb to wearing your baby:
-The baby should feel secure up against you, as if you are holding them snuggly and securely with your arms. Essentially, the carrier is replacing your arms, so you get your arms back.
-Make sure all the linings of the fabrics are securing the baby on, so the rest of the fabric can hold baby in. Straps should all be nice and snug.
-Baby's head to should free to look around, or the side of their face up against your chest with free airway. The sound of the heartbeat calms baby, too.
-Hip carry and back carry options are recommended from 6mo and up, when the baby is sitting up on their own and showing great upper torso support.
Recommended for babies newborn ~ 1 year*
All front carries, including forward facing. No back carry.
Baby aWearness #1 recommended for wearing newborn babies!
Boba Wrap is our favorite stretchy wrap. The fabric stretches in all four ways, helping recreating the womb-like environment. One size.
Baby K'Tan Active is an all mesh non-wraparound stretchy carrier. Instead of learning to wrap, you put the carrier on like a shirt and slide baby in like the wrap/sling. Great for quick outings and traveling. The Active material is stretchy so many families we've fitted preferred a snugger size.
Recommended for babies newborn ~ toddler*
All carries, including all front and back, including forward-facing. Many woven wraps are sized, so please pay attention when ordering.
Didymos woven wrap has been a trusted traditional style woven wrap.
Little Frog makes a variety of beautiful woven wrap options.
Recommended for babies newborn ~ toddler*
Made of woven cotton, Maya Wrap Ring Sling is a breathable and durable ring sling. Easy to adjust and secure, this sling is a Baby aWearness favorite that grows from newborn to hip carrying a toddler. Great for in the house, on the go, traveling, and twins!
Recommended for babies starting at 4 ~ 6 months ~ toddler*
Front carries, excludes forward facing. Back carry OK.
Infantino has a great Meitai option.
Soft-structured Carrier (w/buckles)
Recommended for babies starting at 3 ~ 6 months ~ toddler*
BECO Gemini is our favorite multi-functional buckle carrier. Offering the best support with straps that can be either in the backpack style or criss cross style. This also allows you to do all the carries, including the hip carry. The Gemini is also forward-facing friendly.
Ergo 360 is the other popular option. The straps do not have a criss cross option and the bottom strap that goes around the carrier's waist is hook & loop.
Front carry / Back carry
Recommended for babies starting at 4-6months ~ toddler*
Boba 4G carrier is a high quality ergonomic soft structured carrier. Thoughtfully designed, it is a versatile carrier.
Boba Air is a great lightweight travel-friendly carrier. The weather proof material makes it a hiking carrier option, too.
Front carry / Back carry
Recommended for toddlers 18 months+*
Carry them when they're bigger with the same support! 18mo+ size soft structured carrier. The Beco toddler gives the full support with the multi-function features. The straps can be criss-crossed, offering a more evenly distributed weight support.
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-for pregnancy ~ nursing days-
Getting comfortable while sleeping can be a real challenge for pregnant and nursing moms. Body Pillows can be worth the investment to add on to the family bed.
Organic Cotton Disposable Maternity Pads by NatraCare are a must for the postpartum household.
Once the initial bleeding subsides, reusable pad options can come in handy, too. And seriously, who knew menstrual pads could be so cute??! Love the comfort of reusable cloth pads for yourself? Consider using Cloth Diapers for your baby! Shop with the Baby aWearness Product Guide + Get above, or learn more through the Baby aWearness Cloth Diaper Workshop!
All natural Body Care Products
Pregnancy heightens a woman's sense of wholeness and health. Gift her with safe, ethically made products she can use at ease.
Earth Mama Angel Baby body care set can be a good place to start her off.
Lotions like these from Weleda are all natural and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
Arnica Massage Oil. For the tired pregnancy supporting legs and postpartum mama legs. Massage time.
Add your favorite essential oil to Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Castille Soap.
Don't forget the organic Mama Goddess tea collection introduced next!
Tea & Infusion -from island tea partyTea is known to be one of the most enjoyable way to consume the great nutrients of herbs and teas. Teas are brewed between 3-10 minutes. Infusions are stronger, usually more bitter, and usually increased nutrient value. They are steeped for 10-15 minutes.
Herbal Tea: 1 teaspoon of dried herb & 1 pint of boiling water. Steep for 5-10 minutes.
Infusion: 1 teaspoon of dried herb & 1 pint of boiling water. Steep for 10-15 minutes.
*To preserve the delicate flavor and nutrients, herbal teas should not be steeped for longer. Always use the highest quality of herbs, free of pesticides and chemicals, as our wide selection of organic fair-trade herbs offer.
For easy home brewing, use a French Press!
Add dry herbs, add boiling water, press to top gently. Once brewed, press down all the way to the bottom and serve.
Breastfed babies need to eat on demand. A nursing mother will vouch, even during those moments when the mom doesn't feel situated to nurse the baby, the baby's natural needs and demands are strong and rightful. Functioning through the day while meeting baby's needs are made smoother when you have the right tools. Babywearing (more info up top↑) is our #1 on-the-go nursing best friend, and here are other items new mamas can surely appreciate having around. All items may not be necessary for all, but these are the Baby aWearness Top Picks, after supporting countless breastfeeding families over the last 10+ years.
Nursing Bras + Tops
(many are Pregnancy-friendly!)
Nursing Tank Long by Glamourmom are comfortably fitted with a built-in bra, perfectly long for during pregnancy & postpartum belly days, and functional with patented design that only exposes the nipple for the baby. This means you can still wear a comfortable, well-fitted tank top (perfect on its own for the Hawaii weather or to wear under tshirts/shirts) while meeting your needs to nurse the baby. The design can make it comfortable enough for many mamas to opt out of trying to cover for discretion (for mama's own choice and sense only, of course). Comfortable enough to where all day / all night.
Comes in basic colors + some fun ones!
Our other favorite part is unlike many nursing bras that you have to guess the approximate sizing for once the milk fills in (1-3 months postpartum), these are designed to fit you like regular shirts. Shop for Small / Medium / Large / X Large.
They make great bras, too.
Bravado nursing bras have always been a breastfeeding mama favorite, too. The trick to getting a longlasting fitting nursing bra is to measure and buy when you're approximately 3 months postpartum and the milk supply regulates. In the beginning, options such as the Glamourmom Nursing Tank introduced above or sleep bras are recommended.
If mama needs to pump, tools like these handsfree pump bras can come in handy.
In the last few years, more design options for built-in nursing-friendly tops and dresses have been around, too.
Our hands-down favorite reusable nursing pads are these adorable heart-shaped ones by Bamboobies.
Machine washable, has a functioning layer of waterproofness, absorbs great with bamboo cotton, and soft on the skin with the velour touch.
For disposable options, the Lansinoh Nursing Pads are highly recommended.
Natracare makes disposable nursing pads with organic cotton, too.
Moisturize plenty to help prevent painful nipples!
Lansinoh Nipple Cream is made of pure lanolin -sheep oil. Thick and moisturizing, lanolin is known to make great a nipple cream known to not have the need to wipe off before feeding.
MotherLove is a favorite all natural high quality nipple cream for many. Made with herbs known for their skin healing properties, they are great not just for prevention, but for already cracked or sore nipples.
Breastmilk Storage Bags
Essential for storing breastmilk, these freezer-friendly bags by Lansinoh come with measurements pre-printed, making it user-friendly.
Mama Goddess tea line by Island Tea Party
Birthed from Baby aWearness's sister company, Island Tea Party, their organic herbal tea line Mama Goddess Collection made just for mamas are incredibly delicious made with nourishing herbs.
Growing Belly Tea
A blend of herbs known to be nourishing for pregnancy, such as red raspberry leaf. Lightened with peppermint, this non-caffeinated herbal tea is perfectly formulated for the hapai (pregnant) mama.
Nourishing the Nursing Mama Tea
While most "nursing teas" on the market are specifically designed with herbs known to enhance the supply of breastmilk, Island Tea Party Mama Goddess line offers a nursing tea designed for all nursing mothers, containing herbs that do not influence the milk supply but gently nourishes the mother, meeting her needs during the postpartum and nursing days. With herbs known to be high in minerals, vitamins, and de-gassing effects, this Nourishing the Nursing Mama Tea makes a perfect drink for many postpartum mamas.
More Milk Tea
Packed with love and herbs known to help enhance breastmilk supply, More Milk Tea is designed for nursing mamas that want to increase in milk supply. Enjoy it sweetened with honey, as some of the herbs contained are bitter. This blend doesn't just contain the famous fenugreek and blessed thistle, it contains marshmallow plant, known for its mucilage content.
Milk Gone Tea
When the time comes, it comes. Say goodbye to the nursing days, sipping away on this Milk Gone Tea, helping your body and heart transition from the sweet days of nursing cuddles and your baby growing into a not-so-baby anymore.
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