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Babywearing

Babywearing in Summer

Posted by Alyce Mostert on

Summer is just around the corner and the heat is ready to hit us! Babywearing in summer can be sweaty business, but this doesn't mean you need to pack away your baby carrier. Just follow these simple tips to keep you and your little one/s close and comfortable.    COOLEST CARRIERS My top tip is to skip the bulky, polyester filled big name brands and opt for a wrap, sling or structured carrier made from woven materials. 100% cotton tends to be soft, breathable and the easiest to care for, while bamboo and linen are well known for being summer friendly fibres....

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Babywearing and Mental Health

Posted by Alyce Mostert on

Parenting can be so tough. Sometimes, or often, baby wants to be held all freaking day! It can become too much. This RU OK Day, I wanted to share some information regarding the mental health benefits of babywearing for both the parent/carer and the child. 

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Babywearing for Healthy Hips

Posted by Alyce Mostert on

Healthy Hips Week is upon us yet again. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about how you can enjoy a healthy hips babywearing journey, as well as the things to look out for in a hip healthy baby carrier. A hip dysplasia diagnosis does not mean the end of your babywearing journey, however it may require some adaptation to the baby carrier/s used depending on the treatment methods employed in your child’s individual case.     What is hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is defined as incorrect alignment of the hip joint/s. It may also be referred to by a whole...

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Basic Babywearing Safety Principles - TICKS

Posted by Alyce Mostert on

Part of my motivation to become a babywearing consultant was to help make babywearing safety principles better understood throughout our community. You may ask why is babywearing safety so important? Yes, babywearing is *generally* safe, regardless of how comfortable you or your baby might be or what carrier you are using. But we don't want any baby to become a rare statistic, and knowledge is power. So let's help parents and carers become confident and safe baby wearers, naturally.    Why do we recommend following the TICKS babywearing safety guidelines in Western culture? It is simple to remember the basic...

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What is the difference between the Fidella FlyClick and Fidella FlowClick?

Posted by Alyce Mostert on

In January 2020, Cloth and Carry became the newest Australian small business to stock Fidella baby carriers.  Every week I get multiple emails and Facebook messages asking "What is the difference between a Fidella FlyClick and a FlowClick?" So since it is a hot topic, I'll break it down for you.  Who is Fidella? Fidella is a German baby wrap company. All Fidella woven wraps are made in Turkey using local 100% organic cotton. These wraps are then cut to size to be sold as wraps or manufactured into ring slings, meh dai carriers (FlyTai), half buckle carriers (FlyClick and FlowClick) and...

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