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Make Babywearing Mainstream

Discovering babywearing was an empowering event for me. While I was initially drawn to the beautiful patterns and variety of carriers, it was the freedom that babywearing leant that brought me fully into motherhood. I struggled with the transition to my new role as mom. None of my friends had children, I didn’t know anyone who was pregnant along with me; I was lonely. I would see moms hanging out together in the park, but I was alone with my baby. I loved the time with him and it was exciting to discover the world through his eyes, but there were times when I longed for some adult conversation. [Read more…]

Kangaroo Care Awareness

When my first son, Jack, was born I probably resembled the victim of a bar fight more than a mother. I was not physically or emotionally prepared for the birth and far less for the transition to motherhood. I was scared, scarred, isolated and uninformed. I worked at breastfeeding, but anything else that the nurses brought up I just brushed off. It hurts my mama heart now to think back to how little I knew despite how much I thought I knew. No one told me anything. Topics came up and were quickly dropped. I still wonder why no one pushed certain things with me. One of those topics being skin-to-skin contact. [Read more…]

Lillebaby Love: A Review of the Lillebaby COMPLETE

I don’t remember exactly when we became a babywearing family. You know how people share photos of themselves on Facebook and add, “We’re a breastfeeding, cloth diapering, babywearing, extended rear-facing, natural child-birthing family!” Yeah, I totally do that. Maybe it’s obnoxious and I do sort of giggle while I’m doing it, but I’m not going to lie; I am proud of the things we have learned and the things we do differently than we used to based on our changing values since becoming parents. But I can’t remember when “babywearing” became a part of my identity. [Read more…]

Badass Babywearer of the Week; 2-17-14

Grandfather wearing newborn

I was walking with Jack through our neighborhood community garden last summer when I saw this man walk in. [Read more…]

Breastfeeding While Babywearing: Video Tutorials

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding while babywearing.

I have put together a list of videos to demonstrate how you can breastfeed in the four popular types of baby carriers. I have enlisted the help of the amazing Jillian from Paxbaby.com. [Read more…]

Jack Wearing: My Baby Wearing Story

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder babywearing her son.

It wasn’t an accident that I became to be called The Badass Breastfeeder. I have always had a reputation for being tough, cool and ornery. I never pass up an opportunity to flip someone off, tell a creepy dude at a bar to go fuck himself or put a coworker in their place when trying to manipulate me. As a social worker I have been known as a fierce advocate for my clients, not afraid to disagree with a lawyer or judge and I have executed many manual restraints with aggressive teenagers while wearing a pair of high heels. [Read more…]