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IBW 2016 @ SS

Posted by Alissa DeRouchie on

International Babywearing Week (IBW) begins Wednesday, October 5! Created by Babywearing International, this week-long celebration focuses on education and advocacy of babyweaing, a practice that has benefits for both caregiver and child. 100% of human babies spend their first nine months of life in constant contact with another human body, their mother! The transition to the world can be jarring, but babywearing brings back the snug feeling, warmth and calming motion newborns are used to. For the parent, babywearing can be freeing. The ability to simply make a sandwich for themselves in the first weeks can boost confidence and calm the nerves of...

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Giving Back 2015

Posted by Alissa DeRouchie on

There's no better way to say it than our world is a mess. It's the time of year we give to others, so let's consider going outside our comfort zones and giving to those who are most in need. Sprout Soup wants to do what we can to help. We have a few different opportunities starting this week that we invite you to participate in. Gently Used Carrier Donations We are partnering with Carry the Future to collect gently used carriers to send to the refugees in Europe. Carriers can be brought to Sprout Soup on Small Business Saturday (November 28) between...

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Why Should I Take a Babywearing Class?

Posted by Alissa DeRouchie on

Why should you take a babywearing class? Aren't carriers easy to use? Just put them on and put baby in, right? It is true that most carriers are really easy to use, but we do find that some families feel uncomfortable or awkward with their carriers at first. Taking a class, especially while you're still expecting, can help you feel confident wearing your baby from the beginning. We have designed our classes to be a multi-level and multi-faceted, giving you not just the tools you need to wear your baby safely and confidently, but helping you to understand why wearing...

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Beco Baby Carrier History

Posted by Alissa DeRouchie on

November 2005 – The first buckle carrier brought  to us by Beco, called the bECOpack. This could be referred to as the first generation, or 1G Beco, although the ‘generation’ names did not come into strong use until the 3rd and 4th generations were released. The first generation bECOpack was designed as a Mei Tai with […]

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