1. Welcome to TheBabywearer.com, the premier internet forum dedicated to babywearing: the art and practice of keeping your baby close to you using one of a variety of types of slings, wraps, and carriers. Here you can meet other babywearers and learn about babywearing safety, different types of carriers and carries, tips and tricks, DIY, and more, find a local babywearing meeting near you, or visit our active FSOT forums to buy and sell used carriers. We invite you to create an account and join the conversation!
  2. There have been changes to the vendor subscriptions and upgrade packages. Our basic vendor package is now FREE and includes access to VFSOT and the Vendors Lounge. Please copy and paste the link below your browser and visit this thread for more details. http://thebabywearer.com/forum/threads/vendor-subscriptions-and-upgrades-all-vendors-please-read.538498/
  3. **NOW FREE**Check out our all-new Media Gallery! Browse and upload your photos and build your own online albums. Limit of 50mb/member and 5mb/picture. Please tag your photos here as you would on Instagram, as well as filling in the fields for specific information. Utilize the new geekery format for tagging wrapping photos, too! Note: All uploads to the Media Gallery are subject to TBW/BWI photo release policies. By uploading media to the gallery, you are accepting this policy.
  4. Do you want to leave a review of your experience with a vendor or a carrier? Are you looking for reviews before purchasing a carrier? Please visit our Vendors and Reviews forum - OPEN NOW and being populated with vendors and carriers daily. Please follow the link in the menu bar at the top of the screen (mobile users click on the three horizontal lines to open the full menu).
  5. Registration for IBC 2016 is now open! The conference will be held July 14-17, 2016 in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Center. Please visit the Babywearing Events forum for more information.
  6. Site Supporter Drive Jan4-31. For full details see thread in finding your way or copy and paste link in your browser http://thebabywearer.com/forum/threads/help-support-tbw-today-tbw-supporter-drive-2016.545129/

TheBabyWearer.com Forums

 
    1. Finding Your Way at TBW

      Have questions on how to use this site? Need help figuring out where to start your quest for the perfect carrier? Suggestions on how we can improve TBW? Post here!
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      js14 Latest: How to figure out resale value js14, Feb 1, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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    2. Forum Support

      Technical issues on TBW, as well as tips and tricks to make browsing and using TBW as easy as possible.
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    3. Introductions

      You may like to introduce yourself when you arrive. Please read the Forum rules and guidelines before submitting your first post.
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      Christina M Latest: New and Excited! Christina M, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:47 PM
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    1. Choosing and Comparing Carriers

      Post here if you're trying to determine what kind of carrier will suit your needs, or if your question involves usage or comparison of different kinds of carriers. If you have questions specific to a single kind of carrier, please post in the carrier specific forum below.
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      Camilleta Latest: Wearing An Older Child? Camilleta, Feb 6, 2016 at 6:54 PM
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    2. Asian Inspired and Soft Structured Carrier Basics

      Asian Inspired Baby Carriers include Mei Tai, Hmong, Podaegi, Onbuhimo, and soft-structured carriers. Post your questions on choosing or using your carrier in this forum. Please direct all fabric/fashionista comments and stash chat to the sub-forum below.
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      Babyblues Latest: Is this something to be concerned about? Babyblues, Feb 6, 2016 at 8:36 PM
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    3. Ring Sling and Pouch Basics

      All about pouches, tube slings, ring slings and their derivatives! Post your questions on choosing or using your carrier in this forum. Please direct all fabric/fashionista comments and stash chat to the sub-forum below.
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      nukie19 Latest: 2016 Ring Sling/Pouch of the Day nukie19, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:40 PM
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    4. Wrap and Wrapping Basics

      Wraps are also known as carrying cloths, or Simple Pieces of Cloth (SPOC). Post your questions on choosing or using your wrap in this forum. Please direct all fabric/fashionista comments and stash chat to the sub-forum below.
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      allenk9y9 Latest: February 2016 WHYWWT allenk9y9, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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    5. General Babywearing Chat

      For all posts related to babywearing that don't fit elsewhere!
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    6. Amauti and Babywearing Clothing

      A place to discuss Amauti (Inuit parkas used as carriers) as well as ponchos, coats, jackets and other clothing designed for use over baby carriers.
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      glasgow-girl Latest: Target Babywearing Hoodie glasgow-girl, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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    7. Traditional Babywearing

      Discussion of babywearing in traditional societies.
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      babylieb Latest: HWJW? How Was Jesus Worn?? :) babylieb, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:01 PM
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    8. Photo Gallery

      Our new gallery forum - post photos only in here - thanks !
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      lauramaynot Latest: Gallery Threads Moving lauramaynot, May 27, 2015
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    1. Babywearing Groups & Meetings

      Post the details for your local BW'ing groups, meetings, workshops etc here.
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      hussecrist Latest: List of Babywearing Groups hussecrist, Nov 25, 2015
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    1. Do It Yourself

      For discussions on making your own baby carriers and related items. Creative sewers and wannabe creative types welcome!
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      happy Latest: Ring Sling width? happy, Feb 6, 2016 at 9:41 PM
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    2. Babywearing Events (Conferences, Expos)

      For discussions related to planning and setting up babyearing events and gatherings.
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    3. Teaching and Advocacy

      Discussion relating to teaching babywearing and babywearing advocacy. Tell us about the babywearers you're helping!
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    1. Business

      Operating a business focused on babywearing? Considering becoming a babywearing vendor? Post your questions and comments here! Please General business questions go here too.
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    2. Parenting Chat

      For all parenting topics not directly related to babywearing. Post here to share stories, anecdotes or pictures or for gentle and respectful support and advice regarding approaches to sleep, nutrition, childcare, education, etc. Please see the listed sub-forums for discussions on various other parenting related topics.
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      Zerlando Latest: Flats aren't working anymore. Zerlando, Feb 3, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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    3. General Chat

      Everything else not related to parenting or babywearing!
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