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. TBW has been scheduled for downtime on October 24, 2014 for a version upgrade and to install add-ons. The site will be down starting at 12am EST for approximately 2 hours. You can use this time conversion tool to calculate for your time zone (copy and paste into your browser) http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html We appreciate your patience as we work to make TBW better!

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    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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      Latest: Notifications Upgrade Cheesetina, Oct 22, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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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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      Latest: Technical issues? Please post here> js14, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:03 PM
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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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      Latest: Hello Everyone ... NEW HASHTAG adriybecky, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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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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    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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    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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      Latest: SB Fall colors! Let's chat Christina M, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:12 AM
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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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      Latest: Doll wraps js14, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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    5. General Babywearing Chat

      For all posts related to babywearing that don't fit elsewhere!
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      Latest: babywearinginternational.org has a new look! js14, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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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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      Latest: Pretty babywearing coats, what's out there? xraychick, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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    7. Traditional Babywearing

      Discussion of babywearing in traditional societies.
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      Latest: How did the arabs babywear? Bibijou, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:20 PM
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    8. Photo Gallery

      Our new gallery forum - post photos only in here - thanks !
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      Latest: Solnce evonnec, Oct 14, 2014
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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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      Latest: DC Area NikleAna, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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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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      Latest: How Hard is making a pouch? Cathadina44, Oct 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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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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      Latest: Introducing babywearing to foster parents NikleAna, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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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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      Latest: Selling my first few wraps at a discount Binkyboo, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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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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      Latest: Part-Time EC springer.steph, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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    3. General Chat

      Everything else not related to parenting or babywearing!
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      Latest: Homeschooling/General Burnout RaisingArrows, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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