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. Check out our all-new Media Gallery! Browse for free, or upgrade to upload your photos and build your own online albums. The Babywearing Groups and Events category will remain free, though. 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. A brand-new vendor review system is now live! Find the link in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and head over to check things out.
  5. Thanks for your patience - our server migration is now complete! We anticipate significant improvement in performance and uptime on our new host.

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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      Latest: TBW's Mentor Program! glasgow-girl, May 26, 2015 at 10:19 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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      Latest: Hello from Alberta Alicja, May 22, 2015 at 7:49 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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      Latest: And we've started over....sort of LovinMyBabes, May 26, 2015 at 12:23 AM
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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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      Latest: Let's talk about preschool sizes... sugar1170, May 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM
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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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    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: A "Talk me out of my ISO wrap" thread Bluewater, May 26, 2015 at 10:32 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: Daddy wearing mcb2012, May 24, 2015 at 1:48 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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    7. Traditional Babywearing

      Discussion of babywearing in traditional societies.
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      Latest: Kanga spam! juliemorgan1983, May 22, 2015 at 7:13 PM
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    8. Photo Gallery

      Our new gallery forum - post photos only in here - thanks !
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      Latest: Diva Milano felina, May 26, 2015 at 1:27 AM
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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: MommyCon missymae419, Mar 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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      Latest: ssc with ring waist Kirsteen, May 23, 2015 at 12:30 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: Babywearing Research Thread TLeonard, Mar 17, 2015
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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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      Latest: Vent - currently pumping on a bathroom floor Nightlily, May 25, 2015 at 10:38 PM
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    3. General Chat

      Everything else not related to parenting or babywearing!
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      Latest: Hey readers, are you out there? nukie19, May 26, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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