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Follow along with nine of the most influential, trend-setting women in the blogosphere (and their babies!) as they fire up their fashion savvy and compete to style the most fabulous, original outfits around Sakura Bloom slings and key wardrobe pieces.
Here’s the really fun part and where you come in! the Styleathon is a unique, interactive event designed to spread the love to our customers and readers, with frequent opportunities to win the same items featured by your favorite bloggers!
Our Lovely Hostess: Leigh of Marvelous Kiddo
Head on over to The Sakura Bloom Styleathon now you are just in time to enter the Round 1 giveaway!
Confused by the recent news from the CPSC regarding baby slings?
We got together today with our friends Meg Barry, babywearing educator, and Kate Glynn from A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA to make an educational video showing how to properly position an infant in a baby sling.
Proper positioning and use of slings is key, but so also is quality and style. The CPSC announcement concerns “bag” slings, a very particular style of baby carrier. Sakura Bloom Baby Slings are “ring” slings, designed very differently, and meant to be worn high and snug, and with baby in an upright position. Our video demonstrates proper positioning (as does our online library of educational videos), as well as how to tell if your (non-Sakura Bloom) sling is a “bag” sling.
Have questions about using your sling? Find a babywearing group near you for some hands-on instruction and support (or check your local store–for example, A Child’s Garden has babywearing open hours every 4-6). In addition, here is a great article on proper positioning in a baby carrier from The Babywearer, an excellent online resource for all things having to do with babywearing.
Babywearing is a skill, something the parent does with a well-constructed safe baby sling, not something the sling does for you. Take the time to learn how to use your sling properly and you will bring untold benefits to your child and yourself. The joys of benefits are global and time-tested over centuries and centuries. We invite you to join us and parents around the world in safely and lovingly using a baby sling!
Are you following along with the 7 lucky moms of the Sakura Bloom Triathlon? Lots of fun! We have just announced the winner of our Round 1 Challenge – The Interview. Each mom had three questions to answer and the winner receives a $100 gift certificate to fawn&forest!
- What first interested you in babywearing?
- How is your personality reflected in your parenting style?
- If you could spend a year traveling with your family, where would you go and why?
These interviews were beautiful! Head over to Adventures in Babywearing to read their answers and find out who we chose as the winner!
Be sure to also follow along on each of our moms blogs!
Becca from Crunchy Yuppie
Brittany from 4 little men & girly twins
Danielle from DGVE Law
Donya from Crooked Eyebrow
Leigh from Marvelous Kiddo
Marcela from 8 year olds & Babies
Sara Sophia from tout-est-des-roses
Tell us a little about yourself, your family, and your love of babywearing.
I have 3 children Ella 7, Brennan 4 & Finn 8 weeks. I have been babywearing since my first child was just a few months old and here I am seven years later (where does the time go)! I am a full time Mommy & part time Photographer.I am actually just getting back to work since having Finn and will be wearing him during my upcoming photo sessions.
What was your “a-ha” moment with baby carriers?
When I had my second child I really realized how wonderful babywearing truly is & how important is is to have your hands free!
What is your favorite thing about a ring sling?
I love that it is adjustable giving a perfect fit every time. I also think they are so pretty.
Clearly we’re biased, but we love photos of parents with babies in slings. What do you like most about photographing infants?
There is nothing more beautiful than capturing the closeness of a parent and child…babywearing creates an amazing closeness. My absolute favorite thing to photograph is an infant in a sling.
What is your Sakura Bloom sling of choice?
Right now we only have our Simple Linen in Organic Raven (which we love) but if I could pick any one it would have to from the Luxe line and probably Moondance.
Thanks to Stephenie and Finn for sharing with us!