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In this series we are introducing you to our wonderful retailers, the amazing women who are helping us to make the Spread the Love benefit a reality. Please welcome Christina from GorgeousBaby in Canada (don’t miss Christina’s own line of beautiful pouch slings on her site!).
Tell us about a typical day in the life of Christina.
I do my GorgeousBaby work from home while taking care of my 4 year old and 21 month old…so work is done in little snippets: answering emails over breakfast, phone calls & shipments packaged over naptime. My husband is very helpful and takes the children out of the house most every afternoon which provides an hour of earnest work. I usually am thinking of business from the time I wake up until we sit down for a late supper….and then I’ll be checking my blackberry for orders, etc until bedtime.
If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Back to Kauai! Haven’t been back since our honeymoon, and we’d love to share the experience with the wee ones. Being from the westcoast of Canada, the thought of warm water swimming is pretty dreamy.
Where can you find Christina online?
Blogging about her awesome baby carriers at the GorgeousBaby Blog. You can also keep up to date with the latest happenings at GorgeousBaby by fanning them on Facebook or following along on Twitter!
Welcome to our first installment of Sakura Bloom’s Men In Slings!
Our first father is Marco from Fremont, California, pictured here with his beautiful daughter. We love how comfortable they look, his daughter’s sweet polka dot pants, and that West Coast foliage in the background!
Read on for Marco’s insights on why baby slings are just as good for dads as they are for moms:
What is your favorite thing about a ring sling?
This is a bit selfish, but I love the freedom and independence it gives me. I’m able to do things without lugging around a huge stroller or worrying about accessibility.
Describe the moment you *got* it.
My wife has worn our daughter from her second week of life, so I’ve always seen that she was happiest that way. At first we had a Bjorn, but it pulled on my shoulders. I used it for a bit and then my wife did a lot of research and found out that Sakura Bloom ring slings are much more ergonomic and enjoyable. So after many conversations and trying out her slings, I got a Sakura Bloom of my own.
What do you wish other fathers knew about baby slings?
I wish other fathers knew how wearing your baby helps you to carry on doing the same things you did before you had the baby. I think a lot of dads think they’re stuck on the floor playing with their kids without being able to do anything else. I do chores, I am on the computer, I cook, I work on the garden, and I know exactly where my daughter is.
What is your Sakura Bloom sling of choice?
Although we own several Sakura Blooms, there is one that is just mine: its a Storm Simple Linen.
What do you use your sling for most?
I use it to put my daughter to sleep at night. When she’s really fussy and in a mood, cradle carry and a song puts her to sleep in 10 minutes!
(A big thank you to Marco from everyone at Sakura Bloom!)
Just in time for Father’s Day, we are launching a new feature on our blog:
Men In Slings!
People often assume that its just women who use baby slings, but no. Slings are for fathers, too.
So, starting this week, we’ll be showcasing fathers carrying their children in Sakura Bloom slings.
Dads who use slings will tell you that they can be like magic: soothing an unhappy child, perfect for nap time, and fun for a walk.
For those of you who haven’t yet discovered baby slings, here’s some encouragement from the SB Men In Slings home team:
Top 10 Things a Man Can Do While Hands-Free in a Sakura Bloom Sling:
10. Walk around Home Depot.
9. Play Tiger Woods ’08.
8. Watch the Red Sox.
7. Clean bottles.
6. Fix stuff.
5. Tie flies.
4. Make a sandwich.
3. Read the sports page.
2. Play at the park with your toddler.
1. Cuddle with your baby.