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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!

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Watch as new mom Sara and six week old baby Lexa try out a Sakura Bloom ring sling for the first time.  Kate, owner of A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA, helps out.

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Six week old baby Lexa and Kate, owner of A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA, show us how to do the cradle carry and nurse a newborn baby in a Sakura Bloom ring sling.

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Kate, owner of A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA show us how to nurse baby with in a Sakura Bloom ring sling.

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Three month old Carter and Kate, owner of A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA show us how to do the Tummy to Tummy Carry with legs out in a Sakura Bloom ring sling.

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Three month old Carter and Kate, owner of A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA show us how to do the Kangaroo Carry in a Sakura Bloom ring sling.

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In honor of the Sakura Bloom Triathlon going on over at Adventures in Babywearing, we have partnered up with our friend Kate Glynn, owner of both A Child’s Garden and Impish in Northampton, MA to bring you some new ring sling instructional videos!  As the Triathlon moves forward we will be adding new videos.  Have a video that you’d like to see?  Leave a comment here and let us know!

You can view all of our instructional videos here.

Anatomy, Putting On and Adjusting a Ring Sling

Newborn – Tummy to Tummy in a Ring Sling


Thanks to Kate and Baby Ivy for the wonderful demo!

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New baby?  New sling?  We understand!  Sakura Bloom has created videos to help you get comfortable in your new sling.  We’ll start here with the first video in our series – putting on your sling!  All of our videos can be found on our instructions page and the larger versions can be found here on youtube.