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Wondering what sling the mom and baby on the July/August issue of Mothering Magazine are wearing?  A Sakura Bloom!  They are wearing our new Lime – Simple Silk sling!  Woohoo!

As is that weren’t cool enough, my sister Carole is quoted in the babywearing article.  She is interviewed not as part of Sakura Bloom but as her alter ego, professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado.

This issue will be a great resource for new parents and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!

Cotton Candy.  Praline.  Mochi.  Rock Candy.  Taffy.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Sakura Bloom is delighted to launch our new Pixie Collection.  This limited edition collection features a single layer of gorgeous striped linen.  In colors as sweet as the candies which inspired them, these slings are strong and supportive but also lightweight and fun.

Perfect for a spring or summer baby.  Perfect for any time!

View the Pixie Collection!

Together with 15 babywearing businesses, Sakura Bloom speaks out on News ImageBabywearing Safety via the Associated Press.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 — With the publication of an Associated Press article regarding the CPSC government warning on baby slings and the Consumers Union’s concerns about “bag-style” slings, the companies co-sponsoring this release are taking a stand to help educate the public on the differences between safe vs. unsafe baby slings and carriers as detailed below. Continue reading…

This press release is co-sponsored by the following awesome companies:

Hotslings, Maya Wrap, Moby Wrap, Wrapsody, Gypsymama, Together Be, Kangaroo Korner, Taylormade Slings, Scootababy, Bellala Baby, Catbird Baby, SlingEZee, ZoloWear, HAVA, SlingRings and Sakura Bloom.

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!

Our friend, Sarah Buttenwieser, recently interviewed Lynne for the latest issue of Preview Massachusetts Magazine.  You can read the interview here!

The babywearing group with the most tickets purchased in their name and thus the grand prize winner of a FULL COLLECTION (yes, that’s right: an. entire. wardrobe.) of Sakura Bloom slings is…

Pittsburgh Babywearers!!!

A big congratulations to all from Pittsburgh for their support of our Spread the Love benefit!  And, a huge thank you to all the dedicated babywearing groups out there.  We have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support from the babywearing community.

From all at Sakura Bloom, our deepest thanks to everyone who joined us to show your love and support of babywearing  We are especially grateful to our amazing retailers for their generous support and big hearts.

The individual winners of the thirty-six $100 gift cards to our fantastic retailers will be notified by email.  There’s going to be a lot of shopping this weekend!

Finally, we are thrilled to be able to support the most active babywearing groups around the world by providing them with a Sakura Bloom sling for their carrier libraries.  We believe in babywearing, we believe in the benefits and joys of baby carriers, and we believe in our slings—we’re honored to be able to share our passions with you all!

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 Salina from Dipaer Lab in Cambridge, MA (Boston)!

Tell us about a typical day in the life of Salina.
Depends on the day …. but it’s almost always chaotic!  At first it was life with 2 under 2 years old, now it’s life with 1 preschooler and 1 toddler.  3 weeks out of the month I work from home trying to answer emails, phone calls, reports and ordering while balancing the needs of my toddlers!  Luckily my husband is also working from home, but there are some days when it feels like neither of us gets very much done!  But WE LOVE being home with our two kiddos and know that we’ll be sad when this stage of our life passes!  5 days a month I am away from my family in Boston working at our retail store, Diaper Lab.  I miss my family, but I also LOVE being in the store meeting customers and educating families about cloth diapering and babywearing!  I also have to say that we have a WONDERFUL staff at our store and I love the camraderie and mom talk that goes on when I visit!

If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Hmmm….it’s hard to narrow it down, but there are a few places I would love to see…Hawaii.  It sounds trite, but everyone says it’s beautiful.  I would love to revisit London.  I have a thing for urban centers…I just love the energy!  That’s part of the reason I miss Boston and Harvard Square so much!  And, I would love to take a Norweigian Cruise!  There is one that goes through London-Iceland-Ireland-Shetland Isles-Norway that sounds amazing!  Though I have to admit this is a compromise between my husband and I since he loves the cold weather!

If you won the $100 giftcard to your own store, Diaper Lab, what would you get and why?
This is a hard question, mostly because I have tried or own all of the things I love in our store!  But, if I had $100 to spend in my own store to purchase gifts for friends, this is what I would gift:  Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bags!  They are awesomely cute in so many hip, chic, fun fabric patterns and work and hold up incredibly well!  Even if you do not use them for cloth diapering, they work well as cosmetics/travel bags, swimsuit bags and as a bag for wet clothes in the diaper bag.

Where can you find Salina online?
Keep up to date with the latest happenings at Diaper Lab by fanning them on Facebook and following along on Twitter!