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stephenie

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.

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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.

stephenie-flowers

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.

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Thanks to Stephenie and Finn for sharing with us!

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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.

Find all of our instructional videos here.

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!