Kinderpack




We love Kindercarry's Kinderpack! Especially for bigger/taller/heavier babies, toddlers and children -- this is the most comfortable carrier we have tried, and it is a favorite among our local babywearing lending library. When Peaceful Parenting began (2005) there was no such thing as a comfortable carrier for a heavy/large baby or toddler. With the Kinderpack we can comfortably babywear for many hours, day after day, and do so with special needs children as well. It is truly a blessing in babywearing, and one we'd love everyone to experience. You can learn more about Kinderpacks and their small-batch, USA handmade construction at Kindercarry.com


Each Kinderpack below comes to you brand new, with tags attached, in its original packaging, with all accompanying booklets and papers. The pack has never been tried on unless noted. Photos are of the actual carrier you will receive and the listing will be removed from this page upon purchase. Most packs below have Plus padding straps because they are perfect for every body type and can be adjusted for the most comfortable babywearing fit for parents of all sizes. New Kinderpacks below include FREE 2-day priority shipping in the United States and to APO/FPO addresses. International shipping is $18 to Canada and $34 to all other nations. After purchasing your Kinderpack, send international shipping via PayPal to PeacefulParents@gmail.com and include a note with your mailing address or email this as well.

With each Kinderpack you'll receive two Born 2B Worn advocacy bracelets in cool colors (blue/purple/teal) and warm colors (red/orange/hot pink).


Note: No one at Peaceful Parenting has been given any incentive of any kind to speak upon Kinderpacks. We love Kinderpacks, have shared locally for many years, and would like to help other families have access to one that fits their needs. Packs were purchased brand new, directly from Kindercarry, at full retail costs plus shipping. Any pack sold for less is one we lose funds on. Many of these Kinderpacks were to be included in our Birth and Babies Lending Library, however, Hurricane Matthew's flooding impacted us significantly and we have had to temporarily close the lending library while we work on recovery and replacement efforts. Because of this impact, we'd like these new Kinderpacks to find families who can put them to use.

Any amount donated beyond retail/shipping/fees/taxes goes toward Peaceful Parenting education at maternity and baby expos where materials are given freely to new and expecting families; as well as toward the non-profit work that Peaceful Parenting takes on (birth, breastfeeding, baby care supplies and support for low-income families, mothers, and to orphanages overseas). If you have a Kinderpack you'd like to give toward this effort (to share freely with another family in need, or to send with an orphanage volunteer working with babies/toddlers), write to PeacefulParents@gmail.com

Email is responded to within 24 hours. If you do not receive a response, please check the email address you are sending to, or your junk/spam filter.

Four different options to purchase: 

1) Make a charitable donation (KP amount or more) to Peaceful Parenting at PayPal.com via Friends/Family to PeacefulParents@gmail.com Include your address and pack selection. [PayPal does not take a percentage with this option, making it a not-for-profit gift in exchange for your Kinderpack]

2) Click the Purchase button under the Kinderpack you wish to buy. [PayPal takes a percentage with this option and it is processed as a Goods Transaction]

3) Send via check or money order to:
Peaceful Parenting
P.O. Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
*personal checks will have to clear before Kinderpack is sent; email PeacefulParents@gmail.com before sending check so that your new KP is held for you

4) If you are local to Virginia Beach and would like to meet, please email. We have regular fitting dates with parents in the community, attend the majority of maternity and baby expos in the area, and would be happy to meet with you anytime.

KINDERPACKS BY SIZE

INFANT

The Good Fight Duo, Limited Edition - Infant Standard
*Has pink/white polkadot hoody-hood
(2 fabric layouts to select from - above and below)
** SALE **
$149, shipping included
PURCHASE

The Good Fight Duo, Limited Edition - Infant Plus
*Has pink/white polkadot hoody-hood
** SALE **
$154, shipping included
PURCHASE

In The Round - Infant Standard with Koolnit
* Rare, Retired print; Matching Koolnit Hood *
This brand new Kinderpack is being sold to fund a larger size needed by an orphanage in Mongolia.
$184, shipping included

Constellations - Infant Plus [black canvas]
Hard to access print, special glow in the dark fabric that retails higher
*with matching hoody-hood
$199, shipping included

Constellations - Infant Plus [deep navy canvas]
Hard to access print, special glow in the dark fabric that retails higher
*with matching hoody-hood
$199, shipping included
PURCHASE

Terrapin - Infant Plus with Koolnit
Hard to access, with Koolnit hood
$199, shipping included
 PURCHASE

Terrapin Riptide Duo - Infant Plus
Hard to access, matching turtles hoody-hood
$199, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Starstruck Full Panel - Infant Plus
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Starstruck with Black Koolnit - Infant Plus
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE


STANDARD

Aquarius Duo - Standard Plus
*Has matching sea creatures hoody-hood
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Summit - Standard Plus with Koolnit
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE


Classic Black - Standard Standard with Koolnit
$169, shipping included
PURCHASE

Classic Black - Standard Plus with Koolnit
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Fairytale - Standard Standard
*has matching full panel hoody-hood
$169, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Terrapin Riptide Duo - Standard Plus
Hard to access, matching turtles hoody-hood
$199, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Starstruck Full Panel - Standard Plus
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Starstruck with Black Koolnit - Standard Plus
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE


TODDLER

Regatta - Toddler Plus with Koolnit
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Hop To It - Toddler Plus with Koolnit
*Hard to find; Retired print
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Indigo Bloom - Toddler Plus
*has matching full panel hoody-hood
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Fairytale - Toddler Standard
*has matching full panel hoody-hood
$169, shipping included
PURCHASE

Blue Poppies - Toddler Plus with Koolnit
*Special textured Japanese linen fabric
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

DIY Butterfly - Toddler Plus with Koolnit
(this carrier can be colored with fabric markers to fit your style)
*Hard to find; Retired print
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE


Hollow - Toddler Plus with Koolnit
Limited Edition; Two Time Release
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Constellations Full Panel - Toddler Plus
Navy Canvas
Hard to access print, special glow in the dark fabric that retails higher
*with matching hoody-hood; email for photos
$199, shipping included

Constellations Full Panel - Toddler Plus
Black Canvas
Hard to access print, special glow in the dark fabric that retails higher
*with matching hoody-hood; email for photos
$199, shipping included

[email for photo]
Starstruck Full Panel - Toddler Standard
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Starstruck with Black Koolnit - Toddler Standard
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE


PRESCHOOL

Safari - Preschool Plus with Koolnit
matching Koolnit hood
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Geared Up - Preschool Plus with Koolnit
matching Koolnit hood
*Hard to find; Retired print*
$174, includes shipping
PURCHASE

POUNCE! - Preschool Standard with Koolnit
matching Koolnit hood
*Hard to find; Retired print*
$179, shipping included
PURCHASE

Zombie Apocalypse 2 - Preschool Plus
*has matching full panel hoody-hood*
$174, shipping included
PURCHASE

Fairytale - Preschool Standard
*has matching full panel hoody-hood
$179, shipping included
PURCHASE

The Good Fight Duo - Preschool Standard
*has matching polkadot white/pink hoody-hood
Limited Edition - One Time Release
$179, shipping included
PURCHASE

Regatta - Preschool Standard with Koolnit
$169, shipping included
PURCHASE

Skulls and Roses - Preschool Plus with Koolnit
$169, shipping included
PURCHASE


Terrapin / Riptide Duo - Preschool Standard
*with Terrapin hoody-hood; hard-to-find, 2-time release
$199, includes shipping

Webs We Weave - Preschool Standard with Koolnit
Matching black Koolnit Hood
* Very rare, one-time-release, glow-in-the-dark special fabric. *
$250, includes 2-day shipping


Constellations - Preschool Plus
Full Panel - Navy Canvas
Matching hoody-hood
Hard to access print, special glow in the dark fabric that retails higher
$199, includes shipping

Constellations - Preschool Standard
Full Panel - Black Canvas
Matching Hoody-Hood
Hard to access print, special glow in the dark fabric that retails higher
$199, shipping included

[email for photo]
Starstruck Full Panel - Preschool Standard
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE

[email for photo]
Starstruck with Black Koolnit - Preschool Standard
Black Canvas; Glow in the Dark Stars
Very Rare Semi-Custom
$250, shipping included
PURCHASE

Pictured above: Rare Starstruck Kinderpack - Glow in the Dark Stars at Night

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Straps: Standard or Plus: 4 extra inches of padding along strap

Parents of all sizes use and love plus straps:

Perfect Fit Adjusters
(making plus straps perfect for every babywearer)


All babywearing families are welcome to join:
Kinderpack B/S/T Chat Group

Where our Kinderpacks have gone... Please feel free to drop us a note or share a photo anytime (PeacefulParents@gmail.com). We love connecting with families and seeing your little ones grow, wrapped up in love. ♥ Thank you for letting us be a part of your babywearing adventure!

Fantasy Forest (Preschool  Plus) - The Netherlands family

Fly By Night Duo (Preschool Standard) - Massachusetts family

Terrapin (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Summit (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Maryland family

Constellations (Standard Plus) - Singapore family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Preschool Plus) - Iowa family

Dragons (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Constellations (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Delaware family

Terrapin Tide (Preschool Plus) - Virginia family

Suckerpunch (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Illinois family

Hollow (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Indiana family

Hollow (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Riptide (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Virginia family

Chesapeake (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - South Carolina family

Summit (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Minnesota family

Hollow (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Minnesota family

Riptide (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Pennsylvania family

Serengeti (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Arizona family

Synergy (Toddler Standard, Koolnit) - Virginia family

Heartland (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Ohio family

Twilight (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Military family

Summit (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Summit (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Michigan family

Suckerpunch (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Batik Roses (Preschool Standard) - Georgia family

Alice [in Wonderland] (Preschool Plus) - U.K. family

Shark Attack (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Infant Plus) - Missouri family

Constellations (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Massachusetts family

Aqua Bubbles (Preschool Standard) - California family

Fantasy Forest (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Pennsylvania family

Heartland (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - New Jersey family

Suckerpunch (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - New Jersey family

Fantasy Forest (Infant Plus) - Pennsylvania family

Terrapin (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Fairytale (Infant Plus) - New Jersey family

Classic Black (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - North Carolina family

Batik Roses (Standard Plus) - South Carolina family

Constellations (Preschool Standard) - Illinois family

Terrapin (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Batik Roses (Toddler Plus) - New Zealand family

Indigo Bloom (Infant Plus) - Texas family

Chesapeake (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Heartland (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Minnesota family

Narwhal (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Oregon family

Artemis (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

POUNCE! (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - New Jersey family

Shark Plank Duo (Infant Plus) - Texas family

Monster Mash 2014 (Toddler Standard, Koolnit) - Washington family

Twilight (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Colorado family

Terrapin (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Georgia family

POUNCE! (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Connecticut family

Classic Black (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Brilliant Beards (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Canadian family

Clementine (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - South Carolina family

Brilliant Beards (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Washington family

Classic Black (Standard Standard, Koolnit) - Tennessee family

Fairytale (Preschool Standard) - Arizona family

Riptide (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Missouri

POUNCE! (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Dragons (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - California family

Aquarius Duo (Preschool Standard) - Georgia family

Dino-Mite (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Pennsylvania family

Suckerpunch (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Classic Black (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - New York family

Shark Plank Duo (Infant Plus) - Texas family

Party Hearty (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Illinois family

Riptide (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Alaska family

Suckerpunch (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Florida family

Dragons (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Shark Plank Duo (Toddler Plus) - Kansas family

Midnight Floral (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Washington family

Lotis (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - New Jersey family

Rhino Romp (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Minnesota family

Skulls & Roses (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Ohio family

Fairytale (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Constellations (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Utah family

Rhino Romp (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - New York family

Inked! (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - South Dakota family

Terrapin (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Riptide (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Fantasy Forest (Standard Standard, Koolnit) - California family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Preschool Standard) - Virginia family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Preschool Plus) - Florida family

Riptide (Toddler Standard, Koolnit) - Maryland family

Superkids (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Georgia family

Terrapin (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Maryland family

Shark Plank Duo (Preschool Standard) - Delaware family

Trophy Too (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Constellations (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - California family

Chesapeake (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Regatta (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Alaska family

Shark Attack (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Heartland (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - North Carolina family

Bee Sweeter Duo (Infant Plus) - California family

Summit (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Wisconsin family

Constellations (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Washington family

Constellations (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Washington family

Dragons (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Louisiana family

Terrapin (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Hollow [Limited Edition] (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Michigan family

Voyage (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Singapore family

Aqua Bubbles (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Wisconsin family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Infant Standard) - Wisconsin family

Bearly Sleeping (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Ohio family

Aqua Bubbles (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - New York family

Fly By Night Duo (Infant Plus) - California family

Chesapeake (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Florida family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Toddler Standard) - California family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Toddler Plus) - Florida family

Terrapin (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Voyage (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Ohio family

Voyage (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Virginia family

Heartland (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Dino-Mite (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Aqua Bubbles (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Wisconsin family

Fly By Night Duo (Standard Plus) - Pennsylvania family

Aqua Bubbles (Standard Standard, Koolnit) - Florida family

Batik Roses (Infant Plus) - Ohio family

Alice [in Wonderland] (Infant Plus) - California family

Voyage (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Nevada family

Constellations (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Riptide (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Sky High (Infant Standard, Koolnit) - Alaska family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Standard Plus) - Washington family

In the Round (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Ohio family

In the Round (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Constellations (Preschool Standard) - Washington family

Clementine (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Pennsylvania family

Clementine (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Georgia family

Dragons (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Missouri family

Dino-Mite (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Pennsylvania family

Indigo Bloom (Infant Standard) - Utah family

Alice [in Wonderland] (Toddler Standard) - Washington family

Riptide (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - California family

Beards (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Kansas family

Voyage (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Maryland family

Aquarius Duo (Infant Plus) - Pennsylvania family

Constellations (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Wisconsin family

Indigo Bloom (Infant Plus) - UK family

Classic Black (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - California family

DIY Butterfly (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Germany family

Batik Roses (Infant Plus) - APO Military family

Classic Black (Infant Standard, Koolnit) - Massachusetts family

Webs We Weave [Limited Edition] (Infant Standard, Koolnit) - Singapore family

Webs We Weave [Limited Edition] (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Virginia family

Webs We Weave [Limited Edition] (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Hawaii family

Webs We Weave [Limited Edition] (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Illinois family

Elephant Romp (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Connecticut family

Skulls and Roses (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

In Focus (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Little Wing (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Georgia family

Dino-Mite (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - California family

Adorned (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Michigan family

Terrapin (Infant Standard, Koolnit) - Virginia family

Terrapin (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Hong Kong family

Chesapeake (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Georgia family

Mermaids (Infant Plus) - Spain family

Summit (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Alaska family

Skulls and Roses (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Oregon family

Fairytale (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Florida family

Heartland (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - South Carolina family

Riptide (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

Constellations (Infant Plus) - Missouri family

Sky High (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Texas family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Preschool Standard) - North Carolina family

Shark Attack (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Tennessee family

Constellations (Preschool Standard) - Washington family

Derby (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Germany family

Regatta (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - New Mexico family

SuperKids (Infant Standard, Koolnit) - California family

Summit (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Australia family

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Preschool Standard) - Alberta, Canada family

Riptide (Standard Standard, Koolnit) - California family

Shady Savannah (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - Ohio family

Dino-Mite (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Michigan family

In Focus (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Washington family

Bearly Sleeping (Standard Standard, Koolnit) - Singapore family

Zombie Apocalypse 2 (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Virginia family

Shady Savannah (Toddler Plus, Koolnit) - Arkansas family

Riptide (Preschool Standard, Koolnit) - Illinois family

Twilight (Infant Plus, Koolnit) - Minnesota family

Twilight (Standard Plus, Koolnit) - California/Texas military family (gifted donation)

[Harry Potter] Wiz Kid (Infant Plus) - Wisconsin family (gifted donation)

Posey Pinwheel Duo (Infant Plus) - Wisconsin family (gifted donation)

Posey Pinwheel Duo (Preschool Plus) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Bee Sweeter Duo (Preschool Plus) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Riptide (Toddler Plus) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Blue Poppies (Preschool Plus, Koolnit) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Shark Plank Duo (Toddler Plus) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Heartland (Preschool Standard) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Constellations (Preschool Plus) - Virginia family (gifted donation)

Used KPs from our Birth & Babies Lending library and donations to orphanage volunteers in Uganda, Mongolia, Indonesia, Philippines, Haiti. ♥


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Reasons to NOT Wear Your Baby Facing Out


Above infographic from Boba

9 Reasons NOT to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

1) It does not support your baby's legs.

2) It makes it tougher for the wearer to carry baby (babies naturally fit curved tummy to chest).

3) It places your baby in an arched or hollow back position which places pressure on baby's spine.

4) It places too much pressure on a baby's pelvis, and may chaff the inner thighs of your baby.

5) It may overstimulate your baby, leading to increased anxiety and disorientation, or sleep troubles even when baby is tired.

6) It does not support baby's head or neck.

7) It makes thermoregulation (baby's internal core temperature being regulated by a caring adult's body temperature) more difficult.

8) It makes responding to baby's cues more difficult (or unable to read facial/non-verbal cues).

9) It throws off baby's center of gravity, does not improve their balance, but can hinder this, and isn't great for a parent's back either.

Above example from The Eco Friendly Family

When selecting your favorite carrier or wrap, opt for one that supports the thighs from hips to knees, and does not 'dangle' baby from the crotch. Wear your little one facing in (chest or back) and ensure his or her airway is always visible and not covered.



Related Reading: 

Fun babywearing books to read with little ones:
http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=25

The Kinderpack - our favorite SSC (infant, standard, toddler, preschool):
DrMomma.org/2016/05/kinderpack.html

The Benefits of Babywearing:
DrMomma.org/2009/11/dr-sears-on-babywearing.html

The Science of Attachment: Biological Roots of Love:
DrMomma.org/2009/11/science-of-attachment-biological-roots.html

Babywearing: Safe Positioning:
DrMomma.org/2010/07/babywearing-proper-positioning.html

The International Babywearing Symbol:
DrMomma.org/2013/10/international-babywearing-symbol.html

Why Forward Facing Isn't For You:
TheEcoFriendlyFamily.com/2012/02/babywearing-why-forward-facing-isnt-for-you

The Babywearing Group:
FB.com/groups/WrapMyBaby

Kinderpack Buy/Sell/Trade Chat Group:
FB.com/groups/Kinderpack

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Is my baby ready for solids?


Is my baby ready for solids? 

This is a quick check list to know for sure. If YES to all of the above, your little one may be ready to begin babyled weaning (i.e. consumption of the first non-milk items).

If no to even one, waiting a little longer may be best. Watch your baby, not the dates or the calendar (except for age minimums). There is no harm in delaying the starting of solids for a baby who is otherwise nursed/fed on cue around the clock, and there are many benefits (immunity, development, gut health) up to a certain point, and when it is done in baby's own perfect timing.

Additional good reading on this topic and more: 

Baby Matters (the science behind why waiting matters): http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20/detail/0975317040

Take Charge of Your Family's Health (chapter on breastfeeding, and chapter on starting solids/natural weaning): http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20/detail/156924653X

Natural Family Living (chapter on breastfeeding/starting solids): http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20/detail/0671027441

Our Babies, Ourselves (sections that address breastfeeding and weaning throughout humanity and around the world today): http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20/detail/0385483627

How Weaning Happens (an oldie but goodie!): http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20/detail/0912500549 

Babyled Weaning: http://astore.amazon.com/peacefparent-20/detail/161519021X

Parents with little ones moving into their weaning days are welcome to join the Babyled Weaning group on Facebook: FB.com/groups/Babyled

Breastfeeding moms are welcome to join: FB.com/groups/Breastfed

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The Vital Babymoon


What is a babymoon?

Babymoon is a term first used by social anthropologist, and mother/baby advocate, Sheila Kitzinger, in her 1994 book, The Year After Childbirth: Surviving and Enjoying the First Year of Motherhood. It refers to the postpartum bonding period between parents and their new baby, and is especially crucial for a mother and her new little one.

It is at this time, and especially during the first 40 days following birth, that a mom and her baby do best cocooning at home together in their own 'nest' as they establish breastfeeding, sleep and nap together, and fall deeply in love.

During her babymoon, mom learns to read her baby’s cues (preventing unnecessary tears and fears for baby - and for mom), and it is the time that secure attachment begins to develop between a baby and parents because of their tuned-in responsiveness. Infants learn that the world can be trusted, that they are loved, not ignored.

Oxytocin flows freely for a supported mother who is cared for herself, and this feel-good love hormone floods her baby as well when kept close within a newborn’s natural habitat: mom’s chest. 

During the vital babymoon, milk supply is built and regulated, and baby’s respiration, cardiovascular functioning, hormones, and temperature are stabilized by being close to mom. The babymoon is a sacred period, and one that each mother and her baby deserve to fully savor and be supported through. This is one time that we do not wish to disrupt the primal process of mothering.


Related Reading: 

Natural Family Today: The Importance of a Babymoon (article)

BlissTree Babymoon (article)

Her Family: Importance of a Babymoon (article)

Bella: The Importance of a Babymoon (article)

Why African Babies Don't Cry (article)

Why Love Matters (book)

The Continuum Concept (book)

Baby Matters (book)

The Biology of Love (book)

Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering (book)






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