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Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier Review by Belly Beyond Product Reviewer - Serena Kelly

Written by Vanessa on December 10th, 2019.      0 comments

We love it when we can give someone an opportunity to try a product that we love ourselves and on this occasion it was Serena Kelly who reviewed the Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh carrier for us. Serena is a busy mum of four who tested out all of the cool features and shared her thoughts below. 
You can follow Serena and her family on Instagram @strugglesandstrength & Facebook @www.facebook.com/mystrugglesandstrength/
 

How Babywearing Can Help Postpartum Depression

Written by Vanessa on September 30th, 2018.      0 comments

A fantastic article written by psychotherapist Abby Burd.
 

Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier Review by Belly Beyond Product Reviewer - Parvati Rotherham - Day 1

Written by Vanessa on August 29th, 2018.      0 comments

It is great to get honest feedback and tips and tricks on everyday use of helpful baby products so we love picking someone to review the products we know we love to see if you, our customers do too!
Parvati Rotherham was our pick to review the Ergobaby Omni 360 carrier in the gorgeous Starry Skies for us.
 

International Babywearing Week 2017

Written by Vanessa on September 28th, 2017.      0 comments

It's almost International Babywearing Week & here in New Zealand, it kicks off on 30 September - 8 October 2017.

There are many official babywearing events scheduled all around the country so check out your local community babywearing Facebook page for dates & times of events near you.

The theme for this year's International Babywearing Week’s celebration is Threaded Together. The inspiration for the theme comes from the many different threads that when combined through the weaving process form all of the carriers we use. All of these individual threads, once woven, create a material in the same way individuals and groups worldwide come together to create a global babywearing community.
We love, love, love this!

If you are new to the world of babywearing & wondering what this week is all about, well, it is about celebrating babywearing in New Zealand & around the world.
It is about spreading the word about babywearing and its many benefits for children and their caregivers and to share information about babywearing.

If you need convincing about getting started with babywearing, below are just some of the benefits:

Benefits of Babywearing


Medical professionals agree that infants thrive through touch; “wearing” your baby is another way to meet this need. The benefits of babywearing don’t end there … babywearing offers many other advantages, some of which include:

Happy Babies. It’s true … carried babies cry less! In a study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that babywearing for three hours a day reduced infant crying by 43 percent overall and 54 percent during evening hours. (1)
Healthy Babies. Premature babies and babies with special needs often enter the world with fragile nervous systems. When a baby rides in a sling attached to his mother, he is in tune with the rhythm of her breathing, the sound of her heartbeat, and the movements his mother makes—walking, bending, and reaching. This stimulation helps him to regulate his own physical responses. Research has even shown that premature babies who are touched and held gain weight faster and are healthier than babies who are not. (2)

Confident Parents. A large part of feeling confident as a parent is the ability to read our babies’ cues successfully. Holding our babies close in a sling allows us to become finely attuned to their movements, gestures, and facial expressions. Every time a baby is able to let us know that she is hungry, bored, or wet without having to cry, her trust in us is increased, her learning is enhanced, and our own confidence is reinforced. This cycle of positive interaction deepens the mutual attachment between parent and child, and is especially beneficial for mothers who are at risk for or suffering from postpartum depression. (3) (4)

Loving Caregivers. Baby carriers are a great bonding tool for fathers, grandparents, adoptive parents, babysitters, and other caregivers. Imagine a new father going for a walk with his baby in a sling. The baby isbecoming used to his voice, heartbeat, movements, and facial expressions, and the two are forging a strong attachment of their own. Baby carriers are beneficial for every adult in a baby’s life. Cuddling up close in the sling is a wonderful way to get to know the baby in your life, and for the baby to get to know you!

Comfort and Convenience. With the help of a good carrier, you can take care of older children or do chores without frequent interruptions from an anxious or distressed infant—which helps to reduce sibling rivalry. Baby carriers are also wonderful to use with older babies and toddlers; you can save those arms and go where strollers can’t. Climbing stairs, hiking, and navigating crowded airports all can be done with ease when you use a well-designed baby carrier!

References
1 – Hunziker UA, Garr RG. (1986) Increased carrying reduces infant crying: A random-ized controlled trial. Pediatrics 77:641-648
2 – “Current knowledge about skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care for pre-term infants”. J Perinatol. 1991 Sep;11(3):216-26.
3 – Pelaez-Nogueras M, Field TM, Hossain Z, Pickens J. (1996). Depressed mothers’ touching increases infants’ positive affect and attention in still-face interactions. Child Development, 67, 1780-92.
4 – Tessier R, M Cristo, S Velez, M Giron, JG Ruiz-Palaez, Y Charpak and N Charpak. (1998) Kangaroo mother care and the bonding hypothesis. Pediatrics 102:e17.

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Exciting New Innovative Ergobaby Omni All Position Carriers!

Written by Vanessa on August 29th, 2017.      0 comments

We are excited to bring you the latest innovation from Ergobaby, the Omni All Position 360 Carrier!

The new Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier is a forward-facing, newborn-ready baby carrier that delivers better-than-ever comfort and ergonomics without the need for an Infant Insert. This easy to use carrier offers all carry positions and adjusts to support babies from newborn to toddler (3.2-15kgs).

The Omni 360's variable bucket seat ensures your little one will always be seated in the hip-healthy "M-Shape" position across all carry positions, at all ages & stages.

With more comfort & features also included for parents such as lumbar support, extra-cushioned crossable shoulder straps & the very long awaited detachable pouch that is perfect for holding your phone & keys, you won't want to take it off!
 

Available in Pure Black, Pearl Grey & Midnight Navy

Due to arrive Mid September, we are taking pre-orders now at the introductory price of $319!
 
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