Baby Blog

Babywearing Consults or Open Day?!

Today I am celebrating 5 months in my studio in Athlone! Its been a fun few months and I have lots more plans.  I just want to take a moment to explain the difference between the Open Days I have every week and a one to one consult. The open day is a chance to...
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New Studio now open in Athlone!

So its been a crazy few weeks as I finally moved into my own HipBaby studio! As you may know I was renting a space every Friday in Athlone and this was a great way for me to see if there was interest in a sling shop in the Midlands, and there was!  The space...
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International Babywearing Week!

This week is International Babywearing week!  In our house everyday is Babywearing Day but this week is all about trying to raise awareness of what Babywearing is all about and the many benefits it can bring!   The theme is, “Best Seat in the House”. On our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram we will be running competitions...
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How to babywear in the sun!!

So right now we are hitting 30° in the Athlone!! Unheard of, but we are basking in it!!  A lot of people wonder about what to put on baby if you are carrying them in a sling. Here are my top tips for clothing for you and your baby, followed by tips to keep you...
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Long haul trip with a Toddler and a Tula Carrier Sling!

Wow a customer who got her Toddler Tula from us recently sent me an email to say how delighted she was with it and how handy it was for her trip to Chile!  We got chatting and she offered to send me this amazing account of her solo journey home to Chile with her little...
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Tula standard or toddler Carrier

Tula slings are very popular and with good reason! Tulas are extremely comfortable for both the wearer and baby, and we'd love to see the gorgeous patterns don't influence our decision but.........they do! Tulas come in two different sizes, standard Tula and toddler Tula, so what is the difference and which one is right for...
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Feeling hot in the heat?? Which sling is breathable??

In the last 2 weeks I have had more emails and calls about breathable slings than I have in the past 8  years!!! It must be this unprecedented weather! So what sling is breathable, does allow air to circulate to baby, isn't too hot for the wearer etc etc...!  and which would I recommend for people...
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Using a sling with a baby diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia

I get a lot of enquiries, (I think because of the name of my business!) about carrying a baby who has Hip Dysplasia in a baby sling. So, what is Hip Dysplasia?  In basic terms the hip joint in babies and young children has not formed normally.  Thankfully there are very successful treatments available.  It is a very common...
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