RSSAuthor Archive for Jackie Sweeney

I've been married to my husband since June 2006 - since then we've had three kids, lived in Melbourne, Rome, Canada in-between and now we are back in Melbourne! I'm a homeschooling, babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding momma...who can't resist McDonalds sometimes! I blog about our daily adventures over at The Travelling Sweeneys

Babywearing Part Three – Stretchy Wraps

Babywearing Part Three – Stretchy Wraps

  Stretchy wraps, in my opinion, are IDEAL for newborns.  They are so soft and keep a newborn baby so close and snuggled with its wearer – it’s such a great way to transition a newborn from the womb.   All stretchy wraps are made different, depending on the fabric used, the length (although this […]

Babywearing Part Two - Ring Slings and Pouches

Babywearing Part Two – Ring Slings and Pouches

In part two of the series, we will be looking at Ring Slings and Pouches. These are probably the second most well known baby carriers after Soft Structured Carrier’s.  Both are marketed as being good for newborns and toddlers alike, but current recommendations on safe babywearing would suggest that pouch carriers are not suitable for newborns. […]

Babywearing Part One - Soft Structured Carriers

Babywearing Part One – Soft Structured Carriers

  In part one of the series we will be looking at “Soft Structured Carriers” (SSC). I’ve set this first in the series, because these types of carriers are the most well known and can be found in most baby stores. They can be used from newborn, most of the time (sometimes needing a newborn […]

An Introduction To Babywearing

An Introduction To Babywearing

  I am a mother of 3. Since the birth of my third child, I have become somewhat addicted to all things babywearing (I crossed out ‘somewhat’ because my husband tells me I’ve definitely crossed that line!) Baby wearing started out as a necessity. The more I delved into the world of babywearing (and there […]

Sewing: DIY Ring Sling - For Babywearing

Sewing: DIY Ring Sling – For Babywearing

  Need your hands free to get things done around the house? To wrangle your toddlers while keeping your baby happy? Or do you just want to keep your little one close to you but not spend a fortune?  This was my very first ever sewing project, so you can do it too! I’ve wanted […]