Forward Facing Babywearing 101 - Safety, Ergonomics & Carrier Styles, What You Need To Know

As a mom of 3 and a Babywearing Educator I get a ton of questions from parents in my community and online about appropriate positions to babywear. So I wasn't surprised when Nikki Bergen, local mama and creator of The Belle Method, contacted me to answer some of her own questions about forward facing babywearing. I met with Nikki in her home and we went over the most important things to consider when planning to forward face your baby. We chat safety, ergonomics, carrier styles, and I even give my top babywearing tip! Watch the video to learn more. 

 
 

Don't forget to join me at my next FREE Community Babywearing Drop In at West End Mamas on September 18th. It's a great way to try some new carriers and learn how to use your existing carriers safely and comfortably. If you want some more personalized help contact me directly (care@with-care.ca) about my Private In-Home Babywearing Consultations & Workshops. 

Please note that if you're feeling any pain, pressure, or discomfort while babywearing you should always reach out to a pelvic floor physiotherapists to help assess the situation. Here in Toronto West End Mamas has an amazing team of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists ready to help (I speak from personal experience), so make sure to give them a shout to set up an appointment. They offer on-site childcare, plus mention With Care for 20% off your 1st wellness service.

Don't forget to check out The Belle Method to learn more about Nikki's amazing online exercise programs designed to support your pelvic floor and core throughout pregnancy and postpartum, plus her incredible local classes in Toronto. You can also watch a recent video we made together where Nikki shares her Top 3 Pregnancy Exercises

Please feel free to comment below with any questions or topics you would like covered in future videos. Happy Babywearing!

- Care

In this post:

West End Mamas: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists, Get 20% off your 1st Service when you mention With Care    |    Little Zen One: Beco Gemini Carrier as seen in video. Plus they are getting the Tula Explore in stock soon, it also provides a Forward Facing Option (Use Code WITHCARE for $15 off purchases over $100 at Little Zen One)  |   Love Me Do Baby & Maternity: Sells the Lilibaby Complete All Seasons Carrier which also provides a Forward Facing Option      |    Ergobaby 360, also provides a Forward Facing Option   

*The information in this video is meant to help you learn about safe babywearing. Please always refer to your particular baby carrier manual to ensure proper and safe use. The information provided does not constitute individual advice or consultation and should not be used as such. 

*This is a sponsored post which means I was provided compensation and/or product for this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I only partner with products and services that I genuinely love and want to recommend

 

Top 3 Pregnancy Exercises With Nikki Bergen Of The Belle Method

Staying active in pregnancy is so important for your overall health and wellness, but expectant moms are often scared because they don't know what's safe and effective. Enter Nikki Bergen, Creator of The Belle Method, a program that combines Pilates, Yoga, and Dance inspired fitness, and is geared specifically toward women. These exercises are designed to help pregnant and postpartum women stay connected to their pelvic floor and minimize diastasic recti (separated abdominal muscles).

Nikki and her team offer classes and private sessions across the GTA, plus a series of amazing online programs focusing on safe exercises for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd trimester of pregnancy, as well as the 4th trimester, the postpartum period. So she seemed like the perfect person to go over some safe exercises in pregnancy with. 

Watch our video to learn Nikki's Top 3 Pregnancy Exercises that can be done in the comfort of your own home.  Plus don't forget to Subscribe to my channel to stay up to date of all of my upcoming videos. 

Please comment below with any questions or topics you would like covered in future videos, and don't forget to check out The Belle Method

- Care

In This Post:

Nikki Bergen: The Belle Method      |     Recycled Handmade Bag: La Patria      |      Care's Workout Gear: Old Navy

Watch My Family 1st Aid Kit Video + Get My FREE Downloadable List

As a CPR & Safety Instructor I talk a lot about First Aid Kits. Plus, as a mom of 3 high energy kids (going on 4 this fall) I use my first aid skills pretty frequently. While there are lots of amazing pre-made kits in stores, most of them don't come with medications included (vs. in the US where they typically are included) so make sure you check what's inside to confirm before relying on it in an emergency.

You can put together a fairly simple DIY kit for family use with some items you can easily get online, or from your local grocery store or pharmacy. Watch my video to see my basic First Aid Kit for everyday use with a young family whether around your home, cottage, camping, or on a trip.

Make sure you click the link below to get my Downloadable 1st Aid Kit List, so you can create your own 1st Aid Kit for all of your family adventures. Plus don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to stay up to date on all of my newest videos. 

If you want to learn more about my CPR & Safety Workshops click here. You can also email me directly (care@with-care.ca) if you would like to arrange a private in-home CPR & Safety Workshop. 

Don't hesitate to comment below with any questions, or send along ideas of contents that you like to include in your own 1st Aid Kits. I always love to hear new ideas.

- Care

In this post: Details of contents can be found in the comments of the YouTube video. Please click the link here to see the products featured. 

*The information in this video is meant to help you learn about first aid and safety. It is not intended to override the instructions given to you by your health care team. The information provided does not constitute individual advice or consultation and should not be used as such. 

Watch My New Video to Learn More About With Care

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It's hard to believe that this summer marks 5 years of running my business. Throughout the last 5 years I have been honoured to educate and support over a thousand local families. In addition to teaching classes and workshops, my goal for the next phase of my business is to bring my educational and inspirational content online to a wider audience. I made this video with Anchor Studio to give everyone an idea of what they can expect from my YouTube Channel and Blog. I would love if you would watch and subscribe to my channel.

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Last Minute Summer Camp Registration for West End Parents *3 Amazing Discounts Included!

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Booster Seat Safety 101: Watch My Video + Get 15% OFF Nuna Products at Love Me Do Baby & Maternity

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Daddy & Me Mini Sessions at Movies for Mommies Humber - Register NOW!

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I'm so excited to be offering Daddy & Me mini sessions at Movies for Mommies this year. What a great gift for father's day! If you would love to get a beautiful photo of your little one this spring, join me at Movies for Mommies at the Humber Cinema (2442 Bloor St W) on Monday May 28th for complimentary mini sessions with Anchor Studio Photography. Appointments will be scheduled before the movie between 12pm-1pm. Photo sessions are free and attendees have the option to purchase photos for $25/digital image (discounted packages for more photos are also available). **PLEASE NOTE: Sessions are reserved for Movie Attendees Only**

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