Marie Claire October: Parenting in France

I noticed this article in Marie Claire UK this month, on the differences between parenting in the UK and in France. The author claims that French mamans are more laid back and relaxed, with fewer societal pressures, compared to English helicopter parents reading all the baby books. Whilst I can totally relate to the mention of unsolicited parenting advice in France (being told child “looks … Continue reading Marie Claire October: Parenting in France

Babywearing in France

On our most recent trip to France, I was thrilled to see that babywearing seems to be a lot more popular and mainstream. On previous trips I’d only noticed a few buckle carriers, often worn by people who were clearly tourists. During our trip, I saw numerous buckle carriers, including an Ergobaby and a soft stretchy buckle carrier similar to the Je Porte Mon Bébé … Continue reading Babywearing in France

Ring Sling Tutorial

Ring Sling Tutorial featuring our favourite Firespiral Glacier Frost Seafoam. Ring slings can seem a little daunting to the new babywearer, and I think as they can be uncomfortable if not positioned and tightened well, it’s easy to be put off. Here are my top tips for great ring slinging, step by step. First, position the rings high on your shoulder, and towards your arm … Continue reading Ring Sling Tutorial

Review: Firespiral Woodsprite Burnish Birch Trees Wrap

Firespiral Slings is based in Bolton. Their wraps are designed and woven in the UK and their designs are inspired by the universal patterns in nature and perfectly reflect the natural landscape of the UK. Woodsprite Burnish Birch Trees Weight: 275gsm Blend: 100% cotton Size: Originally a 5, chopped to a 3 I originally tried a tester of this wrap at Northern Sling Exhibition 2017. The cotton … Continue reading Review: Firespiral Woodsprite Burnish Birch Trees Wrap

Review: Firespiral SETI Cascade Starmap

Firespiral Slings is based in Bolton. Their wraps are designed and woven in the UK and their designs are inspired by the universal patterns in nature and perfectly reflect the natural landscape of the UK. SETI Cascade Starmap Weight: 305gsm Blend: 57% cotton, 16% viscose, 27% linen Size: Originally a 5, chopped to a 4 As soon as I saw the cascade warp, with its undulating teal … Continue reading Review: Firespiral SETI Cascade Starmap

Review: Oscha Slings

Oscha Slings is a British woven wrap company based in Scotland, and was the first jacquard woven sling company in Great Britain. Run by a Father and Daughter team, the wraps showcase intricate patterns and images, with a fashion forward focus. Oscha (pronounced Oh-sha) will always have a special place in my heart as, after starting out with a couple of Lenny Lambs (which I’ve reviewed … Continue reading Review: Oscha Slings