How to Babywear in Warm Weather

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The days are getting longer and, dare I say it, sunnier and warmer! Secretely we are hoping for a similar summer to the last two years with plenty of sunshine and some hot days. And questions turn from “How do I keep baby warm in the sling out and about” to “How do I keep my baby cool and protected … Read More

How to choose your best sling: The ultimate Guide to Babywearing

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This post introduces you to the different types of baby slings, offers tips for choosing a sling and signposts support options. For a quick comparison of bumptobeyond’s in-stock slings and carriers, use our handy comparison chart. ************************************************************ “What’s the best baby sling for … ?” Well, as much as you probably want a quick answer to that question, I’m afraid … Read More

10 Easy Steps to Promote Mental Wellbeing in the Family

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In my post “It’s normal not to feel ok” I’ve illustrated my motivation to sharing with you some thoughts on modelling and teaching mental self-care and emotional health in the family. So I’ll be totally blunt and dive straight in … 1. “Are you ok?” We ask this question all the time, usually when someone looks or acts like they … Read More

It’s normal not to feel ok …

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I’ve spent the past week with a very noisy head … The Cycle Against Suicide had come to town, the kids and I hosted two great lads taking part in it, and I hung around with the littlest after dropping them back to their starting point for the day to listen to the talks… I watched 18 year old Aisling … Read More

Mama, Take some Time Out this Christmas in Dundalk

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Furniture are rearanged to fit trees, lists are being made, people organised, parties and events scheduled, gifts sought … let’s take a breather! Join me every Friday morning until Christmas at bumptobeyond HQ in Dundalk, 10 am – 12 noon to … just be. Bring the little ones, let’s hang back, chat, have a warm cuppa and some festive treats … Read More

Why Puffy Winter Coats, Car Seats and Seat Belts don’t mix

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It’s rather frosty out there, so we get out our children’s puffy winter coats – we want them to be toasty and comfy after all! Did you know though, when hopping into the car with those puffy coats, it’s best to take them off? Winter coats are warm because they trap air as an insulator. And that air, believe it … Read More

Wrapsody Hybrid Kristen: This one is special

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My first encounter with a Wrapsody Hybrid (called “Gypsymama” back then) was at the first ever Babywearing Ireland conference in late 2008, when my oldest was just over 1 year old. Back then it was stocked by the lovely Kirsti in Little Acorns, Ireland’s first specialist brick and mortar Babywearing Shop. When Kirsti moved on to other ventures there was … Read More