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23 Evidence-Based Benefits of Babywearing

23 Evidence-Based Benefits of Babywearing
Keeping your new baby close to your heart in a wrap or sling not only feels natural, it makes things a little bit easier in those busy first few months. 
If you notice that it seems to make baby calmer, it's not a fluke — science has proven that wearing your baby can benefit their physical and emotional health.

So, what can babywearing do for you and your little one? Read on to learn about 23 evidence-based benefits of babywearing.




By Birgit Sund on September 30, 2020

Children’s Consignment Sale Just Between Friends Williamson County In Leander [Giveaway]

Children’s Consignment Sale Just Between Friends Williamson County
Award winning children’s and maternity consignment sale Just Between Friends Williamson County is coming back to Leander on September 30-October 3, 2020!

JBF Williamson County is a bargain hunter’s dream with 28,000 sq ft of quality items inspected by a recall specialist for 50-90% off of retail prices.

Bring your family, friends, besties, or make it a meet-up for your Mom group. Children, strollers, and wagons welcome.
Read on for details and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate or one of two Prime Time Shopping passes.
By Birgit Sund on September 9, 2020

How and Where to Recycle Used Car Seats in Austin

STOP! Before you throw out that car seat, please read the below. 

If your child has just outgrown his or her car seat or if you have a car seat collecting dust in your garage or attic, consider the following options before filling our already jam-packed landfills.

1. Reuse - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
2. Sell, trade, or give away - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
3. Recycle - an option if the car seat is damaged or has expired.

Before we show you ways to recycle your car seat, here are some car seat guidelines. Read on.

By Birgit Sund on September 2, 2020

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa - Spanish And Music Classes In One


Psychological studies continue to uncover more and more benefits that music lessons as well as multilingualism provide to developing minds. Studies found that kids who take music lessons "have better cognitive skills and school grades and are more conscientious, open and ambitious." and learning a foreign language "develops enhanced executive control, or the ability to effectively manage what are called higher cognitive processes, such as problem-solving, memory, and thought". 

Austin's best-rated baby and toddler classes from Mi Casa Es Tu Casa® are one big treasure hidden in Austin for all the families who are interested in exposing their little ones to Spanish and music at the same time.
By Birgit Sund on December 6, 2019

The First 1,000 Days: When Nutrition Matters Most [Study + Special Offer]


The world of childhood nutrition and wellness is riddled with conflicting advice. Whether you are considering baby-led weaning or sleep training, there’s several experts on either side of the coin. And yet, amid the chatter, there is growing consensus around one topic: the importance of the first 1,000 days.

Read on to see how nutrition impacts your baby in the first 1,000 days and get $35 off fresh, organic baby and toddler food.
By Birgit Sund on September 27, 2019

Vote For Your Favorite Birth Professionals in the Austin Birth Awards


Every day an average of 38 babies are born in Austin. Birth professionals – including obstetricians, midwives, doulas, therapists, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and so many more – provide vital support during the transformation of Austin’s women and men into moms and dads.

If you would like to show gratitude for a birth professional who has helped you in your family's journey please visit atxbirthawards.com to vote in any of the 61 categories that will be up for awards this year. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on August 23, 2019

Calling All Austin Knitters and Crocheters - Join the Little Hats, Big Hearts Campaign in Austin

Congenital Heart Defects are the number one kind of birth defect.

 
You may have heard about Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel sharing his family’s story: his newborn son Billy was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect that required immediate open heart surgery. 

Congenital Heart Defects or Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) are fairly common. About 8 out of every 1,000 newborns – that’s about 40,000 babies every year in the United States – are born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Here's how you can help make a difference.

Here's how you can honor babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way.
By Birgit Sund on November 5, 2018

Time for Fall Family Pictures – Find the Perfect Photographer For Your Family

Temperatures in the 80’s, leaves slowly changing colors, Halloween and fall decorations everywhere – it’s time for fall pictures!

There are a lot of great photographers in and around Austin and many families have their favorite photographer who’s taken their pictures for years and who’s seen and picture-documented their kids grow and change year by year. But, there are many new families, families that just moved here from another state or country or moved within the Austin area, or families who haven’t taken professional family pictures yet.

Read on to find or help others to find the perfect photographer for their special day.

By Birgit Sund on October 10, 2018

Free Mom's Day Out For New, Expecting, And Soon-to-be-pregnant Moms


Are you expecting or thinking of starting or growing your family? If so, don't miss this free Mom's Day Out event!

If you are looking for a new OB/GYN, want to learn more about the birth center, or simply want to meet with some birth and postpartum doulas and lactation consultants in the area, this is the perfect event. It certainly takes a village to raise your little ones and we want to help you build that village in the Austin-area!
By Birgit Sund on May 3, 2018

The Mother of All Baby Showers Is Coming to Austin


The Mother of All Baby Showers (MOABS), the biggest and best event for ALL things pregnancy and parenting, is coming to Austin! 

The event will take place during a baseball game at Dell Diamond on April 17 from 6pm-9pm, and your ticket to MOABS gets you a free ticket to the game too, so it’s an awesome deal. Find out more and enter our giveaway for a chance to win a VIP Couple ticket to the event.
By Birgit Sund on April 9, 2018