International Babywearing Week 2014!

The PAXmommies have a few things still up their sleeves for IBW, so adding them all to a blog post seemed like the best thing to do!

Lots of you took advantage of our free wrap scrap keychains on Monday! Yay!


Tuesday, we began something extra special for the leaders on our Groups Near You Map! If your group isn’t on the map, you’ll want to add yourselves, so you don’t miss out on future awesomeness! ;)

Babywearing Groups

Wednesday, we opened a drawing for a FREE Girasol tote! Find the details here

PAXguys collage

Thursday – #TBT = Post your earliest babywearing picture on our Facebook page with a story about how you got hooked on babywearing!
PAXmommy Jillian Babywearing #1 Eli
Friday – Every order receives TWO PAXpunches when you mention your babywearing group, as listed on our Map!
Saturday – Selfie Saturday – post a picture of yourself doing something that wouldn’t be possible without babywearing, and get entered for a the rights to purchase a wrap conversion Tula!
PAXfriend CharLee C Fan Pic

*happy babywearing*

September 11th

“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.” – Deepak Chopra, M.D.


What did you do today to celebrate life, love, and family?

Did you wear your babies close? Snuggle them a little tighter? A little longer? Give them extra kisses?


What are you thankful for?


*happy babywearing*

Big Kids Need Uppies, too!


PAXmommy Jillian and Baby #5 at Disneyland.

Five minutes after this photo was taken he was o.u.t. like a light.

Big kid wearing for the win!!

Do your bigger littles let you wear them still?

Babywearing is a safe, cozy way for even your bigger kids to catch a ride while out and about on a long adventure.

Your toddler or big kid can rest their eyes AND their legs, and still be up high where they can see what is going on, and be tucked up close to mom or dad at the same time.

Where has big kid wearing taken you??

*happy babywearing*

PAXbaby Double Rainbow Bamberoo GIVEAWAY – December

Happy Wearing Wednesday, PAXfans!
The details for the soft structured carrier Bamberoo giveaway at are these :
Find the 2 goodies at that will earn you entries to the drawing.
Purchase 1 or both of them (no limit on how many times you can do this step)!!
Wait til Friday when the random winner is drawn!
Pick out your favorite babywearing non-profit organization to receive 10% of the total that we receive for this Bamberoo!
*Fine print = A purchase at will need to be made in order to win! Shipping will need to be charged for the Bamberoo. Actual fee will be calculated depending on winner’s location. You may “enter” as many times as you like. Contest will automatically end when we run out of goodies.


1 entry with the purchase of a Wooden Peace Sign Teether by Little Alouette!
2 entries with the purchase of a Wrap Scrap Treasure Necklace by Sweet Pea Baby Boutique!

GOOD LUCK & *happy babywearing*

WILD babywearing

It is so interesting to me to watch the evolution of today’s babywearing culture!  A few years ago, there were a handful of known baby carrier brands, and now look at all the choices!!!  Celebrities wear their babies, government officials wear their babies, and regular everyday parents wear their babies!  Babywearing is no longer limited to granola eating, Birkenstock wearing moms, although I give credit to my mom for starting the baby carrier come back in the 80s while wearing long skirts and peasant blouses!  I know that here in Southern California, wearing your baby in a carrier is not only acceptable in mainstream society but also commended by doctors, midwives, and chiropractors!  However, for those of you who are the ONLY babywearers you  have ever seen or met, more BWing power to you! It must be hard to be the ONLY one!

Just like in our world, there are only a few species of animals in the wild who carry their babies! No wonder  the Kangaroo and the Koala are considered to be babywearing mascots!!!!  The thought that those animals have built in slings is just too adorable!!  This onesie from Old Navy seemed especially pertinent for our babyworn little ones!  “I {heart} hanging out with mom”  Oh too cute!!!

PAXbaby babywearing koala blog post

And a shout out to the amazing wildlife we saw while traveling, living, and babywearing in Australia, here is a photograph of a  happy baby carrying koala mama and her little one that my husband spotted as we sped down the freeway (on the left side of course!)  We pulled over to take her picture, and then her baby crawled around from the side to surprise us!

PAXbaby babywearing koala blog

*happy babywearing*

Wearing Wednesday

Is it just me, or do memories fade really quickly?  Thank goodness for pictures, or I would have forgotten a lot of the sweet moments of my children’s busy busy life!

These photos are from a great day that my husband and I took our (then only) 3 children to the Butterfly Preserve to see the monarchs!  We had a fabulous time even though we only saw a few butterflies – turns out it was the wrong season, oops!  I can recall now (thanks to the pix) the earthy smell of the eucalyptus trees, the peaceful picnic we had while sitting on stumps, wearing Baby #3 in a Ring Sling, Baby #2’s butterfly shoes, and the great nap all 3 kids had after our “hike!”

Babywearing family PAXbaby

PAXbaby Babywearing Girls

*happy babywearing*

The ORIGINAL babywearer

Oh, what would I give to have a pouch built right into my body!  I love that the Kangaroo has a natural baby carrier to protect, bond, and nourish her little one!  Kangaroos are mammals, meaning that they breastfeed their young within their pouch – sound familiar???  You know what they say, 9 in 9 out, and that’s not JUST for baby animals!


Did your little ones ask to see this video of the Tree Kangaroo baby over and over like mine did?

PAXbaby Kangaroo baby

*happy babywearing*

PAXbaby’s Double Rainbow!
Say hello to PAXbaby’s Double Rainbow!
Designed with wrap conversions specifically in mind, PAXbaby’s Exclusive Girasol, Double Rainbow, combines all the best elements of a well designed rainbow wrap and will make a dazzling wrap, ring sling, mei tai, half buckle, or soft structured carrier!

*Keep in mind that this picture portrays Double Rainbow at its maximum strength!  No weft color has been combined to lessen the true value of the Double Rainbow hues!

Different colored edges for easy wrap adjustments – you won’t have to wonder if you are holding the right rail!


Repeating widthwise pattern for equally luscious shoulder straps!


Gender neutral rainbow palette!

3 wefts being offered to change the look :
Crema Weft = Double Rainbow Clear Skies
Blue Weft = Double Rainbow Cloudy Skies
Red Weft = Double Rainbow Stormy Skies

PAXbaby Suggestion : Pre order is now open until February 15!  Pay half now, and half later!!!  Double Rainbow is shipping from overseas to PAXbaby headquarters at the end of February!!!

We want you to have EXACTLY the wrap that you desire, so if you have questions prior to ordering, feel free to contact us!  We have a Woven Wrap specialist who can walk you through the process of ordering your Woven Wrap!  Perhaps PAXbaby’s Woven Wrap guide can answer a few questions, and this list of carrying positions will be quite handy to you as you choose your wrap!

*happy babywearing*

Is this love

Meet Marley, the rasta wrap brought to you by Girasol, to wear and enjoy every day…


“I wanna love you and treat you right
I wanna love you every day and every night”


Introducing Girasol woven wrap, Marley, in both the standard yellow weft as well as the new black weft!!!!  Make sure to choose which weft you’d prefer!  Pre orders for Marley are open until February 8 at which time Marley will go into production at Girasol headquarters and become a reality in April!  Half now, half later makes Marley easy to add to your growing collection of Girasol woven wraps!!!

Designed by a fellow native Californian, Marley was brought to life by Maya, a self proclaimed Bob Marley fan who gathered inspiration from a few places….  “I was just getting into skinny stripes as well as rainbows and wanted to see what I could do with tthem! Before it was Marley, it was a bunch of different “rasta rainbows” until I settled on what I thought was the perfect one!  I also used my (now ex) husband as inspiration. I wanted something that was unisex/daddy friendly but not a normal daddy carrier. When I think of daddy carriers, I think of dark solid colors, or stripes/color blocking, but not bright and fun.”   And so, Marley was born, giving a new rocking spin on babywearing!

*happy babywearing*

Babywearing Bliss

Sometimes, all that is needed is 1 single picture.

And that 1 picture will tell the WHOLE story.

By itself.

On its own.








My heart on my sleeve.

On my baby carrier.

In my carrier.

All in 1 moment.

In 1 picture.

Babywearing Bliss.

PAXbaby Manduca babywearing bonding baby carrier

*happy babywearing*