Win a SOLLY BABY Wrap

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Who wants to win a baby carrier for your group today? Group leaders, please comment on our Facebook post! Group members, like the comment! PAXbaby.com has TWO carriers to give away! One will go to the comment with the MOST LIKES! The other will be awarded to a random comment from a babywearing group leader! Two carriers, two winners, and a lotta love for Solly Baby who provided PAXbaby with these amazingly adorable carriers to give away! Check your emails on Monday; winners will be notified through their PAXaccounts to confirm their babywearing group shipping addresses! Hip hip hooray!!!
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Did someone say FREE CARRIERS!???

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Hi, PAXfriends!!

Did you know that your babywearing group can earn FREE baby carriers from PAXbaby? For each order a member places over $100, your group can earn a punch! Ten punches gets you a free carrier, so make sure that your group is on our map AND that you mention your group name with each order you place here at PAXbaby! We love to share the love <3

 

** you have 24hours to claim past PAXpunches

*** we choose the carrier that we send to you

 

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DAY 4 OF #IBW2015

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Tomorrow PAXplaydates will be celebrating International Babywearing Week at Peltzer Farms!!!

Cannot join us in person??
Make sure to comment on our Facebook post with the name of YOUR local babywearing group and enter to win a FREE Beco Gemini or Soleil *print of our choosing* for YOUR group’s lending library!

Best of luck, and
*happy babywearing*
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Win a Tula Package for $5!

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September is the month of dreams, hopes and shiny new expectations! A new school year is beginning, leaves are starting to turn pretty colors, and PAXbaby has a treat for you during our birthday month! Every every every order placed between September 1 and 30 will receive a magical PAXticket tucked into their invoice. After midnight on the last day of September, one lucky PAXticket will be chosen at random and that winner will be eligible to buy a Once Upon a Tula 4 Birthday Package : one FREEEEEE standard size Tula Baby Carrier – with a purple hood included – and a $5 coordinating sandwich bag!!! *** A full retail value of one hundred and seventy-nine dollars!***

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Our winner will be notified via email, and given a custom link to check out for a grand total of $5. Shipping and tax on $5 will be applied where necessary and the carrier will ship to the address on the winning PAXaccount!

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FINE PRINT : you are allowed to make as many purchases as you like to increase your odds of winning however we may choose to group your orders for shipping purchases. PAXbaby has quite a few surprises for you this month, and even the hard to find items you will be able to purchase later in September will be eligible for this promotion! Truly, we have NEVER had a treat like this before; the winning PAXticket holder will be a lucky ducky and the envy of all their babywearing group!

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Good luck, happy babywearing, and a very merry birthday to PAXbaby!!!!

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A helping hand

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Were you lucky enough to have hands on assistance when you were learning to babywear??

Don’t have a babywearing group nearby??

Email the PAXmommies at help@PAXbaby.com, and we can set you up with a personalized Babywearing Prescription to help you find the best carrier for YOUR needs!

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PAXpunches and Wrapsody!!

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Want to earn a Wrapsody Hybrid wrap absolutely FREE, for your local babywearing group just in time for the upcoming warmer temps??

Any time a member makes a purchase of $100 or more (pre sales tax and shipping) and mentions the group in their order notes, you get a PAXpunch!

Ten punches gets your group a FREE Wrapsody Hybrid of our choice!!!

Half the fun is in the SURPRISE!!

Which will we choose especially for YOUR group!?!?

Start earning PAXpunches TODAY by getting on our Groups Near You Map!

**Have you made a purchase lately and NOT mentioned your group??**

Pay close attention, there is now a 24hour deadline, in order to claim retroactive punches.
(Beginning immediately)

Simply drop us an email at help@PAXbaby.com, and let us know!

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PAXpunches! Earn a WCRS or WRAP!

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Want to earn a wrap conversion ring sling (WCRS) or woven wrap of our choice, absolutely FREE, for your local babywearing group??

Any time a member makes a purchase of $100 or more and mentions the group in their order notes, you get a PAXpunch!

Ten punches gets your group a FREE WCRS or WOVEN WRAP of our choice!!!

Half the fun is in the SURPRISE!!

Which will we choose especially for YOUR group!?!?

Start earning PAXpunches TODAY by getting on our Groups Near You Map!

**Have you made a purchase lately and NOT mentioned your group??**

Pay close attention, there is now a 24hour deadline, in order to claim retroactive punches.
(Beginning immediately)

Simply drop us an email at help@PAXbaby.com, and let us know!

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*happy babywearing*

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Woven Wraps 101: SIZING

Front Wrap Cross Carry in a 100% cotton 4.6m Girasol twill weave Double Rainbow *black*

Woven Wraps 101: What do all those sizes mean?!

When you are brand new to babywearing and the world of woven wraps, there is just SOOOO much to learn! Weft… size… blend…wait, what the heck is a weft anyway? What’s the difference between a linen/bamboo blend and a hemp/cotton one? We will get to all of those, I promise, but really, the most important to learn, and yet, most confusing of all, is sizing!!  What size do you start with? How do you know which will be best??

The sizing below is based off of a base size of 6!
We will cover base sizes in more detail at the end of this post, so sit tight! For now, know that if you wear larger than a size 12 clothing, or if you are particularly busty, you may need to go up a wrap size for most carries. If you wear a size 4 or smaller in clothing, you’ll likely prefer a size down in your wrap, or you may find yourself with overwhelmingly long tails! (Tails are the left over portion that hangs down when you have finished tying off a carry).

 

** Here’s our little safety spiel **:
 

As you experiment please take utmost precaution with your baby!  Practice over a bed, have a spotter, and please do not attempt to back carry until you’ve mastered wrapping on your front AND  baby can sit unassisted! Practice really does make perfect, and some of these carries do take awhile to master. If you do not feel comfortable attempting a new carry with your baby, we recommend trying with a weighted doll, or a stuffed animal until you get the movements down.

And now, on to the fun part! 


Size 1: super shorty or rebozo length – 2.2m – this length is rarely produced, and as the name suggests, is REALLY short! A rebozo carry is really the only thing most people will be able to do with this length wrap. Most manufacturers do not offer a size 1.

Size 2: shorty – 2.6-2.8m – For an average sized wearer, this is where the fun starts! There are lots of carries that can be accomplished with a shorty!

  • Rebozo
  • RUB (Rucksack Carry Tied Under Bum)
  • Ruck TAS (Tied At Shoulder)
  • RRRR (Reinforced Rear Rebozo Ruck)
  • Double Rebozo
  • Half  JBC (Jordan’s Back Carry)
  • SBCC (Short Back Cross Carry)
  • SHC (Simple Hip Carry)
  • TC (Torso Carry)

 

Rebozo carry in a 3.2m Natibaby Classic Zebra in 30% hemp and 70% cotton

Size 3: long shorty – 3.1-3.2m – There’s a lot of versatility with a size 3, and this is the shortest length where most wearers can begin to pull off a two shoulder front carry. In addition to the size 2 carries, you will also be able to do:

  • Kangaroo
  • Semi FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry)
  • DHR (Double Hammock Rebozo)
  • HCC (Hip Cross Carry)
  • Poppin’s Hip Carry
  • SCC (Short Cross Carry)
  • Hip Kangaroo Carry
Size 4: mid length 3.6-3.7m – mid length wraps are great for back and hip carries! In addition to these, you’ll be able to do the carries listed under size 3 and some of the size 2 carries.
  • JBC (Jordan’s Back Carry)
  • DH TAS (Double Hammock Tied At Shoulder)
  • DH TUB (Double Hammock Tied Under Bum)
  • Ruck TIF (Rucksack Carry tied in front)
  • Reinforced Ruck
  • Robin’s Hip Carry
  • CHCC (Coolest Hip Cross Carry)
  • Half FWCC
  • BCC (Back Cross Carry)
5, 6, 7, and 8 are full length wraps, and many people will only use one of these sizes, called their “base size”. Which base size you use depends mostly on your clothing size. Most women who wear smaller than a size 6 clothing will use a size 5 (4.1-4.2m) as their base. The majority of wearers between a size 6 and size 12 clothing will use a size 6 (4.6-4.9m) wrap as their base, and most women who wear a size 14 or larger, and the majority of men, will use a size 7 (5.1-5.3m) as their base size. Large or very tall men, and women who wear a size 26 or larger clothing may find they prefer a size 8 (5.6-5.7m) wrap.
If you are especially busty, you may find that you need to go up a size, but as you become a more proficient wrapper, tighter passes and less slack will mean that you won’t need quite as much length.
Here’s where it gets a little tricky! Some wearers may find they like to size up or down for a particular carry, depending on their body type or the length of tail they prefer, but most wearers will be able to do these carries with their base size, and some of the size 4 carries, as well! (What size you prefer for these will come with practice, I promise!!)
  • Reinforced Ruck TT (Reinforced Rucksack Tied Tibetan)
  • SHBC (Secure High Back Carry)
  • BWCC (Back Wrap Cross Carry)
  • FCC (Front Cross Carry)
  • FWCC (Front Wrap Cross Carry)
  • PWCC (Pocket Wrap Cross Carry)
  • Christina’s Ruckless Back Carry
  • DH (Double Hammock)
  • Wiggleproof
  • DRS2S (Double Rebozo Shoulder To Shoulder)
  • Taiwanese

     Taiwanese Variation in a 4.2m Natibaby Zebra *grape* in 30% linen and 70% cotton

There is just SO much versatility with babywearing in a woven wrap, it can seem overwhelming at first… almost like learning a new language. So many terms, so many abbreviations, so many videos and tutorials. Not every carry will be your favorite, but there are sure to be at least a few that you fall in LOVE with. The carries we’ve listed are really just scratching the surface, there are many, many more!! By changing the way you tie off a carry, you can use a longer or shorter wrap, make a carry more supportive or even stop your toddler from popping their seat! Perhaps, now you can see why some people may have a veritable collection of woven wraps! There are SO many different patterns, blends, styles, and SIZES, who could choose just one?!
The key to becoming an awesome wrapper is to learn the basics, and get them down pat before moving on to anything more advanced. Ask your babywearing group leaders for assistance, participate in babywearing challenges, watch videos from reputable sources, and always, always, always put safety first. Remember that if you are stuck or confused, you can always email us photos at help@PAXbaby.com – we are happy to help you troubleshoot!!
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Double Hammock in a 100% cotton 4.6m Girasol Corrina’s Rainbow *black*
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PAXpunches!

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Is your local babywearing group featured on our Groups Near You map?

Each purchase of $100 or more at PAXbaby.com by any group member earns a PAXpunch!

Mention your group’s name in your order notes, because…
10 PAXpunches means a FREE WCRS (wrap conversion ring sling) or woven wrap of our choice, for your group’s lending library!

Find your group on our map here!

http://paxbaby.com/groups/

Not on the map yet?

Have your leader add you, today!

We LOVE rewarding babywearing groups and spreading the love!

**Orders within 24 hours are eligible for retroactive punches! Please email help@PAXbaby.com so we can sort you out!! **

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*happy babywearing*

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