9 years ago….

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9 years ago I was a mom to 4 adorable kids ages 4, 2, 2 and almost 1. I was on an adventure that, looking back on it, was absolutely impossible! PAXdaddy was working as a full time stained glass artist at the time, and I was a full time mom. My time was spent driving to the park, changing diapers, feeding, cleaning up, grocery shopping… you know how life goes with little kids! Every day was just another variation on the chaos and mess that toddlerhood brings multiplied by FOUR! The only way that I could handle everything with the grace that I  had was from babywearing. And praying a lot. But having been a babyworn baby and then starting my parenting career with a homemade ring sling, babywearing was in my blood! Once my fourth baby was 7 months old, I realized I needed something more effective than the hand me down ring slings I’d used for my “twin” daughters and the Snugli that had been mine as a baby. The Babywearer swept me in with its fancy initials and its glittering ads and its ability to connect me to other REAL LIFE moms like myself! I delved in with the question “Which carrier would be better for my baby and I : an Ergo, a Blue Kangaroo, or a Beco 4g?” Of course the veteran admins there at TBW had answered this very question a million times so they advised me to search the page for my own answers. Sheepishly, I followed their directions and discovered that the manufacturer of Beco lived in my hometown in Southern California, and when I emailed in, Gabby, the owner, replied herself. She’d be happy to meet with me, fit a carrier to my baby and I, and by the way, would I like some of her wool diapers that she was giving away. I was astounded. Blown away! I had NEVER met this woman and yet, here she was giving me goodies and advice! I ran, not walked, to Beco headquarters, then in Costa Mesa CA, and proceeded to have an amazing afternoon with Gabby and Duke, her son. I’m sure she doesn’t recall that fateful day, but it is one of my favorite memories of my adult life because had I not contacted Beco, and had Gabby not been so friendly, I may have purchased a different carrier and my story would be completely different.

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Given the fact that Gabby spent an entire afternoon with my baby, Koko, and I, I felt naturally obligated to purchase a Beco from her. Just kidding, as soon as she fit us into the adorable Beco 4G, I was in love. His little body was weightless, both shoulders were equally supported, and perhaps most importantly to the story, this carrier was CUTE! I bought “Spa Damask,” a print that was rather subdued in my opinion, but PAXdaddy said he would wear it too. (The one I lusted after was called Carnival Bloom. Fun fact, the stools and accessories in my current kitchen are made from this iconic Michael Miller fabric.) I proudly showed off my new carrier to my other baby mama friends at home in Santa Barbara and was overwhelmed by requests that I help my friends find one for their own baby! After I referred quite a few friends back to Beco, someone mentioned that I should really sell these myself. LIGHT BULB MOMENT! Why not, I asked myself, it won’t be any more than a mere hobby! Gabby told me to set myself up with a business license and she’d be happy to sell my a minimum quantity of Beco carriers, 9 in total including the one I’d already bought. I was very pleased with this idea, but could not for the life of me think of the PERFECT name!  One name that didn’t make the cut was The 4 Bees for my current 4 children, soon discarded since we knew we wanted more children and soon, but after much hemming and hawing, my genius husband said one night, what do you want babies to FEEL in the carrier that you sell. I said, “PEACE!” And so, PAXbaby, everything you need for a peaceful baby, was born! PAX means PEACE in Latin, and I quickly had fallen down the rabbit hole and decided to sell a little of EVERYTHING!
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9 carriers became 20. 20 became 50, and so my career as a small business owner (for the second time in my relatively short life at 24 years old) took off! The allure of cloth diapers convinced me to add a great number of manufacturers to our line up including custom designs. The appeal of safe feeding supplies brought a plethora of BPA free options including Klean Kanteens and bento boxes. Organic baby clothes, blankets, and wooden toys soon showed up as part of our array of options. Having a tiny store front in Santa Barbara was wonderful, but when we decided to move back to Southern California, the option of seeing customers in my own space wasn’t viable. PAXbaby.com became a .com only; I filled that social void with bi-weekly and monthly PAXplaydates where I could interact with local babywearers from San Diego up to Los Angeles and also on our family road trips! The change has been good for me though. I have been able to focus on my first love which is textile design, and by paring down the other extraneous items that had been on our shelves, PAXbaby is truly a babywearer’s dream, filled with wraps and carriers conceived of my dreams and born through the hard work of my team of PAXmoms! I am truly so grateful for your support over these 9 years.
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Thank you for allowing me to stay at home with my children, as a WAHM and now as a homeschooling mommy too! I am so blessed by you and your love!
With all my heart, jillian

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*happy babywearing*
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BIRTHDAY WEEK – PAXbirthday Present #1

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PAXbirthday Present #1:
Beco Gemini *cool*
– bag by Kowalli
- woven wrap scrap keychain by  by Erizo Baby Slings
– Teddy bear with wrap scrap additions by The Fuzzy Fox
– Wrap Scrap little coat by Wild Pony Works
– Wrap scrap bag by BTC Designs
– Wrap scrap lovey with wooden loop by Mama Roars
– Wrap scrap bookmark/paper clip by Sunshine Wrap Scraps
– Wrap scrap magnet by Sewn Mountain
– Baby shirt by Puddlefoot Dolls
– Hairband/bow by Tekhni 
– sticker by JPMBB 

Enter to win our lovely BIRTHDAY PRESENT #1 here:
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Enter, enter, enter, and cross your fingers that YOUR name will be drawn.
*****Shipping in the States will be free; International winner will pay exact shipping costs!

The winners will be emailed once the drawing comes to an end on Friday, October 14th at 11:59pm PDT!
Shipping address must be confirmed via email within 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen!!
For this reason, make sure to check your email(including your Junk folder!!)

Beco Toddler Limited Edition HOPE is here!

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Hope is a shared exclusive Beco Toddler carrier; designed by Lorene at FROGmama and shown here in the action pictures with her youngest daughter, also named Hope! PAXbaby is so happy to be able to offer this special Beco to our friends!!! This is a VERY limited edition; get your Hope now!
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http://shop.paxbaby.com/beco-toddler-limited-edition-hope-carrier/

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*happy babywearing*

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Beco Gemini LOVE

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Two amazing things about the Beco Gemini:
1. You can cross the straps.
2. You do not need an infant insert.

This carrier makes an amazing infant carrier for first time babywearers, or seasoned veterans alike.

http://shop.paxbaby.com/beco-gemini/

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*happy babywearing*

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Wrap Conversion Beco Baby Carriers Stocking Deets!

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Remember that time when PAXbaby, Tekhni, and Beco had the most BEAUTIFUL baby together! Behold, our PAXexclusive Delta PAX Beco Wrap Conversion Baby Carriers in both Gemini style as well as Toddler! This is the most glorious collaboration I think I have EVER seen! Rainbows for daaaaaaaaays! With 3 chances today to take home a ‘Bekhni,” you may stand a chance to score a rainbow wrap conversion!

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#1 – Enter PAXbaby’s ISO Angel from 8:00am – 12:00pm PST!

#2 – Try your luck at our limited edition fastest fingers stocking at 4 pm PST TODAY right here at PAXbaby.com!

#3 – Buy any in stock Beco* for the right to buy a Delta PAX in the same size; please let us know if you order a Soleil if you would prefer the Delta PAX Gemini ($250) or Toddler ($325)! * until we run out or for the next 12 hours!
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*happy babywearing*
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Day 3 IBW2015 – PAXbaby’s Day TWO

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We would LOVE to thank our most GENEROUS sponsors:

Maya Wrap
Beco Baby Carrier
Crane Humidifiers
Ergo Baby
Sakura Bloom
Solly Baby
and
Squeen’s Beads

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TODAY, make sure to enter to win a Beco Gemini for you, a friend, or for your local lending library! A Gemini is an awesome carrier for a smaller baby, or a new babywearer. It is easy to use, and does not require an infant insert as the body of the carrier can be snapped smaller! Fall in love with babywearing today, with a Beco Gemini!!!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be emailed once the drawing comes to an end on Tuesday, October 6th!! Shipping address must be confirmed via email within 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen!! For this reason, make sure to check your email (including your Junk folder!!) (Free shipping in the USA; actual shipping costs for our International friends)
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*happy babywearing*
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International Babywearing Week 2015 Oct 4-10

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Come celebrate International Babywearing Week with PAXbaby.com!!!

We will be partying all week long, so make sure you check back with us so you do not miss out on any of our amazing daily giveaways!
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We would LOVE to thank our most GENEROUS sponsors:

Maya Wrap
Beco Baby Carrier
Crane Humidifiers
Ergo Baby
Sakura Bloom
Solly Baby
and
Squeen’s Beads
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Where will YOU be babywearing THIS week? If you have no where to go, make sure you at least come join in online! Teach yourself a new carry, teach someone else how to babywear, take some babywearing selfies, wear your favorite carrier, buy a new carrier, wear an old carrier, lend someone a carrier –  let’s spread that babywearing love, and get people talking! Where will babywearing take YOU this year???

Each day there will be a brand new contest to enter, running from 8am – 10:00pm PDT, so make sure you enter! Like, comment, SHARE, tag your friends!

The winner will be emailed once the drawing comes to an end on Monday, October 5th!! Shipping address must be confirmed via email within 24 hours, or a new winner will be chosen!! For this reason, make sure to check your email (including your Junk folder!!) (Free shipping in the USA; actual shipping costs for our International friends)
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*happy babywearing*
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#PAXretreat2015 Swag Bags!

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Attending one of PAXbaby‘s famous babywearing retreats is amazing in many ways, but one of the BEST perks of the event is our swag bag! PAXmommy Jillian has carefully selected the items for our swag bag, introducing our retreat attendees to some of her FAVORITE WAHMs and manufacturers! Each retreat has been sponsored by some of the same manufacturers and some have been different. This #PAXretreat2015 features over 25 small (and a couple LARGE!) businesses that we would love for you to meet! If you like what you see, please give these working mamas and papas a shout out! A link share or a Facebook like goes a long way in our small community! And thank you thank you thank you to our beautiful sponsors; we have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown by these goodies and gifts!!!

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#PAXretreat2015 Sponsors

Gathering Hands

David Morgan Graphic Design

GroVia

Ovolo Wraps

Little Sapling Toys

Under the Nile Organics

Brooklyn Owl

Starbright Baby

Blessed Beginnings

Wrapsody

MamAmor Dolls

Mama’s Go To Salve

Turk and Bean

The1stYearBaby

Rockin Green Laundry Soap

Bluebird Babe Boutique

Tula Baby Carriers

Tekhni

Ergobaby Carriers

Harlow05

Rumpeez

Beco Baby Carrier

Doula Jackie

Judy & Park

Kowalli

Moxxy

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*happy babywearing*

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Sponsors, and goodies, and PAXparties – OH MY!

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A HUGE thank you to ALL of our AMAZING sponsors thus far! Without your kindness and generosity, we would not be able to have SUCH AMAZING goodies to give away at events such as our PAXretreats, and our #PAXbirthdaybash8 ! As the packages continue to roll in, we get more and more excited for you to SEE EVERYTHING!!!! We are just SO lucky to have such an unbelievably talented  following of WAHMS and small business owners support us along our rainbowy-babywearing journey!!

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MamAmor Dolls
Mama’s Go To Salve
Spray Pal
Rockin Green Laundry Soap
EZ PZ
Love Factory New York
Little Sapling Toys
The1stYearBaby
MomsNecklace
SqueensBeads
Kay Circus
Soft Bums
Bamberoo

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Wrapsody
Erizo Baby Slings
MaMoose Creations
Stickers Plus
Goddess Homemaker
David Morgan Graphic Design
The Buttercup Boutique
Rumpeez
PatsyCakeBaby
Indigo Kids Creations
Sticky Tees
Mother Love
Vinyl Creations by Jenn
Turk and Bean
Busy Bangles
BecoBaby Carrier
Ergobaby Carriers
Gathering Hands
Doula Jackie
Harlow05
Bluebird Babe Boutique

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Blessed Beginnings
Little Lovely
Kay Circus
Mariposah
Bitey Beads
Judy & Park
Under the Nile
Pomtree
Kowalli
Tula Baby Carriers
GDiapers
Grovia
Sakura Bloom/
Susana’s Mobile Massage Therapy
PAXdaddy Wraps
Ohana Handwovens

Sugar and Dreams

THANK YOU! Thank YOU! THANK you! For real.

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*happy babywearing*

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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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*happy babywearing*

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