FIRST COAST BABY WEARING MEETING

First Coast Baby Wearing will be at Bay & Bee to talk about baby wearing.

This workshop will focus on introduction to baby wearing. Learn about baby wearing safety and an introduction to the different types of carriers.

They will have the lending library here which after attending 1 meeting you can rent a carrier for $5 for 2 weeks.

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FIRST COAST BABY WEARING MEETING

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First Coast Baby Wearing will be at Bay & Bee to talk about baby wearing.

This workshop will focus on introduction to baby wearing. Learn about baby wearing safety and an introduction to the different types of carriers.

They will have the lending library here which after attending 1 meeting you can rent a carrier for $5 for 2 weeks.

First Coast Baby Wearing

First Coast Baby Wearing will be at Bay & Bee to tackle your questions about baby wearing. They will have the lending library here which after attending 1 meeting you can rent out a carrier for a $5 donation.

Veg Fest 2015

IMG_0004 We all had a beautiful day at the Veg Fest in Riverside Park yesterday! So many amazing vendors, delicious vegan food, great animal rescue organizations, music, activities for children, cooking demonstrations and more!

 

It was so nice to see many familiar faces and meet new families who stopped by our booth. Three lucky families were randomly picked to win 1 month membership to Bay & Bee:
1. Emma and Monroe M.
2. Jason and Harper B.
3. Phoebe and Eli L.

 

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you guys! To claim your membership, just come by before August 1st, 2015.
Remember, your first visit is complimentary! Learn more about our play space here

 

Watch Short Video from Veg Fest:

 

Come Play With Us!

 

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Tula Ring Sling Sale

We are happy to announce a sale on Tula Baby Carriers rings slings and woven wraps!
10% off any in stock Tula Ring Sling or Tula Woven Wrap from 2/27/15 to 3/6/15

Sale will last until end date or available products. From the tula website.
” Tula Ring Slings are handmade from our beautiful woven wraps, which are designed and woven specifically for Tula. They are a representation of our passion for textiles, designs, and attention to details, but mostly to the beauty of babywearing. Tula Ring Slings are perfect for a variety of sizes and situations from birth on, and are the fastest and easiest carrier on the market to use. Tula is proud to make products that can be trusted to be there for you with comfort, safety, and beauty when your family needs us most, whenever that is.

 

Tula Ring Slings are available in two sizes, “S/M” and “L/XL”. For reference, you can use your shirt size to determine what size would be best for you. However, the fit of the Tula Ring Slings is very versatile. A “S/M” will still fit a plus sized person and just leave a shorter “tail” (excess material that lies past the rings). All Tula Ring Slings have a weight range of 8-35lbs.
Made with our elegant Tula Woven Wraps and top quality aluminum SlingRings
Easily adjustable to be used for front (tummy to tummy) and hip carries
Ideal for newborns until toddlerhood and beyond
Handwash when necessary
Woven wrap material is made of a special blend of cotton and Tencel®
Tula is committed to protecting our environment and to awareness of our social and ecological impact as much as possible. We continually seek to offer an outstanding product that keeps our future decision-makers close to our hearts, while protecting the home that they will one day inherit. We are thrilled about our new blend of woven wrap made with Tencel®, a brand of fiber made from the naturally-grown wood pulp of eucalyptus trees. Tencel® is an incredibly strong, yet elegantly soft fiber which naturally possesses amazing breathability and moisture control, while offering the additional benefits of eucalyptus: water savings, renewable growth, and environmental stewardship. It’s a matter of balance… and Tula (with Tencel®) has got it down!”
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Tula Wrap Conversion Ring Sling Retail Price: $135.00+ tax

Tula Wrap Conversion Ring Sling SALES Price: $121.50 + tax

Come stop by and try one one!

If you have any baby wearing questions our staff is happy to help, or First Coast Baby Wearing group meets at Bay & Bee once a month on a weekend date. The next meeting which will focus on Ring Slings will be held Sunday March 1st 1:30-3:00pm. Everyone welcome! Just bring socks.
Happy Baby Wearing!

October Infant Special

Happy International Baby Wearing Week!!

babywearing special offer

Last week we celebrated Jacksonville’s kick off baby wearing event and it was amazing to see so many new faces and new moms!
The moby wrap was my gateway into baby wearing 4 years ago! It has made my life so much easier and the hands free cuddle time has been invaluable.
For the month of October, when you sign up for an infant membership (birth to crawling) we will give you a moby wrap as a baby wearing gift!

$35 registration fee, $45/month to month.
(Moby valued at 49.95)

 

Membership to Bay & Bee gives you unlimited access to the play space Monday – Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday – Sunday 9am-1pm. This includes all of our classes during those hours like music, story time, mommy & me yoga.

 

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Up & Away We Go! Baby Wearing Around Jacksonville

Up & Away We Go! Baby Wearing Around Jacksonville
By Guest Blogger on Aug 21, 2014 in Babies, Mom Recommended, New Mommies, Sponsored Posts, Tips and Tricks
In 2009, right before I had my son, I was gifted a ginormously long blue piece of fabric and was told it would be a lifesaver. I unrolled it and quickly rolled it back up. It was at least 8 feet long! What was I supposed to do with this thing that looked like it should be a hammock? (I remember being so overwhelmed with all things baby product, walking into Babies R US like a zombie thinking how will I ever navigate these things?)
Hunter was born and carrying him in my arms was great and all, but I kept thinking that maybe I should go look at that long piece of fabric. So I opened the directions and just stared at them. For days. Then I opened up You Tube to watch tutorials. It took more than a dozen tries but finally I was hands free! I could walk around the house flailing my arms in all of their glory. This started my great relationship with baby wearing.
I was drawn to baby wearing because of the usefulness of it. I don’t know what I would do without this skill. I could take walks on the beach with my infant, carry things, eat! Then when I had my second child, it was baby wearing to the rescue again. Wearing my newborn while keeping up with my 3 year old, and opening Bay & Bee saved my sanity. Baby wearing is a daily habit in my household, whether it is wearing her at work, grocery store or the beach.
Baby wearing is not only convenient for parents, but turns out that it has great benefits as well. It is soothing for children and helps colic. {Source}
Is it Safe?
If done properly, yes! You can learn all about baby wearing safety online at Baby Wearing International or come to a First Coast Baby Wearing group meeting!
You want to follow and remember TICKS
Tight
In View
Close enough to kiss
Keep their chin off chest
Supported straight back

 

How Old Should Baby Be?
People can be worn from birth to any age! Different types of carriers are better suited to different body types, activity levels, and age of baby.
What kind of carriers are there?
Here is a quick over view of the five basic types of baby carriers
Stretchy Wraps are long pieces of Fabric like the Moby or Boba Wrap. They are great for newborns! Stretchy wraps are made out of a soft cotton that stretches like a jersey material. They are ideal for front carriers only.
Woven Wraps come in a variety of lengths that you can do any kind of carry with front, back, hip. There is a whole world of names and wrapping styles that could take up a blog post of it’s own. This is the most versatile type of baby carrier but also the one that takes the most patience and practice.
Ring Slings are arguably the simplest type. It is a long piece of woven fabric with rings that act like a knot. Ring Slings are an ideal newborn carrier and are also fantastic for the up-and-down toddler phase.
Mei Tais typically have a wide middle panel and padded shoulder straps. It is a cross between a soft structured carrier and long wrap.
Soft Structured Carriers are my favorite! Tula, Boba, Ergo are all great examples of these. They have two buckles and are often compared to a backpack.

 

There is so much to experience with baby wearing. First Coast Baby Wearing group on Facebook is a great Jacksonville resource! They have monthly meetings where you can learn about safety and try on any carrier. They have a huge variety and a great lending library.

 

First Coast Baby Wearing generally meets at Bay & Bee the 3rd Saturday of each month. You can check FCBW or Bay & Bee Facebook page for updates.
This month we have a meeting on Sunday, August 24th from 1pm-3pm. All are welcome to come learn!
Bay & Bee has Tula’s and Moby’s in stock to purchase and try on. As well as a basket of different sized wraps and ring slings to try. If you can’t come to a meeting, we are happy to help answer your questions at Bay & Bee.
Get Carried Away
International Baby Wearing Week is October 7th-13th ! We will be celebrating Baby Wearing Week at Bay & Bee with great public event on October 12th. Details will be announced soon.
There is such a great community of baby wearers in Jacksonville. If you’ve been curious you should join the facebook group, come to a meeting or just come by Bay & Bee to learn more about baby wearing.
Bay & Bee is a locally – owned small business, inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational principles to create a stimulating eco- friendly play environment.
Our unique play space nourishes community and focuses on child led play.
Monthly membership allows for unlimited and flexible play, so that you can stop by as your schedule allows to experience open play, classes and workshops.
Located on Atlantic Blvd in the Harbour Village Shopping Center.
13475 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904)221-1900
e-mail: inquiries@www-qa.baynbee.com