The Pumpshop


Touch, feel and fit under professional instruction before making a decision. Appointments essential.

Apologies, at the moment I do not stock Medela Breastpumps.

Soft Carriers


Soft carriers, consist of a long piece of straight cloth. They are locally made. Each carrier comes with tying instructions. In person training with your baby or a doll can be arranged.

Wrap Cross Carry 12

Baby wearing is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a sling or in another form of carrier. A soft carrier can be used from birth, different tying styles let you carry your baby in the front, on the side and on the back.

Benefits of Baby Wearing

  • Infants thrive through touch; “wearing” your baby is another way to meet this need.
  • Carried babies cry less! Baby wearing for three hours a day reduced infant crying by 43 percent overall and 54 percent during evening hours.
  • Premature babies and babies with special needs gain weight faster and are healthier when worn (kangaroo care).
  • Carrying your baby makes you confident parents by becoming finely attuned to his movements, gestures, and facial expressions.
  • Baby carriers are a great bonding tool for all caregivers. Your baby becomes used to their voice, heartbeat, movements, and facial expressions.
  • It’s convenient. You can take care of older children or do chores without frequent interruptions from an anxious or distressed infant.

Instructions

You can find many good instructions, here is a selection of my favourites from the number 1 German Baby Wrap manufacturer Didymos:

Front wearing

Wrap Cross Carry – from birth – Written InstructionYouTube Video

Wrap Cross Carry (outside variation) – from birth – Written Instruction –  YouTube Video

Kangaroo Carry – from birth – Written Instruction – YouTube Video

Double Cross Carry – from 6 weeks – Written Instruction – YouTube Video

Back wearing

Back Wrap Carry – from 4-5 months – Written Instruction – YouTube Video

Rucksack Carry – from 4-5 months – Written InstructionYouTube Video

Side wearing

Hip Cross Carry – from 3 months – Written InstructionYouTube Video

Kangaroo Hip Carry – from 3 months – Written Instruction – YouTube Video