Babywearing has been a practice that mothers have used for many, many generations. It’s something that I love and recommend to every new parent because it makes things easier on you and better for your baby. Babies want to be close to their parents, and with babywearing, parents can do that while still getting everything they need done.
As a new parent or caregiver, babywearing can be intimidating to start, and there are often a lot of questions. That’s why I’m talking to two mamas, Skye and Mallory, who are both highly well-versed and so passionate about babywearing that they even started their own ring sling company. They answer frequently asked questions about babywearing and share their advice.
Skye and Mallory are the Co-Founders of hope&plum, a ring sling company that offers modern, stylish, and size-inclusive designs. Most importantly, they’re a welcoming environment where caregivers of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds can come together while exploring the incredible benefits of babywearing.
Mallory is a mother of two, Selah Plum and Shepherd Keane. She lives in Minnesota with her parents, husband, and children. At hope&plum’s, Mallory manages the entire production from start to finish. Not only does she handle production, but she is a babywearing educator! She helps their customers get the perfect fit with their ring slings!
Skye is a mother of three, Eleanor Hope, Madelynn Mae, and Kieran Rhys. She works as an attorney in the Washington, DC area and manages the logistical side of hope&plum. Their company has allowed her to pursue her entrepreneurial spirit while also feeding her passion for babywearing. Babywearing is close to her heart. Her first daughter, Eleanor Hope, was in the NICU for several weeks, and Skye could not hold her until days after she was born. Babywearing allowed Skye and Eleanor to develop the bond they initially missed out on. It has been an integral part of Skye’s journey through motherhood ever since.
We’re so happy to have them here answering the most frequently asked questions about babywearing and more.