07Aug/21

How to Fit a Nursing Bra:3 Mistakes Moms Make Bra Shopping

Becoming a mother makes you feel like a fish out of water as there are so many big changes in life? You must experience physical transformation, health, and body size. You are probably whirling in a bunch of unnamed chores.  You also have to spend a large amount of money on a long list of necessary new items for your new member such as milk, nappy, clothes and so on.

Especially with you, a new mom, the filled up milk breasts require you to buy front closure bras for seniors and best anti cellulite leggings. Nursing bras with special support functions will be your lifesaver if you can fit the bras and avoid the basic mistakes in bra shopping. Read more

24Jan/21

How to Choose the Right Handbag for your Body Type? (all you need to know)

What I’m about to say is true in most cases. And I’m sure you would agree with me. Handbags don’t get placed under the microscope as much as a pair of denims. When it comes to handbags, if they look chic or are functional, the deal is done. Isn’t that correct when you search for the best handbags or purses for moms? In light of the matter, not many women know how to choose the right handbag for your body type.

Handbags have the ability to flatter the natural shape of your body. Not like jeans though! But they can make or break your look. So how do you go about choosing a handbag that is proportional to your silhouette? At the same time, how to choose a handbag for everyday use? It’s time to find out! Read more

16Dec/20

Teaching Kids To Sew: The Dos and the Don’ts That You Should Know

Teaching kids to sew with serger for beginners can help them become more creative and have better fine motor skills. This blog will show you the do and the don’t!

Are you thinking about teaching kids to sew? Great! It’s a good idea to help them get better fine motor skills as sewing requires them to use their hands and fingers carefully. Moreover, allowing your kids to sew with good-quality serger, long-arm quilting machine for beginners will also help them become more creative and concentrating. Read more

19Nov/20

Sad Bellied Babies

Does your babe have what Lea frequently calls “a sad belly”? Sometimes it’s called colic, sometimes it’s called fussiness, and sometimes it’s just referred to as a gassy belly; no matter what it is called, it is a frustrating experience for parents and caregivers. We talk with people in the store frequently about their sad bellied babies and these are the tips we give over and over again (so often we’ve just created this page so those folks don’t have to try to remember everything we tell them when they are bleary-eyed-tired)…… Read more

12Nov/20

Babywearing

  • "Bag-style" carriers

  • safety links

  • benefits

  • & MORE BENEFITS

  • history

"Ah yes. Crappy bag-style carriers. The kind babywearing advocates (including ourselves) have been warning people about for YEARS.

The kind that, after oh, 14 babies suffocated in, the CPSC finally put out a warning about. But rather than talking about what specific carriers are worrisome and what good positioning looked like, they instead issued a blanket statement warning parents against using slings for infants under 4 months..."

  • HB  loves babywearing!

  • ibw 2008

  • mayoral proclamation

Happy Bambino provides babywearing support to the Madison area. In the last four years, more than 700 customers have attended our monthly Art of Safe Babywearing class.

We know it usually takes a little bit of support to find and learn how to use the right carrier. That's why we spend an average of 15 minutes with each customer we help with carriers. In the past 5 years, we've sold over 5000 baby carriers - that translates to over 1250 hours of direct one-on-one babywearing education! Wowza!

Why are we so passionate about babywearing?
For starters, worn babies cry less and fall asleep more easily. Babywearing also promotes bonding, satisfies a baby’s need for interaction, and boosts parents' confidence. Holding babies is natural and universal; baby carriers make it easier and more comfortable, allowing parents and caregivers to hold or carry their children while attending to the daily tasks of living.

Happy Bambino was a proud sponsor of International Babywearing Weeks 2008 and 2009 as well as the Jennifer Rosenberg Babywearing Advocate of the Year Award (2008) and the Best Babywearing Outreach Program to Women in Need Award (2009).

HB Co-founders, Alison Dodge & Lea Wolf spoke at the second International Babywearing Conference in Chicago in 2008.

In 2009 we organized our first baby carrier drive for carriers to donate to young parents enrolled in the SAPAR (School-Aged Parents) program for Madison high schools.

Happy Bambino's Babywearing "Wall of Fame"

Babywearing is Awesome!

Babywearing has many benefits for parents and babies (see benefits tab below). 

Contrary to recent media reports and a warning issued by the CPSC, baby carriers can absolutely be used safely!  Babywearing has been done safely for millenia (see cultural & historical significance tab below) .

Safe babywearing includes:

1) Using a good quality carrier that is 2) properly fitted to the adult and

3) following instructions for positioning.

More safety information can be found in Happy Bambino's video:

 "Safe Babywearing" and on the safety links tab below.

 

Happy Bambino offers a FREE Workshop on the Art of Safe Babywearing. 

Sign up today!

Here is a great article on the baby spine development and baby carriers.


06Nov/20

Carry the Future

Happy Bambino is proud to support Carry the Future in its mission and work. We are a donation center for Carry the Future and currently accepting baby carriers.

Happy Bambino proudly supports Carry the Future – https://carrythefuture.org/

What is Carry the Future?

From their website…

Carry the Future started as a single, modest Indiegogo campaign to raise $2,500 and 100 baby carriers for Cristal (CTF Founder) to send to family she had in Greece so they could deliver them to refugees arriving by boat to their shores. As a result of the campaign going viral, Cristal received support from volunteers inspired and offering to help. Carry the Future is now a network of over 3000 volunteers across the globe and donations continue to flow in from supporters everywhere on a daily basis. Read more