• "Bag-style" carriers

  • safety links

  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *