Saturday, August 21, 2010

The new webpage is up!!!

I have completed about 98% of the new webpage over the past little while, its still missing a few things I would rather photos with, and a few links , but other than that it is up and I am very happy with the page so far.

I am hoping that this will help guide people interested in creating their own wrap carriers, providing them with good information. I know there are other sites out there that do the same, but I think knowledge is power, and the more people sharing that knowledge the better!

Also, I am still going to provide a page that will direct visitors to purchase a carrier from other WAHM's. If you are a WAHM who makes baby carriers and you would like to link off my webpage (doesnt have to be just wraps, it can be anything), lemmie know and I will be happy to add you.

Happy Babywearing!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Changing the look of Barefoot Buttercup forever...

I have been sitting here chewing on my whole buisness for a while. Do I really want to make a profit off a cause that is so dear to my heart???
I have never really dont barefoot buttercup for profit. A lot of people have contacted me infact stating my prices are way to low, there is a reason for that... I want babywearing to be accessable to all, not just some. However, as the years have gone by I have realized my true passion is helping people create their own beautiful wraps. This has been the most fun. I had a tie dye party a few months ago, where ladies came and tiedyed their own wraps they either had purchased or made themselves out of a simple peice of gauze. This made me realize, this is where I want to be, helping ladies make their own carriers, and not nessesarily making them for them.
So what do I do? Im thinking of holding workshops, providing information over the internet and standing up for the simple peice of cloth that sometimes gets forgotton.
So over the next while on my webpage and blog and facebook pages, there will be changes. They might be gradual or abrupt... but they will happen. And I am feeling pretty good about it too!!

Happy Babywearing!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week!

I figured I would make a post about my two favorite things, breastfeeding and babywearing. babywearing can be a wonderful tool to help aid in breastfeeding on demand. One of the things I found is that if I am out and my son is hungry, all I have to do is wrap him on my front and I can nurse and continue on my merry way!

How wonderful is this!

Some women still are uncomfortable of NIP (nursing in public), when nursing in a wrap, you can do it discreetly if you choose too. A great first carry to learn to breastfeed in a wrap is demonstrated in this youtube video

Now, heres a little fun! Are you one of those moms who has a nursing toddler and you are thinking, "gosh, I always wear my child on my back, how can I breastfeed in my wrap?"

Well, a member of the's forums started a discussion on this that I was so excited to participate in.

A double hammock rebozo carry is a great way to breastfeed while your child is on your back. Though a bit strage, it is possible! This is the video I did in response to the thread.

Happy breastfeeding and happy babywearing!