Integra Lives

How babywearing nurtures infant mental health

From the 11th to 16th of June the Association of Infant Mental Health is hosting Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. In a time where our collective consciousness of the importance of mental health is at an all time high it is interesting to consider how rarely we...

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30 days wild

There are lots of reasons to love June: the seemingly endless evenings, the explosion of life all around, the knowledge that summer is just round the corner with even grey days finally shaking off the winter chill. It is a time to cherish being outdoors and to immerse...

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The way home

We slowed right down, the last week or so of our trip.These were days to be savoured: the long walks on newly discovered beaches, the mission to find a lake to cool us down in the heat of the sun.Locations that were to become some of our very favourites were saved...

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Connecting with Culture

As we near the end of our campervan adventure, I am struck by what an incredibly varied couple of months it's been. We only had a vague idea when we set out of what our days would actually involve: we had booked some campsites, and some connecting ferries, and...

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Solar Integra

the ideal hot weather baby carrier but also versatile in all seasons sun-protective fabric which blocks 95-99% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays highly breathable and non-irritating, even to sensitive skin with moisture being wicked away constructed fully in solar...

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Making Connections

Travelling around Europe this European Babywearing Week, I have found my mind wandering often to the myriad ways in which carrying connects. There is of course the connection it deepens between me and my baby, the child I carried inside me for most of last year,...

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A conversation with Dr Rosie Knowles

I’d like to tell you a little bit about Sheffield and why we call it Sling City....  Once upon a time I and four friends had an idea about making babywearing more visible in our home town. We began having sling meets in local parks, attending festivals and street...

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On a practical note…

In many ways spending two months on the road with my family feels like we’re living the dream: having the opportunity to visit so many incredible places, making the most of the freedom babywearing gives us to explore off the beaten track and really immerse ourselves...

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A city break in Barcelona

One of the brilliant things about this trip is the variety of places we’re getting to visit in such a short space of time: from idyllic mountain retreats to bustling beach resorts, from ancient villages to vibrant cities. The city we’ve been hanging out in this week...

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