Integra Lives

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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Sunny days in Spain

What a difference a week makes! The start of our trip was a total washout, so it was a real relief when the forecast began to shift and the days became brighter. The weather has no doubt been helped by our journey South too – and there have been plenty of adventures...

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A rainy week in Portugal

One of the things that has struck me during our first week of travelling is just how versatile the Integra is. We’ve certainly needed versatility: our adventure through Portugal was conducted mainly underwater (what is it with us and the rain?!), and took us to...

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The adventure begins

Seriously, how does anyone travel without a baby carrier? I’m talking about parents of tiny people here of course. And I should probably add that I’m particularly inept at negotiating a pram. But I’m really not sure how I would have got through the last 36 hours...

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Babywearing for happiness

There are lots of reasons to feel cheerful about the coming of Spring - lighter evenings, the feel of the warm sun on your face, being able to make the most of the great outdoors without having to put on quite so many layers. So it seems very apt that the...

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