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  • Spiked: 'International Babywearing Week (12-18 November) was marred for some by the launch of a new campaign for Motrin, a brand of the painkiller ibuprofen marketed in the United States. For the uninitiated, ‘babywearing’, as defined by Babywearing International, the folks who sponsor International Babywearing Week, is simply ‘holding or carrying a baby or young child using a baby carrier’. And how did the ad for Motrin impact on Babywearing Week? By suggesting that babywearing is painful, and therefore those who do it might like to stock up on an effective painkiller.'

    November 24, 2008

  • Babies are not accessories. You don't wear a baby; you can carry it around if you like, employing a variety of webbing, slings, panniers &c., but depending on the size of the baby and the strength of your spine, this can indeed become painful. Gimnme some o' that Motrin!

    November 25, 2008

  • Baby panniers! Please tell me these exist.

    November 25, 2008

  • Ha ha! They'd be perfect for twins!

    November 25, 2008

  • What would you do with that extra triplet, I wonder?

    November 26, 2008

  • Rack bag, saddlebag, handlebar bag, backpack!

    I meant these as alternatives for the one baby, but gosh, you could be laden down with them if you take these all.

    November 26, 2008