Babywearing in Vintage

Kelli, Geneva, Xza, Alyssa, Risa & Jessica

The Mommy Dialogues retreat was one of the most memorable weekends of my life. I was finally able to meet five of the TMD writers and their beautiful babies. It was such an amazing weekend with perfect weather. Thirteen of us stayed at Cabinista Shortada (my 700 sq. ft. beach cottage) and we somehow made it work.

We breastfed our babies in public and never used a cover. We coslept, cloth diapered, and talked about all things crunchy. We also wore our babies. We wore our babies a lot. And when I mean a lot, I mean almost all day every day. We used ring slings, mei tai’s, DidyTai’s, woven wraps, and even an Ombu.

We had a mini photo shoot to show off a few different back carries and each of us wore a 1950s vintage dress. If you’ve never purchased vintage before, take a peak at BombshellShocked Vintage on Etsy. She gives our readers 15% off and is responsible for Xza, Alyssa’s, and Risa’s dresses. Use code MOMMYD


Xza and Atticus in a Wiggle Proof

Jessica and Cormac in a Back Wrap Cross Carry

Geneva and Coyote in a Kokadi Wrap using a Double Hammock Carry

Risa and Harper wearing a Didymos wrap in a Jordan’s Back Carry with 2 Rebozo Passes

Kelli and Adele in a Didymos Nino wrap using the Jordan’s Back Carry

Alyssa and Clara (Jessica’s daughter) in a Didymos Gecko’s using the Reinforced Rear Rebozo Rucksack

Kelli, Geneva, Xza, Alyssa, Risa & Jessica

Kelli, Geneva, Xza, Alyssa, Risa & Jessica

Thanks to Jed Murphy for taking our photos.

About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. JESSICA -  July 26, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Love this! I’m glad you gals had a good time!

  2. Geneva -  July 26, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Love thise post, Xza!! I’m thrilled at how great the photos turned out! Even if you did make me wear a dress. XD

  3. Jami M -  July 26, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    Love these!!! Such great pics and a great way to remember the awesome weekend you had!!

  4. Tessa Wingfield -  July 26, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    These are beautiful. I love see you and all of your babies. Too cute.

    I’m so glad that I discovered The Mommy Dialogues

  5. Erin -  July 27, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    I think it is wonderful what you ladies do and write about!! It educates a lot of new and first time mommies:) Keep up the fantastic work and thank you for taking the time with your children as they are all of our futures!

  6. Amanda M S -  July 28, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Beautiful photos!

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