Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Everyone knows I'm an avid babywearer and even if we do Next9 Baby Slings, I have so many types.  I had a nearly a dozen ring slings, a mei tai, a soft structured carrier (Ergo!), a pouch, a wrap!

I remember doing the back carry in a ring sling with K when he was little, but I can't find it!  Here are some of our pictures doing the back carry in a Mei Tai.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My favorite carry is the front carry.  I like it because it was easy for me to just lower the sling and let my baby nurse.  I had special slings made for some occasions.  This is one that I had specially made for the 50th birthday party of S' uncle.  

Looking at it, I realize I should have worn K higher, his butt level to my waist.  And also the rings should be higher (perhaps the shiny fabric rode down my body because it was slippery.  Note to self:  choose better fabric!).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I realize that the best tip I have for anyone who wants to use a sling would be this:  master the THREADING of the sling from the get go.  The fabric has to be spread well on the rings to allow the user to adjust only a certain part by tugging the fabric on that side of the sling.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sometime last July, we finally updated the Next9 Instructional Video.  It's taken us more than 5 years to do so, so we had time to gather inputs from everyone!  :)

And one input we had was to break down the video into segments so people can just choose what part they need to watch!  So this is exactly what we did.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The final Babywearing Event for the year was held last October 20th at Renaissance 3000.  I missed the fourth Babywearing Event held last March, and I think that this one more than made up for it!!

Look at the picture above and see how many people went!!!

And here there are, listening intently to the talk that Jenny Ong and I were giving.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I'm really a bad documenter.  I brought my camera the day we took the video but I totally forgot to use it.  Here are some (super some) photos from the video shoot. Jenny Ong and baby E!  

Our initial video was made in 2006!  And it called for an update.  We finally have a new one!  Thanks to all my friends who helped out!!

Next9 instructional video from Next9 on Vimeo.
This is the new Next9 Instructional Video.

Parts of the Next9 Baby Sling
Threading the Sling
Fixing the Tail
Front Carry and Side Carry
Hip Carry and Back Carry
Breastfeeding in the Sling
Tips and Tricks

Thank you to the following people who made this video happen:

the mamas and their babies -- Jenny Ong ( and E, Eliza Santiago-Ypon ( and B, Momoko Miyata and S, Cai Sio ( and R (and their hubbies and yayas)

the director/editor -- Alia Vargas (

my indispensable asst forever -- Melanie Palce

my driver

special mention goes to Denise Sehwani Gonzales-Bernardo (! Thanks for the picture!

Friday, April 27, 2012

So, this was the OTHER half of our busy busy day last 21 April!

Jenny (Chronicles of a Nursing Mom and MamaBabyLove) and I were chatting one night and she was thinking of putting together a CD101 talk. She said Maricel of Medela House has offered her place before  as venue for talks we'd like to do. Ever efficient woman that she is, she got the venue, the speakers (myself, Clarice and Abie both of Tickled Moms) and a form out in no time!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Today, Saturday, the 21st of April 2012 was a busy day.

Our Facebook page has been up for quite some time now, and I had noticed several people posting that they've purchased the sling, or received it as a gift, but somehow, haven't managed to use it. My friend Jenny has long been telling me to fix my video (and yes, that's part of my list!!).

But since we haven't, I thought it would be good to have a little Next9 get together for people who might need help with the ring sling! :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

This post is written for the Real Diaper Week Carnival with the theme "Real Simple. Real Diapers." We aim to educate and advocate the use of cloth diapers in the Philippines. Please scroll below to read the other carnival posts about cloth diaper styles, how to's or must haves.

I was a cloth diapered baby. So were my sisters and brother.

That's why when I had the boys, I didn't even think twice about cloth diapering them. I had flat folds by Gerber, and which I requested my aunt in the US to buy for me. Turns out that the diapers sold here in the major malls are a poly cotton blend which made them not as quick absorbing as pure cotton ones (yep, my home cotton shirts sopped up the pee of the boys faster than their diapers would! Horrors!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A lot of people have shown concern regarding their baby's legs and hips. Perhaps this article will help!

Please click below.

Hip Health in Baby Carriers, Baby Seats, and Other Equipment - International Hip Dysplasia Institute

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Here is a picture of Mommy Maricel Pangilinan with her baby Solana (who has gorgeous gray eyes!!)

Solana was sleeping so soundly! Thanks to Solana's Ate Ella (hope I'm right!!) for taking this picture!