babywearing history

Mother and writer Olivia is the first mama in a new series on the Solly Blog featuring stories of mothers wearing their babies throughout history. Olivia shares with us her own journey wearing her son, and how her choice to baby wear fits into a larger story of her maternal ancestors wearing their babies. Olivia was previously featured in our Solly Silver Linings series in 2020, sharing about her experience having a baby during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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We’ve been lucky enough to have our friend and writer Ka’ala Byndon grace our blog in the past, and we’re honored to have her back today with a letter to her daughters that will tug at your heart strings. We could go on for ages about how beautiful her words are and how they make you feel all the things, but since she’s the real wordsmith, we should probably just let her take it from here.

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Natalie Kovarik is a modern-day rancher’s daughter turned ranch wife turned ranch mom. She and her husband Luke, along with their three sons (Tad, Jaks, and the newest addition Rue), ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, a beautifully captivating region in central Nebraska made up of mixed grass prairie on grass stabilized sand dunes. We recently caught up with her to learn more about life on the ranch—especially as a mama—and to find out if it’s all really as picturesque as her stunning Instagram feed lets on.

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Known mostly across the interwebs for her recent home remodel, Zoe Bleak (pronounced like ‘steak’) is a new mom and practicing renovator/designer. But to those close to her, she’s much more than just her beautiful home. She’s deep and thoughtful and empathetic. Zoe has a history of opening up about taboo topics—from the hard numbers of her home remodel to her real-time experience and agony of years of unexplained infertility. 

 The community, support and healing she found in speaking openly about the thoughts and feelings that accompanied her through her journey to motherhood opened her eyes to the (usually secret) widespread heartache and shared paths of so many others. Since then she’s vowed to always speak openly about her story, her deeper feelings, and her faith, in hopes of continuing to bring others together in what shouldn’t be our loneliest of times. We’re honored to share her story.

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Knowing what to say when a mama has suffered a loss can feel so tricky that we sometimes end up saying nothing at all. But showing our support means everything, so we asked mamas who have been in the trenches to share what was most comforting or helpful for them on their journeys. Here’s a solid resource to turn to next time you need some inspiration or guidance. (And seriously how sweet is that husband? 😭) Feel free to add additional ideas in the comments, too. 

 

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The holiday might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that baby’s first Halloween should pass without a photo-op! To create maximum cuteness with minimal effort, we’ve curated four simple Sollyween costumes with pieces you can wear long after the candy is gone. You’ll just need an heirloom bonnet from our friends at Briar, our signature-soft Solly Wrap, and the coziest Sleeper in town. Let’s get started!

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As we were designing our AW20 Collection, Loré had this concept of capturing the daily rhythm of a new mother in morning, noon, evening, and night. So much of the postpartum experience exists in that daily rhythm when our senses are on hyperdrive as we meet the needs of a newborn, so this idea of honoring how much is put into every single part of your day as a parent really inspired me as well.

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When you visit Belinda Love Lee’s Instagram feed, you’ll exhale deeply, feeling instantly calmer than you did before (hello, airy, minimalist aesthetic). And then you’re likely to note a faint but undeniable tug at your ovaries (all thanks to her positively delicious baby girl, Nyah). Belinda’s design work is stunning; her home, inspiring. But it’s her heartfelt + deeply relatable thoughts on motherhood that won us over. Read on to learn more about her design studio, the sweet story behind her daughter’s name, and what it’s been like to enter into first-time motherhood during a global pandemic.

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