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Whether you’ve experienced loss, infertility, a lengthy wait or undue heartache on your path to motherhood, our Rainbow Collection was designed to honor your journey + give voice to your story—as well as remind you that you’re never alone. In part of our effort to build community and raise awareness, we’re honored to share the heartbreaking + hopeful stories of five mamas who’ve experienced loss.

Join our campaign by using #SollyRainbowBaby to share your story and foster hope in those still waiting on their rainbow baby.

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We’ve long-admired Sydney Liann for her down-to-earth blog (she was the first blogger we worked with back in 2011!), her worth-following IG feed, and her enviable style (so much that we hired her to style our Summer Style shoot a few seasons ago). We’ve loved watching her family grow as she welcomed her third baby this fall and since she’s a mama in the thick of it right during the busiest time of the year, we asked her to share her (realistic! practical!) tips for keeping the holidays feeling more festive than frazzled.

 

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Whether you’re about to have a baby and want to have an answer ready when someone inevitably asks, “What can I do to help?” or you’re looking ways to pitch in after one of your gal pals welcomes a new addition, you’ve come to the right place. We asked our Solly community to share the nicest/most helpful/most memorable things someone did for them postpartum and have compiled some of the highlights below. Feel free to add any other ideas in the comments, too—most of us will agree, the more ways to help, the better!

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Hi mamas + papas,

I’m absolutely over the moon to share that Solly Baby Crib Sheets have arrived! Over the last 8 years, you have shared stories of your little ones sleeping so soundly (and being their cutest, coziest selves) while in the Solly Baby Wrap. I just knew there had to be a way to recreate this experience for baby, giving them all the zzz’s without being wrapped to your chest all night long (please tell us we’re not the only ones that have totally had to do this!).
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To read Ellie Coburn’s story is to witness limitless kindness and love (and to want to foster all the babies!). She is mama to three beautiful foster children ages 15 weeks, 16 months and nine, with an adoption underway and a revolving door for any new placements and circumstances. Reading about her foster care experience- what she calls her “heart calling”- is perfect evidence of the joy motherhood brings in any and every form.

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#SollyBabywearingWeek

September 28, 2018

 

Share your babywearing image + #sollybabywearingweek through Friday
and we’ll donate $1 to @carrythefuture

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I’m excited to share with you three amazing facts about babywearing that have been so essential to helping my babies (and myself) heal, bond and adjust to the wild fourth trimester.
 


1) Wearing your baby tummy-to-tummy helps promote healthy digestion! (If you’ve had a baby with tummy issues, you know what a big deal this is.)

2) A mama’s body temperature will help regulate her baby’s body temperature- your body will actually heat or cool to the temperature your baby needs!

3) Skin-to-skin contact releases feel-good oxytocin for reduced stress, increased feelings of love, and the desire for connection in you and your baby. It’s the sweetest start to life.

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Dear mamas thinking about a second baby or already expecting #2 (or #3 or #4 or #5…) or in the early days and months of being mama to two babes, this is for you. If your worry and anticipation and new brutiful (brutal + beautiful) emotions are a little less about what to pack in the hospital bag and much more about how your first born will possibly be okay during your hospital nights away or your hours of newborn feeds or your heart suddenly loving double or more, you’re not alone. As a mama to four, I hope these tips ease that transition.


1) Let your older child(ren) feel what they need to feel. It’s not our job to fix their feelings, but just hold the space for them to feel. I promise as you don’t fight or try to fix it, they’ll be able to process those emotions faster and move into a much more peaceful place as you make that transition. And don’t forgot to be kind to yourself because it can definitely be challenging!

2) Prepare for a range of toddler emotions. Older sister/brother may be mad at you or the baby or everyone and regress in some way. It can be a tricky connection to make when the emotions surface after the novelty of their new baby has worn off a little bit, but listening, understanding, and giving them new opportunities to grow and help with baby goes a long way.

3) Emphasize their new, exciting role as big sister or brother. Our family loves reading the book I’m a Big Sister or I’m a Big Brother during the pregnancy and first couple of months postpartum to help them understand the changes coming and that your love as a mama will only grow for them.

4) Spend one-on-one time with your older child(ren). Making 10 minutes (minimum) of child-directed time while baby is sleeping in the wrap or in the crib or with your partner will really fill their buckets and helps them feel secure and loved and needed as part of the family.

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