When you’re a city mama, babywearing can be a game-changer. Nothing beats the simplicity of you + baby + carrier when it comes to subway stairs, small shops and endless outings around town. But on hot, steamy days--which we’ve been having an awful lot of lately--even the most committed of us babywearers are tested. Just the thought of strapping on a little furnace (even one that’s just 10 tiny lbs!) can make you sweat. But don’t give up on the carrier just yet! There are plenty of seasonal and lightweight carriers that will keep you and baby cool, calm and collected when you’re out in the summer heat.

Here are 8 of our favorite options for summer babywearing.

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Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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