More twins!

Meet the Morrow twins, Elizabeth and Annabel!

The girls were born 7 weeks early and weighed just over 3 pounds at birth. After 4 weeks in the NICU the twins, healthy and tipping the scales at 5 pounds, came home.  Their mom, Jenny, had a freezer full of breast milk waiting, and their dad, Scott, had two of everything ready. I was invited over to greet the babies and tuck them in skin to skin against Jenny’s heart, which was literally bursting with joy.

Elizabeth and Annabelle Morrow

Elizabeth and Annabel Morrow

For the first six weeks home the twins shared the space in their Nesting Days carrier, but thanks to all that breast milk, the girls have doubled in size!  Each now weighs almost 9 pounds and are now ‘taking turns’.

“It was great when I could fit them both in the carrier together, but now that they are bigger, it is also great to be able to tuck one baby in while I hold the other.  Nesting Days is is still a huge help!”.

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I’m so happy that the girls are thriving, and Scott and Jenny, you’re both awesome!  xoxo, Julie

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Meet the Arevalo Family!

I received these pictures along with a sweet email this week, and I couldn’t wait to share them! It is Nesting Days stories like this that make my heart sing!

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Please send us your pictures, and share your story!

Julie, Your Chief Mother Officer

Our 2014 Mission

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Our 2014 Mission:  

To nurture the next generation of…

babies…                         mothers…                  families…

– less crying time, colic and reflux     – more relaxed days & nights        – more freedom
– improved nursing & weight gain     – enhanced breastfeeding            – less ‘baby blues’
– optimal infant development            – optimal recovery                       – peace of mind

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Skin-to-skin nurturing…priceless!

Happy New Year!  – Julie, C.M.O.

Baby + Baby Grand

Baby and Baby Grand Meet a happy, San Francisco, mother who is putting her Nesting Days Newborn Carrier to good use this holiday season! Her name is Anna Smirny, and I was able to hand-deliver her Nesting Days Newborn Carrier to her this week, just in time for Christmas. When I arrived at her home in Potrero Hill we went straight to the bedroom where five-day old, baby Coral, was sleeping, and I helped Anna slip into her carrier:

  • Step in, pull the tummy support up to bra line, smooth the skirt over hips. 

    Anna liked the feeling of the gentle compression over her postpartum figure.
  • Raised left shoulder wing, put baby in burp position on shoulder, lower baby in.

    Easy! Baby Coral never even woke up!
  • Raised right shoulder wing, tie snuggly over baby’s back, adjust shoulder rings. 

    Anna did a little twirl and was amazed at how secure Coral felt nested against her!
  • (Go to http://nestingdays.com for more detailed instructions. New video coming soon.)

Happily ‘nested,’ we joined the rest of the family in the living room where three-year old, Arden, was playing catch with his Dad, Rex, and parents from Australia!

In the middle of the room was a gleaming Baby Grand Piano. Anna quietly sat down at the keyboard with Coral in the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier. As she began to play the room filled with the strains of a Chopin Waltz. Baby Coral never stirred. She had heard her mother play this melody, and many other beautiful compositions before she was born. Anna is an accomplished, classical pianist!

“It feels so good to play. I think I can resume teaching piano lessons sooner than I expected”, she said, with her eyes brimming with happy tears. Arden sensed his mother’s emotions and needed hug. Anna cuddled her three-year old with her newborn still asleep in the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier and I snapped a parting picture.

I left more committed than ever to making sure more moms and babies can benefit from having a Nesting Days Newborn Carrier! Anna emailed me today that she is able to breastfeed in it!

If you happen to live in San Francisco or the Bay Area, please contact me by email julie@nestingdays.com or by phone 415-906-4047, and I’ll be happy to give you the same personalized attention I gave Anna. I love seeing my invention at work!

Happy Nesting! – Julie, Your Chief Mother Officer

P.S. – If you are looking for a great piano teacher, Anna Smirny lives in Potrero Hill and is accepting new students. She can be reached by email at If you are looking for a great piano teacher, Anna Smirny is accepting new students and can be reached at annasmirny@hotmail.com

Time to tune in to your baby…

Halloween is tomorrow, then it’s a race to the new year and a very busy season! Before getting wrapped up in the chaos of the holidays, take a moment to tune in to your baby. If you are expecting, it’s never too early to prep and if you have recently brought a new baby into the world, it’s never too late to learn your baby’s cues!

Here are some tips to get started:

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Want to learn more? Sign up for our workshop at NextSpace in Potrero Hill, San Francisco, on Saturday, November 9th from 10:30am – noon. We’ll be covering everything from laid-back breastfeeding to nesting!

Sign up here: The Art of Nesting

Here’s a clip from our focus group at Natural Resources early this year!

Julie,

Your Chief Mother Officer

Meet Wendy…

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“My eight-week old baby craves being held close and hates being put down (waking or sleeping). This means hours of holding her and bouncing up and down, without a chance to do much else. Having a good sling is vital for me if I want to eat, answer the phone or run any errands. Nesting Days provides a secure, hands-free carrier for me to wear for hours. I have the option of wearing clothes or choosing skin-to-skin. I love the feeling of cradling her in my bosom. She’s snug and happy, and I’m incredibly comfortable. It’s easy to take the baby in and out and I like the way it looks. I’m a very happy customer.”

 Wendy

San Francisco, California