introducing: silver - a new sakura bloom color

New color for spring/summer collection from sakura bloom. We love it. On the first look you might think it is similar to organic maple, but if you look closer you can see the difference. Maple has a warmer 'feel' because of the light brown threads. Silver has a cooler undertone and is a solid color.
You judge for yourself. Which one do you prefer? Maple or Silver?


50 Giveaway Tickets To The New York Baby Show!

We have has 50 free family tickets to give away to the New York Baby Show, coming up on May 18 and 19, at Pier 92 in NYC! The annual family-friendly mega-show for expectant and new parents and their infants and toddlers features everything from Rosie Pose to Radio Disney, along with top vendors, new products, educators, a newly expanded Stroller Test Track, local entertainers, demo classes, and an Ultimate Nursery Giveaway compliments of Bellini (worth approx. $5,000). The first 50 families to use the discount Code MINIS13 go for free! Note: Even if you miss the giveaway, tickets are only $10 per person; $20 per family. Sign up at

Chakras Ring Sling

The Chakras Girasol wrap was probably our most popular color way ever created. I remember we received a large shipment on a Thursday eve, and on Saturday afternoon we posted action shots. By Monday night we were completely sold out. We were able to reserve some wraps and make them into those adorable ring slings. Enjoy! Only two left of writing this post so when they gone they gone forever.


babywearing clinic drop-in hours at the Upper Breast Side location

Babywearing Clinic Drop-in Hours at the Upper Breast Side

Metro Minis is excited to announce that we will have babywearing drop-in hours at the renowned Upper Breast Side on a weekly basis. Previous customers (who have purchased a carrier or private consultation with us) can come in for free follow-up help. New customers will pay a drop-in fee of $15 for help with carriers they already own or to try on new carriers in a group setting (10% discount on your next carrier purchase). There will be two babywearing experts on hand with loads of demo carriers to try on and practice with.

Please note that this is not a one-on-one consultation. Private consultations can be booked at 212.313.9600 or at If you desire an full, in-depth overview of babywearing and all different types of carriers you might be better served by our Babywearing 101 classes offered throughout the city.

Upper Breast Side is located at 135 W. 70th St (b/w Broadway and Columbus)

Upcoming dates:

We skip next week for spring break  but beginning Tuesday April 2nd, we will be there every Tuesday from noon to 2 pm 
If you want to try out a particular carrier please shoot us an eMail a day before so we make sure we bring it. But generally we will have Babyhawk Mei Tai and Catbird Baby Mei Tai, Beco Gemini, Boba Baby Carrier, Ringslings from Sakura Bloom and Sleeping Baby, Woven Wraps from Girasol. 

Please note this clinic is good for people that already know which carrier type they like or want to try on. If you need a complete overhaul on babycarriers we suggest to take one of our babywearing 101 classes first.

gift a private babywearing consultation

Give the gift that truly keeps on giving. A Metro Minis private babywearing consultation is not only a unique baby gift, but also very practical. Helping a frazzled new mom and dad, bond with their baby while being able to get tasks done around the house or even -gasp!- leave the house, safely and comfortably is a priceless gift. Rather than buying just a carrier that may or may not work for their family, allow a new family to benefit of our seasoned babywearing professionals in the comfort of their own home.


tips for successful babywearing

  • practice with a weighted doll, or bag of rice, until your are confident
  • make sure baby is well rested, fed, changed, and content before putting him/her the first time in a carrier
  • talk to your baby while settling him/her in the carrier
  • be sure that baby is snug to your body to ensure a comfortable and a safe carry
  • don' be nervous. babies can sense a lack of confidence. parents around the city wear their babies and so can you.
  • take the extra minute to be sure your carrier is properly adjusted. spread the fabric flat to the ensure a comfortable and secure carry
  • remember babywearing takes practice. be patient with yourself and your baby while you learn this new skill together.

babywearing 101 at egg baby in DUMBO

Our signature babywearing 101 class is coming to DUMBO Brooklyn

When: March 16th at 1 PM 

Class is about 75 to 90 minutes After the class will be plenty of time to try on carriers. 

This is a basic babywearing class it is best suited if you want a complete overhaul on what is on the market. The class covers benefits of babywearing, safety, correct positioning. Please bring a lot of questions. 

This class is free you will be able to purchase babycarriers, slings after the class.

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