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Bianca C. Fehn

Tiffany K. Johnson

Tiffany K. Johnson

Koyuki Smith

Koyuki Smith

"I had a rough start finding a baby carrier that would work for me after my son was born in 2003. Finally successful, I dived into the wonderful world of "slinging" and founded a local babywearing group. The goal was to help and find other parents that had the same passion like me: "babywearing". The group took off and the natural progression was to start selling baby carriers: First from my home, then on the web and finally Metro Minis was born in 2007. Voila!  I lead all of the Queens Babywearing classes and clinics and I am every Tuesday at the Upper Breast Side. 

I am a registered yoga & meditation instructor and always continuing and further my studies. In 2012 I graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition as certified health coach and I am currently enrolled in herbal medicine for women course under the guidance of Aviva Romm. 

Want to connect?  My personal twitter @bibi26  or friend me on Facebook. 

 Tiffany is the mom of two awesome kids. She has been babywearing since 2004 and teaching for metro minis since 2009.  

In her free time she likes to knit a ton, listen to great music and enjoys a good glass of wine.  

 

"I feel as though I fell into this particular rabbit hole backwards! Before I got pregnant in 2007, and even through my early pregnancy, I wasn't particularly interested in alternative approaches to the birth and parenting process. For the birth, I just picked a doc at random from my insurance provider's website. As for transporting the baby, I bought that same carrier that everyone else buys from the big-box baby store, as well as a big, unwieldy stroller. Cloth diapering seemed gross - and the idea of a diaper-free baby? Not even a speck in my mind.

Slowly, though, I began to do more and more reading, and my mind began to soften. I changed care to a midwife, replaced that big-box-store carrier with a ringsling, and ordered a small number of cotton diapers. By the time my son was 9 months old, I was a changed woman: I owned 5 baby carriers, I never used the stroller, I used cloth diapers and practiced elimination communication, and had already attended my first birth as a birth doula! I am now a certified birth doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, and babywearing consultant."