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Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts BONUS!–Knitted Awareness Ribbon

Do you have some leftover maroon yarn from another knitting or crocheting project? Knitting a small ICAN awareness ribbon will use up that little bit of spare yarn and show the world your support for ICAN! Remember to wear your ribbon inverted! These are especially nice to have around during April for Cesarean Awareness Month!
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Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Fun Diaper Wipe Case

Add a splash of color to your diaper bag with a cute new wipe case! You can personalize it for yourself or your baby, or make up a few and give them as shower gifts! Or, of course, you could make a lovely ICAN-themed maroon and white one! Why carry around a boring, plain, plastic [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Easy to Make Baby Sling

Ring slings are simple to make and easy to use. Plus, you get the fun of choosing a fabric that you really enjoy! Wearing your baby in a sling or other carrier has many benefits, not the least of which is increased bonding. Bonded babies are happy babies! Make a sling for yourself or a [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Make up some Laborade!

Eating and drinking during labor is an important strategy for keeping up your strength. “Laborade” is any drink used during labor to replace electrolytes and provide hydration. There are many recipes to choose from, and most use common kitchen ingredients.  Make up a few small batches during the last weeks of pregnancy and freeze them [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Welcome Mat

You can create a simple but meaningful keepsake for your baby with a photo mat, which can be found inexpensively at most craft stores.  I placed one of our baby’s ultrasound images into an autograph mat, which is designed to hold a small photo (4×6) within a large frame (8×10.)  This leaves extra mat space [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Labor Jewelry

During labor it can be very meaningful for women to wear a piece of jewelery with special significance to them.  This could be a beaded bracelet made at a blessingway, a family heirloom, or a gift from their partner.  Whether purchased or handmade, this tangible reminder of love and support can be incredibly encouraging through [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Birth Day Cake

As you try to stay busy during early labor or while older siblings are eagerly waiting, why not bake a Birth Day cake?  Whether from a mix or scratch, baking and decorating can keep you occupied while working through those early contractions.  For excited big siblings, a cake is also a great way to pass [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Postpartum Herbal Bath Mix

by Heidi Thaden-Pierce
Reprinted with permission from her webpage.

I didn’t try an herbal bath postpartum until our sixth baby and then I LOVED it.  There are a variety of herbs that can be useful for postpartum healing, and if you bring your baby into the bath the herbs will also aid in the healing [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Tie Dye Onesie

When you hear the words “tie dye” you probably get an image in your mind of a rainbow spiraled shirt. Or perhaps the image of many colors of dye all over your house creating an horrific mess! But a variation on the classic tie dye – using a single color dye – can be a [...]

Celebrating 30 Years of ICAN: 30 Crafts–Decorating Onesies (with siblings)

by Heidi Thaden-Pierce
Reprinted from her website with permission.

A fun activity to do with siblings or at a baby shower/blessingway is decorating onesies. You can find a five pack at the store for around $10 and grab some fabric paints (about $1/bottle) then get creative!
Here’s a collage our birth photographer assembled of what our older [...]