History of carrier babywearing


Over the centuries, women around the globe have come up with many types of simple baby carriers, which huddled their children. Inuit women carried, so did women in the Americas, Australia and Asia as well.

podaegi carrier mei tai carrier onbuhimo carrier

In Korea, they carried podaegi, in China they wore Mei Tai, in Japan they wore onbuhimo, and in Africa, they wore wraps - Kang, posh papoose, as well as slings.

kanga wrap posh papoose wrap sling wrap

In every culture, wearing was an important element for the development of the young man.

In Europe, a society's prosperity meant that women could afford to give their children into the care of nannies, and thus began a long process of physical and emotional lift-off on the line of mother - child. Contributed to the fashion of the eighteenth century carriages, which were later popularized by Queen Victoria, have pushed the process further forward and spread it on the whole civilization of the West.

Only in the eighties, thanks to an American pediatrician William Sears, did people back in Europe become aware of the closeness that comes from the wearing effects on a child’s development.

As the attitude to motherhood changed, simple inventions for carrying were again recognized. Today many western moms wear traditional slings.