Rosalline + Darell by Darashan photography
Mothers around the world are carrying their babies. In their arms for some, with a baby carrier for others, there are many options, although each mother is undeniably influenced by the carrying culture of her country of origin. However, koala mothers are far from an endangered species!
Once upon a time there was... baby carrying
If you are reading this, it's because baby carrying interests you, to a larger or smaller extent. However in France, its history is almost nonexistent. It must be said though that this applies to most industrialised countries, at least until recently. Today, baby carrying is returning in force, for the greatest pleasure of the babies and their parents! Nothing replaces the proximity and warmth of a baby carrier, where a baby carried cries less often, as evidenced in countries where they spend their first year huddled against the body of their koala mother, rocked by her daily activities.
Carry your baby, here or somewhere else
African loincloth, Maghrebian scarf, Chinese mei tai, Native American tikinagan, Peruvian hammock or Inuit hooded coat, there are many traditional carrying systems. In the so-called developing countries, it is often the mother who carries her child using a system tried and tested by many generations before her, adapted to the climate, her lifestyle, and her morphology.
In industrialised countries, prams and pushchairs stole the show from the baby carrier a long time ago. But one does not prevent the other, and the baby carrier is seeing a revived interest. It must be said that the baby carrier offers many advantages: there are no problems with stairs, it allows you to breastfeed with confidence, it is calming for the baby, etc. Who could ask for more!
Finding the right baby carrier
Knotted wraps, knot-free baby carrier, sling, ergonomical baby carrier, today there are many options to carry your baby. To find the ideal way of carrying, the most important thing is to listen to your feelings and those of your baby. Whatever system you choose, bear in mind that it takes time for you to feel at ease, and the same goes for your baby. Adapt your baby carrier step by step, and don't hesitate to experiment with other positions as your baby gets older... If baby carrying is not part of your family tradition, feel free to reinvent it!
Text by Pauline Louis
Our baby carriers are currently available in two sizes : T1 and T2. The fabric is stretchy enough to adapt as best as possible to both the wearer's and the baby's bodies.
Generally, T1 suits sizes from S to M and T2 suits larger sizes.
Important: The fabric will soften and relax during use and as the baby grows. It’s normal that the baby carrier feel a little snug during the first use.
And since each body is unique, you can try it quietly at home to see if it suits you and if not, you can send it back for a refund ;)
You may experience a feeling of tightness but the goal is ultimately that the baby is held firmly against you and does not move, just like with a classic carrier. For the newborn position, depending on the morphology of both the baby and the wearer, it can quickly become restrictive. You can therefore place them into the sitting position early by respecting their physiological position and the natural spacing of their hips. The seating position will feel less snug as the legs will be out.
Also, do not hesitate to flatten the fabric on your back to leave more on the front.
Important: The fabric will soften and relax during use and as the baby grows.
Indeed your child should not be too low, or at least the position should remain as comfortable for them as it is for you and your baby should remain within reach for kisses. If this is not the case, you can make a loop with the fabric on each shoulder. You can make a loop by twisting the side of the scarf and reversing the hems so that the fabric is shortened and the baby is slightly lifted (see video section).
You can also wash your sling (30° or Warm setting in the washing machine) so that the fabric shrinks back to the original size (the product cannot be reimbursed once washed).