Historically speaking, babywearing has been around since the beginning of time, basically. Mothers used scarves, sheets – any and all types of fabric that would do the job. Although I can’t quite say that none of them were fancy.
Many an indigenous tribe; sport the most beautiful, handmade baby-carriers, wraps and slings.
There’s even an International Babywearing Conference. Who knew?
Given all of the benefits associated with babywearing it’s no wonder that the ‘movement’ has stood the test of time and proved to be one of the best ways to bond with your baby, soothe your baby and get stuff done.
Which is why I am always highly amused (it doesn’t take much), to find silly, sweet and bizarre images of babywearing. Collection of such, after the jump!
Inuit Styles 1 of 18Ain't nobody knows babywearing like an Indigenous momma.
Photo Credit via First Peoples of Canada
The Hilarity 2 of 18This momma took part in the Sakura Bloom Styleathon and wow. Could this picture of her little guy in complete delight be any sweeter? Nope, it could not.
Photo Credit via Sometime Sweet
Never Too Young To Practice 3 of 18Also? I just died from cute.
Photo Credit via Pax baby
Rosie The Riveter 4 of 18Babywearing like a mo' fo'. Don't mess.
Photo Credit via Strawberry Mohawk
Pouty Practice at Play 5 of 18No words. Just cute.
Photo Credit via Gregarious Peach
Peruvian Momma 6 of 18I love these styles of woven wraps, to be worn a multitude of ways. Even more-so, do I adore the happy momma and babe.
Photo Credit via Big Travel Web
Parenting Without Sacrifice? 7 of 18Whoever said you had to give it all up in the name of being a ooh parent has it all wrong. Do you spy the yoga ball this gamer poppa is bouncing on? That's talent. I wonder what his scores are like.
Photo Credit via Birth Without Fear
Navajo Momma 8 of 18That's old school babywearing FTW right there.
Photo Credit via Apocalypso Homobetonus
Baby in a Basket 9 of 18The traditional Chinese baby carrier. Amazing.
Photo Credit via Susan Hardman on Flickr
Bejewelled 10 of 18Not bedazzled. Although I am sure you could do that if you really wanted to. The indonesian mommas are gorgeous and the baby carriers? Shiny. Want.
Photo Credit via Ethnic Jewels
Squeeee! 11 of 18Basically, right? Another shot of a proactive babywearing, this capture is brilliant.
Photo Credit via Starving Artist ink.
Too Cute 12 of 18Proud big brother.
Photo Credit via Jillian on Diaper Swappers
At a Glance 13 of 18Squished baby cheeks. Baby fro. Jackpot.
Photo Credit via Charles Owen on Flickr
Impressive 14 of 18Daycare? What's daycare? Us westerners have it made in the shade yo.
Photo Credit via Charity Water
Hooping & Babywearing 15 of 18And why not?
Photo Credit via Walk Slowly Live Wildly
Parliamentary Babywearing 16 of 18This is so awesome, it precedes all other forms of awesomeness.
Photo Credit via The Mirror (UK)
Siblings That Babywear 17 of 18Get the whole family involved!
Photo Credit via Kim Johnston Blogspot
Apple Picking 18 of 18I don't know about you, but I find this extreeeeeeeemly sexy.
Photo Credit via Yummy Supper
I’m interested. Do you have unique babywearing pictures? While breastfeeding, exercising, working, or with multiples? Send them in to me to be featured in an upcoming post! Selena@lepetitreve.ca
Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Creative Director. Social Media & Branding Consultant. Part-time big-mouth & frequent foot-eater. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.
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