One of my favorite aspects of babywearing is the connection I feel to my ancestors. I know that my ancient mothers must have worn their babies as it’s such a logical way to deal with that fact that there is much to do and babies like to be held. I just have to load the dishwasher, sweep the floor, spend 20 minutes cooking dinner, throw a load of laundry in the washer and vacuum. I can only imagine what our foremothers had to do without the modern conveniences.
We all know that the Asians wear their babies.
Photo: Little Seouls Boutique
We know that Central and South Americans wear their babies.
Photo: Corbis image
We know that Africans wear their babies.
Photo: Corbis images
THOSE people wear their babies.
But, believe it or not, people from the Northern Hemisphere have a tradition of wearing their babies.
And interesting enough, I found a link to Welsh shawls, which are wool and used to wear babies. Here’s a link to a Welsh shop: The Great English Outdoors. It is very tempting to try one because I bet it also doubles as a cozy blanket for the couch.
I also thought it was neat that she had a link to her local babywearing group in England: White Rose Babywearers.
Enjoy exploring her blog. On her blog I also found a link to a blog post about the cultural history of babywearing.
My mother, grandmothers and apparently great-grandmothers did not wear their babies. But it’s quite possible that going back a few more generations and there were probably babywearing mamas. What about your family? What’d you think of the Celtic Baby blog?