Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Traditional Babywearing and the Babywearing Museum
This post is going to be mostly pictures. Jen Wadleigh and Lindsay Ross of Babes in Arms taught about the various traditional carriers and demonstrated using them when appropriate. The library also had displays of traditional carriers as well as a display of the evolution of modern carriers. There were several pieces that were part of the collection of the Miao Baby Carrier collection. Most of the others were loaned by Jen Wadleigh or Corrine Mahar-Sylvestre.
Native American cradle boards and a carrying "net" from New Guinea.
The Miao Carriers:
Modern takes on traditional carriers:
A display of vintage modern carriers including the original Snugli, the HipSeat, etc: