Wear All The Babies
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a photographic celebration of babywearing
“The sight of a young woman pushing a double stroller with a baby strapped to her chest diverted his thoughts again. She looked so fresh—carefree.”
–Past Forward Volume Six by Chautona Havig, Chapter 187
“Molly made a new nest of fresh, dried moss in the baby frame. Then she wrapped the strong, kicking baby in a blanket and lashed him fast with two broad beaded belts, one red, the other blue. The baby-frame was the finest in the village. Its foot-board was carved as well as the hoop or bow which was placed arching over the child’s head to protect it in case of a fall. Molly folded and placed at one side the cloth which was sometimes drawn over the bow for shade.”
–Indian Captive by Lois Lenski
“Some of the younger women pulled the loaded sleds, others carried the younger children in baby frames or pack-baskets…With Blue Jay in a pack-basket on her back, Molly trudged slowly along behind the others.”
–Indian Captive by Lois Lenski, page 233
“Beaver Girl left the others and waited to walk beside Corn Tassel. Beaver Girl had her baby sister, Little Snail, in a baby frame on her back.”
–Indian Captive by Lois Lenski, page 234
“With Kari strapped to her chest and a boy holding on to each of her hands, Willow and her sons walked to the road.”
–Past Forward Volume Six by Chautona Havig, Chapter 191
“Her hand curled around sleeping Kari’s head. The long wrap that tied the baby snugly to Willow’s chest made pushing the jogging stroller easier.”
–Past Forward Volume Five by Chautona Havig, Chapter 172
“Aggie held out her arms for Kari as Willow unwrapped the baby and dropped the long strip of fabric over the bench.”
–Past Forward Volume Six by Chautona Havig, Chapter 196
“The baby whimpered and wiggled in the wrap, and Jo’s hand rubbed circles on his back as she swayed from side to side.”
–Plum Upside Down by Valerie Comer, Chapter 18
“An Indian squaw appeared in the doorway of one of the hogans, her baby strapped to her back, and watched her with great round wondering eyes. Hazel smiled at the little papoose, and it soon dimpled into an answering smile.”
–The Man of the Desert by Grace Livingston Hill, page 128
“The Indian children’s mothers were riding ponies, too… Some had narrow bundles tied on their backs, and tiny babies’ heads stuck out of the top of the bundles. And some babies and some small children rode in baskets hanging at the ponies’ sides, beside their mothers. More and more and more ponies passed, and more children, and more babies on their mothers’ backs, and more babies in baskets on the ponies’ sides. Then came a mother riding, with a baby in a basket on each side of her pony.”
–Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, page 307-308
Do you have a favorite quote from literature with an example of babywearing?
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Babywearing Ballet Photos Used by Permission of Wear Your Baby Ballet Oslo
Babywearing Ballet Portraits Used by Permission of Photographer Deanna Berg
Babywearing Photos from Africa Used by Permission of Jennifer Church
Other Photos Courtesy of Individual Babywearing Mamas
I have so enjoyed your babywearing series! It has been beautiful, fun and inspiring!
Beautiful pictures and quotes! Thank you for putting this loveliness together!
I loooooove the tandem wearing pictures! The search for a good deal on a ssc continues 🙂
And the ones from the Sakura Bloom baby wearing daddies contest are super nice, too.
I sometimes share some #wearallthebabies on @omilybrignola 🙂
I’m totally partial to the Sakura Bloom babywearing daddy in this post, of course… 😉
Thanks for all your sweet comments!
Love love love all the pics!
Love, love, love your contributions!! Thanks for being so photogenic and generous. 🙂