Thursday, December 15, 2005

Baby Wrap 101 - New York Times

Published: December 15, 2005

"PEOPLE stopped on the sidewalk to point. Behind the window of Starwich, a sandwich shop on the far western reaches of 42nd Street, a bonanza was unfolding - folding and unfolding, actually - for women who preferred to wear their babies using a long swath of fabric. At least 25 women helped one another try on wraps from around the world, the mei tai from China, the Mexican rebozo, the Korean podaegi and the kanga from Kenya, among others. Aside from using the fabric as a fashionable way to feature their infants, who are, after all, the most winning fashion accessories imaginable, they saw baby-wearing as a wise, age-old practice. Babies who are worn by their parents cry less and are more engaged in the world around them, according to experts on raising children...."

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