There is so many reasons people love to carry their babies on their back.
A lot of women say they do not see the point in prams and buggies. I personally like the idea of carrying my baby on my back (if i had a baby) lol, it is a way to always have your baby close to you. Also, carrying your baby on your back is a way to continue with daily activities with BOTH hands free lol. If you are pushing a pram, you don’t always have “hands free” . I am not saying there is anything wrong with pushing your baby in a pram, but i am just explaining the benefits of carrying your baby on your back. In a lot of countries in Africa, a lot of women love to go and gather fruit or pick fresh veg etc, so if their baby is wrapped on their back, they then have the best of both lol Working and also spending time with your baby.
Another reason women carry their babies on their backs is for comfort for the baby. Believe it or not but it is very comfortable for the baby as they are not only wrapped up in cloth but also have their mother to hug on to 🙂 I find it very sweet and nice to see mothers carrying babies on their back. It shows culture and tradition.
In some countries their is not always safe paths to walk on like there is in UK or US, so carrying your baby on your back is also a way of keeping the baby safe. Lets think of using a pram in certain countries in Africa. The roads are so busy, full of people and workers. Imagine trying to get through the crowds with a big pram? exactly! it isnt the “safest” option. I really hope more people carry their babies on their backs and dont loose their culture. It is a very loving and nice way to carry a baby.
Having a baby is never easy for women, it is tiring and stressful at times. So why not try carrying your baby on your back and continue with your daily activities and reduce the stress? Try it for your self and see how you feel 🙂
I’m sure you will feel much closer to your baby! 🙂