Tips on babywearing & choosing the right carrier

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Vanamo wraps by Wearababy have been on testing tour and available in local sling meets
Vanamo wraps by Wearababy have been on testing tour and available in local sling meets across Finland and other countries several times. Join the Vanamo Woven's Chatter at Facebook to find out more! Photo: Evelina's and Heidi's Instagram.
Carrying your child is always beneficial. In addition to multiple benefits babywearing may become a nice hobby and offer you peer support to the life with children. ”I suggest trying out different ergonomic carriers so that you will find your own thing. Don’t give up after the first try”, Helena encourages. She is now weaving unique wraps under her own Grus Handwoven brand. For instance local sling meets are open for everyone and also wrap tours are an excellent way to get to try out woven wraps. During her family leave, Jenni has participated in many wrap tours. Also Vanamo wraps by Wearababy have been on tour and available in local sling meets across Finland and other countries several times.

Both Helena and Jenni also recommend contacting a nearby voluntary babywearing peer supporter at an early stage. In Finland, babywearing peer supporters work under the national babywearing society Kantoliinayhdistys and they offer support and advice in babywearing on a voluntary basis. Upon request, the peer supporters help you, for instance, in the use of woven wraps. Elsewhere, you may book an appointment with a local sling educator or babywearing consultant.


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Background information for this article has been obtained from a printed Finnish brochure ”Kantaminen kannattaa – Lapsen ergonominen kantaminen” written by Vuokko Ruokolainen and Henna Sillanpää in spring 2015 as their thesis for Savonia University of Applied Sciences. The thesis in Finnish ”Lapsen ergonominen kantaminen – Asiakasopas äitiys- ja lastenneuvolaan” (in English ‘Ergonomic Babywearing. A client information leaflet for maternity clinic and child health centre’) and its English abstract are available electronically.

The article has been reviewed by trained babywearing consultant Hanna Grankqvist in November 2019 – thank you to Hanna for her valuable comments! Thank you also to Helena and Jenni for the interviews and permission to use their photos!

The English version of the article has been proofread by Maria Airaksinen – thank you to Maria for her time!

You can find your closest babywearing peer supporter in Finland through the national babywearing society Kantoliinayhdistys.


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