Wednesday, August 11, 2010

baby wearing Xhosa style

I have been asked many times how to put a baby on my back the way it is done here in kwaXhosa. It is a great method that you can do with any big towel or heavy blanket. Even older kids like to ride this way when they need attention and you have something else to do. Here is a little tutorial video. The same Jesse who was fussy in this video was asleep within minutes.
This is for you Alicia.




  1. I love Jesse's little growly noises; they're sooo cute. Incidentally, this is a brilliant way to carry Baby because your spinal movement translates into Baby's spine moving thereby stimulating huge nervous system input and growing the brain. Nice work Anna! Cheers for sharing! - Damian