Sheffield Slings went to the Abbeydale Industrial Festival today – a lovely chilled out day with crafts and games entirely suitable for preschoolers and older kids alike, lots of nooks and crannies to explore, barbecues, good company, familiar faces, new faces and slings! The best thing though was meeting a lady from Bahrain – she had spotted our slings and was clearly open to conversation, so we got chatting and she showed us a very impressive and speedy torso carry with a wonderfully soft blanket. It was very simple and reminded me of how you’d fasten your towel after getting out of the shower (in fact in times of disaster mums are advised to use towels to carry children on their backs to keep hands free for helping others). She was lovely, and her baby fell asleep within seconds of snuggling down into the small of her back (it was a very low carry, by its nature). Here are a couple of videos of such torso carries…
The Art of Baby Carrying in Benin:
and in Ghana..