Baby Carrier System Using Length of Cloth in Guatemala

2010-04-06 06:59:46

Here is a video of the Mayan Baby Carrier system, whereby women load the babies on their back, then wrap a length of cloth around their body and tied.

Probably, the most common baby carrier system on the planet.

A reader requested this type of video when I was in Africa, and doggedly I have been waiting for an opportunity for the last couple of years.

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Tuesday, April 6, 2010
By Andy Graham of


This baby carrier system is the winner in my opinion.

Not the best photo, but I wanted to show you the look on her face, it to me represents fortitude, the persistence, and the desire to do what is needed with no complaint. I want to find this look in the faces of the United States citizens, the country I love.

I think there is a lesson in all things, and we do not need 12 steps.

1. Shut up
2. Listen up
3. Grow up

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This Guatemala sling style baby carrier systems is not new, however, there is tenderness that one can see when the mother and child are one. The baby cries less, it is as if the mother and child are a team.

I am not sure I can learn anything from the developed world, but I know I learn many lesson from the under-developed world that I need.

Baby Carrier System Using Length of Cloth in Guatemala

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