Why African women love to carry their babies on their back
Want to know why African women love to carry their babies on their back? Continue reading. 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. 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 vegetables etc, with their baby wrapped on their back, they have the best of both Working and also spending time with their baby.
Another reason women carry their baby’s on their backs is for the baby to have enough comfort and also keep the baby from crying out loud. Yes! 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 hang on to, I find it very sweet and nice to see mothers carrying babies on their back. It shows culture and tradition.
However, it is believed that it is a taboo for a baby to fall of the mother’s back but that is a story for another day. 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 to reduce the stress? Try it for yourself to know how it feels.