We thought of Baby Bjorn but decided on a Mei Tai which we loved!
However, we know that baby wearing is not a new phenomenon but has been a way women have transported their babies for many years. In How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Other Adventures in Parenting, Hopgood writes, "Some mothers in Papua New Guinea used a hammock-like bag...The Chinese used a mei tai and the Japanese an onbuhimo, variations of cloth carriers sustained with straps. Welsh mothers used nursing shawls, and the Maoris in New Zealand wrapped their newborns in a band of lacebark or a cloak" (Hopgood 65).
It's pretty amazing how universal parenting can be and even hundreds of years later we can still benefit from what our ancestors knew all along.
Do you or did you carry your baby? How was your experience?