Beehive African Babywraps
Wrapping our babies in the way of our ancestors.
Whether it was for the cause of safety during migration, or for comfort and connection, African women were accustomed to wearing their babies. I believe that it is time to reconnect to the roots of our lineage of ecological, nature based parenting.
We are in place where consumerism has shifted the culture to detach us from carrying our babies by placing them in bulky carseats and strollers.
This is where the cultural art of babywapping was lost. My Grandmother’s didn’t show my Mother, nor did my Mother show me. It wasn’t until my Aunt purchased one for my first son, that I was reconnected to the attachment culture.
Even then, I still had to learn from a Eurocentric perspective for wearing my baby. The process was complex to learn and without support, I was left to figure it out on my own.
Wearing our babies is changing in a big way, but not enough that babywearing is second nature. Imagine what it would be like if we had preserved this practice as our foremothers on the Continent? What if the trauma and violence of Colonization hadn’t distributed the way we tend to our babies?
Our goal is to influence a generation or women and men to reclaim the practice of babywapping that, represents our culture in a healing justice way that ignites the spirit of Sankofa.
In doing so, I created a program that teaches the childbearing community how to wrap their babies in the traditional way of our ancestors as well as incorporating new technology that is safe and fashion forward.
The goal is imprint a visual that will makes it easier for Mamas and Babas to share space, with their children, while exploring our roots, in respect to our heritage, and the re-emergence of cultural behaviors regarding how we love, connect, and uplift our children.
Wanna purchase your own custom wrap contact me to place your order. Size of the wrap is determined by your body type, age/size of baby, and desired carrying style.
VIRTUAL demonstrations are available for local and non local residents to reduce exposure to COVID-19. Local residents may request in-home or in-office consultation services at additional cost.