The Baby Gami: Baby Wrapping for Beginners is a book that intends to merge the idea of baby carrying and origami. Like origami is easy, baby wearing is simple too. It might look like it’s complex, but Baby Gami intends to show you otherwise.
The book is divided into two parts. The first part is how to use the slings for your baby to wrap him in cocoon-like styles. The second teaches you techniques and tactics that help parents carry older babies and toddlers.
This book does not encourage commercial baby carriers, though we discuss options for these later on. If you have the right amount of fabric (5 meters is best, which is more than the book recommends, so take note), you can master the various baby wrap options, which include:
- Picnic Wrap
- Back Sling
- Front Sling
- Glamour Sling
- Gift Wrap
- Housework Sling
- Office Sling
- Hip Hugger Sling
It is assumed that some of these aforementioned positions and other baby wearing options are not comfortable for both parent and for child, so some parents who are big babywearing advocates won’t like this book. Also, you might want to ask a doctor if some of these positions are suitable for your infant or newborn. As some parents say, the information is inaccurate and misleading.
Alternatively, while the book itself seems to show a lot of different baby wearing positions, it’s really the same few options moved to varying points of your body.
For what it’s worth, though, this is a good book to improve your baby swaddling techniques, if that’s what you’re looking to do. And it also gives practical baby wearing information for parents who are seeking out this guidance. The illustrations are beautiful, and the babies are adorable. If you want to learn more about baby slings.