A baby carrier?

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A baby carrier?

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:47 am

Hi you guys! Is "a baby carrier" the most common term for the following product?

https://www.google.com/search?q=%C4%91% ... EY0vP0M%3A

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:37 am

I would call that a baby carrier or a baby sling.
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Post by trolley » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:46 pm

I'd use "baby carrier" to refer to those plastic ones with the carrying handle (sort of like a portable cradle). Those wearable ones are often called "snugglys", around here.
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Post by Stevenloan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:26 am

Erik_Kowal and trolley. Thank you two very much.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:18 pm

Steve very late this time. The difference for me between baby sling and baby carrier is in how it is made. Asling is most often made using a length of material that is tied and wound in a particular way to carry the baby. This is derived from native methods that have been used for eons to carry babies often while the mother is working. The baby carrier is a commercially manufactured item that has adjustable straps and belts and buckles and is made from a manufactured webbing material. You get it out and put it on. It is modelled on a hikers haversack.

WoZ who prefers to cuddle babies
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Post by Shelley » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:19 pm

I would like to see a scholarly study contrasting the psycho-social development of people who, as babies, were carried in these things turned either inward, facing their "grown-up", or outward, facing the oncoming world. Outward-facing always looks a little strange to me, like the baby is a hood ornament, or something.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:13 pm

It isn't seen so often now, but I was certainly carried "Welsh Fashion".

And, it wasn't only the women that did it!.

If the bloke on the left hand side of the picture went near the baby like that his wife would murder him!
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