The idea for Maya Wrap began when a mother struggled with getting things done while her baby needed holding. She experimented with many carriers. When she used a friend's ring sling, she discovered that the ring sling would allow her to carry her baby in different positions. This kept her baby happier and lessened the strain on her back. Soon afterwards, she came up with her own ring sling design and it quickly became popular with her family and friends. Maya Wrap was born in 1996 and since that time Maya Wraps have helped parents around the world carry their babies in comfort and style.
Babywearing has many benefits. Babies tend to cry less when they are carried. Carrying a baby in a Maya Wrap sling helps brain development because the baby is seeing the world from your point of view as you talk to your baby or to others. It also benefits your baby's physical development. Babywearing naturally helps develop an emotional bond or a secure attachment. If you have postpartum depression, babywearing can help you meet your baby's needs without a lot of interaction time.
The Maya Wrap is a ring sling designed to be worn over a shoulder. Made from 100% hand-loomed cotton, these ring slings come in many different colors and patterns to help you carry your baby in style. Because this is a ring sling, it will grow with your baby. In fact, it can be used for a baby as young as 8 lbs up to a 35 lb toddler. You can start with your newborn in a tummy to tummy carry. When your child has head control you can use the kangaroo carry so he can look out at the world. When your child is able to sit on his own, you can transition to the hip carry.
The Maya Wrap ring sling has many features that make it easy to use. There is a little cushioning in the shoulder to make it more comfortable to carry your baby. However, the rails are unpadded to allow for greater adustability. A built-in pocket gives you a place to store any necessary items like your keys, wallet, or cell phone. The unpadded tail can be used as a nursing cover-up or as a shield on a windy day. Each Maya Wrap comes with an instructional DVD to help you learn to use your Maya Wrap. The Maya Wrap can easily fold up to fit in your diaper bag.
As you consider which baby carrier is right for your family, check out the Maya Wrap Carrier. Here at Thanks Mama it is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns in sizes ranging from small to extra large.