The African Baby Carrier Newborn range can be used from birth up until 9 months of age or 9kg's. Ideal for newborns the Mei Tai design, can accommodate babies legs in the first few weeks and the specially designed hood holds the child's head when sleeping and turns into a neck-roll to support the child's head when awake.
Additionally the African Baby Carrier provides strong support for the correct development of baby’s spine and hips.
Ideally the baby should be carried on the front of the care giver during the first 5 months. Thereafter on the back.
Made in Africa with love
This baby carrier is a pure African product, handmade from the finest and most durable cottons. Khanyisa Products, where African Baby Carriers are made, is an initiative which aims to teach previously disadvantaged woman, who already know a bit about sewing, how to use an industrial machine, enabling them to either earn a living form home or in the atelier.
Nozabathini was born in 1964 in Queenstown. She has 2 children and one grandchild. It was in Queenstown that she first was trained to sew. She worked as a machinist in a factory there until it closed, and then moved to Cape Town. Although a qualified machinist, her employment card – which at that time she, like all ‘non-white’ South Africans, was forced to carry under Apartheid Pass Laws – did not read machinist, and so she was unable to get work at the factory in Woodstock when she applied. Instead she worked as a domestic worker in Cape Town for a number of years. She says of her wishes for the future, and for African Baby Carrier: “I wish the business can grow so that I can become full-time. It’s nice to work here but it is not permanent because the business is not big. We would like it to grow.”
Nosakhele was born in Stellenbosch in 1965. She lives in Masiphumelele near Fish Hoek, as do her two daughters and 3 grandchildren. As a child, she spent time in Beaufort, and three years with an aunt in Cape Town. She learnt sewing from her mother when she was 16 years old, and from that time it became her dream to sew for a living. She worked in a bakery for 5 years and as a domestic worker for 3 years, but held her dream of sewing alive, until she found work with Khanyisa Products. Nosakhele also makes beautiful clothes for clients.
Machine-wash at 30 C.