- Our stitcheries will spread all over the world.
- Millions of new mothers and fathers will carry their babies in comfort and security.
- Babies will bond more effectively with their parents.
- Men will become more involved with their daughters/sons.
- Society will live more in harmony together.
- Help foster a parent/child bonding culture.
- Strengthen mother’s and father’s emotional and practical involvement with their children.
- Improve children’s socio-emotional and cognitive development.
- Support family stability and cohesion.
- Increase breastfeeding uptake and duration, providing life-long health advantages for mother and child.
- Establish new care-giving gender roles for women and men.
Our mission is to build awareness of the baby carrying and bonding benefits between parent and infant in underprivileged communities.
Carrying a baby from birth and having skin-to-skin contact is the most effective method of creating a healthy attachment between parents and babies. It is fundamental to the development of a secure and happy baby, who will have greater potential to thrive and be productive in the world around them as an adult. Happy Baby is a non-profit organization aimed at facilitating the bonding process, by offering an affordable ergonomic baby carrier, which is embraced by both mothers and fathers. The baby carrier is easily produced in low-income communities and creates a significant improvement in traditional baby carrying methods.
Many mothers who need to work in the fields soon after giving birth commonly tie a piece of cloth to carry babies on their backs during the first months.
Several problems were brought to the surface; back and chest pain, pressure on the breasts decreases breast milk production, inability to carry baby on the front and breast feed while working, knots getting loose from movement, lack of neck support during daily activities.
Traditional baby carrying methods are associated with womanhood and most fathers do not feel comfortable using them. By involving fathers in workshops, we obtain their support as we design carriers to suit their preferences in order to turn baby carrying into a family bonding practice. Fathers’ involvement in childcare is found to reduce gender stereotypes in girls and increase marital stability.