I wish I can give this as a gift to every new mom! Even to every daddy and nanny! In fact, my husband and I bought a second pair of SaYa for him to wear.
Mishca, her SaYa and I have gone a lot of places: to the malls, to church, to the market, to the beach, to airports and airplanes, to almost every where it isn't illegal to bring a baby. Wherever we go, we get a lot of approving stares and smiles. I also get asked a lot by moms where they can buy it. I sometimes think I should become a SaYa distributor.
Some people frown at using baby carriers because they say it can make the baby bow-legged. I checked this with my pediatrician when during Mishca's early months. She told me it isn't true. Also since SaYa is made of soft cloth, unlike those bulky imported carriers, it won't constrict the baby's legs or hamper development.
To help you decide if the SaYa is right for you and your baby, do read the blogs of these wise moms:
- Cats gives a detailed Q&A about the two kinds of SaYa. There's also a list of online stores where you can buy it. http://krazekitch.blogspot.com/2011/03/everything-na-ma-saya.htm
- Eliza shares teaches how to wear the SaYa http://painterswife.com/2010/07/09/the-saya-carrier-a-review-and-personal-how-to/
- Finally, the SaYa inventor herself, Buding Dee shows you how to wear the Yakap position with her then 20-month-old daughter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9737C0lFbzo