…older than sliced bread.
While buckles and an abundance of fabric options and accessories might be new-fangled and add a factor of convenience and style, mothers have been wearing their babies for as long as mothers have had babies.
How else could they have gathered food, cared for other children, protected and fed their babies and done the myriad other things mothers do?
So…since ready-sliced bread only became commercially available in 1928 (according to Life’s Little Mysteries) babywearing is most certainly older than sliced bread.
Here’s the simple truth: as soon as a woman becomes a mother, babywearing is essential.