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The Rebozo Way Project

The Rebozo Way Project is an International organization dedicated to the encouragement of in-arms parenting. The goal of the Project is "to both honor and study the historical traditions of indigenous and other ethnic groups, and to provide knowledge of alternate world viewpoints and lifestyle practices". The Project promotes "ways of bonding and being with babies, small children, and each other, ways that lead to greater self-esteem for every individual, as well as inner and outer peace and sense of community."

The Rebozo Way Project is also a source for the beautiful rebozo (available in all-cotton and cotton-rayon) that can be worn alone as a beautiful shawl when it is not being used as a carrier. "The Rebozo Way" is a highly-regarded 25-minute documentary that discusses the philosophy of in-arms parenting and demonstrates eight ways to wear a baby or small child in a rebozo. The video is available in both English and Spanish, and in VHS and PAL formats.

The attractive and well-designed site describes the benefits of in-arms parenting and the use of the rebozo, provides a way to purchase rebozos and order other educational materials, and rent the Rebozo Way Photography Show, "Indigenous Babywearing in Latin America". The site also provides information about a fundraising project celebrating the Sacajawea Coin, which features Sacajawea carrying her baby in a rebozo.

The site includes excellent articles, including four in Spanish. Not to be missed are: "Goals and Benefits of In-Arms Parenting", "Hope for the Future", and the useful resource sheet "Studies on In-arms Parenting". "Easy as 1-2-3" gives detailed rebozo instructions in both English and Spanish. Be sure to see the lovely photos on the "Primitive Parenting" page.

Visit their lovely site to learn more about "traditional methods of birthing, family and community relationships, and about in-arms and attachment parenting as practiced by indigenous peoples worldwide".

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