Kanga (African wrap)


Ivana Stanojevic Mihajlović, Serbia

Oh, Kanga! I was so impatient to see it and try it. It’s a completely different experience. The fabric is very very thin so you may doubt that one could carry a baby in it, but you can 🙂 This was the first time that I have tried the torso carry. I can say it hasn’t been uncomfortable at all. I wasn’t feeling relaxed either since I didn’t have a wrap on my sholders. Also, I needed a longer wrap to be able to secure it propertly. Anyway, it was easy to tie it up and it was fun to try. Thanks Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) , we have enjoyed!

Antonija Štimac, Croatia

First of all i want to thank @lenastravelingcarriers and @wee la for this opportunity, for my son and me to try african kanga. I am literally thrilled. It was our first backcarry and at first when I saw how short kanga is i was a little scared and I thought that there is no chance to get my boy in, but i was wrong it is really simple to tide it up, and we loved it, i carried my baby for 2 hours every day without the slightest problem. It is a little slippery so at first i was a little scared that the baby would not slip out, but when i relaxed it was great. For someone who has no expirience in babywearing I was literally blown away by that lightness and simplicity. If i had more opportunity i would definitely wrap again that magical African kanga. My boy is now 6,5 months old and have 9 kg. I sent it today and i allready miss it 😕

Manca Gojević, Croatia

Thanks to @lenastravelingcarriers and Wee La I had the opportunity to try this African Kanga for the first time 😊. It’s all cotton but very silky and thin in hand. At first I was not confident at all that I was gonna make it because of its short length but after few video instructions we finally did it 😅
It was not easy to be honest but when we made it it was surprisingly comfy. My girl(9,5kg) fell asleep immediately.
It got loose a little bit after some time but nothing to be concerned. I like the torso wrapping but would be happier with something less slippery 🙂 ❤️❤️

Azra Velisavljev, Serbia

When I saw that kanga is on a test tour, a was really curious, so I applied. It was long time ago, and in the meantime, my little one got his legs, so he is rather running then being carried. So, I tried kang with my older boy, nearly 5 years and 20kg+. I didn’t know how would I manage this, pa it was quite easy, not complicated at all, you don’t need more than a minuta to tie two knots. And it held him just fine, and it wasn’t hard for me to carry him, in spite of a torso carry. Only thing I didn’t like is that the child is quite low, but I didn’t have any doubt that he would fall out. It was comfy for him also… I really think that this type of carrier could be grate for smaller children. Thanks Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) , we had fun testing something not so familiar to us


Milica Dujakovic, Serbia

I actually liked this 😁
It is easy to put on, though at the beginning it keeps sliding a bit and I had to adjust it all the time . Then I discovered it is easier if you tie both ends, above and below breasts. The baby strangely enjoyed it more than some new fancy carriers, so sometimes maybe the simplicity is the key. She is 1 year old and around 8,5kg. It helps if the person carrying has a bigger bottom, and I for sure fall into that category 😁
And of course, the pattern and the colours ❤️
Kind of brings you back to the roots of babywearing.
Thanks once again all so much Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers)

Marija Zivkovic Nikolic, Serbia

Thanks to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) I tested kanga with my 21 months old boy which is in some strike and he didn’t actually let me try this one as I planned. We used it for no more than 15 minutes in a row so I can’t say much. It can be set fast and easy, but for me it wasn’t much comfortable, and I was a little frighten I’ll drop my boy, which of course didn’t happen. It can be carried in any bag, it is light, and have beautiful colours and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try something different.

Miljana Letović, Serbia

I was very excited about testing this African kanga. My first taughts about babywearing always were African women and how they carrying their children. I have never seen or touched kanga before so it was my first experience. It’s actually really interesting. Colours and pattern are beautiful. I had little problem with wrapping but I succeed. It’s not comfortable for long walks but it’s really great experience. Baby is 16 months old and almost 12kg. Thank you Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) for this opportunity.

Marija, Serbia

I feel honored I had an oportunnity to try this simple and beautiful African wrap, thanks to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers), because this is what I dreamt of for nine months while carrying my baby in my belly.
I didn’t manage to tie it up really well, the upper rail was supposed to be tucked in like a towel but I kinda failed it and tie it. Anyway, I loved it! So exciting and natural. It is thin, but firm, it held my son weighing 13kgs for 30 minutes without making too much pressure on my chest. Truly happy to try it, there is something magical in it’s simplicity ❤

Leja Stojiljković Mitrović, Serbia

Thanks to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) for a chance to try famous African kanga wrap. It was very interesting and we had a great fun trying it. My baby tester wasn’t very delighted, because she was too low, so she couldn’t reach my hair. But she tried to do it. #lenastravelingcarriers

Jovana Tešović, Serbia

Thanks to Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) we had an honor to try this great traditional African wrap. I didnt have much desire to try it until my brother in law (who is from Zimbabwe) came in visit and started to talk about this kind of wraps, how its helping so much women there who has to work hard for their families, how his mother carried all of them in that wrap, and worked in the fields and around the house, how its super safe and easy to use (but he likes better this newer kind of wraps and wrapping which he saw me doing xD). So I get courage to test this kanga while he is here. Material is so soft and pleasant and lite that I doubt grip and glide but I remembered all those women wearing it and working hard jobs so once again I needed courage. I get the baby on my back and tied it as much as I could and…wow! It holds him! Baby didnt mind at all…actually he was singing all the time, even he doesnt see anything in front, he was so calm. I have that feeling that he is gonna fall down when Im walking, but there wasnt chance for it. It holds very well. I tried few times to raise the baby higher on my back, but didnt make it. My brother in law said that thats it, because women in the fields are leaning forward much, so that is perfect height for the baby. We tried the legs out and legs in(cause I saw some photos from Africa) and both was comfy. It felt safer when baby is all tied in it, then with the arms our, but baby didnt mind both ways. All in all it was great experience and Im glad I tried it! 😊

Milica Mihic, Serbia

I couldn’t wait to see and use kanga wrap! Thank you Lena’s traveling carriers for making this possible. I’ve used it mostly at home when my baby was upset and wanted to be in my arms, but I’ve had something else to do. It was strange how low on my back the baby was, so I tended to lean forward at first. It was diffrent for him as well, but he enjoyed. Kanga is perfect for summer because it’s very light. I’d say this is great for pregnant people and for people with shoulder pain/problems. This was the first time I’ve tried torso wrap and it was nice for my shoulders to have a little brake. Baby is 10kg and 12months. I would love to test kanga again in future with smaller baby. I want to have kanga in my stash, and I hope I will find it in my country.

Gordana Rikalo, Serbia

First of all, I want to thank Lenine putujuce nosiljke (Lena’s traveling carriers) and wee La, cause they gave us the opportunity to try out this amazing wrap. My son and I wanted to test something new, and this gave us just that, new experience in babywearing. Boy is 14,5kg in weight and I didn’t even feel that. It did slip a bit, so I was scared at first, but it didn’t bother me for long, so I relaxed and started to enjoy. If I had a chance to try it again, I definitely would, it’s beautiful and amazing experience. Thanks again, especially for a magical dreams in it.

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