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post #21 of 27
Wow, that is awesome! I have never seen that before!
post #22 of 27
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just got my amautik, and my almost 2 year old is in love with it. photos.

just wanted to share.
Ania, how do you get your babe IN and OUT? I'm having a heck of a time with my 5 month old and basically just end up really sweaty and frustrated with baby puke in my hair
post #23 of 27
annabanana, how cool! I've never heard of such a thing before. Am I right in understanding that the coat is both coat and carrier? It's been in the mid-60's here for the past few days so I don't think I'll have need of quite that degree of coverage I wish I did, though! I get really excited about traditional carries and ways of caring for children. (I know... I'm a dork! ) USAmommy thanks so much for those links! It is always lovely to hear of traditions being passed on.
post #24 of 27
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Ania, how do you get your babe IN and OUT? I'm having a heck of a time with my 5 month old and basically just end up really sweaty and frustrated with baby puke in my hair
yes, sweaty

i need stronger arm and shoulder muscles for this. he is heavy and long. the good thing is that he is very eager to go, so he keeps on trying to get in too!

with a younger baby, what i've been shown -- rest him on your head, one hand on his back, then with your other arm lift the outer hood and bring it to the baby's back, for security and hold it there with one hand. then with your other hand open the inner pouch and start lowering him in. does it make sense? have you seen photos on line? there is a site, i think hipbundles.com that features amautiit and there are some illustrations. they don't apply to me, as he is too long

just practice. when i first got my wraps, i practice quite a lot with a pillow, and now i am able to wrap them on my back fast and easy. though a pillow won't work with an amautik. the main thing to know that it is possible -- i see moms do it with ease all the time, so all we need is confidence and practice.
post #25 of 27
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annabanana, how cool! I've never heard of such a thing before. Am I right in understanding that the coat is both coat and carrier? It's been in the mid-60's here for the past few days so I don't think I'll have need of quite that degree of coverage I wish I did, though! I get really excited about traditional carries and ways of caring for children. (I know... I'm a dork! ) USAmommy thanks so much for those links! It is always lovely to hear of traditions being passed on.
yes, it is both coat and carrier. though i think the coat will be not warm enough without the baby there! it is like a maternity coat backwards, and the belt that i tie around my waist makes the pouch for the baby to stand or sit in. it is very cool!
post #26 of 27
I have an amauti that was made for me by a Inuit women in Nunavut. I am currently pregnant with #1, however I have worn it with friends children. I have a little bunting that goes with it for wearing it with a smaller baby - makes it easier to get the babe in and out of the amauti.

I also wanted to respond to all the comments of people wanting a pattern for this garment. I completely understand, especially given the cost, but this coat is a cultural garment and the pattnerns are not available (especially to non-Natives) for a reason. First of all, they are rarely written down. And second, there is a big movement among women there to protect the rights to this garment. My seamstress also stressed upon selling it to me that it could not be used to make a pattern from, and I basically gave her my word.

I understand that the expense is a big thing - I paid $500 Canadian and that's a good deal. But for the work that goes into it and the propriety issues, I think it should remain this way.
post #27 of 27
I wore an amautik with my 2yo in the babywearing fashion show at the Oregon conference this summer; it was amazing! It was such a special experience for me, and def. the highlight of the show for the two of us. He even helped me pull the hood over the both of us to show it off, which is no small thing in August!

If I ever have another baby, I will probably find a way to purchase one of these, even though the idea of spending $500 on a coat is crazy to me ... it was that special to be wearing it.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!
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