My interview with Tacoma, Washington locals and baby carrier manufacturers John and Anna Jo of Kangaroo Karry [Image of a dark pink stretchy wrap in use, with the tag of the wrap displayed. Text around the tag reads quote, Baby carrier manufacturer interview with Kangaroo Karry by Amy Wraps Babies, end quote.]
Finding a new babywearing company is so fun for me. I love figuring out the motivation of the people behind the brand - what drives them to create a product that is so essential for so many caregiving journeys?
Kangaroo Karry is a new manufacturer that has sprouted from Tacoma, Washington. I met the owners, husband and wife team John and AnnaJo, at a recent baby expo and I was really intrigued by their products. They seemed to be filling a niche in the local community that I didn’t know existed. Here’s the Q&A of a virtual chat we had this week...
A review of a buckle carrier by a wrapper - what surprises could be in store? Here's the full review of the Kol Kol Onbuhimo, a waistless buckle carrier. [Image of a white woman wearing a white toddler on her back in a blue wrap conversion onbuhimo carrier.]
This is a review of a buckle carrier by someone who uses wraps almost exclusively, so let's level-set on my personal carrier preferences real quick: it's not that I dislike buckle carriers. I'm a wrapper because I love wraps; I find them most comfortable for me. Buckles totally have their place, I just haven't found one that really clicks with me and I love as much as a cozy wrap.
Enter the Kol Kol Onbuhimo. Maybe it's that my baby and I are at what feels like just the right time for an onbuhimo for us - baby is 22 months, he tolerates being wrapped but prefers very fast ups, we usually wear while out more than at home, and the weather is hot right now. All wonderful conditions for onbuhimo wearing.
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