As every new parent learns, a timeless method of comforting an infant is to wrap him or her snugly in a blanket--a technique known as swaddling. Baby-gami is a welcome new approach to the swaddling tradition that uses the folding techniques of origami combined with creative ideas from real parents to produce no-fail swaddles--with style!
Swaddles include the newborn Snug Wrap and the classic Burrito Wrap, plus plenty of special occasion and emergency wraps. Baby-gami also instructs parents in the art of tying a sling so baby can be carried--hands-free! Slings include the Office Sling, Glamour Sling, and Housework Sling. Each swaddle and sling is presented with stepby- step instructions, easy-to-follow illustrations, and a beautiful photograph of the finished product.
Writer and counselor Andrea Sarvady lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and an alarming number of young daughters. Fern Drillings, RN, MSN, is a certified childbirth educator and infant/child CPR instructor. She is on the faculty of New York University School of Nursing, and lives in New York City with her husband and son, who was swaddled as a baby. Bill Milne is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in more than 20 books. He's also contributed to Gourmet, Wine Spectator, Time, People, and many other publications. To see Bill's work, visit his website: www.billmilne.com.
A hobby lover who has delved into each of these and more, author Tina Barseghian serves up a playful mix of information and resources to help you get your hobby on and experience a whole new world of fun and relaxation.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.