Rebozo: Carry your child with the Mexican tradition

The rebozo is a tool used to carry your child while carefree, other actions and other daily tasks are performed. The child sleeps, eats from the breast, relaxes, looks at the world: all from a privileged position.

Carrying children with the rebozo, as always in babywearing, helps mother and child to establish a much closer and more intimate relationship (favored by contact, by feeling the mothers’ movements and by the feeling of perfect closeness), and precisely this band in particular it is characterized by its optimal position. The baby is in fact very close to the mother’s chest, at an optimal distance to establish a visual contact between the eyes of the two, while at the same time his head and his vertebral column lean in the most correct way possible.


The contact with the mother (mainly, but in general with at least one parent) is primordial and fundamental for the growth of children, and developing it from the first days in an intense manner reflects positively on the long-term well-being (of both). Emotionally, of course, but also physically: as we said, the neurological system and the brain benefit enormously, as well as the vestibular system (hearing!).

As we said in the introduction, besides the fact of representing an ideal babywearing solution, the Rebozo has a very important role also in the life of the mother still in gestation. Both during pregnancy and in the painful moment of childbirth it is in fact used to relieve pain and promote a physiological pregnancy as much as possible. Its effectiveness in terms of comfort has not been scientifically proven, but the relief it gives to pregnant women is undoubted.

Mexican midwives have always used it, both in the days prior to giving birth and during the same labor. When the woman feels pain, does not feel at ease or is uncomfortable, arranging the rebozo can prove to be a powerful anesthetic. Which in addition to physical well-being is able to instill a great deal of confidence in the expectant mother, who, finally at ease, feels better her own sensations and have the feeling of having more control over his body.

In the days leading up to the birth, in particular, the Mexican band can also help the breech babies who are a little bit more lazy in assuming the position of natural birth, that is with the head directed towards the cervix. With expert movements and knots, midwives who use the rebozo are in fact able to correct the position of the fetus, both in the days preceding labor and in the moment of labor itself.

During childbirth, then, rebozo becomes an indispensable and indispensable tool in keeping pain under control and finding the ideal position. Knotting the rebozo in the right positions means helping the woman to direct her strength more effectively, to relax the pelvic floor, to feel less pain (by lowering the level of stress) and by combining the rebozo with more comfortable body positions (such as the crouching one), to widen the pelvis and pelvic bones.

There is nothing unnatural, on the contrary: the rebozo is actually used according to what nature offers, namely the maternal instinct. Mothers within themselves know what their bodies ask for to help birth take its course, and the midwife knows she must listen to the woman and her internal compass.

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