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June 18, 2019 1 Comment
Hi friends! My name is Anne Ferris, I’m originally from Chicago. In 2013, I quit my job as a corporate lawyer topursue my dream of living on the beach in Costa Rica. I moved to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, and over the last 4 years, I have worked on a tourism business, found love and started a beautiful little family. I created Nalakai Slings while pregnant with my second baby, Nala. My daughter was born when my first son Kai was only 18 months old. While pregnant with Nala, I did a lot of research into carriers because I knew that I would need to have my hands free to play with my toddler Kai. Inspired by the natural, no-fuss lifestyle here in Tamarindo, I immediately fell in love with the benefits of traditional babywearing.
In Tamarindo, the weather is HOT all 12 months of the year. With Kai, I had tried the front carriers and also wraps,
but they were just too warm. I also found that, despite the manufacturer’s claims, I was unable to secure either typeof carrier by myself. I always needed my husband’s extra set of hands to tie a tie or buckle a buckle in the back. If I was alone while he was working, too bad. For that reason, I decided to try ring slings. I ordered an expensive designer sling and was underwhelmed when it arrived. The 100% linen was thick and scratchy. It didn’t feel nice against my skin or my baby’s. I then discovered bamboo slings on Instagram. I learned that bamboo is not only incredibly soft, but it’s also strong and sustainably gown. Unfortunately, all the bamboo blend slings I found were incredibly expensive, the cheapest one I could find was almost $100!
I decided to make my own design and choose the best fabric, and soon Nalakai Slings was born. I want to inspire moms and dads to wear their babies close to their heart by offering beautiful, soft, strong and economical carriers. From my family to yours, I hope you enjoy your Nalakai Sling!
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