Welsh nursing shawls

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Welsh nursing shawls

Nursing shawls were used by mothers to carry babies around in a way that left them free to carry on with their work. Known as the Welsh Way, the soft shawl would be wrapped around both mother and child, providing a practical way for the mother to keep her baby close to her while continuing to work.

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  • 1. At 21:57 on 4 May 2010, Rhys Prince wrote:

    I was born in 1987 and my mother crouchet me a shawl and i was carried in it even when my mother went out shopping

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