Can My Baby Wear Waist Beads?

December 14, 2021

Can My Baby Wear Waist Beads?

Can My Baby Wear Waist Beads?

Before I share my opinion on this topic, I will like to share facts about why babies in some cultures wear waist beads. 

1. Adornment - they are beautiful.

2. Track weight and growth - no weight scales.

3. Shape the body - small waist as the child grows. 

4. In some traditions that beads had spiritual powers, they brought luck and protection to the wearer. 

My opinion is that what is right or wrong is based on an individuals personal choices and life style. I personally wear waist beads for adornment and sensuality, so I will not put waist beads on my baby or child. I wouldn't want my child to be uncomfortable and I don't care to shape my child's body.

Another reason is that my child lives in the Western world and her teachers and doctors may be concerned or surprised to see the waist beads and she would be too young to educate them. 

The choice is ultimately up to the parent, the symbolism attached to the waist beads are based on the beliefs of the wearer. 


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