[Image of two babies sitting on a couch. The baby on the left is made of plastic with white skin and wearing a blue one piece jumper. The baby on the right is a real human 9 month old with white skin who is smiling at the camera.]
David is our back-carrying champion! David was the very first doll to join the Adjoyn team. He is a toddler-sized demo doll (otherwise known as fake baby or faby) who excels at assisting with all carry types but particularly shines with back carries. One of the reasons David is so great at practicing back carrying is his long body results in a seat that is lower on the wearer's back so it is easier to reach and adjust the carrier. This is particularly helpful for those who are new to wearing a baby on their back because as they're increasing their range of motion.
Size: 28 inches long and 13 pounds
Favorite carriers: woven wraps, toddler SSC (Soft Structured Carriers)
Latest work: Baby Bump Expo NW model for toddler carriers
Upcoming appearances: "Carry Your Baby on Your Back" workshop in Portland, OR
Why is such a giant doll needed? It is difficult to get the feel of a carrier with a doll that is too small. Carriers are designed to hold weight, and more structured carriers are designed to fit physical features of specific sizes of children, such as toddler SSCs. Therefore it is really helpful to have a doll that fills out the carrier in order to get an accurate judgement of the carrier's ease of use for the wearer To learn more about why babywearing demo dolls are important in general, read our first Fabies post.
To get David to help with your babywearing practice, schedule a session or join a workshop with Adjoyn today!