20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World
The Venda tribe from South Africa have a pretty unique way of raising children. In this tribe, whose lands were protected during apartheid and therefore the traditional culture left mostly untouched, mothers don’t stop working at the birth of a baby. Instead, the whole family chips in. Aunts, uncles, and especially grandmothers are expected to take up the mantle of child rearing. Because most women live alongside their husbands’ family, a majority of the caretakers are paternal relatives. Kids call these extra helpers ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’ too. It’s both a sign of respect and acknowledgement that the children belong to the whole kin group.