Do you know who invented the Snugli, which many women use to carry babies?
Well, some would say that the Togo people of West Africa are responsible for this “newfangled” idea. Ann Moore, an American pediatric nurse working with the Peace Corps in Togo in the early 1960s, saw the women there using slings to carry their babies while they worked. The babies were comfortable, and the women’s hands were free to do their work. Moore and her mother, Lucy Aukerman, used this idea to design their own adjustable, pouchlike infant carrier. They patented the design and ultimately sold it to a commercial producer.