Story: Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth


Wahakura are traditionally woven sleeping bassinets for young babies, which enable babies to sleep with their parents safely.

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Hope Tupara, 'Te whānau tamariki – pregnancy and birth - Baby care, 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Hope Tupara, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017