This is my son’s sheep skin on his push chair (stroller). Sheep products such as skins and meat are a big part of the economy in New Zealand so it’s quite a tradition for a baby to have a sheep skin to sit or lie on. Later they can be used as a carpet in the bedroom. What is traditional in your country?

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Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.