Baby traditions in Hispanic Culture

There was a time when I was little and I remembered seeing babies wearing a red little ribbon on their wrist or our traditional huayruro (why-ee-ru-ro) bracelet to protect the baby from the “mal de ojo” or evil eye.

As a latina mom there are many traditions I kept and repeat with our kids. Married to an American, I am already used to him to looking at me like I am crazy, (only sometimes…hahaha). After over 12 years married now sometimes he tells me, “use that trick that you have to calm the baby” or he may say “use that crazy stuff.”

Both my kids have used the red ribbon bracelets with a huayruro, or a stretchy huayruro bracelet, and now, I can’t walk out of the house without their bracelet because it’s become a norm, a comfort, a tradition.

To make sure that I’ve always go the good luck for my kids, and I to save myself time and energy, I keep like three bracIMG_5323elets at a time. One in the car, one in their bedroom and one in my purse.

The huayruro seeds have a long history in Peruvian culture. (There is another post I did about how other countries use them but they give them different names.) If you want to learn more about it click here.

Those seeds have been around for over 500 hundreds year. The communities in the Amazons of Peru, use them for religious ceremonies and for decorations. As I mentioned before, it is a tradition to give those baby huayruro (why-ee-ru-ro) bracelets away when a baby is born to protect them from the evil eye and to bring the baby good fortune, prosperity and happiness.

So if you are looking to give your baby something extra special, with a story and something meaningful, think about our Peruvian baby huayruro bracelets.

I invite you to check our our complete baby collection and shop at

Our beautiful packaging makes your gift even more special.


Evelyn Brooks


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