If you’ve been around my site any length of time, you know that I enjoy babywearing. Ok–that may be an understatement. I LOVE wearing my babies!
One of my biggest regrets with my firstborn is that I did not use a baby carrier. At the time, I did not know anyone else who used one, so I resorted to carting her around in strollers. Now, I do not think strollers are all bad, but there are so many wonderful benefits of babywearing that I have enjoyed with my second and third babies.
Plus, I am really not sure how I would have parented my toddlers and babies at the same time without the help of a baby carrier!
Benefits of Babywearing
- helps mother and baby bond
- relaxes/calms baby
- helps mother give baby her full attention
- helps baby learn about the world
- helps baby learn balance
- helps reassure baby that mother is there
- frees mother’s hands for cooking, cleaning and tending to other children
- helps mothers to read baby’s cues
- can help facilitate breastfeeding, and more! (source)
I recently had the fun opportunity to try out the new BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One. I am always up for trying out a new carrier, and I had never tried a BABYBJÖRN before.
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One is multifunctional in that it can be used as both a front and back carrier. I also loved that I could use it with my super slim 1-year-old and also with my 3-year-old!
Both girls enjoyed riding on my back (and my 3-year-old LOVED all the attention the other grocery store patrons gave her!), but I think I prefer the front carrier with my younger babe. There is just something special about the closeness and being able to snuggle all day long!
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One is around $160, but since it can be used with both babies and toddlers, I’d say it yields a pretty good return-on-investment. Other baby-to-toddler carriers require the purchase of a newborn insert, but this one does not.
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One has four different carry positions–three in the front and one in the back. I had been told before that the front “baby-faceing-out” position is something to avoid due to the possibility of harming the baby’s hips; however, the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One was actually developed reflecting the advice of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
According to the website, Baby Carrier One is following the recommendation of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute in order to secure an appropriate position of the baby.
Want to see the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One in action?
This video is not me–but it’s a good video review from Baby Gizmo:
Here comes the FUN part!
Want to WIN a BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One AND a Kindle Fire HDX8.9?!
I SO hope one of you who just bought the eBook bundle will win this Kindle!! Here are the details:
- The giveaway will open on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST and end at 5:00 PM EST on December 18, 2013.
- Participants may enter by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter.
- One winner will be randomly selected to receive a BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One (valued at $199.95) and a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Tablet (valued at $379.00).
- Winner will be announced on December 20, 2013 via BABYBJÖRN’S Facebook page.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BABYBJÖRN’s Baby Carrier One.
For more information, visit www.BABYBJÖRN.com.
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