Although toddlers are considered small when compared to say a baby elephant, if you end up having to carry one when their legs inexplicably stop working it can be hard to believe they don’t in fact weigh the same as a baby elephant. Switching a child between piggy backs, riding your shoulders and balancing on your hips is enough to make you feel like you are performing a workout whilst traditional child carriers can be bulky, hot and difficult to load and unload your child into.
Shabs’s first taste of motherhood included an emergency caesarean, struggling with the inability to breastfeed and developing postnatal depression, topped off with the issues of leaving the flat carrying a baby, pushchair and bags down the stairs with her caesarean stitches, she decided to take things into her own hands by fashioning her very own baby wrap. Shabs believes this helped her to finally feel the bond that she didn’t realise she was lacking due the trauma of the first few weeks, and the combination of skin-to-skin contact and seeing her baby asl
Looking after a new born can be incredibly difficult at times, if you throw Colic into the mix you will enter into a whole new world of sleep deprived hell, the Easy Start Anti-Colic bottles from MAM aim to help combat this problem and claim to offer an 80% reduction in colic (based on market research USA 2010 n=35 / Field study Austria 2011, n=73).
After the success of Thule’s Urban Glide it was only a matter of time before the second generation was born, the Urban Glide 2, available in three tasteful designs Black on Black, Thule Blue and Dark Shadow. Suitable for popping to the shops or getting your sweat on with a jog around the black the Urban Glide 2 features a lightweight design, weighing in at 11.4kg that makes for easy set up and manoeuvre.
The WoolNest from MoKee is a beautifully designed and modern Moses style basket, with a name like WoolNest I’m already wondering if they make these for adults as it sounds amazingly snuggly, sadly the version we received is only suitable for babies (babies get all the best stuff) up to six months of age, who cannot sit up unaided, roll over and cannot push themselves up on its hands and knees with a maximum weight of 9kg (19.84 lbs).
The new Omni 360 Baby Carrier from Ergobaby has been developed after listening to parents from all over the world and working with baby-wearing educators and doctors to produce a revised all-in-one baby carrier, designed to be the ultimate in comfort for both baby and carrier and at the same time easy to use. Claiming to be the Ergobaby’s most versatile carrier to date and available in 12 mostly minimalist designs, it provides four carrying positions, front facing in, front facing out, back and hip with the ability to quickly and easily switch your baby to
One of the most daunting things about using a baby carrier can be getting it on and your baby inside without tying yourself up in knots, not to mention the fear of letting something you are wearing safely hold your baby! Being hands free can feel very unnatural at first. The Complete Original baby carrier from Lillebaby comes with a great instruction manual with some of the most smiley women you have ever seen, clearly illustrating how to approach each carrying option.