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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a BabyBjörn!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

There are plenty of products you don’t really “get” until you have a baby, and I’d put a baby carrier right up there. They look cute and all when you’re filling out your registry, but the first time you want to take an outing without having your hands tied to a stroller is when the lightbulb goes off and you realize how indispensable a good baby carrier can be.

Here are just a few ways I used my BabyBjörn: To get through airports, to take walks in the woods, to shop in crowds when I didn’t want to be shoving people accidentally with stroller wheels, to attend outdoor festivals and fairs, and to get my older child to preschool while carting along my infant.  My BabyBjörn became like a secret weapon to get me out of the house. And my husband could wear it, too, so we could share the load (literally!). In the picture below I’m holding my son while my daughter meets Cinderella!

Note that it can be tricky to try and use any carrier with a brand-new newborn. They do better in an infant car seat snapped into a stroller frame when they’re teeny-tiny. I’d say that for us, the golden age for the BabyBjörn was about 3 months to 9 months, though I used mine (especially with my second child) right past the first birthday.

That’s why I’m excited that BabyBjörn is giving away a carrier to 3 people who leave a comment at this post. Each one is worth $80! You can comment up to once a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Here’s where you can read the official rules. Goody luck!

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a BabyBjörn

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Since they won the coveted title of favorite baby carrier in our American Baby Bests Awards, I looked forward to seeing the BabyBjörn folks this past week at the ABC trade show, a big industry event held this year in Louisville, KY. It’s always a treat to see all the colors and variations of the BabyBjörn in one place! Their new-for-2013 colors are shown here, raspberry and light blue.

Three things you may not know about BabyBjörn carriers: One, they’re named after their founder, Björn Jakobson, whose first product invention was a bouncer seat. (He moved on from there to baby carriers, which won him a lot more fame.) Two, Björn’s wife, Lillemor, is still the head designer. She and her husband have been running their company for more than 50 years now, so they are no spring chickens, but they’re as spirited as ever. (Check out this video fashion show about the history.) And finally, the BabyBjörn fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified, which is basically the European standard for “green.”

They’ll give away two of the brand-new BabyBjörn Original carriers, worth $80 and shown above. To be eligible, leave a comment below. (Note: Your comment may not show up right away, don’t panic!) Tell us where you wear your baby, or, if you’re pregnant, what you see yourself doing with the carrier. You can leave up to one comment a day, today through Wednesday, October 24. The official rules are all here. Goody luck!

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