Thursday, December 19th, 2013
BabyBjörn, Swedish innovators of the upright-infant front carrier, now have a version that converts to a back carrier. Baby Carrier One can be used from newborn to age 3 (or about as long as you can wear your child without your back giving out). On YouTube you can watch it in action.
I am a big fan of BabyBjörn, and not just because they show cute dads in so many of their ads (though that might help). I think their carriers are incredibly sturdy and supportive; it’s an example of getting what you pay for, IMO, because a bargain carrier might only have enough padding to wear comfortably when your baby is small. I hauled each of my kids around until well past their first birthday because it was so glorious to have my hands free and to not be nipping people’s ankles with my stroller all the time. This new one can last even longer; I wouldn’t be surprised if my little niece (shown below looking like an elf) is in one through her toddler years.
Keep your little one close by entering our latest contest with BabyBjörn; ONE lucky winner will receive the Baby Carrier One, a $200 value.
To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day December 25, and don’t forget to read the official rules. Be sure to check back on December 27 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!
Congrats to Lisa Levenson Friedman!
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
Faulty infant carriers, cribs, high chairs and other nursery products caused a 21% spike in injuries last year, Consumer Ally reported today on WalletPop.com.
Regulators estimated there were 77,300 emergency-room visits related to products aimed at children younger than 5 years old, compared with 63,700 in 2008, the CPSC said in a recent study.
“The numbers in nearly all these categories are far too high,” said CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson. “It speaks to why we have new rules in place for two juvenile products and why we are pushing so hard to have new standards for cribs in place by the end of this year.”
Infant carriers, car seat carriers, cribs and mattresses, strollers, carriages and high chairs are associated with nearly three quarters of the injuries, with falls the leading cause. Keep up with the very latest on recalls with our helpful Recall Finder and for more details on this story, see Mitch Lipka’s full Consumer Ally report.
Have you had the upsetting and unfortunate experience of dealing with a recalled product for your little one?
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