FYI: I was not paid to write this review. This is my honest-to-golly opinion. Oh, and you should also know that at the end of this review is an opportunity for you to win a free BabyBjorn Organic Original baby carrier, so you can form your own opinion and see if it matches mine. (And if it doesn't you can be all like, "Um, that Claire Bidwell Smith is soo crazy," and I won't mind at all.)
So, we've long established that this mama is a baby-wearer. I can't get enough of wearing my little girl with me everywhere I go. She likes it, I like it, it works out all the way around. Wearing babies is by far the easiest way to be out and about with them, and it's a fantastic means of getting them to fall asleep.
Now, onto the Bjorn. I saw my first BabyBjorn carrier several years ago when my friends first started getting pregnant and I began attending baby showers for the first time. I remember my friend Abby receiving one as a gift and her husband snatching it out her hands to strap it on right then and there. He's a rock climber and he was thrilled with the idea of his kid being so portable (note: I don't think the BabyBjorn carrier is recommended for rock climbing).
Anyway, the BjornBaby Carrier just became a classic symbol of parenthood to me. It was one of the first gifts we received in the mail when we found out I was pregnant. And like my friend's husband, Greg strapped it on immediately, just to try it out.
No, this is not Greg, nor is it my friend's husband. But he is kinda cute, isn't he?
Some things I really like and think you should know about BabyBjorn: It's a family-owned Swedish company that's been around for almost 50 years. They work closely with pediatricians when developing their thoughtful products so you can feel really good about your purchase. There are currently four models to choose from, all tailored to specific types of parents and babies so you can create the best fit possible.
The Original carrier can be used from infancy on up to 25 pounds and you can wear the baby facing inward towards you, or outwards so they can check out their surroundings. It's super easy to put on and take off, and it's even easy to remove a sleeping kid from the carrier and put them down still asleep. I do this ALL the time. Half the time it's the only way to get V down soundly. Check out this video demonstrating just this on their homepage.
And the best news? The BabyBjorn Original Carrier now comes in organic cotton, ensuring that keeping your baby just as safe as you are close.
Now it's your turn to try one out!
Giveaway Details: BabyBjorn would like to offer one of my lucky readers a BabyBjorn Organic Original Baby Carrier.
To win simply leave a comment below telling me who you would carry around!
Here are some rules:
- No duplicate comments.
- You may receive an additional entry by linking on Twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
- You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
- You may receive an additional entry by becoming a "BabyBjorn Believer. Take the survey here and leave a comment saying you did so.
- This giveaway is open to US Residents.
- Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
- You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
- Contest ends February 5, 2010 at 9AM, CST.
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Congrats to Julie at Duet Letterpress for winning the Bjorn!