Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Day 50 - Slung around your shoulder

Today's Tip - The Baby Bjorn Carrier is great if you like doing things

If you want to prepare food (don't cook), clean and do other activities standing up, but don't want to leave a fussy baby alone, get one of these carriers. My son loves riding around in it, and it lets you put him in facing forward or facing your body. Generally, it's good to keep them facing forward, otherwise all they'll see is your chest, which isn't good for brain and eye development.

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Blogger Moxie said...

Hi Jef. Found your site through ParentHacks. I thought this tip is great, and wanted to add that when your baby is a little older (old enough to sit up alone) you can use either a backpack or a wrap carrier (like an Ellaroo) or mei-tai or podegi-style carrier to put the kid on your back, and then you actually can cook with knives and heat. Also, don't worry about the face-to-chest carry in the Bjorn, as it's better for their hip joints to face in. They will be more entertained facing out, though, so (as with everything in parenting) it's a tradeoff.


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Blogger Classic Jef said...

I'll have to check those carrying systems out...since my son needs to be carried most right around dinner time, being able to cart him around while cooking would be a godsend.

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Blogger Laura said...

Great information, Jef. I think this would actually help me a out a lot. My daughter is six months old. And while she can entertain herself for a while, she gets to the point where she just HAS to be held. I'm sure all the other parents know what I mean. My biggest problem is when she gets fussy around dinner time, as well. And then when I'm trying to clean up after dinner. Thanks for the advice.

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