9 February 2018

Parenting my way with the Baby Bjorn Carrier One

I honestly don't know how I would have managed three children under four without babywearing. It gave me my hands back and happy babies snuggled close to their mama, allowed me to potty train toddlers, cook dinner and most importantly leave the house! The very first carrier I bought was from Baby Bjorn when Ellie was just a few weeks old. There were no siblings to juggle at this point but I knew I wanted to hold her close when we were out and about and she was always far happier there than in her pram. I could talk to her, point things out as we walked and she felt safe amongst busy crowds. It was also really practical for off road walks and to access shops in our town with steps that were really tricky to manage with a pram. Most of all I loved the bonding experience it gave us with our daughter.

Out for a walk with the Baby Carrier One Air

When Phoebe arrived I invested in three more slings and carriers and my love of baby wearing grew. It allowed me to confidently take two children out on my own, with the baby safely snuggled in the sling and Ellie in the pushchair. It also meant I could run round after Ellie at the park and at toddler groups without having to abandon the baby in the pram when really all she wanted to do is be held anyway. Phoebe was a cluster feeder, a little snacker and so I even learnt to breastfeed her in the sling meaning she was able to eat on the go and I wasn't tied to the sofa. It was a life saver when they were grouchy or teething as being cuddled close to mummy was all they really needed and the movement of me walking around with them seemed to comfort them.

Lottie napping in the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One Air

Lottie pretty much spent the first six months of her life in a sling, firstly because I didn't dare put her down because of her very inquisitive 18 month and 3.5 year old sisters who liked to try and pick her up or give her a loving prod as soon as I put her down, but also because she was a very tactile baby and wanted to be held ALL the time. More than ever I needed my hands free in order to be able to look after her siblings and run around after them. Baby wearing very much gave me the confidence to parent my own way and often to survive the day. It also meant I could snuggle my babies, kiss their little heads, drink them all in which I have to say is my favourite part of baby wearing.

We love baby wearing! Lottie fast asleep in the Baby Bjorn Carrier One Air

Baby Bjorn have recently launched their 'Love Manifesto' to celebrate the arrival of the new Baby Bjorn Carrier One/Baby Carrier One Air which is all about empowering parents to trust their instincts and take the pressure off themselves - a campaign I can really get behind. We've been testing out the new Baby Carrier One Air which is suitable from newborn to three and absolutely love it. Now aged two and a bit Lottie insists on walking everywhere trying to keep up with her sisters but still really loves to be carried, particularly when her little legs get tired. I also really like to put her in the carrier when we're amongst the crowds as with three children I just don't have enough hands and then I know exactly where she is, it's perfect for things like fireworks night, the farmers market and visits to London navigating the tube steps and bustle of the city. She also weighs over 12kg now so with her buckled in and my wellies on I can get some exercise with a good walk over the fields while she naps which as she now refuses to nap in her cot is an absolute winner!

The Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One Air is super supportive and comfortable to wear

Here are some of the things we love about the Baby Bjorn Carrier One/Baby Carrier One Air:
  • It's super comfortable to wear for you and your child, made from soft, breathable fabric with padded straps which offer even weight distribution and great support.
  • The Baby Carrier one has been developed in close consultation with paediatricians and provides the correct support for your child's head, back and hips. The International Hip Displasia Institute has tested it and acknowledges it as a 'hip healthy carrier'.
  • It's really easy to put on, adjust and put your child in. I really love how easy the buckles are to fasten and how secure it feels once on.
  • You can carry your baby inward or outward facing and wear them on your front and also back once they are a year old.
  • It has great head support which is great for smaller babies and napping toddlers!
  • It grows with your baby and is suitable from newborn to approx three years old (minimum 3.5kg and maximum 15kg) allowing you to carry them that little bit longer! 
  • It comes in several gorgeous colour ways, we have the Baby Carrier One Air in Frost Green Mesh

You can find our more about the Baby Carrier One and Baby Carrier One Air HERE. We also have a 10% online discount code for you to use which is valid until 26th February 2018, simply enter LOVE2018 at checkout.

Me x

* This is a collaborative post, we were kindly send a Baby Bjorn Carrier One Air for review. 
All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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