There are a few undeniable truths of motherhood. The baby will wake up the second you go to sleep. You actually should cry over spilt breast milk. Your children will only play with toys at other people’s home.
One I struggle with the most is babies like be carried ... a lot. I don’t blame them really. Why hang out on the ground if you can be adult height where all the action is? The only problem is mommy needs both hands to make bottles or do laundry or wipe the little butt of a sibling and then the constant carrying becomes an obstacle to every day life, if not your sanity.
Enter the baby carrier.
I’ve long been a fan of wraps and slings to solve the constant carrying conundrum. However, when Britax offered me one of their organic baby carriers to review in celebration of International Babywearing Week, I jumped at the chance.
Once my Britax Baby Carrier arrived, I was anxious to try it out. It took a few trips through the manual to get it figured out, especially since I added the seat extender insert - a necessity for a baby as big as Amos. However, once I got it on, it was smooth sailing. I loved that he could rest relatively safely in the seat of the carrier while I snapped on the top portion. I also like that there is no shoulder strap to fasten behind my back, which can be difficult to maneuver with a baby on board.
I tried it out at the mall that weekend and everything went great, but let’s be honest a quick jaunt around a mall is no real test. Instead, I decided to carry Amos when I flew across country with both children by myself. I figured pushing Griffin in a stroller between connecting flights was my best option and there was no way I was lugging our three million pound double stroller through security.
So, the carrier was my best option and I have to say...it worked beautifully. The only issue I had were Amos’s shoes getting stuck as I pulled him out, but nothing major. He sat comfortably in the carrier the entire trip, even falling asleep before our second flight (not that he stayed asleep on the plane of course!). The Britax Baby Carrier was also incredibly comfortable for me. He felt secure as I helped Griffin or lifted bags and luggage and the carrier made the entire trip much easier.
Britax Baby Carrier Giveaway
Britax is going to give one lucky Salt & Nectar Reader a Baby Carrier of their very own!
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received (duplicate entries will be deleted and only one will be counted). This sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Please note that we cannot ship product to a P.O. Box.
~ Sarah Stewart Holland