In this week’s baby bargainista column, Jenny is asking for your advice...
Last week I wrote about my daughter’s Christmas wish and my despair that it would be unfulfillable. I was really impressed and encouraged by all the creative suggestions for alternatives that would satisfy her wish – so this week I’m hoping to draw on your expertise again!
My own fervent Christmas wish for myself is for a baby carrier. I’m due in January and I have fantasies of walking off my baby weight with my infant cuddled up close to me, zipped snugly inside my nearly-new M Coat.
The problem is, now that baby-carrying has become a popular option, there are so many different carriers available I have no idea which one to choose!
According to babycenter.com, the criteria I should look for are:
• Padded head support for baby
• Adjustable head and seat openings to allow baby to grow
• An easy-to-open bottom area
• Wide, padded, adjustable shoulder straps
• Quick-release buckles
• Padded back support
That last one is especially important to me as I’ve had a “bad back” ever since my first pregnancy.
A friend recommended the Ergo baby carrier, available from milkface.com (pictured), but it seems a bit pricey for this baby bargainista.
So I’m hoping you can help me out one more time – can anyone recommend a baby carrier they’ve used that’s versatile, offers back support, and is comfortable for both carrier and baby? Let me know in the comments!