When you’re a new Mom, it can be tough to get out of the house some days. Between feedings, diaper changes and new parent exhaustion, you might think it’s easier just to stay inside. Having had two babies of my own, I can attest to the fact that it’s always a good idea to go outside. In fact, when my kids were infants, going to my local parent and baby group was what saved me. It didn’t matter what I looked like – as long as I took some time each day to interact with other humans, I felt SO much better!
And, the one item I used almost every day was a baby carrier. Babywearing is such a freeing activity – you can literally go anywhere with your little one. There’s no worrying about if a stroller will fit (on public transit, for example) or – especially during those first few weeks when your body is still recovering – if you’ll have to lug a stroller up or down stairs, etc. You just strap baby in and go!
Benefits of Babywearing
The benefits of babywearing are many – baby is soothed by being held so close and is lulled by the natural, rhythmic walking motion and the sound of your heartbeat. Baby feels safe and secure which increases the bond between parent and child. (Bonus! For all of the nursing mamas out there, babywearing also allows for breastfeeding on-the-go.)
I really loved my babywearing time, which is why I am so excited to share a new, innovative carrier with you.
Imagine: A Versatile Carrier for Infants and Toddlers
We Made Me sent their Imagine carrier to review. The Imagine is a super-adjustable soft-structured carrier that feels like you’re wearing your favourite premium hoodie! First off, I love that it is suitable for newborn babies from 8 lbs. / 3.6 kg (when used with the included infant insert), and can accommodate kids up to 36 months (or 33 lbs. / 15 kg). This is a game changer because you only have to buy one carrier – not one for each stage (infant and toddler). The quality of the Imagine carrier is wonderful – the buckles are chunky and feel solid; there are lots of adjustment options to ensure the comfort of both baby and wearer; and, the fabric is soft and pliable, yet the carrier is structured enough to feel supportive. It also offers both front and back carrying positions.
Bonus – the carrier folds up small and comes packed in a reusable pouch.
To find out more about the Imagine carrier – and the other We Made Me carriers – visit their website. If you’re considering using a carrier, take a moment to watch the video below demonstrating the 5 Platinum Rules for Safe Babywearing.
Enter for a chance to WIN!
Our friends at We Made Me are giving away an Imagine baby carrier valued at $150, to a lucky MomResource.ca reader!
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