Most parents can attest to the desire for an extra set of hands when they are tending to their children – and when one child happens to be a newborn, you never need them more!
So,what is one to do when you have a husband who who works long hours and no extended family on hand to pop over and help when juggling the unsettled little one, while amusing the full on 4 year old, and keeping the everyday household duties under control?
If your bank account doth overflow, you hire a nanny, chef and cleaner. If like the majority it doth not, I suggest you invest in a Baby Carrier Miracle.
The very kind people at Baby Bjorn Australia sent me my very own to test run, knowing that I’d have my hands full. Voted the best baby carrier/sling in the 2012 Mother & Baby Awards for me it has been a Godsend! Whether strapping it on for the short walk to my son’s (not so pram friendly with 3 separate gates to negotiate before you even get inside) daycare , or donning it during the dreaded witching hour, when my unsettled little Miss Zara likes to make it know she has had herself a long day, it provides a win-win solution. She gets a snuggle and I can still go about the nightly chores of cooking and cleaning without having to try to impersonate Houdini at the same time!
|Off to daycare!|
|Snuggled up to survive the witching hour|
While I admit the first few times I strapped it on I felt like I was going to need a university degree to work out what clicked into where, it quickly becomes second nature. Might I recommend you check this cool instructional clip out here – if I hadnt rushed head first in, I think I would have saved myself some time!
For those worried about how this affects your spine, fear not. Unlike pregnancy, the clever designers have also ensured your body will not suffer by lugging around this extra weight. With an ergonomic, adjustable waist and lumbar region, wide shoulder straps and cushioned in all the right places, you can easily make all the necessary adjustments from the front to ensure your bub’s weight is being distributed evenly between your waist, back and shoulders.
Besides the fact it frees me up, I love the lightweight mesh material, which is breathable and still manages to look stylish. What works best for me though, as I am the main user of it, is leaving it all set up bar the right hand top and side clips and then simply slip in and secure it on at a moment’s notice. Because we all know baby’s can be a tad impatient, it might just earn you some extra peace sooner! And I am ALL ABOUT making life easier, and thanks to my Baby Carrier Miracle, it is going a long way to do just that!
|Two thumbs up from this Mum,
thanks Baby Bjorn!
For more information about price, stockist, and it’s fab features, check out the Baby Bjorn Australia website by clicking here
My thanks to Baby Bjorn Australia for gifting me the baby Bjorn Miracle carrier. No money was paid for my opinions and they remain entirely my own.