I was given a BABYBJÖRN baby carrier that I was only able to use to carry my rather large son until he was about 6 months old before my back screamed for mercy. Fortunately BRITAX® (the makers of some of the best & safest car seats known to baby-kind) claims to have taken comfort to the next level. The BRITAX Baby Carrier with CarryLongTM System addresses back and shoulder strain associated with extended babywearing in the most popular carrying positions. This system reduces the risk of back and shoulder strain during extended wear by distributing weight across the shoulders, back and hips.
Through extensive research, BRITAX learned that parent or caregiver comfort was one of the top five concerns for parents when choosing a baby carrier. “We discovered a recurring theme of back and shoulder strain when users wore the leading baby carriers for extended periods of time,” said Claudia Prager, product manager for BRITAX. “As a mother of two young children, I experienced the same issues with my carrier and was determined to find a solution so more parents could carry their infants and young toddlers longer and more comfortably.”
Research also indicated that 86% of parents prefer the front carry position with the option of facing inward or outward. BRITAX answered with an ergonomically engineered carrier that accommodates infants through toddlers from 8 pounds up to 32 pounds in these most popular carrying positions.
The BRITAX BABY CARRIER costs $129.99 and comes in two colors: black and navy. The BABY CARRIER ORGANIC is$139.99 and available in tan. The carrier includes a removable infant insert that positions smaller babies naturally, as well as a plush (100% cotton), machine washable bib. Additional accessories, sold separately, include a SEAT EXTENDER INSERT (Black & Navy $24.99), Organic Tan ($26.99) enhancing longer-wearing comfort through balanced weight distribution when used facing inward, as well as a set of BABY CARRIER BIBS ($19.99) for maximum coverage and protection of the carrier.
The BRITAX BABY CARRIER will be available this summer (just in time for me to get one before the second one is born). For more information about BRITAX, visit britaxusa.com.
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