I would love a Beco carrier for my newest son.
My husband is a large man and would love extra large sizes so he could babywear too.
My husband would love a Beco carrier! He always says that he's going to carry our future baby everywhere! He's an AP parent without even knowing what AP is! ;)
A good way to get dads to carry their baby is to have more advertisment with dads doing things while wearing baby. Things like: playing video games, watching sports on tv (free hands to snack and high five buddies!), cooking, walking the dogs, etc.
I would love one of these carriers!! How to get more men to wear them? Maybe have a "just for dad's" information booklet in the package about the benefits of baby wearing specifically for the daddy! My husband loves to wear our kids, since he can get stuff done around the house without them fussing and when in a store, it keeps them contained! lol!
These carriers are so cute! It would be so great to have one and so easy to be able to wear our newborn while running (or walking) around after our toddler!
- I think more men would wear the carriers if there are more masculine covers available (which seems to be happening here), if they are easy to get on and off (because my husband always says it's just as easy to pick up the kids or put them down in their carseats or whatnot), and if there is more advertising/ marketing towards men (though women are generally the readers of parents magazines and websites it seems - can Home Depot start carrying the Beco line? :)
I would be thrilled to win a Becco Carrier!
For us it's worked out that I was the only babywearer.
When the baby is so small that it can't be put on a blanket to play or some other alternative,
they are with me, since I'm food!
I think dads interact with babies and young children in very different ways than mothers
and their interactions usually include more physical play,
setting the baby down in the grass to explore how it feels,
holding their hand as a they "walk" or balance on things
and babywearing gets in the way of those interactions.
I think it's easier for mothers to handle having children strapped to them and hanging from them on all sides. We are conditioned by pregnancy and breastfeeding for it!
I would love one!
I think the more men see other men babywearing, the more they are willing to give it a try. I think the fact that you include pictures of men using your carriers on your site is a great start - but maybe have a babywearing daddy/uncle/grandpa contest where people can submit pictures. Perhaps higher profile product placement is beyond your company's scope, but I wish there were more images of babywearing in general in mainstream media - especially of men!
I would LOVE to get one of these carriers! My husband would wear one as long as its in a boy color. He'd be happy with Camo or black. As for other men Id say if it had patterns they could relate to there would be a better chance of them wearing one. My hubby was in the Airforce and if there was one that had the airforce logo on it I think lots of people would buy one.
I would love to have one of these carriers! And you are announcing the winners on my birthday, so that would make the perfect birthday gift!
I didn't have any trouble getting my husband to wear our son. Once he realized our baby would hardly ever cry if we wore him, he was all in. It helps to have a carrier that isn't very girly looking! I love the helicopter print!
Oh, man, I have been wanting one of these for SO long. Ever since I saw the ads in Mothering mag, actually. We have a hand-me-down mei tai, but would LOVE one of these instead. We love to do a back carry. My husband loves the carriers, too.
Suggestions for how to get more men babywearing (from my husband)
- Show more men in ads.
- Offer patterns that look like guys fashions from places like BR and Gap. Don't use a bunch of prints that look like baby stuff. (for the record, he thought the Duke print was not cool). Solid colors are good.
- Show guys doing things that guys might actually do while wearing a baby carrier - making dinner, going to a store or mall, at a sports game, going on a hike, playing basketball (just kidding).
- Make ads with more hotties like these two.