I would love to win!!
My husband doesn't mind babywearing, but I think he prefers patterns that aren't too feminine!
Would love a new carrier, and Beco has such great designs. More attention to celebrity dads who are babywearers may attract new dads to the practice. I have seen photos on blogs of Brad Pitt and others doing it, so why shouldn't all men?
I would love one of these. To encourage more men to wear their babies you have to show more men wearing their babies. My husband won't baby wear because he feels it will emasculate him. Once it's shown that real men wear their babies I think more men will feel it's socially acceptable and do it.
Would absolutely love one of these carriers. I think keeping neutral color options for carriers and making sure they adjust for a larger frame are what will make more men wear their babies. My hubby will babywear no problem and he doesn't care what color it is but he's more atypical. :)
Happily married Christian SAHM of 2 boys, DD1 , and DD2 July 2013
I think more Daddies would wear their babies if they knew about the Beco construction and style. Carriers don't have to be girly, and there are plenty of manly choices from Beco! If I won one of these carriers, I'd give it to my sis who is having her 3rd babe in August! So much fun!
I would love one of these. I think to get more men to babywear, we need to encourage simplicity. I am guilty of this myself, often switching between different types of carriers and I've found that wraps intimidate my husband, and so do mei tais. He was something, simple and easy, and is really interested in only learning one carry, and not a variety like I am.
I would love to win one of these carriers! I am a full-time student who is going to be on the job hunt this Fall, and plan to wear my daughter as much as humanly possible while I am around to help forge a stronger bond. My husband is kind of wary of wearing her in PUBLIC (tough guy thing I guess), but has agreed to do so at home because I kind of made a fuss about how important it was. In public, the carrier is going to have to be a neutral color, and advertising is going to have to become more mainstream to open them up to the idea.
I'd love a Becco, I wanted one a few years ago but at the time didn't have the money. We still carry our youngest when we go out and hope to have another baby in the next year.
I think simplicity and neutral colors are always good. My husband has worn all of our children in various carriers and never really cared to much what they look like but he does like something that is easy to use.
Winning one of these Super cute and eco-conscious carriers would be a dream!
To get a man to wear one....well my husband wore our first baby, we had a carrier in black. But he would rock a brown non-flowery print too.
my husband loves to wear our little guy! we would love a becco!! he currently wears a pink wrap. he wasn't too keen on it at first but after trying it a few times, and seeing how quickly it soothed our son convinced him that baby wearing is great. he loves the special bond he and ds share as a result of this. he says he would love a non-pink becco in the future. his suggestion is to make it gender neutral shades as well. in his words "if it helps your kid go to sleep, why wouldn't you baby wear".
I would love to have one of these carriers for my son. My husband and I are expecting his arrival around May 6th.
I think you could get more fathers to wear baby carriers if they knew how it helped their child's emotional, mental & physical development, made them happier, cry less, gave them a sense of security, and helped them to bond with their child.
Definitely patterning has a lot to do with men being more on board. I'm sure many of them would like to be able to get team logos on them, or at least some more manly prints.
I would love a Beco!
My old Beco just broke! I feel like I lost a limb! I would love to win a new one!
My hubby is great about wearing the kids. It was actually the Beco that converted him. I think it's all the buckles that make it look "technical" that made him give it a try.
ooohhhh we would love one of these, they are gorgeous!! I think this is the perfect carrier for men, since it is practical, functional and simple and boy/guy colors. I agree more men in photos with cool carriers like this one would encourage them and also showing them how simple it is to use the buckles!!! my dh would love this carrier!!
Count me in too! My DH loves to babywear too -- he wears every wrap -- even the more feminine ones, but he's probably in the minority. And I agree with past posters, keep advertising with pictures of men, and also advertise the benefits of babywearing.
Kelly: Mama to a spunky, joy-filled DD (10/04/10), and a loving wife to a music-making DH (07/14/07) We and , and are just starting to TTC#2
We would love to win a Beco. We have been experimenting with different carriers since DD was born, and for DH, he definitely prefers SSCs. We have not been able to afford to pick up a Beco, although we have heard it is a better carrier than what we currently have. As far as getting more men to babywear, I think we first have to start with normalizing it for everyone. People always look at me with curiosity when I wear my baby in public - it's like they are surprised that she is not in a carseat or stroller. Encouraging men to babywear will come naturally when more PEOPLE choose to babywear.
Happy , delayed/selective vaxxing, WOHM to DD1 4/10 , DD2 8/12 and partner/wife for thirteen years to SAHD DH.
I would love to win one! And as far as men? Eh, I think they'll wear them or not and that the appearance/color might not matter (so long as it's not super-girly, perhaps)...I think if they're going to wear them, they're going to, and if they're not, they're not. Maybe an article kind of targeted towards men about the benefits to the child of babywearing? That's my only thought!
I got tired of my signature, but I still love my children and husband and miss my little brother.
Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. - MLK
I would love to win one!!
I bet guys would wear babies more if there was little to no learning curve, fully adjustable to guys of all sizes (and heights) and guy prints/colors (my hubby loves sailboats). I borrowed a ton of carriers from a friend, the ones he was most likely to use involved webbing and buckles. Slings were definitely out and so were mei tai's (because they tie not clip). There was a hip carry only carrier that he liked that used buckles and straps, and I think he really liked it because of the simplicity and comfort.
Two wonderful boys born Aug 2009 and Sept 2011, and #3 due April 2015! I'm also a CLC and postpartum doula.
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