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.
DD Seraphina born at home on 2/21/2012!"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
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!
Educating DH about the benefits of babywearing was enough to get him to try it... seeing how content our daughter is when worn, and how easy it is to get things done, ensures that he keeps wearing her.
When wearing their daughter, my friend's partner jokes that he's just keeping her off the pole!
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 love one, they are great for shopping, walking in the park, frisbee disking, and all sorts of activities that makes it hard with a stroller!
Full time student and stay at home mom for my 2 awesomely cool boys, Merrik Orian 4-12-08, Asher Drake 10-11-09. They are my world!
I would love a butterfly, I've been considering buying one for years now.
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!
Still madly in with jb after 10 years and chasing after my precocious toddler
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.
We would love a Beco! There are so many reasons that babywearing is an amazing tool when caring for a baby. I think one of the greatest things about babywearing is it promotes physical closeness and comfort throughout the day for the baby. This can often be especially important in a breastfeeding family, where mom is the primary source of nourishment and comfort, because it can help spouses, grandparents, etc., a way to physically connect with and soothe the baby.
We would love one of these carriers.
My husband loved to wear our son but he used the less recommended kind. This time he's looking into better carriers. He says his problems with most carriers are that they are limited in design. Not all men like cameo or the more traditional male prints. He likes softer designs with out it being pink or purple. Most carriers don't fit him. He's tall and very athletically built. So we either have to buy additional extenders or have to skip certain products. Advertising. Education through men friendly literature. Show real men using the products and show how they use them. Mine wore our son to do the dishes, walk the park, to shop, to watch football. He wore him during family events and playing lawn bowling. Those are the type of things we want to see.
With a baby and a toddler, babywearing is our sanity saver! Sometimes, I have been known to wear both of them at the same time just to get some housework done and keep them in one place! Having a Beco has been on my "want" list for a while, I would sure love to win one! I think that dad's like seeing and hearing from other dads who wear their babies...and maybe not just pics of dads who look like GQ dudes, but REAL dads (just like most of us ladies would rather see a soft, curvy mommy body modeling a product instead of leggy models, kwim?)
We would love a Beco carrier. I have been looking for a manly baby carrier for ever!! I love the print. I think to get men to wear babies more just tell them that only the real men wear babies :) Cool patterns too, camo, ships, planes, trucks or skull and cross bones.
My husband loves to carry baby on walks but he will only wear the back carrier.
Can I just say that I am a walking talking Beco advertisement? :D I tell everyone how awesome these carriers are. #1 must have baby/toddler item. Anyway, my husband has some great ideas for tweeking the design to make it a little more man-friendly comfort wise. But I think the best way to get more dads baby wearing is just for them to see other dads with their little ones and actually able to do stuff! I think that's a huge selling point for dad's. And seriously, how much cooler does a Beco look than a ridiculous Baby Bjorn? Like poor Daddy's really going to be able to to much with a baby on his tummy and arms and legs flailing everywhere.
Thankful to be a play-at-home-Mommee to my "cage-free" little monkeys, Sam, (1/21/07) and Jonas (8/17/09), a Wifee to my best friend, James, and excited to welcome our first girl-baby this summer. ***Families Are Forever!***
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