I'm a mama on the go. I have 3 kids, the youngest is 9 months. I've been fortunate to have experience with a lot of baby carriers and I'll tell you which ones are my favorites. Some of the carriers I purchased or borrowed and some were given to me as gifts, but NONE were given by the manufacturer in exchange for review! This is 100% my honest opinion.
BABY BJORN CLASSIC
1-The Bjorn is simple to take on and off compared to the Ergo style carriers. And the baby is so little at this age that I don't need the extra support those carriers offer.
2- It's very minimal, no bulk.
The BABY K'TAN BREEZE
my favorite of the wrap style carriers, like MOBY & etc
1-It's half mesh! Sounds weird, but it helps vent air to avoid getting hot. Which I always am, even without a baby strapped to me!
2-It's also very easy to put on. It's perfect for newborn cuddles and keeps the baby cozy and warm. The final fab feature is that I was able to easily breastfeed my baby in the BABY K'TAN!
INFANT 3 months-12 months: I tried the BOBA ($128) and the ERGO ($115). Both had really cute prints but my baby had other ideas, he wanted to face out! Also, my husband wasn't excited about wearing the cute prints so I was off on a quest for a great forward facing carrier. After much research, I discovered the winner and my favorite carrier: LILLEBABY ($110)
1-Great Ergonomic Design.
2-Fun colors that my husband could live with.
3-Forward Facing Feature that my baby loves! When he needs a nap, I still carry him facing me. Since I had the luxury of time, I signed up for their emails and was able to get one on sale!
12 Months Plus: The baby is getting heavier at this stage and I mostly use the carriers for hiking or longer adventures. I still love my LILLEBABY but often use the KELTY $150 . We love the Kelty for it's kick stand feature!
Please remember to each his own. What worked for me, may or may not work for you.
Good Luck and Carry On!
Never wake a sleeping baby! Those are the rules, right? But sometimes it seems impossible to sneak out of the room after you put the baby down or to check on the baby while they are sleeping. Enter Cushy Closer. The Cushy Closer allows for quiet exit and entry through almost any door, it elminates to necessity to turn the handle, and it helps muffle door sounds. We give the Cushy Closer our Undercover Mama seal of approval.
Cushy Closer sent some for us to review and we love the praciticality of this product and the darling designs they offer.
From Elena: The great thing about Cushy Closer is that my kids can't slam doors anymore! It avoids fingers closed in the door and the loud noise of slammed doors that often wake my sleeping baby.
3 Lucky Undercover Mama fans can win a Cushy Closer below:
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We love baby wearing! In addition to the obvious convenience, baby wearing allows the child to feel safe and calm. There are so many benefits to baby wearing, we thought we would share a few of our favorites:
1- Baby Wearing can help in milk production! Milk production is boosted by close contact between infant and mom.
2- Babies who are carried regularly cried 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours (researched by Hunziker and Barr 1986).
3- Baby Wearing increases hormone levels: Prolactin and oxytocin levels in the mother are increased through contact with baby. Increased levels of mothering hormones leads to easier breastfeeding, more responsible mothering and a more secure maternal bond (Babywearing, 2010).
There are so many options for baby carriers, but one of our new found favorites is Líllébaby. The Líllébaby Complete Carrier offers all-in-one carrying- front, hip or back; baby face in, out, or in fetal position. It is easy to use and offers comfortable ergonomic carrying. One lucky fan will win the Undercover Mama approved Líllébaby Complete Carrier. Enter below:
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