The benefits of carrying your baby in a sling cannot be underestimated – that’s according to Channel 4’s parenting mentor Claire Scott and designer of Close Baby Carrier.
“It’s not just about the baby”, says Claire. “Baby carrying makes for contented babies and happy, rewarded mums.
Living proof of a happy fulfilled mum is Alex Griffen who featured, along with Claire, in Channel 4’s Bringing Up Baby. “Using a carrier makes life so much simpler. I just pop my baby into the Close Baby Carrier and off we go. Many of my friends struggle to pacify their babies whereas Cameron is totally contented in his sling being close to me. Meanwhile I can get on with my life whether that be the day to day things like washing, cleaning or shopping or the more fun things like dashing to my netball game with Cameron in tow.”
Finding a suitable sling was easy for Alex, she had the benefit of many years of research undertaken by Claire Scott. However it was a long road for Claire and in the end she had to design her own, Close Baby Carrier. Born out of necessity, this carrier is fast becoming one of the best-selling slings on the market.
Awarded four stars in a recent Mother & Baby product test, Close is stealing a march on traditional upright slings which Claire believe may not provide the best support for a newborn’s head.
“Close Baby Carrier is an all-in-one sling that offers unsurpassed support for the baby’s head, neck, back and bottom. Its soft organic material gently supports the baby from the top of his head to his bum. The carrier’s wide straps, which sit over both shoulders, effectively distribute the baby’s weight for supremely comfortable carrying.”
Made from 100% organic cotton using non-toxic dyes, Close Baby Carrier is so easy to use. Simply pop it on over your head, slip your arms through, place the baby in the carrier and pull down on the simple ring mechanism to cradle your baby closely against you. It takes seconds.
Designed to be remarkably versatile, Close Baby Carrier offers up to five different carrying positions and can be used from birth to toddler-stage.
Claire adds: “I am evangelical about the benefits of baby carrying and without exception parents will swap their current carrier for Close because it is so easy to use and comfortable for the baby and the wearer. The best analogy is the feeling you get when you find a comfortable bra. Immediately you feel supported, comfortable and able to take on the world!”
Close Baby Carrier can be used from birth right up to 32lbs. It comes in its own drawstring bag which doubles up as a discreet shawl for breastfeeding or to use as a cumber band for additional support. Remarkably practical, the carrier is simple to use, compact and machine washable. It is the answer to every parents needs and priced at £49.50 it will cost significantly less than the cheapest buggy. It even comes with an instructional DVD.
Close is available in five gorgeous colours so it’s not only your baby who’ll be looking great.
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For further information log on to www.closebabycarrier.com.