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Posted on September 10, 2016 by Christine Crosby in BABY CARRIER, FREE, STOKKE BABY CARRIER

FREE! Baby Carrier Giveaway – Enter Here!

FREE! Baby Carrier Giveaway – This Stokke My Carrier Front and Back Carrier is perfect for little ones, age zero to three (33 lbs)

We’ll choose one entrant to receive one, absolutely free!

Maybe your grandkids are grown, or maybe they’re still little ones. Or, maybe, like me you have both. To enter the giveaway just send me an email with something you’ve learned…advice you would want to share with a new grandparent.

That’s all.  Short and simple.  Serious or light-hearted. There are no wrong answers.  What should a new grandparent know, or what do you wish you had known?

Please keep it under 100 words, way under is even better!

We’ll choose five that we think new grandparents would especially benefit from and will pick one winner at random from those.

The winner will be announced in the newsletter, and the advice will be shared with new grandparents. (By participating, you are agreeing that we can publish your advice.).

So take a few minutes to tell someone what you think!  Who knows what little nugget of information could change a new life?

To enter just send an email me:  ccrosby@grandmagazine.com

Good luck..!



SAFETY and Baby Carriers

Baby carriers are meant to mimic in-arms carrying positions. Your baby should be in the same position in which you would hold him in your arms. Check your baby’s position by embracing him after settling him into the carrier; his position should not shift significantly in your embrace.

Safety Checklist

When using any baby carrier, please keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Read and follow all manufacturer’s instructions for use, and watch any included DVDs, if applicable.
  • Ensure you can see baby’s face at all times. Do not let baby’s face press into your body. Do not cover baby’s face with a blanket, sling fabric, nursing covers, etc.
  • Baby’s head and neck must be gently and completely supported, with chin off chest. If baby’s chin is pressed tightly to baby’s chest, this can restrict baby’s airway. Check to ensure you can slip your finger between baby’s chin and chest to check for correct positioning.
  • Consult an expert if your infant was born with a low birth weight, such as a preemie or twins, or if your infant has respiratory illness or other respiratory problems. Extra vigilance is required with these babies.
  • After nursing in a carrier, remove baby from breast and return baby to proper carrying position with head above the breasts and face free of fabric and turned away from the mother’s body.
  • Attend to and check on baby often, especially those under 4 months of age.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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