The Belle of the Babywearing Ball

lifestyle_orange.jpgIn my mind, there is nothing sexier than a man who is “man” enough to wear his baby in a carrier. So when I heard about a new line of carriers designed by two fathers, I just had to check it out. The Belle Baby Carrier was designed by Seth Murray and Mark LeBeau who are fathers, outdoorsmen, and designers/engineers in the climbing industry. The carriers are made to hold babies 10lbs – 25lbs, both outward and inward facing, and have been referred to as the “infant” version of the popular Ergo carrier because they are designed to distribute weight to the hips, not the shoulders. Not only is the carrier comfortable and stylish (and by the way, touted by celebrities), but we especially like that the company is committed to eco-friendly practices. Belle Carriers are made locally in Colorado and include a line in 100% organic cotton and hemp fabrics and environmentally friendly dyes. The waist belt is made out out of yoga mat manufacturing remnants and their packaging is made from recyclable cardboard. Suffice it to say that they take reducing, reusing and recycling very seriously, and they make a good (and green) baby carrier, too — for both mamas and papas!

Find It Here: Belle Baby Carriers

Win It: We’re giving away a Belle Baby Carrier in organic cotton! Simply leave a comment in the giveaway thread in our brand spankin’ new Community Forum and you’ll be entered to win! U.S. residents eligible. Enter by 6/30/08.

Deal: Receive 20% off your purchase with code ‘Mommies’ at checkout!