BabyBobek™ Australia - THE NEXT GENERATION BABY CARRIERS
BabyBobek™ is a unique, back-supporting carrier with a BUILT IN SEAT for your baby to help you carry your little one significantly longer, more comfortably and effortlessly.
The unique design of the seat allows baby’s legs to move freely and naturally while supporting the hips in a healthy position. This PREMIUM quality baby carrier offers healthy forward facing and delivers better than ever comfort and ergonomics for you and your baby. BabyBobek™ allows you to carry your baby in 8 different ways.
BabyBobek™ is focused on quality and safety and we strive to bring the best products that are healthy & comfortable for babies and parents.
|| AUSTRALIAN BRAND & DESIGN ||
||01|| DIFFERENT THAN OTHER BABY CARRIERS
BabyBobek™ carriers are different than other baby carriers because of the unique BUILT IN SEAT!
What does the seat do?
When using traditional baby carriers most of the baby weight is carried on your shoulders and back .The ergonomic design of the seat allows for even weight distribution throughout your back, shoulders and hips. The seat absorbs the baby weight and distributes it to your hips. In fact about 40% of baby weight is absorbed by the seat – so if your baby has 10kg suddenly you feel like you only carry 6kg on your back and shoulders- amazing!
Babies love the seat because it gives them an extra room to move, they are not squished against your body -which is great especially after feed or in summer when they get extra air around them to keep them cool. The hip seat base is intentionally built wide enough so that your baby's hips rest in a healthy position, where his/ her legs are lifted and supported at hip level and not hanging or dangling, thus allowing safe forward facing carry.
||02|| BabyBobek™ 3-in-1 BABY CARRIER
With BabyBobek™ “Grow with me” carriers you will enjoy the benefits of a hip seat, hipseat carrier and a soft structured carrier all in one!
||03|| ERGONOMIC DESIGN & HEALTHY HIP DEVELOPMENT
The specially designed seat supports legs to the knee joints this allows for correct hip positioning from every carrying position. It is natural that the babies are not stretching their legs.
When wrong baby carriers are used baby`s legs do not maintain stably stretched position, and if they are stretched, it may cause the disjointing of the baby`s hip joints.
||04|| EVEN WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
Built in ergonomic designed seat allows baby to be in a natural sitting position and evenly distributes the weight between wearer's hips, back and shoulders for a long-wearing comfort.
||06|| HEALTHY FRONT FACING
Ergonomically designed seat puts baby’s hips in a proper M-position, while sitting in the carrier whether facing in or facing out.
The hip seat base is intentionally built wide enough so that your baby's hips rest in a healthy position, where his/ her legs are lifted and supported at hip level and not hanging or dangling, thus allowing safe forward facing carry.
||07|| BACK CARRY with view
The beauty about back carry in BabyBobek is that because of the seat the baby is high enough to look over your shoulder rather than just see your back like when using other soft structure baby carrier. Back carry is recommended from around 12 months.
||08|| CORRECT SPINAL POSTURE
Hip Seat is specifically designed to prevent one of the main causes of adult back pain. Instead of twisting the spine, the parent’s back stays straight while the child will sit on the seat comfortably and safely.
Ergonomic design of the integrated seat allows proper spinal posture and even weight distribution with no weight on arms. When using the hipseat back-pain is reduced, one hand is free while other supports your baby. Full carrier provides reduction of shoulder-pain as well as back-pain, while both hands are free
WHAT IS HIP HEALTH?
IHDI Educational Statement
Summary Statement: The Medical Advisory Board of the IHDI does not endorse nor advise against any particular baby carrier or other equipment. The purpose of this educational statement is to provide information about healthy hip development to guide manufacturers in the development of safe designs of infant equipment, and to help parents make informed choices about the devices they use for their babies. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to choose a baby carrier that allows healthy hip positioning, in addition to other safety considerations. When babies are carried, the hips should be allowed to spread apart with the thighs supported and the hips bent.
Education Statement: The IHDI recommends healthy hip positioning for all babies to encourage normal hip development. Within the womb, a baby spends a long time tucked in the fetal position, in which both hips and knees are bent or flexed.
After birth, it takes several months for the joints to stretch out naturally. Babies that have been in the breech (bottom first) position may need even more time to stretch out naturally. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. During the first few months of life the ball is more likely to be loose within the socket because babies are naturally flexible and because the edges of the socket are made of soft cartilage like the cartilage in the ear. If the hips are forced into a stretched-out position too early, the ball is at risk of permanently deforming the edges of the cup shaped socket (hip dysplasia) or gradually slipping out of the socket altogether (hip dislocation). Hip dysplasia or dislocation in babies is not painful so this may go undetected until walking age and may also result in painful arthritis during adulthood. The risk of hip dysplasia or dislocation is greatest in the first few months of life. By six months of age, most babies have nearly doubled in size, the hips are more developed and the ligaments are stronger, so are less susceptible to developing hip dysplasia.
The most unhealthy position for the hips during infancy is when the legs are held in extension with the hips and knees straight and the legs brought together, which is the opposite of the fetal position. The risk to the hips is greater when this unhealthy position is maintained for a long time. Healthy hip positioning avoids positions that may cause or contribute to development of hip dysplasia or dislocation. The healthiest position for the hips is for the hips to fall or spread (naturally) apart to the side, with the thighs supported and the hips and knees bent. This position has been called the jockey position, straddle position, frog position, spread-squat position or human position. Free movement of the hips without forcing them together promotes natural hip development.
Some types of baby carriers and other equipment may interfere with healthy hip positioning. Such devices include but are not limited to baby carriers, slings, wraps, pouches, car seats, exercisers, rockers, jumpers, swings, bouncers and walkers, and molded seating items. These devices could inadvertently place hips in an unhealthy position, especially when used for extended periods of time. Any device that restrains a baby’s legs in an unhealthy position should be considered a potential risk for abnormal hip development. It is also important to assess the size of the baby and match the device and carrier to the size of the child so that the hips can be in a healthy position during transport. Parents are advised to research the general safety and risks of any device they wish to use. When in doubt, we recommend involving your primary health-care provider in any further decision-making that may be medically relevant.
The drawings below demonstrate baby carriers that allow healthier hip positioning in comparison to those which do not.
For more information go to: www.hipdysplasia.org