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Should you be using a baby carrier like bæresele og ergobaby?

Why use a baby carrier?

Nowadays, it’s the vast majority of parents who buy a baby carrier like ergobaby bæresele for their toddler. Baby wearers are currently some of the most used and hottest when talking baby equipment or baby gear. It should not be regarded as a replacement for a stroller or stroller, but as a supplement to it. There are still many places where it can be quite difficult to get around with a baby carriage, and here a baby harness will often be much more useful. Not only that, a wearing harness can also be incredibly useful at home, where you want to carry around your child, yet have your hands free for different tasks. Not too many years ago, the wearer was something most considered a bit of an alternative piece of baby equipment, but nowadays it’s one of the most popular in babyting. In general, it is said that there are 3 types of things to carry his child to the body with – the wearer, wobbles and wrists (tight and stretch wrap). If it’s cold ourside remember to use some good baby gloves too.

Read more about baby bæreseler from here at Baby Bæreseler or Ergobaby?

The benefits of a baby Carrier

There are many good reasons to consider a carry harness. First, it’s healthy for your child to be close to his mother or father. It actually means that you raise your child and carry on it. Something that often causes the child to settle down. Unfortunately, we can not do much else when we carry the child. This problem solves the wearer, as you can still carry your child while keeping your arms free of other things. Another advantage of braces is when you need places where the stroller or car seat is not particularly useful to drag around. For example, Be a walk in the Danish nature, where you get a little away from the usual roads and trails, or when shopping at the small shops in the city. Here the wearer will make it much easier to get around with his baby. But is it healthy to use a baby carrier? The short answer is a big yes.

Read more here at Why use a baby bæresele?

Ergobaby or baby bæresele?

Should you go with the traditional Ergobaby carrier, or the newer Baby Bæresele? Not an easy choice, as Ergobaby makes some really good ergonomic baby carriers, but the new brand Baby Bæreseler are a strong newcomer with great prices and a high quality on their baby products.

Baby Carrier or Baby Carriage?

Should you buy a baby carrier or a baby carriage when transporting your child? Most parents can advantageously invest in both. The stroller is good for an extra bed or if you are going for a longer trip. It can be quite hard to carry around for an infant for a long time. Especially if the child is a little older. But there will be other times when the wearer will be preferable. Eg. in a full train, or if you are out of places where a stroller will have trouble coming forward. Here, a baby carrier will be a good and effective solution.

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Can you get a baby carrier for your infant?

I have often heard the question – can I have a baby carrier for my toddler? And the answer is, you can actually do that. A baby carrier for infants, is often not quite different from those you buy for the slightly bigger children. However, they are usually a bit smaller, or it’s an adjustable carrier, the size of which can be adapted to your child’s age. In fact, braces for babies are a good thing, as this is where they make the most of them. The child feels most safe when it is close to her mother and can see her mother’s face. Keep in mind that infants have a very limited vision when compared to when they grow older. So the fact that the child is close to his mother is therefore a really good thing and a big advantage of using a baby seat. You can also choose to buy a specific baby harness for the little ones, often called newborns. But for many, an adjustable harness will often be a better choice since it can be used for a long time and usually also more comfortable for both you and your child. Some models like an Ergobaby Adapt baby harness can be adapted to the child according to age, and therefore do not need extra baby effort.

Normally, one says that a baby should be able to support his head even before wearing a baby seat. However, there are models or adjustable models that can also be used for infants or newborns.

Carrying age

A question many parents ask is before what age can my child use a carrier? Often a child should be about 4 months old before it can start to support the neck itself, thus wearing a traditional carrying strap. If you buy a harness for a child under 4 months, make sure you have one with good head restraint as it can not hold your head.
If the child is under 6 months, it is recommended that you wear a wearing harness where the child’s face turns toward her parents and after the 6 months one where the child looks out and can enjoy the view of the great exciting world out there.

Carrying seat to the back

Most wearing belts are designed to have the child in front. Either with the face towards his parents or even out to. However, it is also possible to have a carrying strap to carry your child on his back. These are especially good when you are on the longer trips. Abroad, this model is really popular, but here in Denmark, we have not yet begun to wear back straps so much.

Typically, the wearer is used until one’s child is about 1 year old, but in some cases a little longer. Keep in mind that the older your child becomes, the heavier it will also carry on. A child of 1 year, will often be a hard load for the back to carry round.

Is it healthy to use a baby carrier?

These days a lot of parents are carrying their baby around in a baby carrier. But is this healthy for the kid? Or the parents for that matter? There has been a lot of talk regarding the benefits of baby carriers lately. And with good reason. A lot of people who had been using baby carriers 15 years ago, often noticed that a lot of children, didn’t seem to like being in the baby carriers for a long time (more than 30 min.) These days this makes a lot more sense. If you use a non-ergonomic baby carrier, like many of the older models, the child sits up in a straight position. This position put a lot of stress on the childs lower back and his hips. This is ok for a short time, but over a longer periode it becomes really hard, and even painful for the baby. Search for bedst in test baby carriers or bæreseler, in order to see which models are healty and ergonomic and which you should stay away from. I wouldn’t recommend models like BeCute or Childhome babycarriers.

Read more – Test of the best baby carriers

Ergonomic baby carriers are important

Modern baby carriers are more ergonomic, which means that the child is placed in a more natural M-position, which is similar to the position the baby before it was born. This position is much more comfortably for child. In addition to changing the sitting position, a lot of other ergonomic improvements have been made to modern baby carriers. Not only for the child, but also for the person wearing the carrier. Modern carriers like the popular Ergobaby 360, or Baby Bæreseler, are now very comfortably to use for the parents too. They are much better at spreading out the weight of the child, so he or she doesn’t feel quite as heavy to carry around. Also the improved paddings on the straps helps a lot.

These day you can easily put your baby in an Ergobaby 360 baby carrier, and carry him or her around for an hour, and barely notice you are carring your child.

Read more – Read more about babycarriers

Other benefits of using a baby carrier

In fact there are quite a few benefits to using such a type of baby gear. All parents know that your child is more relaxed when you carry him around. Not only because of the smooth rocking motions when you carry the child, but also because the baby can better see it’s mother or father, maybe even hear their heartbeat, things which have a soothing effect on the child.
The good news is that you can get all of these benefits too, by placing the baby in a baby carrier like Baby Bæreseler. Then you can carry the child around, but have your hands free to do other stuff. Like cleaning your home, doing some shopping or using your computer, all while carrying your kid around in your babycarriers.

Read more – Which babycarriers should you use?

When you need to go somewhere, like going shopping most parents use a baby stroller or carriage. But many place it’s not very practical. Like small tiny shops, crowded places or if you need to go of the road for some reason. In these situations, a baby carrier like Bæresele, is often much more practical. But again, it also depends on how long a trip it is, and the quality of the carrier. I wouldn’t go on a 3 hour trip with my lille one in a carrier, but for one 1 hour I would prefer it over the baby stroller.

Ergobaby bæresele 360 til din baby

So basically it often a good idea to use a baby carrier. While it wasn’t that healthy 15 years ago, to use these products, now it’s quite safe if you buy a good model like Ergobaby, Baby Bæreseler, BabyBjørn or one of the many other top models.

A little tip from me, is to put your child in a carrier, and go for a good long walk every evening. It’s a good way to get the child to relax before bedtime, and it’s a nice way to get a little often much needed exercise. Something which is often really hard to find the time for, as a new parent.

Glucosamine sulphate

One of the most popular products for people suffering from arthritic, is Glucosamine Sulfate. People have for the last 15-20 years been using this dietary supplement to remove some of the pain caused by arthritic.
But does it really work, and why aren’t all doctors recommend this product to people with osteoarthritis?
Let’s start by look at look at what this dietary supplement exactly is.

Read more: Why use glucosamin?

What kind of dietary supplement is Glucosamine Sulfate?

Glucosamine is a chemical that occurs in fluid around our joints. It’s also found naturally in the nature for instance in the shells on lobsters, shrimps and crabs. It’s from these sources that we harvest the glucosamine sulfate that we use in dietary supplements.
Glucosamin is an amino acid that comes in three different forms – glucosamine hydrochloride, and N-acetyl-glucosamine and of course Glucosamine Sulfate. Of these three only the last one has been proved to have any effect on people with osteoarthritis. For this reason, most of the test and trails has been made using Glucosamine Sulfate.

Often you don’t just buy Glucosamine Sulfate, but a dietary supplement that contains glucosamine and other stuff such as chondroitin sulfate, MSN or other products, as they seem to increase the effect of glucosamine.
Besides being used by people with arthritic, it’s is also supposed to have a positive effect on other kinds of join pains such as sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, back pain and some even take it as a weight loss product.

Read more: Does exercise improve osteoarthritis?

Does Glucosamine Sulfate actually work?

Since people who are suffering from osteoarthritis, normally have a lower level of Glucosamine in their join fluids, it would make sense that taking it as a supplement could help increase these levels again. Glucosamine is used by the body to build and repair the tissues around the joins, and without a high enough level of glucosamine, this process won’t function correctly. When you take a daily amount of glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate, it has been proven that it can raise the glucosamin levels in your joins and for some people this equals less symptoms from the osteoarthritis.

Read more: Taking both Glucosamine Sulfate and chondroitin sulfate

According to various studies, not all people benefit from taking glucosamine. Especially if their osteoarthritis has progressed far, then there really aren’t much joint tissues left in the affected joins to rebuild and improve. But also, a lot of people in the early stages of osteoarthritis, has reported little to no effect after a month or two on glucosamine. Others have completely dropped their painkillers and are having a much higher life quality after taking this dietary supplement.
So as with most dietary supplement, it’s a little random who benefits from it and who doesn’t. This is one of the big differences from traditional medicine.

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For an increase effect, you could consider taking it together with other dietary supplement such as chondroitin sulfate, magnesium and omega-3.
Also consider doing some light exercise, as this has also been proven to help lessen the symptoms of osteoarthritis. But remember to speak to a doctor or physiotherapist first, as the wrong types of exercise, could make the problems worse.

If you are into exercise, then here’s a small video with some simple tips to help you can workout even if you are suffering from osteoarthritis.

Glucosamine chondroitin for osteoarthritis

So far there isn’t any medical treatment for diseases such as osteoarthritis. No medicine to cure the illness or even to slow down the progression. Because of this more and more people, have been looking outside traditional medicine, in order to find something that could help them, even just a little bit. Things such as acupuncture, healing or dietary supplements such as magnesium, omega-3, chondroitin sulfate or glucosamine.
But do these things really work, or is it just a waste of money that would be better spend on more painkillers instead? Let’s take a look at some of the alternative treatments for osteoarthritis.

Read more: Could glucosamine be a cure to osteoarthritis?

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

Both Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamin are naturally found in the tissues that connect our bones. In people suffering from osteoarthritis, the amount of glucosamine is often a lot lowered in the affected joints, compared to a healthy person. By taking a daily amount of Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, you help rebuild the damaged tissues and slow the progression of arthritis. Glucosamine is an amino acid, which are artificially extracted from lobsters, shrimp or crap shells. Chondroitin Sulfate comes from various animal cartilage.
There have been some trials trying to prove the benefits of these dietary supplements, but the results have been very random. For some people, they didn’t have any affect at all, while others have been able to complete drop their daily painkillers after a period on Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate. This is what makes it so hard to recommend a product like this. You never know if you will benefit from it or not. Unlike some traditional drug where there is a high chance it will help you. But with the low price on glucosamine supplements I would say it’s worth a try. Take it together with Chondroitin Sulfate for a month (cost less than half a dollar per day), and see if your symptoms are improved or not. If not you will have wasted 15$, on the other hand, it could very likely remove a lot of your pains and discomforts from osteoarthritis. As both products are completely safe to take, you don’t really have much too loose by giving it a try.

Read more: Why use glucosamine for osteoarthritis?


Another nutrition supplement that is supposed to have a good effect on osteoarthritis is the common mineral magnesium. Magnesium has a small anti-inflammatory effect on the body, and as most of the pain and problems with osteoarthritis comes from inflammation in the joins, there is a chance that magnesium will reduce some of the pain and improve your life quality. But as with glucosamin, it’s also pretty random who benefits from taking a daily dose of magnesium. For some it works wonders, while others don’t notice anything from it. However, unlike glucosamin, magnesium can be used to improve a lot of other conditions many are suffering from. It can help lower your blood pressure, give you a better night sleep, help people who are feeling tired all the time, or people who have problems getting rid of their feces. Over 300 functions within the body makes use of magnesium, so it would make sense to take this dietary supplement, even if you are not suffering from osteoarthritis.


Fish oil or omega-3 are another product while is said to have a positive effect on people suffering from osteoarthritis. Like magnesium it has a certain anti-inflammatory effect, and can thereby help reduce the problems with osteoarthritis. A lot of people who has osteoarthritis, have reported really good results after taking about 3000mg fish oil a day, while others haven’t noticed any affect at all. Like with magnesium, even if it doesn’t cure your pains, it is still a very healthy dietary supplement to take. It can like magnesium help lower your blood pressure, prevent certain heart and cardio problems, lower the amount of bad cholesterol and many other things. So, this would definitely be a product that should be worth considering if you are an osteoarthritis patient.

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So, which of these products is right for you? Well this is impossible to say, and we are talking about undocumented dietary supplements. A lot of people have reported high success rates with these products, while others haven’t noticed any changes. If we look at what the products help with, it does make a lot of sense that they could help with diseases such as osteoarthritis. And with a low cost, it would be almost stupid not to give it a try. A good idea would be to try one product at a time, to see if it does anything for you. If you take them all at once, it would be hard to say which is working. But beside of that, there isn’t anything from with taking both magnesium, Omega-3, Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate at the same time. There would be a really good chance, that this combination could severely decrease the numbers of painkillers you have to take. But just remember, that none of these products actually cures osteoarthritis, they just remove some of the discomfort or slower the progression of the illness.

Here’s a video that explains a little more about glucosamine.