can you start by telling us about yourself and Baby Carriers Australia?
I’m a budding entrepreneur having run a health food business in the past. In 2013 I became something else too, a mother. As those mums out there will know, it’s a transition no one can prepare you for. The first year was definitely life-changing and full of lessons to say the least. Then along came Sammy two and a half years later...
The biggest lesson? Babies love to be close to their parents AT ALL TIMES. I found it a challenge to simply do the vacuuming which led me to the practical, rewarding world of baby wearing. I scoured every baby store looking for high-quality baby wearing solutions that suited every situation and I found most stores had one or two options but definitely not the range I would like to choose from.
Well, the rest is history. Baby Carriers Australia was born. We are a family owned Australian business and we are committed to providing practical, safe and stylish baby carrying solutions to suit your families needs.
You’re also a member of Baby Carriers International Alliance (BCIA), can you tell everyone what this is?
BCIA is a word wide babywearing support and education network. It helps keep consumers and business' up to date with the latest laws, technologies, baby-wearing compliance, education and safety.
What do you look for in a carrier when choosing it for your on-line store?
We take a long time to select the products we stock. We do a lot of research to ensure it is safe, complaint and practical. We look for quality and safety first making sure stitching and clasps are of the best quality, and the design is safe and puts bub in the optimal position. We look for ease of use and whether it allows you the freedom to live and snuggle at the same time.
What’s your pet hate when it comes to baby wearing?
It is not a pet hate with baby wearing, but one with some of the products available on the market. I hate that there are carriers for sale that are not suitable for safety and the best position of babies hips, while also being uncomfortable for the wearer. I wish there were more regulation when it comes to these cheap imports.
You also stock our Frog Orange wetsuit baby carrier, can you tell us what features you like most about it?
Taking on Frog Orange was a no brainer for us. You could see the quality as soon as you opened the box.
I was firstly attracted to the product because of how unique it was and there was nothing else like it. Living on the coast and spending a lot of time at the beach with my two boys Hamish 4 and Sammy 18 months I saw the sense in having my youngest in the carrier while I helped Hamish in the surf.
I could see that the designers of Frog Orange had thought about every aspect from the materials used protecting bub from the cold to the position of bub and the comfort of the user.
I am excited about having Frog Orange on board and hope that Aussie parents love it as much as I did last summer.
Thanks so much Kylie. As a Stockist of Frog Orange, we're so thrilled to be working together with our aligned values of high quality, comfort and safety.