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  • Baby Bjorn or other carrier

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  • Sling

    3 3.80%
  • Carseat

    54 68.35%
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Bringing Baby Home

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    Bringing Baby Home

    Unlike the US, HK does not have any restrictions on how you should carry your baby home from the hospital.

    So, tell us what worked well for you.

    Rani

    Last edited by rani; 02-04-2003 at 12:09 AM.
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    We brought up a car seat from Oz that uses a bolt connected harness to anchor the seat. Australia does have the most stringent car seat regulations in the world, but given the amount of cars on the road, the distance we cover and the speed some drivers do this at, these measures are necessary in Sydney etc.

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    We took a taxi from Matilda to The Peak, then walked down to Pokfulam along the trails on a gorgeous, warm and sunny December day. It was a surreal Buddha-gap walk, and one of the top moments of my life.

    But now he bombs around in a Cosco car seat, which about two years ago had one of the top safety ratings in North America.

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    We took a cab home from Canossa Hospital. The cab driver was most careful and drove very slowly. Since we don't have a car and travel by cab whenever we bring Nicole out (she's 6 months old next week), I carry Nic in the Baby Bjorn carrier and wear a seat belt, tho' I have to hold on the upper strap so that it doesn't strangle Nicole.

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    Apologies for stating the obvious but when taking your baby in a cab in the Baby Bjorn the safety belt must be between you and the baby. This will prevent your baby being strangled by the seat belt and prevent your baby being crushed by the seat belt if you are in an accident or the driver brakes very sharply.

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    We had a car seat, and thought we had sussed out how to use it, however on the day, we couldnt work out how to belt baby in, so I ended up carrying her in the car which is dangerous. So my advice, make sure you know how to do up the belt securely, perhaps even practice with a doll.
    Last edited by Rosewood; 10-15-2004 at 09:06 PM.

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    car seat are unfortunately not adapted for new born babies..
    personnally I have a pram which can be separated and can be carried by hand and which also fits in the car (fixed with a seatbell) ..
    so that's how I did for my first child, by car..in the 'pram bed'

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    When I was born, my grandma carried me in her arms and called a cab home. When my daughter was born, my sister in-law carried her in her arms and we called a cab home.

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