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well i have been doing alot of window-shopping lately trying to make sure i have everything for when baby arrives and one day i was looking at baby carriers and my future sister-in-law gave me a look like i was crazy.... She told me that baby carriers are unsafe and that i shouldnt even consider getting one. Is this true? Or is her usual know-it-all comments something that should just be ignored?
They are safe. I have one that I have used off-and-on since my daughter was born. She is 4 months old now, and we have never had any problems with it. If you do not use them the way they are intended, then they can be VERY dangerous. Make sure to read all of the directions that come with it, and you should be okay. If all else fails, take it to the your baby's doctor with you, and have them help you put baby into it.
I didn't have one with my first, but did have one with my second. If you are talking about the ones that are like the back pack kind (sort of). You put the baby in the little pack and strap him/her to you. I LOVED MINE!!!! My hubby even wore it. We never had problems or felt they were unsafe. I don't like the sling ones and that may be what she's actually thinking of. There's something I just don't like about covering the baby's face up and not being able to see what's going on in there. But the ones that you strap to your chest and have the baby right there with you - love them!!!!