"Best Products" is a daunting category in the AT archives. In fact, this is the first post I've done that I really had to categorize this way. I have said it to new parents and new parents to be many times - the single best baby product I used was the Baby Bjorn carrier. It simply was unbeatable.
We're believers in keeping it simple - when my son was born, we had a new crib, a small dresser, artwork, a big bookshelf and lots of sunshine in his room.
We didn't think we wanted or needed a changing table or glider/rocker/ugly chair (and we didn't!). We borrowed a hand me down stroller. We might have even lived without the perfection of the baby bjorn carrier if a lovely co-worker of my husband hadn't given us one as a gift.
We did our household chores (cleaning, laundry, straightening up) with it on. We walked everywhere in town wearing it: food shopping, the library, video store, cleaners, just OUT after dinner. And our son loved every minute of it.
In our opinion: The best!
Photo: from Souzek Republic. Thanks!