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Laura Alicia Brown
Meet the baby-carrier fanatics
Meet the baby-carrier fanatics

Since the birth of her son a year ago, Lesley Doyle has become something of a baby carrier fanatic. She has a growing collection of carriers (10 at last count) that allow her to strap her son to her front, side and back so she can hold him hands free. She reads message boards to learn about new carriers, and she occasionally hosts "baby wearing" workshops in her Los Angeles home. Recently, she won a contest for designing a pattern for a baby-wearing carrier. "I'm not buying fancy shoes anymore," she said. "Instead, I"m buying $120 wraps." Over the last few years, there has been a dizzying proliferation of baby carriers on the market. For some, the...