During the 'adoptalk' information sessions we attended, we were advised to invest in a baby carrier. One of the main reasons is to help with bonding and attachment; so we can have lots of eye contact and constantly be close to our baby. The carrier I ended up buying is the scootababy. It's a side carrier, used on the hip to support the weight and will hold up to a 40lb child - hands free! Also I like that Colin and I can both wear it, even though we are different heights and body types, it's fully adjustable. I have read a lot of great reviews from Mamas who do the cooking and housework using it! Not to mention it even got a Mr.Dad seal of approval! I say way to go! Who needs a gym membership when you have a baby on your hip AND you're doing the housework! ...and bonding too, of course!