Cover Photo: This illustration shows a man  clutching the sides of a grocery store aisle with a baby strapped to his chest. The end of the aisle is bending and swirling, giving a sense of discomfort and disorientation.
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

The Baby Carrier Built for Men: FAQs for Commando™

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Content note: This flash fiction story contains descriptions of wartime violence, including the death of a child.


Q: What are your carriers made of?

Q: What colors do your carriers come in?

Q: Are the dyes used in your fabrics safe?

Q: What are the advantages of carrying your baby?

Q: Do your carriers have an ergonomic design?

Q: Where are your carriers made?

Q: How do your carriers compare to others on the market?

Derek Andersen is an Illinois Wesleyan alum working as a copywriter in Chicago. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Barrelhouse, Columbia Journal, Volume 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter @DerekJAnd.