Deciding which baby carrier to buy can be confusing as there are so many products out there but hopefully this article will give you some tips on what to look out for One Size Carrier Fits All -Adapt to Newborn Toddler B07H6K5MGL
Baby carriers are excellent alternatives to prams, which can be awkward to manoeuvre around shops and cumbersome if you want to go for walks in the countryside or in hilly areas. Baby carriers are also fantastic for being able to carry your baby whilst getting on with every day chores, such as housework. A sling or carrier also allows you to keep your baby close and warm, easing a fretful baby whilst still allowing you to get on with your other tasks.
When choosing a baby carrier you want something that is comfortable and convenient for both you and your little one. For your comfort you want a carrier with broad straps as these will distribute your baby’s weight more evenly across your back. You will also be more comfortable if your baby’s weight is held high and close against your body; this position will also support your baby’s spine. To benefit your baby you should also choose a carrier that spreads the baby’s legs wide as research suggests that this is the optimal position for the development of your baby’s pelvis.
Before you buy your baby carrier or sling try several of them on so you can see which one feels the most comfortable. If you can take your baby with you when you go shopping this would be even better. You should also ask other mums to see what they are using and whether they have any favourites.
Some people have a particular style in mind when choosing a carrier. Check out the different styles on offer as they do vary and whilst one baby carrier may be uncomfortable, don’t be put off as there is bound to be one style out there that will fit your requirements.
Front baby carriers, such as the Baby Bjorn, can be used from birth though they are not suitable for very small newborns. Back baby carriers, such as the Littlelife carriers, are probably the easiest way to carry your child but can only be used once your baby is able to sit upright.
A favourite at the moment, particularly for newborns, are slings. There are a variety out there including ring slings, pouch slings and wraparound slings. Given the popularity of this type of baby carrier. I have gone into more detail on the different versions below.
Ring Slings are worn over one shoulder like a sash and can be tightened by pulling the fabric through the rings which then lock it into place. These slings are suitable from birth and are easy to get on and off but you may find you are unable to use them for a long stretch of time, as they do not distribute the weight evenly across your shoulders. Examples of the ring sling is the Huggababy, Maya Wrap, and Slingeasy.
Pouch Slings are also worn over one shoulder like a sash and the fabric is folded in on itself lengthways to form a pocket for the baby. These slings are suitable for all ages of baby, though it can be difficult to get a snug carrying position. An example of a pouch sling is the Coorie Pouch Sling or the Maya Adjustable Pouch.