Baby carriers can be a lifesaver for parents. They keep the baby close (secured against your chest) and free up your hands. They also save your arms from the strain of carrying an infant when you're out and about. The best way to choose the right one is to try several on, and consider your lifestyle needs. If your little one loves the carrier, you may find yourself buying multiple styles. You should note that most carriers are appropriate for infants weighting 8-30lbs.
Types of Carriers:
1. Slings: Many moms choose the sling option because of its material and sizebecause theyre fabric, theyre washable and fold up easily to fit into any size diaper bag. When worn, they provide a hammock-like position for your infant. Slings come in a range of size and design options so you can select one that suits your everyday style. Example: Balboa Adjustable Sling
2. Front pack carriers: Traditional front-pack carriers are sporty in style, and easily adjust for either parent's height and size. They position the baby upright, and offer a front or back facing option. Example: Baby Bjorn Synergy, Ergo
3. Backpack carriers: For parents who enjoy outdoor activity, a backpack carrier is a great addition to your baby gear. These carriers offer a sturdy metal frame, sunshades and a comfortable seat for the baby. Unlike other carries, a backpack requires two people to load and unload the child, and is not recommended for infants. Please note b braithwaite currently does not sell a backpack carrier.
Features to Consider:
1. Fit and Comfort: Be sure to consider who will be using the carrier. If both parents plan to use it, look for one with size adjustability. You also want to consider how comfortable the carrier is for you to wear. Some carriers offer a back support, but how well it works depends on your height.
2. Washability: Carriers are sure to get dirty, so make sure the one you choose can be easily cleaned.