Posted on Apr 18th 2019
Our best baby carrier Buying Guide will help you pick the best one for your family’s needs. Whether you choose a soft carrier or a structured backpack carrier, with your tot safely and snuggly in tow, you can enjoy hands-free convenience and parent-child bonding on the go.
In an interview with Canadian Living, Arie Brentnall-Compton, an Edmonton-based babywearing educator and vice-chair of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliancesays babywearing (using a baby carrier) has benefits for both children and their parents. “They do it to maximize breastfeeding success, to keep baby closely supervised at all times, to be able to meet their own needs at the same time that they’re responding to their baby’s need for touch.”
Always observe extra caution with and seek professional medical guidance for infants under four months old, premature babies or those with medical conditions.
Simple and versatile, this soft, stretchy 100% natural cotton sling has a double-loop design, so it slips on like your fave T-shirt without wrapping or buckles. The breathable Baby K-Tan carrier allows for babywearing in many different positions and is suitable for newborns and infants weighing up to 35 pounds.
With its wrap-like design, the Infantino Llc is designed to be comfortable yet supportive for wearers and their newborns. Its soft and stretchy fabric helps make the Together baby carrier easy to put on and gentle on your child. The back adjusts to fit many body types as moms, dads or grandparents hold infants close to them.
Here’s a ready-to-wear baby carrier that offers over six positions. This versatile baby carrier by Baby K’Tan is made of high-tech performance fabric designed to help wick away moisture and block UVA/UVB rays.
Designed for babies 7 to 26 pounds, the Evenflo Marianna carrier offers two positions. It allows you to carry your child facing in until they are old enough to hold up their head and neck, then you can switch to carrying them facing out. This baby carrier has mesh panels meant to help your infant stay cool, padding for comfortable wearing and it’s conveniently machine washable.
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You may want to get the most use out of your baby carrier by investing in a model designed to grow with your child. Adjustable features that allow for the perfect fit on a variety of body shapes are smart too, especially if different people will be tag-teaming to help care for your newborn or toddler.
Here’s a convertible carrier by Infantino Llc that provides four baby-wearing options. Made for newborns through toddlers (8 to 32 pounds), it has an adjustable ergonomic seat to accommodate hip positioning for babies of different sizes and padded head support. This flexible baby carrier also has a supportive waist belt and extra padding in the adjustable straps intended to help you remain comfortable while toting your tot.
Designed for newborns and toddlers up to three years, the One Air baby carrier features special mesh fabrics that may aid in keeping you and your child cool while maintaining closeness. Thanks to an extra sturdy waist belt and thickly padded form-fitting shoulder straps, this versatile BabyBjörn should help you comfortably and safely carry your child in different ergonomic positions. This carrier is acknowledged as a hip-healthy baby carrier by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
A baby carrier offers a practical way to keep your child close, but you must make sure you safely position your infant. Health Canada recommends keeping baby “visible and kissable” when using any type or style of baby carrier.
The Child Safety Experts website answers a number of questions about how to choose the best baby carrier for your needs. They say babies can be carried in a carrier as a newborn so long as you ensure the carrier provides enough support for the baby’s head. Make sure your infant meets the weight requirement for your baby carrier and then carry them facing in toward you. Before carrying your child in a front-facing-out position, it’s recommended you wait until they’re at least five months, so their neck muscles have had a chance to develop.
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