One of the many essential things that you have to your baby is a stroller. It is a convenient thing to have, especially if you are going to have a leisurely stroll with your infant.
That being said, a stroller can be bulky and there are times that it is not the best choice. Fortunately, you can opt for a baby carrier for more ease and convenience.
So, when do you actually transition to using a baby carrier as opposed to a stroller? Well, if you just want a hands-free way to bring your baby with you, then a carrier would be more suitable in that situation.
Furthermore, using a carrier will allow you to become more mobile than a stroller, simply because there are places where the stroller cannot go to.
How to Properly Wear a Baby Carrier?
When you are choosing a baby carrier, make sure that your baby’s thighs are well-supported. You also want to look for one that doesn’t put your baby in a too forward position. Their chin should be off their chest while they are on the carrier.
There are many different types of carriers out there and you have to try them out so that you will know exactly how easy (or difficult) it would be to put your baby in or out of the carrier.
How to Choose the Right Baby Carrier?
This is the part where I will discuss the most common baby carriers that you can find on the market. Let’s start with the most basic.
Ring Sling Baby Carrier
As the name implies, a ring sling baby carrier is a long piece of fabric that can be adjusted in height by using its rings. It typically uses two rings for that, but there are some that have varied designs and construction.
This is a pretty basic carrier and one that parents can easily use. Just put the baby in the carrier and adjust the fit accordingly by using the rings.
When you opt for this one, make sure that you buy one from a reputable manufacturer since a poorly constructed ring sling carrier may have its straps slip through the rings.
Baby Carrier Wraps
This is considered to be the most common baby carrier out there. That is because you can put your baby in multiple positions like the front-facing or the hip and frog position.
You can find one that makes use of different fabrics and materials and it is up to you which one you prefer for your baby.
Buckle Baby Carrier
The buckle baby carrier is one of those carriers that look like a small backpack where you can put your baby in it safely and securely. This is the ideal carrier for parents who want to trek long distances and want a more robust carrier for their baby.
It uses two straps that you can put over your shoulder and your baby can easily slide into the appropriate section and be secured with some more straps. Even though it is quite sturdy in its construction, this also happens to be the most expensive one you can get.