Tips for Choosing The Best Baby Carrier


When one goes around town it is most likely that you will come across a number of women carrying young infants. Each of them has their own way with different styles and features too.

Basically, there are many ways to which mothers can choose to carry their babies…it may be through baby stroller, car seats etc. but commonly most parents love the simplicity and the closeness feeling provided by a given carrier.

A baby carrier is a great practice for keeping your baby happy and building a stronger bond. Carriers allow you to keep your baby close and content while leaving your hands free to perform other tasks.

Honestly speaking, baby carriers have been there before. The current technology and techniques present more choices than ever before. Today’s carriers are evolved modern-takes on the historic wraps, papooses, backpacks, and slings used in the past.

Carriers well known are categorized in 5 kinds. The wrap, sling, mei-tai, soft-structured carrier, and frame backpacks.  Thereby, here are some factors to consider when choosing the best baby carrier.

  1. How old is the child?

By this, we consider the age of a child to whom you want to purchase a carrier for. Different brands of carriers are made according to the age of a child. Therefore, before you choose a baby carrier put in mind the age of your child.

If the baby is less than six month, you should consider selecting a carrier that is warmer so as to keep your child warm and comfortable as well, From The baby Advisor, the Baby K’tan ORIGINAL Baby Carrier, recommend as the Best Newborn which is a good option.

  1. Who will use the carrier?

Will it be exclusively used by one caregiver or do you want something that can be easily exchanged between caregivers with minimal adjustment? As we earlier said, these carriers vary according to the baby’s size but relatively a good number of them can fit a number of individuals.

  1. The purpose of the carrier

Different carriers are designed to perform a different task. For instance, there are those carriers that are structured in a way that one can breastfeed the baby in public, others are designed to carry the baby when walking for long distances and much more.

  1. The ease of use

Before you choose a right baby carrier for your baby, ensures that you can use it. Some carriers are a bit complicated as they require a lot of time to fasten while carrying a baby. Therefore choose a carrier that will not give you a hard time to secure.

  1. What is your budget?

Baby carriers are available at all price points, ranging from about $20 to up to $200 based on type and style. It’s easy to get carried away, so set a budget before you start looking.

Furthermore, in this, you may also consider the quality of the given product to which you want to buy. You need to ensure the safety of your child and yourself as well when buying a carrier.

All these factors are important to consider before you chose the carrier of your choice that will fully fulfill your needs and requirements.

About Author

Renee Kemper

Mother of two active teenagers, living in Arkansas with her Husband, she and her family are energetic outdoor enthusiasts. They can be found Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, and always finding new ways to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. A country girl at heart, but living in the middle of town, she has found creative ways to make the best of both worlds. Founder of and contributing author of The Mom Quilt, she writes and blogs about food, family, and their many adventures.

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