Using a Baby Carrier, or “Babywearing” your baby, is becoming a favorite practice among new parents. A Baby Carrier not only helps the bonding process, making feel the new parent more confident and deepening the mutual attachment between parent and baby, but also is a great way to get around with your baby while you are hands free and maneuvering at your own pace.
Best Baby Carrier for a Newborn
There are a lot of baby carriers on the market, but a shirt? Yes, and what make it interesting is the fact that Lalabu comes on different sizes and models (for moms and dads).
This moms all on one shirt, is a cozy carrying pouch for your baby (use is only recommended for babies 7 to 15 pounds), allowing a wonderful baby/mommy (or daddy) bond. It has a head support that flips out and holds your baby’s head while he is sleeping and can be easily tuck back in the pouch when is not in use.
The Soothe Shirt features an easy-to-use nursing bra, making breastfeeding convenient and allowing you the comfort and coverage you need when your little one decides is lunch time. The shirt covers your stomach while nursing and you don’t need to wear a separate bra underneath.
The dad shirt is designed for dads to expend quality time with their little one without too much complications: nothing to tie, wrap or fasten.
This short sleeves shirt with a sporty v-neck and slim fit, will help daddy bond with the baby keeping both calm and stylish.
The shirt is not mean to carry your baby hands free, but it is a great option instead of traditional baby carriers, and also allows your baby to look around and see things from a different perspective while feeling safe and comforted by your closeness.
Why we like it: ease of breastfeeding, ease of hands-free activity and bonding with the baby. All in one!
What’s no so good about it: sizes run on the small side, so it’ll be a good idea to order the next size up.
Best Wrap Carrier
Using a wrap, you can distribute and support your child’s weight evenly, while carrying your baby hands free.
The Boba Wrap has a simple tying style (the instructions are easy to follow) that allows for an easy on and off.
Made of soft and strong cotton knit, is woven with spandex for durability, clinging support and shape retention that doesn’t sag with all-day use, plus is machine washable.
This budget friendly wrap can hold babies from newborn up to 35 lbs. It creates a custom fit every time you tie so you can safely and comfortably accommodate your baby’s growth and your own body’s unique contours.
Why we like it: It is 5.5 yards long which enables moms of all sizes to wear it. It’s machine washable and you can also trow it on the dryer!
What’s no so good about it: It is 5.5 yards long: for petite moms, that means yards and yards around their waist and in hot climate it makes wearing the wrap very hot.
The best Soft Structured Baby Carrier
This soft structured, lightweight carrier allows you to wear your baby in four positions: forward facing, inward facing, hip and back carry. Easy to adjust bucket seat supports your baby in an ergonomic natural “M” position in all carry positions from baby to toddler.
Its exceptional lumbar support waist belt has double adjusters for easy tightening ensuring maximum comfort by providing the support you need to prevent lower back pain. The carrier’s padded shoulder straps allow for a crisscross option, great for a snug fit or for those who prefer easy buckling on the front.
The Omni 360 carrier is designed to fit all parents. It easily adjusts to fit different wearers from petite to larger body types. All parents can share the joy of baby wearing.
If you plan on babywearing for long periods of time, this baby carrier provides the comfortable support and freedom you and your baby want.
Why we like it: Made of soft cotton, is easy to clean, durable and versatil, you can adjust this baby carrier to your growing baby from 7lbs to 45lbs.
What’s no so good about it: some users found it too complicated to put it on without help.
The Best Budget Friendly Baby Carrier
Along with it multiple carrying options and grow with baby flexibility, this convertible baby carrier offers an ergonomic seat for optimal baby hip positioning, a super supportive waist belt and adjustable padded straps for long term wear ability.
4 ways to carry: Facing in narrow seat for newborns, facing in wide seat for older babies, facing out narrow seat for babies with head control and back carry wide seat for older babies and toddlers.
The material is breathable and the carrier itself does not weigh much. You’ll be able to wear for long periods of time in the summer heat without overheating yourself or the baby.
Why we like it: very easy to buckle by yourself, comfortable for mom and baby.
What’s no so good about it: the shoulder straps are padded,but it’s not terribly thick or overly soft padding. It works great for little babies, but it gets uncomfortable if you have to use it for long periods of time once the baby hits 17-20 pounds.