As a parents you have probably heard the term “baby wearing”. Kangaroo, an amazing creature in this planet, constantly carrying her baby in womb. Carrying a baby by arms is the most comfortable way for us. But it can be a difficult task to always hold a baby while managing other errands, rather push a stroller, carrying your baby or toddler more practical and convenient while you are hiking, traveling or running errands. Baby carrier can be good idea for as gift for new born baby party. Baby carriers become an easy task since its hold baby for you. There are mainly 5 types of baby carriers such as wrap, ring sling, soft structure carrier (SSC) or buckle carrier, meh dai (mei tai) carrier, Backpack carriers.
As a parent, you have probably heard the term “babywearing”. Kangaroo, a fantastic creature on this planet, continually carrying her baby in the womb. Taking a baby by arms is the most comfortable way for us. But it can be a difficult task always to hold a baby while managing other errands, instead of push a stroller, carrying your baby or toddler more practical and convenient while you are hiking, travelling or running errands. A baby carrier can be a good idea for a gift for a newborn baby party. Baby carriers become an easy task since it holds the baby for you. There are mainly five types of baby carriers such as a wrap, ring sling, Soft-structured carriers, meh dai (mei Tai) carrier.
Do You Need a Carrier?
Buying a carrier isn’t necessary. You can use the stroller when you are out and use a bouncy seat or swing at home. However, a carrier gives you more flexibility for doing your own things, hands-free, while your little one relaxing against you.
Regardless of brand or type of carrier, many parents consider it as a favourite baby product. You can relax your arms and gives you a substitute in for stroller, especially when your child gets upset when they can’t see around you or you need to navigate crowed places. If you like hiking and want to bring your child along with you, it will be a grate option.
Some parents consider to use a baby carrier until the child six months and so. Some of them continue to use a carrier until the toddler stage. You will get most out of it until your baby learns to walk and want some free spaces.
Type of Baby Carrier
Wrapping is one of the traditional and simple but not easiest baby carrier type, especially for beginners babywearing. With long pieces of cloth, you need to wrap your baby with your body over the shoulders. You create a comfortable, warm and secure place for your baby by tying loose ends of the cloth. There are different ways of tying the wrap. It can be difficult for the beginners, but practice a few times it becomes much easier for you.
You find many different wraps with short or longer length, some of made in cotton knit, gauze ( good breathability, excellent for summer), wool, linen or other fabrics. Some of the wraps made elastic fabrics like cotton or knit jersey, are called stretchy wraps. These type of carrier are an excellent solution for baby wearing-beginners and newborn babies. You need to wrap your body first with stretchy then stretch it over the baby.
A ring sling is also long (usually 2 meters long) piece of fabric with ring in one end. However, a ring sling is shorter then baby wrap carrier. A sling is the same way to wrap a baby with an exception that the strap goes over one shoulder only. To fasten, you need to thread free and through one ring and tuck it under the other ring. It from a loop on torso and baby usually stay slightly off cantered of your body.
This type of baby carrier made of cotton or linen fabrics with buckles and rarely used stretchy fabrics. you can also find ring sling which made of luxurious silk.
Soft-structured carriers are one of the most popular choices of parents. It’s come with padded shoulder straps and thickly padded waistband to fasten around your waist. Once you have done, the fabric becomes a pouch for baby. while you fasten it to make sure the panel wide enough to provide full support for baby’s hips and legs, from knee to knee. Soft-structured carriers allow baby to rest in a most comfortable position. The buckle carriers are suitable for more than 4 -5 months old baby when a baby has better control on neck and head.
This type of carriers has an adjustable strap, which allows you to find comfort and ergonomic fit by evenly distribute baby’s weight across the body. The great advantage of these type carriers is that you can use them your front and back or sometimes in the hip.
Meh Dai (Mei Tai) Carrier is combination featured of wrap and buckle wrap carrier. Usually, it looks similar to the soft structure carrier with long pieces of fabric that you need to tie around the body. There are two straps that you need to tie around your waist. Mei-Tai is highly adjustable and can wear this type of baby carriers on your front, back or hip and easily share with caregivers. Mei-Tai s are suitable for more than six months old infant, but few models can be used from birth as well.
Backpack carrier designed for wearing like a backpack and can be used only for children who can be left unassisted and have reasonable neck control. Baby’s seat is framed and stays in sitting position. Making Backpack carriers more secure and, it has padded shoulder straps with some additional straps that you can fasten around your
waist and chest. You can use it for a more extended period — some of the backpack carrier designed for hiking, walking etc. If you want to keep your toddler while you are exploring outdoor, this the best and comfortable baby carrier. However, if you have a plan for outdoor adventure, you should buy good-quality and safe carrier for your little one.