There are many baby carriers available in the market today. The choices available include slings, wraps, front packs, and backpack baby carrier. So, what should you look for in the perfect carrier for you and your baby? If this is your first time buying one, or you are looking at changing your current one or adding a new one, we have several pointers on what to look for before you make that purchase.
What to consider when buying a baby carrier
Different baby carriers are designed for babies of different ages. Find out which age bracket a specific carrier is recommended for. Do not buy a carrier that is recommended for a newborn for a one-year-old. It would be even better if you bought a carrier that would last for several developmental stages. The larger the age bracket it can accommodate, the better because you don’t have to buy another one too soon.
When choosing a baby carrier, you need to decide how much you are willing to spend. You should then buy one within your budget range. However, do not compromise on quality because a carrier is cheaper. A good quality carrier will sure your baby is well supported and secure.
It is very important that both you and your baby are comfortable when you are using the carrier. If it is possible, seek to try out the carrier before you buy it. This way, you can gauge how comfortable both you and your baby are before you make the purchase. If it makes any of you uncomfortable, try a different one.
Easy to clean
When buying a carrier, find out how easy it is to clean. Because babies can get messy, buying one that cleans easily will be an added advantage for you.
Flexibility and adaptability
Find out if you will be able to carry your baby in various positions with the carrier. Is it possible to use the carrier in different settings? Can you use it at home and on the go? Are the straps adjustable and can it can be used by different people?
Making the right decision when buying a baby carrier will save you from discomfort and disappointments.
By Beth Mugo