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Babywearing can come in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many different options for types of baby carriers out there to choose from! I was so overwhelmed with the options when I was pregnant. I ended up buying 3 different styles of carriers before I found one that I loved.
Here are the top styles of baby carries out there:
There are a few different brands of wraps, but the basic concept is the same. It is a big piece of fabric that you tie around your body to secure baby to you.
PROS: Baby is close to your body. This is good for babies of all ages, as long as your back allows.
CONS: I found it hard to tie the wrap when I was alone or out and about with baby. I’m sure practice will make it easier, but I tried for weeks and couldn’t get the hang of it.
A ring sling is a great option for newborns. It is comfortable and mimics the position of being held in a parents arms for baby.
PROS: Comfortable and soothing for baby and can be adapted for use with older babies and toddlers.
CONS: The ring material can be slightly uncomfortable if not warn properly.
This is a good option if the traditional wrap is not the right fit for you. This is similar to wrap, but less fabric and less complicated to use.
PROS: Baby can be upright, inward-facing, or outward-facing.
CONS: Moderate difficulty to put on and secure baby.
This carrier is not a wrap, but more of a traditional carrier. This is a family favorite for us. It is comfortable and easy to use.
PROS: Easy to put on and get baby into. Comfortable for both parent and baby.
CONS: If you have a slightly shorter torso, this carrier might be a touch too big for you to wear comfortably.
This carrier was my personal favorite. I have a slightly shorter torso and this one was perfect for me. The easy to use 2 buckles was simple and quick to put on and get baby into.
PROS: Lightweight and easy to use.
CONS: Honestly, I didn’t have a single issue using this carrier.
Baby carriers allow you to keep baby close to you while keeping your hands free.
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