Tips for Buying and Using Baby Carriers

Baby carriers provide comfort and safety to parents while carrying their baby. We'll show you some guidelines that are good to keep in mind when it comes to buying baby carriers.
Tips for Buying and Using Baby Carriers
María José Roldán

Reviewed and approved by the psychopedagogue María José Roldán.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Transporting your baby from one place to another won’t be a problem for you anymore. Thanks to new products and baby accessories, there’s a wide variety of great baby carriers to choose from. Let’s check some out!

More and more parents are choosing to use baby carriers nowadays. They’ve become an extremely useful accessory. This is because they let you carry your newborn around in a very comfortable way.

In addition, this type of carrier helps parents bond with their babies during their first few years of life. Therefore, it’s important to know their benefits and how to use each one.

Benefits of baby carriers for parents

Baby carriers have multiple benefits. One of the most important advantages is that you can keep in close contact with your baby. As a result, you develop a much closer bond.

Using baby carriers is a very popular trend, which allows parents to carry their baby in a safe way. This type of accessory also allows parents to be more attentive to their baby’s needs in every situation.

Situations where we recommend them

Keeping in mind your baby’s safety and position, baby carriers are great for carrying babies from birth. There are many options on the market, and each one is made to keep your baby safe and close.

From an emotional and sensory point of view, both parents and babies benefit from using baby carriers. In fact, this is especially true in the first few days when your baby first makes contact with his environment.

Tips for Parents when Buying Baby Carriers

Best positions when using baby carriers

Lots of parents wonder whether it’s better to carry your baby on your chest or on your back. Is it better for babies to look at their parents or face forward?

The truth is, when babies are born, they have very weak muscles in their neck and spine. Therefore, they’re more at risk of suffering sudden injuriesIn addition, baby carriers should cover babies’ neck to keep their head stable.

Soon after, between three and six months, babies start to get stronger and can hold their head and trunk up firmly. In fact, babies even start to develop distant vision, and they’re curious about the world around them.

During this period and shortly after, babies can go on your back, facing forward. However, this is as long as the baby carrier has all of the necessary safety measures.

Tips for Parents when Buying Baby Carriers

Factors to consider when buying baby carriers

In order for baby carriers to be really beneficial for parents and babies, it’s important that they’re safe and comfortable. These are the two most important characteristics.

In addition, they need to be specifically designed to protect babies, as well as keep them in the right position and well-supported. It’s important to avoid ones with compression or strips that might injure your baby.

“Between three and six months, babies start to get stronger and can hold their head and trunk up firmly. During this period and shortly after, babies can go on your back, facing forward.”

Additionally, baby carriers need to have good support for parents as well. Mainly, they need to distribute weight equally to prevent your muscles from getting tired. We recommend those that have wide shoulder straps with cushions and good lumbar support.

Basically, baby carriers should be comfortable to wear. It should adjust to your baby’s size and have the appropriate fabric for different weather. For parents, it should be easy to put on and take off. Many have simple clips that are safe, but that don’t open on their own or by the baby.

In conclusion, baby carriers are one of the best accessories on the market for parents. They’re very practical and useful because you can carry your little one at all times in a very comfortable way.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.