For many new moms, babywearing is a fantastic way to keep baby close and enjoying the benefits of skin-to-skin contact while giving mama a chance to be hands-free… because let’s face it, we’re always multi-tasking! Babywearing International is an excellent resource, offering helpful tips on finding the best type of carrier that’s right for you and your body type. Once you figure that out, though, the options are endless! Luckily, we’ve waded through the masses and discovered some new favorites. Check them out (and if baby’s feeling fussy, bring along their favorite Wubbanub- they fit into carriers perfectly)!’
Nesting Days is a new babywearing product that was created by a postpartum doula. With no straps, buckles, wrapping or bulky frame, it’s a very easy and comfortable way to wear your baby (up to 18 lbs). We also love that they include a “Guideline for Healthy Hips,” with best positions for you and your baby to be safe and healthy. And hands-free!
The Boba 4G carrier provides a bit more structure and fits babies 7-45 lbs (an infant insert, foot straps and sleeping hood is included). Offering 2 ergonomic carrying positions, the seat ensures a natural “frog leg” seated position, which is best for baby. We love the zippered pocket for keys and essentials!
Ergo continues to evolve and improve upon itself, making it one of the most reliable carriers on the market. The new Omni 360 can be used with newborns, all the way to age 3! Parents love the lumbar support which gives added back comfort and detachable storage pouch.
One major plus to the Baby K’tan (other than its affordability), is the ability to breastfeed easily & discreetly while baby is in the carrier.