Choose the best baby carrier for you
You can choose from several different types of baby carriers. From easy-to-use models most suitable for newborn babies to more ergonomic baby carriers that can also be used to carry toddlers and give better pressure relief so you can carry your child longer. Choosing the best baby carrier for you can be a challenge – give some thought to what you need and then compare the baby carriers in our comparison table to see which one is the best baby carrier for you.
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- For how long of a period do you want to carry your baby?
Do you want a smaller baby carrier that’s perfect for the first few months of your baby’s life or do you want an adaptable baby carrier that you can use for several years?
- When do you want to be able to use the baby carrier?
Do you mainly want to use the baby carrier at home to keep your hands free or do you want to be able to use the baby carrier instead of a stroller when you go out? The longer you want to be able to carry your baby each time, the more pressure relief you require from the baby carrier. So, the best baby carrier for you should have a waist belt and preferably a wide-leg position for your child that distributes their weight more evenly for you.
- In what position do you want to be able to carry your baby?
You should always carry a newborn baby facing inwards. Some baby carriers allow you to carry a larger baby facing outwards on your front. There are some models in which you can also carry a toddler on your back, which gives better pressure relief.
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