I have never been a baby wearer but when I was given the chance to try the JPMA award-winning Bitybean, a cleverly compact child carrier, I jumped because it seemed like it would be easier to use compared to other soft carriers. I was right!
Norwegian born Stokke has a fantastic reputation for high-quality and long-lasting products and the MyCarrier falls in line with that reputation.
The Go Go Babyz Sidekick Bliss is a diaper bag combined with a baby carrier. With this unique invention you can carry your baby and diaper bag simultaneously. If you are over burdened and overwhelmed with having to carry your diaper bag, baby and purse when going out and about then you will find the Sidekick Bliss interesting.
Babywearing “means holding or carrying a baby or young child using a cloth baby carrier. Holding babies is natural and universal; baby carriers make it easier and more comfortable, allowing parents and caregivers to hold or carry their children while attending to the daily tasks of living.”
Scandinavian company Lillebaby makes an ergonomic baby carrier that is a 5-in-1 Moses style bag. The multi-functional EuroTote is made out of a cotton flannel interior fabric and a wind and water repellent microfiber exterior with a carrying board for support. Weighing less than 2 pounds, it is lightweight and easy to carry. For use up to age 3 or more, the EuroTote has long term function.
TheBabaSling is a newly designed baby sling by Joovy. This hammock style sling is a one size fits all sling. With 5 carrying positions and the option to nurse in 2 position while sling wearing, it really is super functional. Joovy says “As advocates for ‘baby wearing,’ we believe theBabaSling is the most amazingly versatile, easy to use sling on the market today.”
The Baby K’tan is a soft cotton carrier that can be worn like a wrap but does not require the wrapping or the extensive fabric. It is a “cross between a sling and a structured carrier.”
The Infantino Swift Classic Carrier is a soft and lightweight baby carrier that is easy to fold up and take on the go. Sold for $15.99, the Swift is an inexpensive carrier that is useful for short periods of time.
The Beco Butterfly 2 and Gemini baby carriers are highly rated. Softer than the Ergo and available in many fun colors and patterns, the Beco is one to consider. The high price is the one reason to forgo this carrier and go for the Ergo or Baby Bjorn.
On October 1, 2011, Baby Bjorn will introduce a new and improved baby carrier called the Miracle Carrier. This differs from the original in a few ways: Accommodates a newborn without an infant insert (comfortable neck support for an infant) – newborn up to 4 months is facing you and sits higher up in this carrier. Thinner
The Moby Wrap is a sling type carrier that allows for many different positions of baby wearing including carrying two babies at once. The wrapping technique is designed to distribute weight evenly so you do not feel any pressure or pain in your shoulders or back. It can hold anywhere from newborns up to toddlers (max weight 35 lbs).