Carry On: Our Favorite Baby Carriers
Carriers are one of my top baby products of all time. They give you the freedom to go about your daily activities, all while keeping baby close.
Not only does baby-wearing keep you hands-free, but plenty of research has shown the vast developmental benefits that baby-wearing offers. It promotes secure attachment, supports physical growth for preterm babies, can help improve breastfeeding rates and so much more!
There are various ways to wear your baby, from slings, to wraps, to carriers. You may already know that here at The Baby Cubby, we heavily research every product before bringing it into our store. You can rest easy knowing that every one of our carriers meets the standards of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, meaning that when used correctly, these products are designed to keep legs in the ideal M shape (knees above hips), rather than hanging straight down while being carried, which is not ideal for healthy hip development.
Solly Baby Wraps are lightweight and silky soft. Wraps create a snug, womb-like feel that will comfort both you and baby. As with most carriers, these wraps have a bit of a learning curve, which can intimidate some people. But trust me, if I can do it, you can too! Wearing my tiny newborn baby in a wrap is one of my most favorite things.
These masterfully-made ring slings are gorgeous in every way. Many parents prefer a ring sling simply because they just look lovely! Their Basic Linen Ring Sling is perfect for beginners. It is one layer of fabric, as opposed to some of their other slings, which are comprised of two layers for more experienced wearers or older children.
Happy Baby created a carrier that is both beautiful and beautifully simple to use. With a minimal design, the Happy Baby Carrier can easily fit into a diaper bag when not in use and won't cramp your style when worn on your body. It is also lightweight and breathable, making it a great option if you live in a warmer climate but still want something with more structure and support. The Happy Baby Carrier can support newborns up to 45 lbs, so you will get plenty of use out of it!
Ergobaby has been the recipient of numerous awards and their products come with a lifetime guarantee. The Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Carrier is a great option for parents looking for a sturdy structured carrier that can be worn multiple ways, with newborns to toddlers. The mesh panels keep baby cool and the detachable pouch allows you to keep just the essentials with you while carrying baby.
If you'd like to see these carriers in action, check out our YouTube page! You can also visit our store to learn more about these carriers and how to wear them from our Cubby Moms. Be sure to check out other styles from these brands at BabyCubby.com!