Baby carriers let you tote your baby with great ease. You can move easily, or follow your daily routine while still close to baby. To "wear" your little one as safely and comfortably as possible, it's crucial for you to pick a right baby carrier. What to look for when buying?
First thing first - baby has to be safe. Make sure the carrier's design can protect her head effectively. All the belts and buckles must be durable and abrasion-resistant.
2. Baby's comfort
Holding your child is going to be an unpleasant experience if she feels uncomfortable. Due to direct contact with baby's skin, your carrier should be made from soft, breathable and natural fabric, like cotton. All the force application points must be well-padded. Or your baby is likely to get skin diseases due to allergy or friction.
3. Parent's comfort
Hunt for a carrier with wide, well-padded shoulder belts. Uniformly distribute baby's weight and lessen your shoulder and back strain. Certainly, adjustable belts are a plus.
4. Easy to use
Ensure your carrier is quite convenient to get your baby in and out, and if possible, without help.
5. Easy to clean
Children always make a mess. So it's useful to get a machine-washable carrier.
Vital Safety Notes:
1. Generally, baby carriers are suitable for babies aged above 4 months old. If your baby is younger, please consult a doctor before using a carrier.
2. Carrying position. At 4-6 months of age, your baby can be placed in face inward position. Your child, from 6 months of age, can be carried occasionally in face outward position. The back position is normally used when your baby is about 22lbs (that is, around 1 year old).
3. Check on her constantly, whichever carrying position it is. Or it would cause suffocation, as her face is pressed against the fabric or you.