Important Aspects to Consider when Choosing the Ideal Baby Carrier for your family.
- TYPES OF BABY CARRIER SOLUTIONS: Baby Wraps, Baby Slings, Soft Structured Carriers, Structured Framed Carriers.
- MY BABY/ CHILD – Age and Developmental Stage, Weight and Size.
- BABY CARRIER FEATURES – Ergonomics, Quality, Materials, Ease of Use, Colour and Design, Style and Purpose.
- BABY CARRIER PURPOSE: Carrier Use – Where, When, How Often, Who will be carrying. My lifestyle activities –everyday, shopping, beach, pool, hiking?
- SEASON AND CLIMATE CONSIDERATIONS – Where I live in Australia. Average Temperatures? Travelling Considerations.
TYPES OF CARRIERS; There are some wonderful baby carrier solutions for keeping your little one close and maintaining ergonomic support for both parent and child.
|BABY CARRIER TYPE||IDEAL AGE RANGE||
HUGGLE BABY CARRIERS STOCK THESE QUALITY PRODUCT SOLUTIONS
|Baby Wraps: Quality wraps are very popular – Most of these are made of soft stretchy materials which can be tied around the parents and adjusted to secure your little one in a close upright position on your chest.||Ideal Age Range: Particularly ideal for Newborn to 12 months – there are some varieties of Wraps designed to carry children up to approx. 2 years or longer. (such as the Hugabub Baby Wrap with Pocket) Always check the weight guide.||Quality Baby Wraps in stock
|Soft Structured Carriers: These soft structured carriers are a fantastic baby carrying solution with a combination of soft and padded structure and with a variety of buckles and straps to ensure a comfortable adjustable ergonomic fit for both the parent and the child. These carriers come in a range of colours and styles and features with some being made of cottons, organic cottons, and cooler mesh combinations.||Ideal Age Range: Most Soft Structured carriers have features that enable them to be used from newborn. Some carriers eg: All Ergobaby Carriers require an Infant Insert as a separate product to be purchased to go with the carrier to enable carrying a newborn to 6 month old. The Infant Insert cacoons the infant and positions them higher in the carrier to be in the visible and kissable position. The Manduca, and Lillebaby Range of carriers have an inbuilt adjustment to enable the carrier to adjust top carrying your little one from newborn through to approx.36 months -without an additional product needed.||3 Positions Carriers : Most Soft Structured carriers offer 3 carry positions – for child facing in “belly to belly”, “hip carry” or “back carry” positions
We stock quality 3 position soft structured baby carriers:
( carrying a child facing outwards from 6 months onwards- or once your infant has developed stable neck control and core body strength in independent sitting)
|Structured Framed or Backpack Carriers: These carriers are an excellent design for active living out and about – in town, for day walks or serious hiking.||Ideal Age Range: 6 months up to 3/4 years. Many of these carriers can be free standing to enable easy access to position your little one inside the carrier seat and then be lifted up onto the carriers back,||Quality Framed Carriers we stock are: example- Osprey – Poco Plus|
|Baby Ring Slings: Slings are made of soft fabrics generally worn across the parent’s body cradling the infant close to the chest with the added benefit of enabling discreet breastfeeding.||Ideal Age Range: Slings are most commonly used for Newborn to 6 months. (although some slings are designed for use for 12 months plus) Convenient and simple to use – Precautions need be followed with full awareness of the babies positioning to ensure a baby is never positioned in a curled posture and their airways are kept clear at all times. (refer to the Safe Baby Wearing guide TICKS chart at the end of this page.)||Quality Sling Brands we stock are: Hugabub Ring Sling (in cotton or 100% Organic cool mesh)
Tula Ring Sling