As a new mom I am all about getting products to make my life easier! Motherhood is hard and definitely isn't glamorous most of the time but those baby cuddles make it all worth it! While I love cuddling and holding my son, I learned quickly that my arms can only take so much sometimes and there are things I'd still like to get done around the house during the day. Well say hello to babywearing! These baby carriers have been such a great item for both me and baby these last few weeks.
Here are a few tips I've learned for how to pick the best baby carrier for you and your baby:
- KNOW YOUR BABY: It's important to consider your baby and their personality, their likes/dislikes when purchasing a carrier. If your baby likes to cuddle and enjoys being all wrapped up, a wrap carrier is probably a great option! If your baby likes to have their limbs free and enjoys looking around, a soft baby carrier that allows your baby to face both in and out may be a better option! My son hates being swaddled so he struggled being in a wrap carrier for the first month or so! He's learning to like it more now that we have a Happy Wrap (pictured above)! The material is so comfortable and lightweight and they have such a great variety of colors to choose from.
- CONSIDER YOUR BODY TOO: While you definitely want your baby to be comfortable during babywearing, you need to make sure you feel comfortable too! Babywearing may agitate any neck or back issues you may already have so keep that in consideration when picking your baby carrier. If you struggle with shoulder pain, a sling wrap is one you'll want to avoid. Woven wraps and soft baby carriers are great for taking pressure off both you and the baby and distributing weight evenly. You can always go try some on at the Baby Cubby store location before purchasing to ensure the carrier works for you and your body type! I've heard so many great things about how comfortable the Ergo Baby carriers are so the Ergo 360 is definitely on my wish list to buy next!
- LENGTH OF USE: Decide what you want to use your carrier for and how long your like it to be useable. Are you babywearing so you can do some light household chores or will you be hiking for an extended period of time? Some baby carriers like woven wraps should only be used up until around 20lbs whereas other soft and heavy duty carriers can be used for longer periods of time and can be great for older children.
- PRICE: With just having my first baby in July, I wanted to invest in some great baby products that will be able to last me for future children, so spending a little extra on luxury items was completely worth it to me. There are so many baby carriers out there that can fit into any price point so check out the variety of baby carriers available at BabyCubby.com before making your choice!
I would definitely consider baby carriers to be a must have on my list for new moms. Deciding which carrier to choose can be hard, but I've loved being able to use Baby Cubby as a resource when going through the decision process. What makes Baby Cubby different than all the other baby sites out there?
Baby Cubby is run by parents who have been there done that so they know exactly how you're feeling when trying to choose affordable, quality products for your baby. I've also loved being able to utilize the Baby Cubby's social media sites like their Instagram, Facebook page and the Cubby Community Blog where you can interact with other parents and experts to get advice on the never-ending list of questions you have as a new parent.
I also loved the amount of information available on the Baby Cubby website. In their Baby Carrier Buying Guide, they have already done the research and have listed all of the pros and cons of each carrier, making your decision even easier than ever before. Baby Cubby not only offers free shipping on all orders over $49 but they'll price match any competitor, even Amazon, so you can feel confident that you are getting the very best deal. They have endless resource guides on strollers, diapers, etc. and are always adding the latest and greatest items they've researched to their Cubby picks section, making shopping for your baby simple and fun!