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.
- 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||
BELLAS LITTLE ONES 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.||3 Positions Carriers : Most Soft Structured carriers offer 3 carry positions – for child facing in “belly to belly”, “hip carry” or “back carry” positions
There are some 3 position soft structured baby carriers which offer baby facing in / back and hip carry positions.
There are also 4 position soft structured baby carriers which offer 4 Ergonomic Healthy carrying positions -which includes -Child facing in – Hip Carry, Back Carry and the 4th Facing Out position.
( Outward facing position from approx 6 months to approx. 12 months -(depending on the weight and size of your child) always choose an outward facing carrier with a cup or bucket seat eg Tula Explore range or Ergobaby 360 Omni that support your baby in the M Sitting position )
|Baby Ring Slings: Slings are made of soft fabrics generally worn across the parent’s body cradling the infant close to the chest.||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
Lillebaby Eternal Love Linen Ring Slings.