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. The Manduca, Lillebaby Complete Carriers and the Ergobaby Omni and Adapt carriers have an inbuilt adjustment to you to carry your little one from newborn through to approx.36 months.||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:
( Outward facing position from 6 months to approx. 12 months – always choose an outward facing carrier with a cup or bucket seat eg Lillebaby or Ergobaby that supports 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 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:
Hug-a-bub Ring Slings (in cotton or 100% Organic cool mesh)
Lillebaby Eternal Love Linen Ring Slings.