Newborn babies love staying close to their parents, feeling the warm comfortability and protection of their body and the gentle rhythm of their heart beating pattern. But unless you’re a Ladies weightlifting Olympian (your arms, shoulders and the whole body will get very tired of lugging around a growing infant whole day. That’s where the soft-designed baby carrier comes into the picture. Every year, several new items into the baby carrier market, It’s very difficult to say this brand most suitable for you and your newborn baby.
We analyzed around 15 baby carriers for the reviews, some having been in the markets more than 05 years and some are newcomers to the baby carrier market and the price range between $30 to $180, There is a tendency price correlate with quality.
We assessed each carrier for following factors,
- Safety Level
- Long-term reliability
- Ease of use
Ease of Use-
When it comes to the Ease of use, that is a key factor that we should consider about the baby carrier look great, feel great, are super comfortable and reliable, but are a total pain in the butt to put on, take off, or adjust. Carriers have come a long way when it comes to convenience and ease of use, but some are still quite poor in this regard. Our best carriers list carefully considers ease of donning, doffing, and adjusting the carrier.
Safety & Reliability-
Here we are talking about important factor Safety. There are a lot of factors to consider here. How is the stitching along the important seams, buckles, and zippers attach points, the quality level of the zippers the quality level of the clips, fasteners, adjustment slides and loops, and Velcro, etc. etc. Most of the baby carriers use lower quality connectors, fabrics, and stitching, in order to lower the product manufacturing cost, the last thing you want is a malfunction of a weight-bearing component. Safety also considers the baby position, the breathability and quality(strength) of the fabric, and the appropriate head and neck support.
The days when a baby carrier can only support a single carrying position are gone. You no longer need separate carriers for separate positions. Most carriers are now very adaptable, allowing for multiple carrying positions. At the low end, some carriers have 2 positions, usually forward-facing and backward-facing. At the high end, carriers have up to six positions, including backward-facing newborn -fetal tuck, backward-facing- Legs out, forward-facing toddler, backward-facing toddler hip sling, and back carrier (like a hiking carrier). The best carriers tend to be more adaptable and last from newborn (7+ pounds) until about 05 years old, but they also tend to be the most expensive ones.
Comfort & Breathability-
Comfort is a determining factor as to whether the baby will be happy and comfortable for a long journey. The padding needs to be in the correct places, along with the back outline, where arms and legs meet open area, and wherever a body part might come in contact with a fastening or shaping(adjustment) component. Less padding around the head area to ensure breathability and enough air flow when it requires.
Cost of the Product-
Baby Carriers vary in widely pricing, Starting from as low as about $30, to upwards of $250 for the higher quality and more adjustable ones with all the bells and other components. Because of our list values adaptability, reliability, comfortability, safety level, etc, it also tends to include some of the more expensive baby carriers, with a lower price range around $80, up to around $180 and also we do provide some very limited reviews for lower cost options.