When you’re travelling with tiny tots, a baby carrier is essential. It frees your hands up for pulling luggage, grabbing passports, filling in forms and figuring out foreign currency. Plus it makes navigation so much easier in countries and places that aren’t stroller-friendly. Here is the suitcases&strollers essential travel advisor for travel baby carriers.
Unlike a stroller, if you never end up using it, a baby carrier weighs almost nothing to squash down into your bag, so there is absolutely no reason not to invest in one.
These days many baby carriers are specifically designed so that child and parent are in the most natural and comfortable positions so they’re easy on baby’s hips and your back. There are so many on the market, here are some recommendations to get you started with choosing your baby carrier.
For something lightweight that folds down to almost nothing and is easy to use, take a look at the Pupsik Pouch Slings. They can carry the baby in multiple positions and don’t have any messy clasps, clips or straps – just one simple piece of fabric.
To compensate for the limited adjustability that comes with the design, there are several sizes to suit all different body shapes.
The added benefit of a sling is the price – they cost a fraction of what you will pay for a larger baby carrier brand.
This cool brand has really made a name for itself as the hipster daddy carrier of choice. Whilst it requires quite a bit of skill and patience to figure out how it works, once it does, the BJÖRN probably provides the best versatility especially for older infants.
With their latest Baby Carrier One, now bubs can face the carrying parent or face outwards or even to be carried on your back. This means the carrier has the added ability to go from safety harness when travelling in vehicles without a car seat to backpack hiking tool.
Like any clever baby brand, there is a range of carriers to choose from including basic right through to organic cotton with in-built waist belt for better support and comes with several accessories including the useful bib.
Ergobaby has its devotees who will tell you that this brand makes the most comfortable baby carriers especially if you are walking long distance. The child can sit in three positions – facing the parent on the front, facing sideways on the front or in a backpack position. There is also a useful hood attachment to give greater privacy if you want to breastfeed or protect the child from the sun or light.
In you live or are going to a colder clime, there is even a sheepskin lined version.
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