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Baby Carrier Buying Guide | How to Pick the Best One

 If you think taking care of a baby is hectic and overwhelming, you are not so far off. So, it's wise to get yourself a baby carrier as soon as possible. If you don't have a nanny or older children, a carrier helps monitor your baby while you're on the move. It will allow you to run errands and do chores easily.

But how do you pick a carrier that best suits your needs? With hundreds of brands on the market, it can be tough trying to pick one. What should you be looking for before adding to the cart?

Factors to consider when shopping for a baby carrier


If you are going to strap a human being to your body, you want to ensure that both of you are comfortable. Look at how it supports the weight of your baby and the hip support it offers. The baby's legs should be comfortably held in an M position.

Also, you want to get a carrier that offers cushioning for your back and shoulders. Carriers with shoulder pads are great for mothers whose babies are a little heavier.


Like shopping for seasonal clothes, it is fairly important to look into the fabric of the carrier. For one, you want a washable fabric. Baby incidents are unpredictable and inevitable, but it helps to know you can quickly clean up any mess.

Also, go for a breathable fabric. If you're uncomfortable in hot, sweaty clothing, your baby is going to hate it. Look for a carrier that allows fresh air, especially in hot and humid areas. Warm fabrics are great for cooler seasons. If possible, for a carrier that can fit under your winter coats.


Even though there are hundreds of baby carrier brands, they are largely categorized into three:

  • soft structured carrier

  • baby wrap carrier

  • baby-backpack carrier

The kind you settle for is often determined by the age of your baby. If it's a newborn, go for a carrier that allows for closer snuggling. An older baby will require space to move and stretch. Other than buying two carriers, you can choose one that transforms to accommodate growth.

As tempting as fancy carriers are, ensure they are easy to put on and take off. If you're breastfeeding, go for one that allows you to breastfeed without taking it off. Convenience and functionality should go hand in hand.


You don't want to be shopping for a carrier every month, so pay keen attention to the longevity of a carrier. This is determined by its weight capacity and the materials used to make it.

If you want a carrier you can use past infancy, go for one that offers front-facing options.


The older your baby grows, the heavier they will get. You want a carrier that offers support and stability without interfering with the growth of your child.

A carrier with a wide, supportive seat prevents your infant from developing hip dysplasia. The carrier straps should be comfy but sturdy so you don't exert too much pressure on your back. The best carrier will evenly distribute your baby's weight around your hips.

Shop at A Brick Store

As convenient as online shopping stores are, they do not allow you to fit before purchase. Shopping at a store allows you to try out different carriers and weigh your options. Also, you can ask as many questions as possible before making a purchase.

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