You can use a car seat or a stroller to move your baby around. However, most parents revel in the feeling of attachment and simplicity offered by a baby bag. Baby bags hold your kid against your body and at the same time free your hands. You’re able to move with ease, go through crowded places, as well as handle your day to day chores as your baby sleeps or rests on you.
Experts opine that carrying a baby using a baby carrier can calm a frequently irritated or excessively crying baby, help reduce a mother’s susceptibility to postpartum depression, as well as enhance the bonding between a child and parent. Some parents use baby bags only in the initial months because they find them uneasy when the child hits 15 or 20 pounds. Others are happy baby wear long after this point is reached. Some of the latest baby bags in the market today can comfortably take care of weights reaching 50 and even 60 pounds. Additionally, some baby carriers have ergonomic features that help shift your baby’s weight from your back and shoulders and onto your hips.
What to consider when buying a baby bag
Some types of baby bags may function better than others, and this hinges on your child as well as your body. It can help trying out several types prior to making the purchase. There various types of baby bags include:
1) A front baby bag: Comprises of 2 shoulder straps supporting a fabric base. The baby is carried very close to the chest. A newborn is firstly carried facing inwards towards you. When the baby can sit upright, normally after five months, she can be turned outwards to have a good view of the world. Certain front baby bags can as well be worn on the back. However, a front baby bag can feel exceedingly big for your toddler and it may not enable swift breastfeeding.
2) A sling: It’s worn over one shoulder and across the torso. It can be (un)padded and with(out) rigs for adjustment. A sling is good when you’re breastfeeding due to its loose fit and the wide fabric enables you to discreetly tend for your child.
3) A wrap: Is typically used to carry the baby over both shoulders against your body.a wrap is easily adjustable, and can be worn in any kind of configuration. It is pretty easy to breastfeed when wearing your baby using a wrap.
Search for a baby bag with wide, padded straps and study fabric for distributing the child’s weight evenly so that you don’t strain your upper back, shoulders and neck. Ensure that the baby bag is easily adjustable if it’s going to be shared with another person.
Comfort for your kid is crucial as well. Search for front baby bags with padded leg holes that don’t squeeze your kid’s thighs. A good front carrier will also have a padded head support for your baby.
Ease of use
It is important that you purchase a baby carrier that you can easily use by yourself, unless you’re ready to take time learning how to use it. Bear in mind that you will be wearing the baby bag, taking it off, and getting your kid in and out largely without any assistance.
Ease of cleaningBabies can be very messy, and thus it helps a big deal when your baby carrier is machine washable.
|Small||3-6 months||24-28 inches||~12-19lbs|
|Medium||6-12 months||29-32 inches||~19-26lbs|
|Large||12-24 months||33-40 inches||~26-34lbs|
|12-24m||1-3 years||up to 39 inches||~26-34lbs|
|2/3T||3-6 years||up to 48 inches||~34-49lbs|
|4/5T||6-10 years||up to 56 inches||~49-87lbs|