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We have no idea how the western world missed out on what parents all over the world have known for centuries: babywearing is awesome. Nearly every baby, everywhere, would rather be held all day if she can, and studies show that babies who are worn in baby carriers cry less and suffer from less colic.
A quality baby carrier lets you enjoy cozy quality time with your baby all day long, with your hands free and, ideally, without any strain on your back. And, bonus points: carrying your baby lets her listen to you talking all day, which is great for her developing mind. read more
So, you’re sold on babywearing – now, which baby carrier to choose? That’s a tough one, because our selection of baby carriers includes so many fantastic options. Do you go with the brand recognition and sporty style of Baby Bjorn? (Dad says: go with this one.) How about the incredibly popular Ergo Baby Carrier, touted as the most comfortable of all baby carriers, and with a super-high weight limit? How about the Boba Baby Carrier, with nifty little foot stirrups that position toddlers ergonomically for comfort (and make it irresistible to play horsie)? Or the gorgeous and easy-to-use carriers from Beco Baby? Even Stokke, the Norwegian kings of adaptable baby products, have gotten in on the game, with the outdoorsy Stokke MyCarrier, inspired by mountaineering gear.
Having too many good baby products to choose from is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem – after all, you don’t want to buy every baby carrier in the store (although of course, we wouldn’t mind if you did). To pick the baby carrier that’s perfect for your parenting lifestyle, start by asking your friends and perusing reviews. If you can, head down to your local baby store – if you’re in New England, come to Magic Beans!– and try on various baby carriers with a weighted doll.
Finally, if the decision between Ergo Baby and Baby Bjorn and Beco Baby and Stokke and Boba and all those pretty baby slings is just too difficult to make, call us! We’re total baby gear nerds, and our customer service representatives know baby carriers inside-out. We’ll make sure you’re happy with the baby carrier you get, and we can help you learn how to use it, too. show less