Choosing a Baby Carrier
When traveling, some prefer to take strollers, some prefer carriers... whichever way suits you, it is still difficult to decide upon which carrier to actually choose. Our team researched and trialed many baby carriers to find out which ones are the most appropriate for travel. Here is our verdict as well as some tips on buying a baby carrier.
Buying tips for travelers
As you travel with your child, having a comfortable carrier, wrap or sling can make a big difference in your ability to sightsee and explore the possible changing terrain. As well, wearing your child close to you can give you both confidence as you explore unfamiliar territory, like crowded markets, busy train stations, and subway systems.
Yet which child carrier, wrap, or sling is right for you at home and as you travel may change by the destination--and by the pound as your child grows. Be careful when buying a carrier that they will be suitable for newborns and very small infants and consider that there are only a few that will be comfortable to wear for long periods once your child reaches say, 20 lbs. Your size and stature, and your partners' who might be sharing the carrier with you, can also make a difference in what works best for you.
With all of these points in mind, here are some of our top-recommended child carriers for traveling parents.
Suitable for: for babies between 3 to 36 months - (7.7-43pounds / 3.5-19kgs)
Fabric type: 100% polyester
Dimensions: L11.8",H9.8",W7.1"(L30,H25,W18cm) & Waist size is 51"(130 cm);
Approximate cost - $40+
Why the Bebamour Sling Carrier?
This was our favorite Sling Carrier by far. Not only does it seat your baby close to you securely,
it gives you and your baby comfort whilst seated on a little seat that is strapped onto you -
around your waist. Just Brilliant this one! We have used this one on various trips!
Suitable for: from birth to around 18 months (or 35 pounds; 16kgs)
Fabric type: 95% Cotton/5% Spandex
Dimensions: 11.50" h x 6.00" w x 6.00" l, 1.76 pounds
Approximate cost - $40+
The Boba Wrap is free of buckles, straps and snaps and ties up into a perfect fit.
Why a Boba Baby Wrap
The Boba Wrap is fantastic for newborns and really little ones. If you are concerned with
putting your newborn or tiny one into a typical size carrier, this wrap will ease your mind
as it is great for all sizes and ages.
By Piggyback Rider
Suitable for: parents who really want to be mobile but have a child
who has outgrown any type of baby carrier.
Dimensions: 9.70" h x 3.30" w x 19.90" l,
Approximate cost - $100+
Why a Piggyback Rider?
Any parent who's little one has outgrown the baby carrier, but still likes to be carried now
and then, dreams about having one of these on holidays. When you are contemplating a
'framed' backpack or seat, you are taking a gamble on its weight and portability, but this
item is ideal for carrying your bigger child around whilst you are on the move.
It is unique and very handy when you have children who get whingy when sightseeing is
on the cards. Great Value !!
Suitable for: Babies between 3.2-20kgs. (newborn with infant insert)
Dimensions: 7.00" h x 11.00" w x 15.00" l, 3.40 pounds
Approximate cost - $90 +
Why an Ergo Baby?
If you are after a conventional and sturdy carrier that will make you and baby feel
comfortable and secure, the Ergo Baby Carrier has a great reputation with positive feedback.
Many larger people particularly, love the Ergo baby carrier as it allows larger people to be
comfortable with the fittings.
The Ergo baby multi-position carrier is a great carrier that will give you long-term use.
It serves many positioning purposes for a long time with baby.
By Diaper Dude
Suitable for: People who are larger, and ideal for Men.
Approximate cost - $120+
Why a Diaper Dude Boba Carrier?
The Diaper Dude Boba Carrier is fantastic for those who are of a larger stature,
for Men and Women. It is a very sturdy ultra-secure carrier that has a strengthened
Suitable for: Baby 3-18 months (3.5 -12kgs)
Dimensions: For baby 3-18months (8-26pounds / 3.5-12kgs)
Approximate cost - $40+
The babyhelp sling carrier is another conventional type of carrier, if that is what you like and
require and boasts a wide and thick shoulder strap. It is comfortable and gives you the security
that a carrier should.
By TwinGO LLC
Suitable for: Those specifically with twins, however, not just for twins.
Dimensions: 8 x 9.5 x 10 inches; 3 pounds
Approximate cost - $190+
Why a TwinGo Carrier?
If you have twins, and you really want to be mobile, this is definitely for you. Many of the parents
and carers we have spoken to say they have tried multiple baby carriers, and were so glad to be
using this one. The adjustable waist and shoulder straps custom fit adults between 4 foot11 to
six foot5. Remember both children must face you at all times. The best thing about this carrier
is that you can turn it into 2 separate carriers - 1 child per adult. Without doubt, this carrier is
the best we have found for twins.
Suitable for: Anyone ! Literally anyone who wants to be quickly mobile.
Can hold up to 44pounds / 20kgs.
Approximate cost - $25+
Why a Baby Kid Toddler Hipseat?
We just love this Hipseat, not only for it's robustness, but its ingenuity !
Not only can you carry your little one around (even up to 44pounds / 20kgs).
I know! Because I have used it with my 2 year old and my 5 year old.
It is extremely portable, lightweight and very easy to use.