I just finished reading an article about the newest royal on the block and I’m thrilled to hear that Kate is seemingly taking to mummy-hood so easily and that Prince William is looking forward to wearing his heir. Being a babywearing advocate it excites me to see it becoming more mainstream. The choice of baby carrier for a prince? According to an article in the Mirror, Prince Williams is looking forward to wearing Prince George in Papoose. I admit it wouldn’t be my first choice of carriers because of how baby is positioned and the long-term wearing comfort is in question so I’d like to offer up 6 alternative baby carriers that I would recommend for any new Dad, including one destined to be King.
The Ergo – The ERGO Baby Carrier’s ergonomic design supports a correct sitting position for the baby’s hip, pelvis and spine growth. It disperses most of the baby’s weight between the hips and thighs, which helps to eliminate compression of the spine when hanging by the crotch which most other designs require. The ERGO also balances the baby’s weight to parents’ hips and shoulders, and alleviates physical stress for the parent.
The Je Porte Mon Bébé wrap allows you to set up the wrap before placing the baby inside which means easy in and outs without having to untie the knot. From the main tie, you can place baby in various positions without untying anything: front, hip, back depending on baby’s age and needs. The JPMBB knitting is exclusive and can’t be compared to other “stretchy” wraps. The JPMBB offers comfort plus support in a unique babywearing experience.
DidyTai – A new take on one of my favourite baby carriers. Once upon a time I created my own Mei Tia out of a Didymos wrap, it’s nice to see that they have designed their own. The quality and craftsmanship that goes into every Didymos wrap is now available in a Mei Tai perfect for those looking for a simpler carrier, or for those quick up-and-downs. The bottom is adjustable to fit babies from newborn to toddler, and the wide shoulder straps provide a comfortable, adjustable carry.
Kinderpack from Kindercarry – The goal of Kindercarry and MelissaMade Inc., is to provide the most beautiful, comfortable, innovative, and highest quality carriers available. Pair this vision with your baby’s needs, and your style, and you have the best carriers on the market! The original Kindercarry mei tai and the ever popular Kinderpack, come in multilple sizes to accomodate babies, toddlers, and preschoolers of all sizes. The Kinderpack was a favourite of mine for my toddler and preschooler because they are well constructed and comfortable.
Snugli® baby carriers have been around forever. My mom carried me, and my brother in one and it was the first carrier I had for my own children. I am happy that they have continued making fashionable and functional carriers that make babywearing easy for moms and dads alike.
Babyhawk – The modern Mei Tai is borrowed from the ancient Chinese method of babywearing. Traditionally a large square or rectangular piece of cloth, the Mei Tai was secured by tying its four corners together. Today’s Mei Tai come in a variety of colors and patterns, offering on-the-go families an excellent, comfortable, and stylish solution for carrying babies and toddlers. Babyhawk Mei Tai’s offer caregivers three positions for babywearing (front, back, and hip) and can be tied for a custom fit.
Did/Do you babywear? What are some of your favourite carriers?