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Which Baby Carrier Is Best For Summer?

If you’re looking to buy a baby carrier this summer, or want to replace your old one with something new, there are several factors to consider before you make your decision. Summer babies are more active than their winter counterparts, which makes it all the more important that you choose a carrier that will allow you to enjoy your time with your children. Here are some factors to keep in mind when choosing the best baby carrier for the summer months.

 

When can babies wear baby carriers?

Baby carriers can be worn safely with newborns and any age baby, although it’s usually not until an infant is four months old or so that babies will sit facing outward. Around four months old, most babies can hold their heads up consistently, so you can begin wearing your baby on your front-facing outwards (which is generally easier than carrying a newborn facing inwards). At around six months old, most infants have better head control, so you can wear them facing outwards safely. Newborns especially might even start snoozing away in their carriers facing inward since it feels like cuddles from mama!

How to choose the right fabric

When choosing a breathable baby carrier, it’s important to find one that is comfortable for both you and your baby. There are four main fabric options: lightweight and breathable, waterproof, easy-to-clean material, or soft cotton. A combination of fabrics can also be used to allow for greater temperature control on hot or cold days. If you’re interested in keeping your baby cool and comfortable during the hot summer months, a lightweight or breathable fabric would be best. However, if you live in an area with high humidity or lots of rain, waterproof fabric might be more effective. The advantage of selecting one with a soft cotton material is that it’s also very comfortable against your skin—and it won’t hurt if your baby has sensitive skin either.

Finding The Perfect Size

If you’re using a soft baby carrier, like an Ergo, it’s easy to adjust their size so that your baby is comfortable. Even better is that most have some way of adjusting based on their age. (For example, some Ergos have different shoulder straps based on whether your baby is an infant or bigger than 18 months.) To make sure that your baby isn’t too hot in summer, look for carriers with mesh panels and try to keep them in an air-conditioned house/car as much as possible.

Other Factors To Consider When Choosing The Best Baby Carrier

How do you feel when wearing a baby carrier? You’ll have to wear your baby carrier for extended periods of time, so you want to choose one that is comfortable and ergonomic. Don’t forget about fit — Whether you are petite or plus-sized, tall or short, there is likely a baby carrier on the market that will fit your body shape. Does your family come with special needs? If you have other children that need assistance getting around or if your baby has mobility issues of their own, consider choosing a carrier that offers additional features designed to help other family members stay safe and close

Lastly, consider style. Modern baby carriers come in a wide range of colors and styles so there’s something out there for everyone!

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