When it comes to “babywearing” (aka wearing your baby in a wrap, sling or carrier) there are SO MANY OPTIONS. And while I’m no babywearing expert, I have tried tons of different carriers in the past six months. I’ve bought, sold and traded carriers. I’ve been gifted carriers and I have gifted carriers myself. I truly love babywearing and hope to continue wearing Grayson into toddlerhood. I wear him, on average, for several hours every day. I wear him when I do chores around the house, when I cook dinner, when we take walks and when he gets fussy. He’s teething right now so I’ve been wearing him more than ever. Wearing him in a woven wrap calms him right down every.single.time. We hardly ever use a stroller anymore! He loves it and I love the attachment it fosters between us. I wouldn’t consider my parenting style to be strict “attachment parenting” but I do love that aspect of the style. I’d rather consider my parenting style to be a blend of several different styles…but that’s a different post for a different day. Maybe. Maybe not. It’s such a touchy subject so I’m not even sure I should go there. Anyway, I digress. This post is meant to be my experience with different carriers. It’s really different for everyone and what I like might not work for you. And, obviously,please be safe.Don’t wear a baby if you aren’t sure on the proper carry. There are tons of YouTube videos dedicated to that.
So…different types – there’s stretchy wraps, woven wraps, ring slings, mei tais and soft structured carriers (like ergo). Out of all those things, I have tried them all except a mei tai. This post is funny because it’s SO personal on what you like and why you like it. So please keep in that in mind.
So yes, I have tried pretty much everything but my picks are super duper simple.
For a newborn,孤独包装HANDS DOWN.Nothing else comes remotely close to the softness of this thing. I had Grayson in mine pretty much 24/7 when he was a newborn. He would go to sleep immediately in the wrap and it made travel so much easier. Sure, there’s a lot of material and there’s definitely a learning curve but oh, it’s so wonderful. I already can’t wait for my next babe so I can use the solly again. It’s love.
For an older baby, I love woven wraps。Rather, I am absolutely addicted to woven wraps. They are soft, cozy and Grayson just loves being all wrapped up. Woven wraps, unlike solly wraps, are not stretchy at all. They are handwoven and come in different sizes. Most average sized people wear a size 6 woven wrap as a “base size”. I have wraps in sizes four, five and six and they all fit well. I just love woven wraps. My friendKacia当Grayson只有一个星期的大年龄时，谈到了我买一个，说这是“她买的最好的婴儿食品”，这是真的。有很多不同的方式来包装宝宝！而且他们就是如此漂亮。我每天都穿着前向交叉携带的格雷森（就像上面的照片），并且曾经掌握过我的背部。
All those other carriers are great but I’m just a wrap girl, plain and simple. It just works for me! The Ergo started to hurt my back once Grayson hit 20 lbs. I don’t know if that’s common or not but every time I wore it, my shoulders would kill after a few minutes. I literally have no pain at all when I’m wearing him in a woven wrap. And Grayson is a big boy, y’all. I find them much more supportive than soft structured carriers and really do prefer them. They take a few extra minutes to get in and out of, but worth it.
So, to a pregnant friend I would tell her to invest in a Solly wrap and then a woven wrap once the baby is out of the newborn stage (3 months-ish). A soft structured carrier is awesome to keep in the car to throw on when you run quick errands to the post office and what not…out of the four I have tried (ergo, lillebaby, baby bjorn and lenny lamb) I just love thelenny lamb。It’s actually made out of a woven wrap so it’s incredibly soft. And it doesn’t hurt my shoulders like the ergo did. Plus, it’s reallyyyyy pretty.
For instructions on how to do different carries using woven wraps, I really loveBabywearing Faith’s videos on YouTube。I finally, after weeks of failed attempts, got Grayson on my back by watching her videos.
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‘Cause there’s nothing cuter than a new squish all wrapped up on mama (or daddy)