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Mommy’s Pick – How I Choose a Baby Carrier for My Precious Newborn This Christmas

After listening to the experiences of many new parents, I knew I’ll babywear my daughter even before she was born. When I started on the hunt, mei-tai, slings, wraps, and soft-structured carriers overwhelmed me. So, buying the right baby carrier was a brain boggling task for me.

But I didn’t give up and researched extensively until I found THE ONE!

So, to ease a little bit of load (from the already sleep-starved and new parents-to-be), I am presenting you the top 5 tips that you should keep in mind while selecting the baby carrier for your little one.

Comfort & Convenience

The comfort of both the parent and the child is the first and foremost aspect that is taken into consideration. Without it, both of you will have discomfort and it will be another complex baby gear that will sit in a corner unused.

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Therefore, the contemporary soft-structured carriers are a breeze to use because once adjusted, you simply need to buckle up and get going.

My Pixelated Tula Baby Carrier has proved to be “the holy grail” of all the baby carriers. It has supportive shoulder padding for my comfort and extra padding around leg opening for my baby’s comfort. Moreover, the dual adjustment straps ensure the perfect fit.

Quality

The market both online and offline is flooded with baby carrier manufacturers claiming to offer the finest quality product. But, the conflicting safety warning and information confuses a layman like you and me all the more. Consequently, some have referred to hip dysplasia; others wrecked the spine or caused a stimulation overload. Good Lord! You can imagine if you read such things, it becomes quite difficult to trust a particular brand.

I would suggest you buy the carrier from the more established brands that have a proven safety record such as Tula. Being a business member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA), it often exceeds the safety norms. Its heavy duty and quality assured buckles are made from the Duraflex.

Breastfeeding Friendly

Isn’t it great if you could nurse your babe-in-arms on the go? With this Tula multipurpose baby carrier,  you can feed the child discreetly even in public. The breastfeeding in a Tula feels so natural and you have a direct contact with your sweetie. So, next time when your tot gets hungry, you know what to do.

Ergonomic Design

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An intuitive and ergonomically designed baby carrier will take utmost care not to obstruct the natural growth and development of the child. . This soft-structured Tula baby carrier does just that. It provides an ergonomic M-position seat and has a good weight distribution efficiency that supports optimal development. The better the weight distribution is, the more weight you can carry by putting less strain and effort on your body.

Easy to Clean

With so much of the household and professional chore already around, you need a product that is fairly easy to clean. The machine washable carrier is ideal and you can also consider spot cleaning. I found this  Tula Baby Carrier is versatile in this sense because it is handmade from 100% OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified canvas. So, you can wash it in the machine as well as wipe clean.

I have extensively reviewed Tula Baby Carriers. You can read the full review on tula baby carriers here.
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