How is a baby carrier best used?

For many people, baby carriers are unique contraptions. They do not know how to wear them properly. Thankfully, we have put together a decent guide which should make things a whole lot easier for you.

Choose the right size baby carrier

Seriously, this is the most important thing. If you do not purchase a baby carrier which is the right size for your child, then it does not matter what you do, it will be hard for you to get them in a comfortable position. Of course, you will also want to consider the fact that your child is going to grow over time. As a result, you will want to make sure that you choose a baby carrier which can grow with them!


When you are putting the baby into the baby carrier, you will to ensure that they are at the right height for you to be able to kiss them on the forehead whenever needed. It needs to be comfortable for you to do that. So, basically, do not put them too high, otherwise this could potentially cause issues!

Hug to support

When you lean over, you must be able to wrap your hands comfortably around the back of the baby. This will ensure that you can support them. There should be no awkward movement here. Lean over, wrap your arms around them, and that is it! This should be fine for most positions that you have the baby strapped in at, but it is still something that you are going to want to consider.

Head Position

When you have your baby strapped into the carrier, you will need to make sure that their nose is pararell to the ground. Basically, ensure that they are not leaning too far forward or too far back. This will make things exceedingly awkward for them. It will make the sitting in a baby carrier uncomfortable, and a fussy baby is not a fun baby to be around!


The baby carrier should be supporting the child’s legs from behind the back of the knees. This will ensure an even and, subsequently comfortable, weight distribution.


Finally, make sure that you are regularly inspecting the baby carrier to ensure that it is in peak condition, particularly if it is getting a lot of use. Even the best baby carriers in the world will experience some wear and tear from time to time. This means that you will need to replace them.

Remember; you should be doing everything possible to ensure that you are wearing the baby carrier correctly, but this is absolutely no substitute for ensuring that the baby carrier that you pick up is of a high quality. A decent baby carrier is going to be a whole lot easier for you to work with, which will result in your child being a lot more comfortable! Always read reviews before you pick up a baby carrier to make sure that you are purchasing something of an exceedingly high quality!

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