Wearing your baby – carrier or wrap?

Wearing your baby is very on trend at the moment. It is so much easier for walking around the shops, rather than pushing the pram, especially coming up to Christmas. It also has lots of benefits for your baby. It is good for their balance, it promotes healthy digestion in an upright position and its great bonding time, to name a few.

Sam and I decided quite early on in the pregnancy that we were going to ‘wear’ our baby. I wanted a hippie looking fabric sling to go with my hippie vibe birth – (see The year that made me a grown up to read how that went). Sam wanted a carrier, something more manly.

So I invested in a HannaBaby bamboo wrap, we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl so I bought my wrap in ‘Seafoam Green.’ – beautiful colour. The wraps are super soft, breathable and comfy once you get it on. You can get one for £35.99 here.

I also bought a Carrier, in grey, much more manly. This came from Argos, for £34.99, you can get one here. The carrier has lots of straps and fastenings, I’d recommend putting it on and getting it to fit first, rather than faffing with the baby in it.

I like them both for different reasons, here are my pros and cons..

Wrap Pros

  • Comfortable to wear
  • Thin material can go under any jacket without feeling bulky
  • Looks nice
  • Super soft on babys skin

Wrap Cons

  • Should come in shorter sizes, I have too much extra material hanging loose
  • Hard to get baby in and out of without seeing in a mirror
  • It is recommended to always keep one hand on the baby

Carrier Pros

  • Easy to get in and out of
  • Daddy will wear it too
  • Baby feels more secure, can take both hands away

Carrier Cons

  • Bulky
  • I get hotter, quicker wearing it compared to the wrap – George doesn’t seem to notice the difference

 

Hopefully this will help you decide how you want to wear your baby!

 

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