The ultimate baby carriers!

by Tshepy Matloga-Malope
A mom carrying her baby in a baby carrier, embracing the joy of motherhood
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Need a practical way to carry your baby? Check out the latest and most stylish baby carriers. By Tshepy Matloga-Malope

The greatest baby carriers are ergonomic for caregivers with a variety of body types, simple to put on by yourself, comfy for both you and your child, and easy to wash.  Best of all, they leave your hands free to do other things!

Read on for BYY’s list of the most popular and highly rated baby carriers (that also look good!) available on the market:

Ubuntu Baba

Ubuntu Baba Baby CarriersFor environmentally aware parents, the organic hemp baby carriers  offer a calmer parenting journey. Hemp is UV resistant and a great temperature conductor, keeping your baby cool in hot weather and snuggly and warm during the winter months.

Hemp fabric “wears in, not out” so your carrier gets softer and comfier, the more it’s worn. The farming of hemp also offers significant benefits for the sustainability of our planet as it grows rapidly and requires little water and no pesticides or herbicides.

www.ubuntubaba.com

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Ergobaby Omni Breeze

Ergobaby Omni Breeze baby carrierThe Ergobaby Omni Breeze Baby Carrier is a must for moms who struggle with back pain. A lightweight, breathable, soft structured carrier with excellent lumbar support and soft, comfortable straps. The hip belt has supportive bracing in the front and the back. This distributes the weight of the baby evenly, unloading your lower back, which prevents pain and helps to keep you in an ergonomic body position during long walks.

Omni carriers are newborn-ready and can also be used as toddler carriers (0-48 months). The carrier is machine washable, easily adjustable, allows moms to breastfeed in the carrier, and come with a baby privacy hood and either side pockets or a detachable storage pouch.

www.ergobaby.com

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Ergonomic 6-in-1 Baby Carrier 

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Ergonomic 6-in-1 Baby CarrierThe LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons baby carrier is top notch for parents who want many options. It features 6 ergonomic carry styles for 360 degree babywearing. The zip down front gives control over your child’s temperature by revealing our breathable mesh.

The carrier provides comfort and support for all with two way straps for front or backpack style carrying, large storage pocket, removable sleeping hood and extendable torso. When on the go, LÍLLÉbaby’s baby carriers and toddler carriers let you hold your baby in comfort and style. Adjustable side panels widen and narrow the seat for comfortable hip positioning.

www.lillebaby.com

Zeitgeist Monogamy Baby Carrier

Zeitgeist Monogamy Baby CarrierZeitgeist Monogamy is crafted from jacquard woven fabric in a beautiful but subtle swan print. Suitable from newborn to toddler, it’s comfortable and easy to adjust. This is bonding with your little one without compromising on aesthetics and style.

Artipoppe has partnered up with animal activist  and zoologist Jane Goodall in the creation of a special Zeitgeist Baby Carrier.  For this special collaboration the Zeitgeist has been created in a natural linen and organic cotton blend in line with both Jane’s and Artipoppe’s values on sustainability. The carrier is airy and light yet strong and durable, and can be passed on from generation to generation.

www.artipoppe.com

Chicco Easy Fit Carrier

Chicco Easy Fit CarrierFor parents who want simple yet fashionable, Easy Fit is an intuitive pouch that is worn like a shirt and perfectly adapted to the parents and the child during their physiological growth path.

Ideal from the earliest days of life thanks to the wide and ergonomic seat, it converts with a simple gesture from rear-facing to front-facing. Legs hold the perfect M-position approved by the Hip Dysplasia Institute. It offers extra support at neck area for newborns and folds up extra small for convenient storage.

www.chicco.co.za

Baby carriers are essential tools for parents, enabling you to keep your little ones close while taking care of daily tasks. Whether you opt for a wrap carrier, soft-structured carrier, or ring sling, choosing the right baby carrier depends on your preferences, your baby’s age and size, and your lifestyle. Consider the safety features, comfort level, and ease of use when making your decision.

Sondela Baby

Sondela Baby Wrap CarrierWe adore this carrier by local company Sondela Baby. It’s much more natural and stretchy than the usual buckle carriers and far softer for you and your newborn. Super easy to tie, you can keep your baby close to you with  absolute comfort. It comes in a variety of colours.

Sondela Baby

Also read: How to hold your baby safely

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