3 Tips Parents Need Before Buying a Baby Carrier

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Updated March 2, 2017
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This is a sponsored blog post written by BABYBJÖRN , developers of the highest quality, safest and most innovative products for children up to three years old.

You already know by now that baby requires tons of gear. From bouncers and swings to strollers and car seats, you’re probably overwhelmed by the number of items baby needs – and the number of choices available. One must-have, and as any new mom will tell you, something you’ll use almost immediately, is your baby carrier. This hands-free product will give you the freedom to work around the house or run errands while still keeping you connected (and close!) to baby.

Baby carriers have evolved over the years to meet the growing needs of parent and child, with the latest models offering more features than ever before. When choosing a carrier, there are three must-haves every parent should keep on top of their list:

1. Safety

Anything coming in contact with your baby should meet rigorous safety requirements. Look for a carrier that is Oeko-Tex certified, meaning its fabrics are free of chemicals that may harm baby’s sensitive skin, such as BABYBJÖRN’s new Baby Carrier One. The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One, developed alongside pediatricians, also allows for proper hip and spine alignment to ensure appropriate support is provided for baby’s growing head, back and hips — another critical safety measure.

2. Comfort

The carrier you choose should not only be comfortable for baby, but for you as well. BABYBJÖRN’s Baby Carrier One distributes baby’s weight evenly across padded, adjustable hip and shoulder straps for maximum comfort, letting you carry baby for long periods of time, pain-free. And, the carrier’s ergonomic design keeps baby comfortable at various stages in any of the four carrying positions it offers.

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3. Versatility

By selecting a carrier that can grow with your child, you’ll eliminate the need to upgrade later on. With BABYBJÖRN’s Baby Carrier One, adjustable leg and height positions mean you can carry baby from birth to three years old without the need for an additional insert. Also unique to the Carrier One is its revolutionary back-carrying feature, which allows mom to put baby in the front then safely move him or her to the back without needing another adult to assist or unstrapping baby.

Whether you’re walking the aisles at the grocery store or taking a long hike with friends, the importance of having the best carrier with the right features cannot be understated. By taking the time to research your options, you can find a carrier that can become your best accessory, helping you and baby create a bond to last a lifetime.

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