A few key factors that you need to take note when purchasing your own baby carrier :
Comfort: Is it comfortable for you as it is to be used to support your baby’s weight for long hours. Does it fit your baby well? The seat of any carrier should allow your baby’s legs to be in the hip-healthy “M” position.
Safety: Is your baby secure and well supported? Make sure all buckles, snaps, and belts are durable and in good working order.
Longevity: Are you planning to use it till toddlerhood? If so, you will need to consider getting one that can support higher weight and has front-facing positions. Just want it for infancy? Consider one that creates a cosy environment for lots of cuddling instead.
Easy to clean: Read the care instructions before purchasing. Babies can be quite messy at times. So you would want to make sure your carrier is machine washable.
Previously, we have also mentioned that an ideal baby carrier should allow your baby’s legs to be in the hip-healthy “M” position or the “frog position”. The reason behind it is because it will help to encourage normal hip development. Parents and caregivers are also encouraged to choose a baby carrier that allows healthy hip positioning to prevent Adolescent Hip Dysplasia.
How common is Hip Dysplasia or DDH?
According to the research from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, 1 out of 10 infants are born with hip instability; 1 in 100 infants are treated for Hip Dysplasia; 1 in 500 infants are born with completely dislocated hip.
Shocked by the research? Hip Dysplasia can be prevented in the early stages of infancy and choosing the right baby carrier plays a big part too.
Try out the new launched Ergobaby carrier
Ergobaby EMBRACE carrier is the Soft Simple Newborn Carrier Solution all parents need.
Designed to keep baby safe and snug from the start – it is the ideal carrier for newborns and young infants. The Embrace is a hybrid baby carrier that merges the coziness of a soft wrap carrier with the simplicity and comfort of a structured carrier.
The patent-pending Ergobaby Embrace carrier can be used with babies from 3.2 - 11.5kg. It is made with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified fabric and will be available in four colour options: Pure Black, Heather Grey, Burgundy and Oxford Blue. The Embrace will be retailed at $179.
All Ergobaby Embrace carrier comes with ErgoPromise Guarantee, a robust multi- year warranty so parents can use it at ease.
If you want to find out more about how to wear the carrier, head on here for more information!