There are 2 types that you can choose from - the hands free carrier, where bub sits upright and a slide sling - like a hammock.
If you want to carry a newborn baby in a hands-free baby carrier make sure it holds them in the frog position by supporting their thighs, hips and pelvis. It should also give support to the baby's head and neck. Babies over six months old can face outwards and observe the world around them at eye level - a perfect height for babies to be smiled at by others, unlike in a pram.
The hammock-style slings allow babies to lie down while being carried, but parents will need to support newborns with one hand. Most slings support babies from birth in a natural cradling position in front, which places no strain on newborn babies' immature back muscles. As bub's gets bigger, they can sit up in the sling, so they can look out at the world around.
Best of all carriers and slings are convenient. In city areas, slings and carriers are much more convenient than prams for navigating the doors, stairs and tight spaces of public transport. Hands-free slings and carriers, in contrast to holding babies using one arm and their hips, allow parents the use of both arms. No need to open packets with one hand and your teeth, or to develop bulging muscles in your regular carrying arm.
So whether you choose a sling or carrier, you know you'll have piece of mind in knowing that it is safe for your bub.
Have a look through some of our slings and carriers that we stock here at Baby Zone Direct.
Louis Vuitton Bags and Christian Louboutin Heels are so yesterday once you're a mum, it's all about your baby's pram and carriers - they are the hottest mummy accessories out. Carriers provide a convenient and inexpensive way to transport your bub - and also encourage bub's emotional and physical development - but will you chose a Sling or Carrier? It's a question asked by many new mums and mums to be. Before my bub was born I wasn't sure which one to go with, they both have their advantages. But I suppose it comes down to personal choice.
Love N Care
Phil and Teds