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The Baby Carrier Chronicles: Where Baby, Meets Carrier

Whether you're a seasoned carrier connoisseur or a rookie raring to go, join us for all things tips, tricks, wraps and slings. From a hike up Snowdon to a stroll in the park, we'll be sure to help you along the way.

Get ready for a journey of cuddles and convenience as we explore the coolest, comfiest and best baby carriers.

Well, what are you waiting for? Let's strap in (pun totally intended) and dive headfirst into the snuggly world of baby carriers!

baby chest carrier


  1. How to choose a good baby carrier?
  2. What are the benefits of baby carriers?
  3. Age is Just a Number
  4. The BABYGO® AirMesh™ Baby Carrier
  5. FAQs

How to choose a good baby carrier?

Picking the right baby carrier for both you and baby can seem a little overwhelming, especially when there's so many options out there. Here are some things to look out for when choosing yours:


Let's be honest, strapping a little mini me to yourself can be heavy, and so it isn't selfish that you want to be comfortable when doing so. Baby carriers can be made from a variety of fabrics so ensure you look into this to pick the best one for you. Getting one with AirMesh™ technology is the perfect choice for breathability, and to keep your baby cool where necessary. 

Top Tip:

Look for well padded shoulder straps for ultimate comfort!


Unlike a baby sling carrier (which is often a long piece of fabric), more structured baby carriers have various features that can really come in handy when out and about with your baby. From adjustable clips and buckles, to leg straps tailored to your baby's size, you can have complete flexibility to modify it for a perfect fit, as your carrier grows with your baby. Not only that, you can often carry baby in multiple ways too. 

baby carrier with adjustable leg strap


It's all good and well for you and baby to be comfortable, but baby also needs to be supported whilst in the carrier. They should feel secure and upright whether facing inwards or outwards. If facing inwards, their little neck should feel protected and upright, and so getting a carrier that has a headrest is a good idea. However, if you think there's a chance your baby will want to face outwards, investing in a front facing baby carrier with an adjustable headrest is the perfect choice.


Set the scene. You've got a tiny tot, eager to go out, perhaps a dog wanting to be walked, and to top it off, another little one pestering you about something. And you can't get your carrier on quick enough. Keeping things simple is the secret to success. With a baby wrap carrier, it can often be difficult to get the quickest, most perfect wrap every time you use it, especially if you are in a rush. Easy to use carriers are a faster and more efficient way to take your baby out, without the hassle you may get from a wrap. 


And of course, safety. If you don't feel that baby is safe when using your carrier, you simply can't use it at all. A good place to start is making sure your carrier complies with any baby carrier testing standards. Does it have appropriate buckles and straps for your baby's safety? Does it feel good quality and secure when wearing? Mother's (and father's) intuition is a thing. Trust your gut because chances are, you're probably right.

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What are the benefits of baby carriers?

If you're a busy body and like to keep moving, all whilst multitasking and carrying a baby, then this is definitely for you. Wearing a baby carrier allows you to take baby out hands-free, giving you the freedom to go out and explore with your little one! Say goodbye to juggling bulky prams through crowded spaces as multitasking becomes a breeze. Grocery shopping, coffee sipping, even conquering mountains of laundry—all while baby snuggles close. 

Speaking of baby being close, being wrapped up next to a heartbeat mimics the feeling of being in the womb, something baby will know all too well about. Having them near you creates a warm, comfy, gentle space full of familiar sounds and smells they have gotten used to for 9 months. 

baby front carrier

A baby chest carrier can also improve sleep quality as they are cuddled right up to mum or dad, and therefore feel a sense of security. Research shows that carried babies sleep more and cry less as close cuddles release oxytocin, which causes them to feel calm.

Baby carriers also give good head, pelvis, hip and spine development as baby is comfortably supported in the most optimal position. They can be a great alternative for tummy time as they're not lying on a flat uncomfortable surface, promoting healthy physical development and preventing 'flat head' problems.

Having your baby close to you will cause you to pick up on their needs and allow you to bond with them further. The faster you respond to them the more secure and calm they will feel. And let's face it, having your baby next to you while you're out and about is just adorable! 

Here are some of the best baby carriers; baby bjorn carrier, ergo baby carrier, tula baby carrier, infantino baby carrier, chicco baby carrier. 

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Age is Just a Number

It's time for a baby carrier myth. 'You can only start using baby carriers at 6 months'. Baby carriers aren't for particular ages and you can start using them right away! So long as you pick a suitable newborn baby carrier that is supportive for both you and baby, you're onto a winner.  

Different carriers have various elements that are suitable for different ages. Be sure to look into this when purchasing yours as it will make a difference regarding the height and age of your little one. 

Speaking of their age, the carry position that you use for your baby will be dependant of this.

Front Inward Carry Position: 3 - 18 months

Front Outward Carry Position: 3 - 18 months (as long as they can hold their head up)

Backpack Carry Position: 6 - 18 months

backpack baby carrier

The BABYGO® AirMesh™ Baby Carrier

Introducing the BABYGO® Baby CarrierGet ready for a carrier that's not just a game-changer but a life-changer! 

Adjustability? We've got you covered! With over 5 adjustable features to alter it to the perfect fit, our carrier is not only sculpted to your baby for complete support, but to you too! From buckles and clips to headrests and leg straps, our carrier is adaptable and versatile.

Crafted with AirMesh™ technology, it's completely breathable for both you and your little one. Whether it's a summer stroll in the park or a winter walk, both you and baby will be comfy and supported. 

Speaking of support, our carrier boasts a genius headrest that transforms into a dribble bib. So when facing inwards, your baby is secure and upright, and outwards, they've got the luxury of something to munch on for that terrible teething! 

baby in dribble bib carrier

Are you all about 3 for the price of 1? With 3 carry positions you've got complete freedom to cater to yours and baby's needs for a perfect carry every time. Face inwards or outward, or even have a human baby carrier backpack, the choice is yours!

Let's talk comfort! Thick, padded shoulder straps make a marathon walk feel like a breeze, ensuring your little one is nestled securely. Not only that, it's complete with a cushioned waist strap for 360º relief on the go. That's optimal comfort for you and baby!

Safety first, always! Tried and tested, it's not just easy to use but also designed with your baby's security in mind. Buckle up with confidence and enjoy peace of mind wherever you are.

A carrier that will grow with both you and your little one, it's the only mode of transport you need. Your new best friend for exploring, adventuring, and going about day to day life (apart from your baby of course)!



Is it safe to use a baby carrier?

In a nutshell, carrying your baby in a carrier is not dangerous and has many benefits. Wearing one allows you to keep an eye on your baby, making them completely safe when worn correctly. Your carrier should let them sit high up and have a snug fit with no slumping.

What are the pros and cons of using a baby carrier?

Did you know using a baby carrier can regulate your baby's body temperature? People all over the world use carriers in all sorts of climates, and having your baby close to you will help regulate their temperature and prevent them from overheating. Some other pros are hands-free comfort, you can give them your full attention, and it's easier to explore! 

However, you may find it difficult to carry your baby, especially if you're on your postpartum journey recovering from child birth. Using one for long periods of time can cause neck, back or should pain as it would if carrying a heavy rucksack. Investing in a good quality carrier will help to prevent this and distribute the weight better.

When can you put your baby in a baby carrier?

Good news is, you can start using one right away! From newborn to well, as big as you can handle carrying them, having your very own baby holder it's a great option to get from A to B. Ensure to carefully select which carrier is best for baby as they are often age dependant, and you will get more benefits from a carrier that is the right fit.

Can my baby sleep in a carrier?

So long as they are safely supported in a secure, upright position, then your little sleeping lion is more than welcome to have a snooze. Some things to look out for are; ensuring their airways are visible and clear with nothing covering their nose or mouth, keep them in an upright position, make sure their chin is not resting on their chest, adjust the straps for added support. 

Do I need a baby carrier if I have a pram?

This really comes down to personal preference. Where we would definitely recommend investing in a good pram for when little one arrives, it's good to have options as you may find that you prefer one to another. Shopping can be a nightmare as it is with a little one, never mind trying to hold a basket or push a trolley as well as a pram. Using a baby carrier eliminates this problem as it allows you go completely hands-free


baby in baby carrier


And there you have it! The ultimate guide for all things baby carrier! Get hands-free comfort and support wherever you go, with constant snuggles from your growing little tot!

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