I’m convinced that nothing changes your life more than having a baby. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the best thing in the entire world, but literally, everything changes overnight. Actually, things don’t just change overnight. They change in a matter of a few hours (or however long your labor is).
I feel like I was prepared for a lot of the changes that came with being a mom, but one thing I didn’t realize is how not mobile I’d be. As someone who is usually on the go, this change rocked my world.
I mean, I’d sit and snuggle my little one all day if I could, but that just isn’t realistic. There are dishes to be done, laundry to be folded, and floors to be swept. I also have a hard time staying home all day and have missed being out and about.
For the first several weeks, the only time I wasn’t holding my baby was when he was asleep, doing tummy time, or lounging in his swing. During this period, my house was also a disaster and we hardly got out.
I hit a point where I realized this couldn’t go on forever. I had to be able to cook, clean, and get out of the house without being dependent on a swing or stroller. I considered a baby wrap but was worried it wouldn’t be stable enough.
I was able to put the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier, TushBaby Carrier, MiaMily Hipster Smart 3D Baby Carrier, and Bity Bean Ultra Compact Baby Carrier to the test and am pleased to report that each carrier made the cut. As far as which one I would recommend getting, that largely depends on what you’re using it for.
Beco Gemini Baby Carrier:
The Beco Gemini Baby Carrier can hold babies from 7-35 lbs., so it would last me a long time. My baby is currently around 13 lbs. and he fits perfectly. The Beco baby carrier also lets you face your baby in different directions. When I tried the carrier, I faced him toward me because that’s his favorite position to be in, but I have a feeling he’ll want to face out as he gets older.
You can also use the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier to carry your baby on your hip or your back. While I don’t feel comfortable with these positions quite yet, these options will be nice for the future as they’ll be convenient for hiking and traveling.
The first thing that stood out to me about the TushBaby Carrier is how affordable it is compared to most baby carriers on the market. It’s also lightweight and easy to use. Instead of having to put on shoulder straps, you simply wrap the carrier around your hips and buckle it.
The TushBaby Carrier also has multiple uses. You can use it for feeding/breastfeeding, carrying your baby on the side, front-facing, and face-to-face. It can also be used for a wide range of ages. We’re talking newborns up to three-year-olds.
One thing to keep in mind with the TushBaby Carrier is that it isn’t a hands-free carrier. You’ll still need to use at least one arm to hold your child up until they are old enough to hang onto you by themselves. What it does do is take the pressure and weight off your hips.
MiaMily Hipster Smart 3-D Baby Carrier:
While this carrier comes with a bigger price tag, it is high quality and has multiple uses. In my opinion, the price is worth it, mainly for the built-in 3D Hip Seat that’s included.
My biggest concern with carriers is whether or not it hurts my baby’s hips, and with the MiaMily Hipster Smart 3-D Baby Carrier, I don’t have to worry about that. The 3D Hip Seat ensures that your baby’s hips are in the correct M position. It also supports their knees and legs.
Bity Bean Ultra Compact Carrier:
The Bity Bean Ultra Compact Carrier is my pick for traveling. It’s literally as compact as a rain poncho, so you can easily pack it in your bag. As for the weight, it comes in at a whopping 8 oz. Due to its size, it would be great for trips to the big apple, Europe, etc.
Your baby must be at least 3 months for this carrier, and they can be in it until they are 40 lbs. The carrier is also adjustable, so you can use the carrier no matter what size you are.
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