How to choose the best baby carrier?

To choose your mode of carrying and to know everything about baby carriers, here are our key tips for you to understand everything!

How do you choose the best baby carrier?

We know how important it is for you to be able to be mobile with your child at home and outdoors. Pushchairs can be quite restrictive:weight, accessibility and size issues.Therefore, to keep your baby against you while keeping your hands free, baby carriers are ideal.

WHICH TYPE OF BABY CARRIER DO YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR CHILD?

The baby carrier has many advantages; it allows the carrier to gain proximity, to soothe and to bring comfort and safety to the child while freeing hands to do several things at the same time. Depending on the model, it is suitable for several months or years, on a daily basis or even on nature hikes! Its all-purpose format makes it very fashionable. It is a useful accessory both at home and outside and for regular or occasional use.
Are you hesitating between a baby carrier and a baby sling? Have you heard of physiological carrying or even ergonomic baby carriers? We give you our advice on how to choose the best baby carrier.

How do you choose the best baby carrier?

How to COMPARE?

There are different types of carrying systems, each with their own specificities and advantages. First of all, you have to choose the criteria that are essential for you in order to find the baby carrier that suits you the best.

How do you choose the best baby carrier?
How do you choose the best baby carrier?
How do you choose the best baby carrier?
How do you choose the best baby carrier?

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BABY CARRIERS?

How do you choose the best baby carrier?

WHAT IS A PHYSIOLOGICAL CARRIER OR AN ERGONOMIC BABY CARRIER?

The physiological carrier or ergonomic baby carriers are carriers that respect the natural position of the body and support the needs that a child requires in order to support their development.
Preformed baby carriers also ensure a physiological position for your child. Without a metal frame and with various adjustment points, particularly on the belt and the shoulder straps, these models are easy to use and they are often easier to install your child in.
To ensure that the baby carrier respects a good physiological position: choose a baby carrier that allows the M "Position":
- a slightly rounded back
- the knees are bent above the hips/buttocks
- the pelvis is aligned with the shoulders
- the legs bent and the pelvis retroverted
- the head is turned to the side in order to clear the airways,
the child is placed at "kisses height"

How do you choose the best baby carrier?

WHAT IS THE BEST RECOMMENDED BABY CARRIER FOR NEWBORN BABIES?

For newborns, ventral carrying is highly recommended. In the first six months, it is preferable to adopt the sling. . It is the position closest to the parents for the baby with direct contact.
However, some brands offer newborn kits in addition to their baby carriers with additional accessories: boosters, cushions, etc.

What is the best baby carrier for hiking?

It is always pleasant for a parent to go for a walk during the weekend, to walk to stretch their legs for a break or to take in some fresh air during short walks with their child while keeping their hands free. You can also enjoy walking to help your baby fall softly asleep.
Some criteria will then seem more favourable to you than others, such as breathability or having maximum comfort to be able to transport your child for one or more hours without causing any discomfort for your child or for yourself.
As for the person carrying, it is essential to be able to adjust the straps of your baby-carrier like on a backpack or to find a good quality of fabric so that the baby carrier is durable in use and resistant to movements and possible friction. All this in the lightest and most compact format possible.

For longer walks or hikes, it is recommended that the child be slightly older, between 18 months and 36 months so that you carry them in rigid baby carriers . Nevertheless, it should be kept in mind that this mode of carrying is not compatible with (intense) sports practice.

How do you choose the best baby carrier?
How do you choose the best baby carrier?

Our advice:

The important thing when choosing a baby-carrier is to find a carrier that respects the physiology of the baby but also provides comfort to the carrier. It is therefore necessary to choose a baby carrier adapted to the age, size and weight of the baby and also to the morphology of the person carrying.
For your first time, we advise you to be with another person (ideally someone who has already used a baby carrier) to accompany and guide you.
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How do you choose the best baby carrier?
How do you choose the best baby carrier?

Discover our physiological baby carrier co-created with our team of specialists

At Quechua, we have the technical know-how on backpacks and to expand our expertise and develop this baby carrier we have approached experts in the physiology of young children: a babycarrying instructor, a midwife, a physiotherapist and an osteopath. They accompanied us at each stage of development in order to help us make the best choices (materials, shape, adjustments, postures) and to guarantee the best comfort for your child (physiological position) and for your back.
It is therefore designed to carry a child from 8-9 months who is sufficiently tonic to sit independently and up to 15 kg. The position is optimized to offer a physiological baby-carrier. 2 positions are validated in order to guarantee good comfort for the baby and the person carrying: a ventral position against you for the beginning and a dorsal position when your child is older.
The straps are adjustable and padded for more comfort. It has a retractable hood that protects against UV rays and water in the event of light rain. The back made of perforated textile material facilitates the circulation of air to ventilate your back in case of hot weather. Many pockets to allow you to be independent during your outing in order to store all you need to take along with you: keys, all you need to change the child, water bottle, telephone etc.

How do you choose the best baby carrier?