How choose healthy baby carrier
Choosing a baby carrier is tricky business because newborns and older babies have different needs. A newborn wants to snuggle close with their head on your chest, and an older baby wants to stretch their legs and see the world.
Best Baby Carriers for Newborns to 5 months old
If you intend to use your baby carrier with a newborn to
5 months old baby, it is crucial that you understand
the special needs of babies of this age range.Newborns usually weight between 2.5 kg to 4 kg+with the average at about 3 kg+ on birth. Preemies or pre -matured babies would weight less.
Typically, babies’ neck muscles would only develop enough to hold
their head when they reach about 4 to 5 months old.
When the babies are strong enough to hold their head
and turn independently by themselves, they are said to have
achieved “neck control”. Another thing to know is that all babies are
born bowlegged because of their position in the womb. This makes
it more comfortable for babies to be in a “curled” position with their feet close together or a “froggy style”. With time, this bowlegged will correct itself. Typically, most babies would start to prefer a wide sitting stance from around 4 to 5 months old. the most suitable baby carriers for babies from newborn to 5 months are the baby ring slings and baby wraps. All these can be use with ease with average size newborns, allowing babies to curl up in froggy style or cradle carry position with good neck support for the baby before they develop neck control.
Best Baby Carriers for babies from 5 to 18 months old
At 5 months, most babies would have achieve neck control.Weight wise the baby would be weighing between 6 to 9 kg s. Through the next few months, your baby would be developing balance and strength to row over, sit by themselves,
crawl and about 11 to 14 months old start cruising and walking.
Their weight will increase steadily from 5 months old till they turn one
year when they start walking, grow taller and the weight gain becomes
more gradual from then on. At one year old, your child should weigh
between 8 to 12 kg s. At 18 months, most toddlers would weight between 10 to 14 kg s. The recommended baby carrier for babies from 5 months to 18 months is the ergonomic soft structured baby carriers which includes Mei Tais, Backpack Carriers and Hip Carriers