Baby Carrier or Baby Wrap?

Your baby’s safety and comfort are the main concerns when it comes to carrying him/her around. Baby wraps and carriers are all over the market, but you don’t know which one is better for your baby, and which one will work best for you either.

As such, you are left wondering about the difference between the two, because you don’t want to end up spending money on something that’s going to be a torment. So, if you’re up to getting some information about them, keep on reading.

Baby Wraps

baby wrapped in sling

Baby wraps are a great option when you have newborns. Basically, babies need to feel you close, as they’re used to being in the womb. Baby wraps are probably just as close to that as needed. They are similar to a sling used to keep baby close.

However, it takes some skill to be able to use a wrap, but it’s not impossible to learn. It’s very versatile, which is why you need to learn how to wrap it before you practice with your baby. Also, they may take some time to wrap, so if you must get somewhere by a certain time, you’d have to start wrapping earlier if you don’t want to be late.

What is great about baby wraps is that your baby can also sleep in it, as he/she is not only in a good position but also close to the mother.

When the child grows, the material can wear down, and if they gain weight, you may suffer from shoulder and back pain.

Wraps are very affordable, which is why they are probably good options for those who don’t have a lot of funds. Moreover, you can make a baby wrap yourself if you want to.

Baby Carriers

mother carrying a baby

Baby carriers are amazing when your baby has grown, and you need an item that sustains heavier weights. They are more the type of grab & go style. In addition, there are a lot of options, and baby carriers come with more than just the fabric itself. They have straps of quality, seat design, color and prints, breathability for the baby and more.

Usually, the weight limit can go up to 45 lbs for baby carriers, which means you can use them for many years. So, if you want to invest in a baby carrier, you can’t go wrong. Not only that you’ll have a very versatile option that allows your baby to sit in various positions, but it can also be used by both parents, not only the mom.[1]

Final Thoughts

Carefully choosing a carrier for your baby ensures that they’ll be comfortable, safe and that you can freely move around. It’s important to know the differences between various types of baby carriers, so you know which one works best for you.

Baby wraps are cheap, and you can even make them yourself at home. They may be quite time-consuming, but they’re amazing if you have a newborn. In addition, the weight pressure is not a problem.

Although baby carriers are more versatile, a wrap is always better because it fits your body, they can be used by anyone, and they don’t add so much weight pressure. The baby is also more comfortable in a baby wrap and can sleep better.

  1. Wu, Chao-Yin, Hsiao-Rong Huang, and Mao-Jiun Wang. “Baby carriers: a comparison of traditional sling and front-worn, rear-facing harness carriers.” Ergonomics 60.1 (2017): 111-117.
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