You have a choice among several different types of baby carriers. From easy-to-use models most suitable for newborn babies to baby carriers that can also be used to carry toddlers and give better pressure relief, so you can carry your child for longer. Choosing the best baby carrier can be a challenge – so here are a few tips on what to think about and a recommendation to one of our favourite’s!
For how long a period do you want to be able to carry?
Do you want a smaller baby carrier that’s perfect for the first few months of your baby’s life or do you want an adaptable baby carrier that you can use for several years
When do you want to be able to use the baby carrier?
Do you mainly want to use the baby carrier at home to keep your hands free or do you want to be able to use the baby carrier instead of a pram when you go out? The longer you want to be able to carry your baby each time, the more pressure relief you require from the baby carrier. So the best baby carrier for you should have a waist belt and preferably a wide-leg position for your child that distributes their weight more evenly for you.
How do you want to be able to carry?
You should always carry a newborn baby facing in towards you. Some baby carriers allow you to carry a larger baby facing outwards on your front. There are some models which allow you to carry a toddler on your back, which gives better pressure relief.
BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini
A small, easy-to-use and super-soft baby carrier, perfect for a newborn. Your newborn baby needs a lot of closeness during the early days, both day and night. You carry your baby high up on your chest, so that they always feel your heartbeat. Baby Carrier Mini is a small, easy-to-use baby carrier that you can quickly put on and take off unaided, with just a few adjustable buckles. The size and head support are fully adjustable, which means the baby carrier is easy to adapt as your newborn grows. It’s perfect when you need to carry your newborn for frequent short sessions to lull them to sleep or comfort them yet keep your hands free for other things. If your baby falls asleep in the baby carrier, you can easily open up the entire front section to lift out your baby without waking them.
The super-soft fabrics make the baby carrier cosy for your newborn and comfy against their delicate skin. They gently hug your baby’s back, legs and hips, and provide good, ergonomic support. Through the flexible fabric, you can check your newborn’s position and the natural C curve of their back with your hands. The sturdy, adjustable head support provides the proper support for your baby’s head and neck.
Baby Carrier Mini comes in three different fabrics that have been developed specifically for BABYBJÖRN baby carriers and are designed to suit newborn babies. Our mesh and jersey baby carriers are made of 3D fabrics that consist of three layers – an inner layer, an outer layer and a middle layer. Instead of padding that might make the baby carrier too warm, the middle layer consists of a fine, single-fibre thread. This gives the baby carrier the stability of padding, yet ensures a very good airflow, so that it stays airy and cool when you’re babywearing.
3D Jersey is our newest and softest material and is as snug as your comfiest T-shirt, but still breathable. The smooth, flexible fabric gently hugs your newborn when you’re babywearing. 3D Mesh is a cool and airy mesh fabric, with an incredibly soft inner layer next to your newborn’s skin.
The mesh fabric ensures a good airflow and dries fast after washing. Our cotton is made of BCI-certified cotton that’s stretchy in the seat area, and satin woven to make it super soft and comfy. A thin middle layer ensures a small, compact and flexible baby carrier.