Wraparound baby carriers are very versatile and can help you carry your baby from birth to the toddler years, depending on how much weight you can carry. They are usually made of a stretchy fabric, sometimes a gauze and Lycra combination. There are several ways to snuggle your baby up against your torso and distribute his or her weight so that it is easy for you to carry them.
With wraparound baby carriers, you can carry your baby in a variety of ways - on your back, in the front, or on your hip or side. The length of the material and the many ways to tie it can be intimidating for first time users of the wraparound baby carriers, but with some practice and patience, you’ll get the hang of it. And once you have tied the carrier into place, you simply lift your baby into the wraparound baby carrier and you are ready to go. No need to undo the wraparound carrier every time you take the baby out, you can leave it tied up and simply remove the baby for changing and then put them back into place and you’re ready to go again.
The woven fabrics with Lycra in them are best used for heavy babies and older children. The lighter, gauze-type fabrics are best for infants and small toddlers because they can handle less weight and are more breathable. Either material you choose for your carrier will allow you to have your ‘hands free’ while you carry your child. The wraparound baby carriers are great for when you are shopping alone and the baby is a little fussy. The wraparound carrier is also wonderful when a stroller is out of the question, either because it’s too crowded, like at an outdoor market, or other places strollers are just not as practical, such as the beach. Babies love to be held and held close to their parents. Dads can wear the wraparound baby carriers just as easily as moms can.
One must be careful when holding the baby in certain positions in wraparound baby carriers. There must be enough material under the baby’s bottom to support the baby so she or he doesn’t slip out. Some configurations are tied to let the baby slip their legs into the wraparound carrier so they are secure and cannot slip out. However, there is another configuration that only allows for the baby’s bottom to be sitting in the carrier material with very little support. When used in this way it is important to make sure everything is in order just to be extra precautious.
Wraparound baby carriers come in a variety of colors to coordinate with your wardrobe and they can make a fashion statement while being helpful at the same time. Wraparound baby carriers allow your baby to feel loved and wanted because they like being held by their parents. Babies are usually very responsive to this type of swaddling and closeness. What better way to show your baby the love he or she deserves!