Secure Website

WHY BABYCARRIERSDIRECT?

  • FREE Shipping on Orders Over $70
  • Price Match Guaranteed!
  • Safe, Secure Site Tested Daily
McAfee SECURE Credit Cards
 

FREE Shipping NOW!

Take advantage of our FREE Shipping
Special on all orders
over $70.

START SHOPPING!

Customers Testimonials

“The Perfect website for all things baby carriers! I knew nothing about baby carriers before visiting Baby Carriers Direct. Now I am educated on the subject and feel confident in knowing that I have a quality baby carrier that I know how to use correctly”

— Ashley D., San Antonio, Texas

 

The Baby Carrier Buying Guide

When it comes to purchasing a baby carrier parents are faced with endless choices. There are a wide variety of brands, types and models available on the market, so selecting the right one can seem like a nearly impossible task.
At Baby Carriers Direct, we understand how difficult it can be to wade through the endless possibilities so we have created our Baby Carrier Buying Guide to help you find the information you need. Our baby carrier buying guide is designed to make the baby carrier shopping process easier for you.

Identifying Your Baby Carrier Needs

It is important to know who will be using the baby carrier as well as when, where and how often it will be used when selecting a baby carrier. Your answers to the following questions will help you determine what your baby carrier needs are.

Who will be wearing the baby in the carrier? While some baby carriers are available in one size fits all options many carriers are offered in a variety of sizes to give parents and caregivers the best fit possible. It is important to remember when choosing a carrier that just because it fits mom perfectly does not mean that dad will be able to use the same carrier. He may need his own. The article Baby Carriers for Plus-size Parents can help larger parents determine which type of carrier will provide them with the best fit.
How old is the child that will be worn in the carrier? Each baby carrier has weight and age requirements. It is important that the carrier that you select will be able to support your child's weight properly. The child's age will determine if the baby can be worn in the position that the baby will be carried in.
How often do you plan to use the baby carrier and for what activities? Knowing what activities you'll be doing while wearing the carrier can help you to determine which features will be the most important for your situation. Some common activities that are done while babywearing include breastfeeding, daily activities and errands, shopping, hiking and putting a baby to sleep. Incorporating Babywearing Into Your Daily Routine can help to gain a better understanding of how you can wear your baby throughout the day.

Selecting a Baby Carrier Type

There are several types of baby carriers available for parents and caregivers. Each baby carrier type has a design and features that provide functionality for specific babywearing needs. While some carriers such as soft carriers, wraps and slings are designed for babywearing during daily activities other carriers like frame carriers and backpack carriers are better suited for hiking and other outdoor activities. Carriers that are specifically designed to carry twins are also available for parents and caregivers. To get a better idea of which baby carrier type will be best for your needs, read our section on Baby Carrier Types.

Familiarizing Yourself with the Major Brands

With countless baby carrier brands on the market, it can be a challenge to wade through them and determine which brands have the best reputation for quality, safety and service. To ensure that you are able to find our which of the baby carrier brands will provide you with the best babywearing experience, we've researched them for you and compiled the information in our article Knowing the Baby Carrier Brands .

 

How to Choose the Right Baby Carrier

There are several features that you will need to consider when selecting a baby carrier. The age and weight of the infant to be carried, the position that the carrier is worn, the type of fabric used as well as several other factors will determine which carrier will best fit your needs. The article How to Choose the Right Baby Carrier can provide some insight on the role that each of these factors will play in the babywearing experience.

Selecting the Best Model

The final stage in the carrier selection process is to select the model that you will purchase. Use our Baby Carrier Comparison Tool to generate side-by-side comparisons of the carrier models that you are the most interested in purchasing. Viewing a side-by-side comparison can help you to evaluate the carriers and determine which model has more of the features that you need or want.

Reading parent-submitted reviews of the carriers can also be very helpful in the selection process since other parents can give you insight on their experiences with the baby carrier. To see reviews from parents and caregivers like you, check out our Baby Carrier Reviews section.