Which baby carrier should I choose?
Good question! But the answer really depends on how you intend to use it! Babywearing is a great way to soothe and bond with your baby. Some parents want to use a baby carrier exclusively for convenience while others want to further develop a strong relationship with baby. Whichever your preference, we have a variety of wraps, baby slings, and soft structured carriers to suit your needs and lifestyle. All of our baby carriers are safe, comfortable and allow for convenient hands-free wear.
Baby carriers are like a pair of jeans; everyone has their favorite and they fit everyone just a little bit differently. We’ll help guide you to the perfect carrier.
Ring slings are a great option for a babywearer who is on the go. Ring slings are a long piece of fabric with 2 rings sewn on to one end. They’re easy to put on and off. A ring sling is worn across one shoulder and adjusted by pulling fabric, or the tail, through rings. Ring slings make breastfeeding convenient and discreet while out and about. Find the material that’s right for you. Wear mesh fabrics in the pool. Some lighter fabrics are perfect for summer while a heavier material is better for winter. Shop our baby slings.
Woven wraps allow for a customized fit for any body type. There are many options for how they can be worn, and many beautiful styles for you to choose from. Wraps work well for infants all the way through toddlerhood. Wraps are incomparably beautiful to wear. They do have a bit of a learning curve, but with a little practice, you can become a master wrapper. If your baby is older, consider a woven wrap. For a newborn, try a stretchy wrap with a little more give. Shop our baby wraps.
Meh Dai (also known as a Bei Dai) are a traditional East Asian baby carrier constructed of a panel of fabric attached to four straps. This carrier can be worn front or back, infant to toddler. Easily learned, this carrier style quickly adjusts to various body sizes while offering much of the flexibility of the woven or stretchy wrap without the complexity. Shop our Meh Dai baby carriers.
Soft Structured Carriers
A soft structured carrier looks a bit like a backpack. They’re just as easy to get on and off, too. Soft structured carriers can be worn on the front or back. Our selection includes carriers with padded shoulders and lumbar support that are easy on the wearer’s back and provide an ergonomic position for the baby. By adding an infant insert, most soft structured carriers can be used with infants – toddlers. With adjustable waistbands and straps, SSCs fit wearers of many sizes. Shop our soft structured carriers.
Make babywearing a little bit easier with our carrier accessories. From drool pads to infant inserts, we have everything you need to get started. Shop our baby carrier accessories.
Cotton Babies has trained baby wearing consultants on staff in our retail store and in our customer service center who can help you learn how to use your baby carrier. We can teach you how to tie your woven wrap, some beautiful finishes, how to back carry, how to wear your newborn, baby wearing while pregnant, and many other techniques. Call 888-332-2243 to talk to an associate.