Expert Advice on Choosing & Using Baby Carriers

Using Your Onbuhimo
Fit check! Quick tips for wearing your Onbuhimo

Onbuhimo are awesome carriers which many wearers love, especially for quick ups with kids who want up and down a lot and want to see the world.  Little ones love that they ride hig...

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About Babywearing
9 Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

Here at Carry Me Away, we want to present all different sides of any babywearing debate, so that our readers and customers can make informed decisions.  This article was written by...

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Baby Carrier Safety

Baby Carrier Safety Below you will find some general tips for safe use any baby carrier, baby sling, baby wrap, mei tai or other carrier.  Please always refer to the instructions ...

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How to make babywearing work for you.

We believe there is a right baby carrier (or two or three) for every family... Follow these steps to get comfy in your baby carrier! Be sure baby is well-rested and well-fe...

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Benefits of babywearing for baby... and parents!

Babywearing is good for Babies... Carried babies... • Cry less! Babies who are carried cry 43% less overall and 54% less during evening hours.[1] • Are Healthier! They gain weig...

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What is Babywearing?

Give yourself and your child the gift of babywearing!  Babywearing is the practice of carrying a child close to the caregiver's body in a cloth carrier. Baby carrier use in the ...

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Using Your Buckle Carrier
The T-shirt Method: How to put on a buckle carrier by yourse...

So you have a new buckle carrier but even though the model makes it look so darn easy in the instruction booklet, you just can't figure out how in the heck you are supposed to clip...

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Perfect Fit Adjustors (PFAs) 101: what they are and what the...

Perfect Fit Adjustors (PFAs) are a nifty little feature on some buckle carriers that allow you to further customize the carrier for your needs.  They also simplify breastfeeding.  ...

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Chest Clip 101: that little strap can make a big difference ...

If your buckle carrier isn't comfortable for you, check the placement of your chest clip. The chest clip is such a little piece and yet it is absolutely helpful in getting your car...

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Fit Check: Is your buckle carrier comfortable? This checkl...

A buckle carrier is easy! they said.  It's the most comfortable carrier ever! they said.  You'll love it! they said.  And yet for some reason, when you put yours on, it just isn't ...

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9 Tips for Getting Comfy in your Buckle Carrier - Do's and D...

Need help troubleshooting your buckle carrier?  We love buckle carriers because they are quick to put on, and relatively easy to figure out.  Carriers like the Tula, Beco, Pikkolo ...

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How to Use your Boba 4G - Video Instructions

Looking for a instructions on using your Boba 4G carrier?  This set of video instructions covers all the Boba positions, including how to use the removable infant insert, how to fr...

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Comparison Charts
Toddler Buckle Carrier Comparison Chart: Tula vs. Lillebaby ...

When it's time to upgrade to a Toddler Buckle Carrier, which one do you choose?  Our Toddler Buckle Carrier comparison chart can help!  This chart compares our three Toddler Buckle...

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Sakura Bloom Ring Sling Comparison Chart

Trying to figure out which Sakura Bloom ring sling to try?  We've compiled our take on each of the different Sakura Bloom fabrics into this handy comparison chart! Compare the S...

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The Ergo Baby Carrier Comparison Chart

The ERGOBaby Comparison Chart Ergobaby Standard vs. Adapt vs. 360 vs. Omni Wondering about the differences between the Ergobaby Original, the Ergobaby Adapt, the Ergobaby...

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Baby Carriers 101 - Comparison Chart

Babywearing 101 Baby Carrier and Sling Basics Overwhelmed with information? Saw someone wearing a great baby carrier and want one like it? This chart gives you a quick primer on t...

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Choosing the Best Buckle Carrier for Your Child: a compariso...

We’ve tried to include answers your most persistent questions about our buckle carriers in the charts below. We also welcome your feedback on how to improve!  To let us know, pleas...

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Ring Sling Comparison Chart: Maya Wrap vs. Sakura Bloom vs. ...

We love and highly recommend ALL of the ring slings that we offer: all of these ring slings are fabulous and well-loved by babywearers everywhere!  There are some differences betwe...

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Compare Wrap Baby Sling Brands

Each one of our baby wraps is wonderful in its own way, and we love them all. Of course, there are differences between them, and that's why you're on the this page. If you are havi...

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Baby Carrier Comparison Chart: Compare Baby Wraps, Buckle Ca...

If you are having difficulty deciding which type of carrier will work best for you, our Baby Carrier Comparison Chart offers a quick snapshot of the basic types of carriers! Cli...

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Different types of baby carriers
Baby Carriers 101 - Comparison Chart

Babywearing 101 Baby Carrier and Sling Basics Overwhelmed with information? Saw someone wearing a great baby carrier and want one like it? This chart gives you a quick primer on t...

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Baby Carrier Comparison Chart: Compare Baby Wraps, Buckle Ca...

If you are having difficulty deciding which type of carrier will work best for you, our Baby Carrier Comparison Chart offers a quick snapshot of the basic types of carriers! Cli...

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Buckle Carriers: What they are and why you want one! Plus, ...

Buckle carriers offer convenience in that many people find buckle easy to use and they feel very secure. They are supportive and very comfortable. They are also far and away the fa...

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Wraps: What they are and why you want one!

A wrap is a length of fabric that gets tied around the baby and the caregiver. There are woven wraps and stretchy wraps. Most stretchy wraps are great for smaller, lighter babies b...

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Meh Dais: What they are and why you want one!

A Meh Dai is an East-Asian style of soft-bodied carrier, originally from China.  The meh dai has a square or rectangular body panel with four straps, one on each corner of the cent...

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Ring Sling Baby Carriers: What they are and why you want one...

Ring slings are made with fabric that gets pulled through 2 rings to create a pouch for your baby's body.  The rings make ring sling baby carriers super adjustable so that the carr...

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Pouch Baby Sling Carriers: What they are and why you want on...

Pouch slings are a piece of fabric sewn into a tube shape. Advantages of a pouch are that it is easy to take the child in and out and there are no adjustments that need to be made....

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Quick Baby Carrier Buying guide

Don't want to do a lot of research?  Just want to get a carrier and go?  Here are our recommendations! You want: We recommend: An easy to use carrier for a new parent ...

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Getting Started
How Many Baby Carriers Do You Really Need? The Perfect Pair...

Okay, so you’ve only got one or two handbags and you only want one or two baby carriers. You don’t care about your carrier matching your evening wear or being usable in the shower....

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Choosing the right baby carrier: Questions to get you starte...

Different baby carriers are appropriate for different needs. There are hundreds of different kinds of carriers out there for any size child, any kind of weather and any budget. The...

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Choosing the right baby carrier - getting started but not ov...

Different baby carriers are appropriate for different needs. There is a perfect baby carrier (or set of two or three) for your family. How to choose a baby carrier for you, with...

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Quick Baby Carrier Buying guide

Don't want to do a lot of research?  Just want to get a carrier and go?  Here are our recommendations! You want: We recommend: An easy to use carrier for a new parent ...

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Using Your Ring Sling
Ring Sling Troubleshooting - solutions to common problems!

We love ring slings because they are fast and easy to put on, and because they can be worn from birth to toddlerhood with ease!  Learning how to get comfy in your ring sling can ta...

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Washing a silk ring sling so that it get buttery soft and st...

Silk is one of the most amazing fabrics for ring slings - it's light, supportive, breathable and beautiful all at the same time.  One of the most common questions we get asked, tho...

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8 Tips for Getting Comfortable in your Ring Sling

We love ring slings because they carry baby in a natural and comfortable hip carry, are super fast to put on and take off, have great "poppability" and can be shared by babywearers...

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Baby Carriers for Men
Baby Carriers for Men: Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and all men wh...

Babywearing: a special gift for Dads Many Dads of young children get the feeling that Mom is the only one who can comfort the baby. This is particularly true in families where the...

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Baby Carrier Safety Issues
Baby Carriers and Healthy Hips – busting some myths

You may have heard about concerns with "crotch dangling carriers" and baby carriers being "dangerous" for baby's hips.  We hope this article will help you to make an informed decis...

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Correct Positioning for the Safety And Comfort of Your Newbo...

This article was written in September 2006 by M'Liss Stelzer, RN and edited by Holly McCroskey. This article was an early effort to educate babywearers on the important of proper p...

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9 Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out

Here at Carry Me Away, we want to present all different sides of any babywearing debate, so that our readers and customers can make informed decisions.  This article was written by...

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Using Your Pouch Sling
Tips for getting comfy in your pouch sling

Having Trouble Getting Comfy? Troubleshooting Your Pouch Size matters! Make sure your pouch is correctly sized for you. Without a doubt, the most common mistake we see with...

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Instructions for Using a Pouch

Putting on Your Hotslings Fitted Pouch Fold the pouch into itself to make a 2 layer tube. Find the curved-seamed end. This will be at your hip and toward the front. No matter what...

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Choose by Ease of Breastfeeding
Best carriers for breastfeeding an older infant or toddler

If you are looking for a baby carrier for breastfeeding your older child or toddler, the good news is that just about any carrier can work for you.  Once babies have good head cont...

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Best baby carriers for a breastfeeding your baby

Looking for a carrier for breastfeeding?  If you are planning to breastfeed your child (or are buying a sling for a mama who plans to nurse her baby), having a carrier that makes b...

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Using Your Wrap
How to Wrap a Baby - Beginner Wrapping Instructional Videos

When learning any new carrier or wrapping technique,  always have another person available as a spotter when you are first starting out.  Practice over a bed or other soft landing ...

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How to Wrap a Baby - Advanced Wrapping Instructional Videos ...

Back carrying in a wrap is definitely advanced babywearing.  If you are new to wrapping, please be sure that you have already mastered and are comfortable with front carries in you...

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Checklist for Getting Comfortable in Your Baby Wrap

Looking to get comfortable in your new baby wrap? Suffering from an achy back or a sore neck? Does your child fuss or seem uncomfortable in your wrap? Trying a new wrap po...

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Choose by Holding Position
Versatile Baby Carriers that can do it all!

When you buy a carrier, you want a great value.  If you are looking to buy a single carrier, you will want one that is versatile and can carry your child in many different position...

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Best backpack carrier for your baby, toddler or older child

Looking for a good baby backpack carrier for your baby or toddler?  Backpack carriers are a must in any babywearing household, especially as baby gets heavier.  Backpack carriers a...

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Best hip carrier for your child

After your child reaches 4-6 months and has good head control, you'll find yourself reaching for your best hip carrier, since putting baby on your hip is one of the easiest and mos...

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Best Front Carriers for your baby or toddler

Looking for a front carrier to carry your baby or toddler?  The good news is, most baby carriers are able to carry your child in an upright, facing in carry.  This carry, also call...

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Using a Baby Carrier While Pregnant
Best baby carriers to use while pregnant; carry your toddler...

Yes, it really is possible for most people to wear a baby or toddler while you are pregnant! While pregnancy is not a time to add new stressors to your body, if you have already be...

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Choose by Size of Wearer
Babywearing is for EVERY BODY! An Educator's Guide for Plus-...

Finding the right baby carrier for plus-size wearers is absolutely doable!   This babywearing guide was written for Carry Me Away by Laura Bunnell, a babywearing educator in Sonoma...

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Best baby carriers to use while pregnant; carry your toddler...

Yes, it really is possible for most people to wear a baby or toddler while you are pregnant! While pregnancy is not a time to add new stressors to your body, if you have already be...

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Best baby carrier for petite mom, dad or other babywearer

The best baby carrier for petite moms can definitely vary between wearers!  That being said, here are our recommendations for the best carriers for a petite mom, dad or other babyw...

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Best baby carrier for plus size mom, dad or other babywearer...

The most important aspect of a baby carrier is that it fit you JUST RIGHT. The best plus-size baby carrier is the one that fits you and your body best.  Having a carrier that is to...

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Using a Baby Carrier with a Newborn
Correct Positioning for the Safety And Comfort of Your Newbo...

This article was written in September 2006 by M'Liss Stelzer, RN and edited by Holly McCroskey. This article was an early effort to educate babywearers on the important of proper p...

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Choose by Weather & Climate
Best baby carriers for winter, snow and cold weather

Babywearing in cold weather and winter is less about choosing  the right carrier and more about how you dress yourself and baby around the carrier.  It's also about the right acces...

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Best baby carriers for hot, humid weather or tropical climat...

First, reality: wearing your baby next to your body in hot weather is going to be hot for both of you. There is just no way around that! That being said, there are a few things to ...

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Using Your Carrier in Different Weather & Climates
Hot weather guide: How to wear your baby in summer

Wondering how to wear your baby in hot weather?  Unfortunately, no one has yet invented a baby carrier with an air conditioner feature but when they do, we'll be the first ones to ...

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How to wear your baby in cold weather and winter

Yes, it's cold outside, but that's no reason you can't wear your baby! In fact, using a baby carrier is a great way to keep both you and your baby warmer when the temperature drops...

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Choose by Your Child's Age
Toddler Buckle Carrier Comparison Chart: Tula vs. Lillebaby ...

When it's time to upgrade to a Toddler Buckle Carrier, which one do you choose?  Our Toddler Buckle Carrier comparison chart can help!  This chart compares our three Toddler Buckle...

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Do you need a Toddler Carrier?

Ever since baby carrier companies started marketing carriers specifically for toddlers, babywearing folks have been trying to figure out whether they should get one, and if so, whe...

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Premature Babies and Kangaroo Care

With guidance from your health care professional, premature babies may especially benefit from being worn in a baby sling. If you have a preemie, you have more than likely been edu...

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Best carriers for toddlers

Best carriers for toddlers and older kids: As your baby becomes a toddler, you'll want to find a carrier that is supportive enough to carry their weight and be comfortable for you ...

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Choosing a carrier for your baby 6-18 months

Once your baby is older and has good head control you will find that a different range of  baby carriers appeal to you.  Now past the newborn stage, baby is bigger, more active and...

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Choosing the best baby carrier for your newborn baby.

The good news is that most of the carriers at Carry Me Away are appropriate for use with a newborn! Our quick picks for newborn baby carriers are: stretchy wraps and ring slings...

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Choosing for Different Activities
Baby Hiking Carriers - our favorites for taking day hikes wi...

Getting outdoors with your small children is a great way to spend family time, to introduce them to nature, to model healthy activities and to get some exercise.  Plus, babies and ...

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Baby Carriers for Hiking: framed backpacks vs. soft carriers...

So you want to buy a hiking carrier for hiking with your baby and you're wondering which style will be right for you.  In this article, I'll be breaking down the pros and cons of c...

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Frugal Babywearing
Cheap Baby carriers & Frugal Babywearing: baby carriers with...

Looking for cheap baby carriers?  Can't imagine spending $150 on a baby carrier?  While there are many luxury baby carriers out there, you don't need to spend over a hundred dollar...

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Special Needs Babywearing
Premature Babies and Kangaroo Care

With guidance from your health care professional, premature babies may especially benefit from being worn in a baby sling. If you have a preemie, you have more than likely been edu...

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Special Needs Babywearing

Many parents with special needs children or who themselves have disabilities wonder if they will be able to wear their children. While every situation is unique and we recommend th...

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Compare Different Baby Carrier Brands
Which size Tula should I buy? Standard vs. Toddler Tula Car...

One of the most common questions we get asked is which size Tula to purchase. This is a natural question since there are indeed two sizes and since many parents looking for a great...

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Sakura Bloom Ring Sling Comparison Chart

Trying to figure out which Sakura Bloom ring sling to try?  We've compiled our take on each of the different Sakura Bloom fabrics into this handy comparison chart! Compare the S...

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The Ergo Baby Carrier Comparison Chart

The ERGOBaby Comparison Chart Ergobaby Standard vs. Adapt vs. 360 vs. Omni Wondering about the differences between the Ergobaby Original, the Ergobaby Adapt, the Ergobaby...

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Choosing the Best Buckle Carrier for Your Child: a compariso...

We’ve tried to include answers your most persistent questions about our buckle carriers in the charts below. We also welcome your feedback on how to improve!  To let us know, pleas...

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Ring Sling Comparison Chart: Maya Wrap vs. Sakura Bloom vs. ...

We love and highly recommend ALL of the ring slings that we offer: all of these ring slings are fabulous and well-loved by babywearers everywhere!  There are some differences betwe...

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Compare Wrap Baby Sling Brands

Each one of our baby wraps is wonderful in its own way, and we love them all. Of course, there are differences between them, and that's why you're on the this page. If you are havi...

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Compare Mei Tai Baby Carrier Brands

Choosing between Mei Tai Carriers So you've narrowed down your choice and you know you want a mei tai carrier for your baby. Congratulations! Both of the mei tais carriers we o...

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