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. You just want the minimum number of carriers that will allow you to comfortably and easily snuggle with your little one while going about your life.
Is is possible to have just one carrier that will last from newborn through toddlerhood? Absolutely. A woven wrap or a mei tai are our recommendations for the one carrier that will see you through the years from birth to 4. Both carriers can be worn in a variety of positions, can be used for breastfeeding and will be comfortable for short as well as longer outings, even as your child grows. Many of our buckle carriers can also be used as a birth-to-toddler single carrier also, although we find them a little awkward (and not so cuddly!) for newborn use.
So yes, you can use just one carrier, but in general, we recommend two carriers per family: one for quick, easy on/off carries and another for longer carries where the support of a two-shouldered carrier is key.
To help you find the perfect pair of carriers for your family, I’ve created an easy chart. Just choose one carrier from the right column and once carrier from the left, and you’ll be set as far as always having the right carrier for convenience, ease of use, and comfort for both you and your little one. Whether they will match your purple and yellow striped sweater, well, that’s another issue altogether
|Baby Carrriers – Perfect Pairs|
|QUICK & EASY||SUPPORTIVE & VERSATILE|
|Ring Sling||Buckle Carrier|
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