Ask any parent who's worn a baby carrier what they loved about it and without fail, they'll recount the endless ways it made parenting, well, easier. Worn babies get better sleep, bond better with their caregivers and are simply way more relaxed (and for the doubters out there, don't worry—this fact is backed by science.) But perhaps most inspiring of all is the fact that baby carriers also give parents their hands back to get all the stuff done that they need to get done. In other words, babywearing makes parents feel like themselves again.
As a Babywearing Educator and Perinatal Specialist with more than a decade of experience helping thousands of new families, I make it my business to know what baby carriers are on the market that will work well for them. It can be overwhelming for sleep-deprived couples to sift through the mountain of available choices and make any sense of it at all. Luckily for my clients, I'm inherently mistrustful of gimmicks and trends, and only offer up choices that are time-tested and well-loved by the people who use them.
Here are five fantastic baby carriers that I'm lovin' on right now:
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