Baby Carrier Buying Guide:
How to Choose the Right Baby Carrier For You and Your Baby
Ask yourself these questions to ensure that you choose the best baby carrier for your needs.
Function: Why do you need a baby carrier? What purpose do you want it to serve? For what activities will you primarily be using a baby carrier (to be able to do chores while carrying your infant vs. go hiking over terrain a stroller can't handle)?
Age: How old is your baby? Does your baby have good head and neck strength yet? How much does he/she weigh? How long do you intend on using the baby carrier?
Size: Are you looking for a baby carrier that can fold up and be packed away in your diaper bag? Or is a larger framed carrier what you are looking for?
Comfort: Will your baby ride comfortably in this carrier? Is it comfortable for you? Is it adjustable to accommodate other people wearing it?