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One thing I was definitely looking forward to doing once Layla arrived was baby wear. I knew I wanted to baby wear because of all the benefits and the cute carriers and prints! So, I was super excited to partner with buybuy BABY to try out some well-known baby carriers and let you guys know my thoughts. I have tons of brands of different carriers right now from wraps, slings, and soft-structured carriers. When I was pregnant, I would try my baby carriers out with stuffed animals in them. You can laugh with me, because I looked ridiculous. I’m so glad Layla likes baby wearing because I wear her ALL the time!
I was nervous to wrap Layla at first, but if you check YouTube for any videos and read the pamphlets that come with the carrier, I promise you will get it after a few tries! The first wrap I tried was the Boba Wrap Carrier. Truthfully, it’s not my favorite wrap. The fabric is thick, which makes you and baby really hot in the warmer months. It’s probably nice for the Fall when it gets chilly, but I’m also not so keen on the support. In order to be comfortable, I feel like I have to support her bum. The plus is that it’s on the cheaper side at less than $50. For someone who wants to try out wrapping & doesn’t want to buy an expensive wrap, this one is a great choice. You can also head to buybuy BABY like we did when I was pregnant and try on different carriers to see which one you like the best.
I was impressed when we went to the store and all the help that was offered. One of their awesome associates was eager to assist and answered all of my questions while I tried some of the carriers on. He explained a lot more people are baby wearing nowadays and come in to try on carriers because there is such a variety. I honestly think that more folks are recently learning how beneficial baby wearing really is. Baby wearing promotes bonding, supports breastfeeding, can help combat postpartum depression and makes caregiving easier. One study found that carried 6-week-olds cried 43% less than other children. You can even learn to breastfeed in baby carriers to make it easy to breastfeed on the go! The other day, I breastfed in my Baby Tula carrier while I was thrift shopping at Savers. Nobody even knew I was feeding Layla and it was awesome.
Can we just talk about how dang cute this print is of the Moby Wrap Evolution?! It is perfect for the spring and summer. I love how it is easy to wrap and is a light, stretchy material. I don’t feel as much support in this than my woven wraps, but Layla really likes being snuggled up in this wrap. There are a few colors and prints to choose from too! This one is also reasonably priced at around $55.
Layla looks so tiny when my hubby is wearing her! This is the Boba 4G carrier. I didn’t really care for this carrier that much, but Anthony did, so we got it for him to wear. This carrier is reasonably priced next to similar carriers. They don’t have a huge color selection so if you’re looking for plain carriers than you’d like them. Like I’ve shared before, Baby Tula is my go-to brand for ring slings and soft-structured carriers. buybuy BABY has some pretty patterns of Tulas. I have 4 of their soft-structured carriers and 3 ring slings, so I couldn’t buy any more while we were shopping.
I have so many other carriers that I can’t wait to share with you guys and my opinions on them. In the meantime, I would love to know what your favorite carriers are!