How to choose the right Baby Carrier for your family!

How to choose the right Baby Carrier for your family!

Navigating your way through the endless options of baby carriers on the market is daunting. Babywearing has many benefits!

Why Babywearing may suit your family:

  • Allows you to carry out tasks while keeping baby close
  • You get a boost of oxytocin (the love hormone) when you have physical contact with your baby, which promotes bonding and can help improve postpartum depression and anxiety.
  • You can skip lugging a pram in and out of the boot or on public transport. Excellent for grocery shopping to avoid the germ filled baby bassinets on trolleys!
  • Easy to navigate through crowds using a baby carrier than pushing a pram or stroller plus a spare hand to hold the toddlers or older kids hands
  • Research shows that babies who are carried three hours a day cry 43% less overall and 54% less during the evening
  • Great exercise!

Here is our list of what to consider when deciding what carrier suits you and your family:

  • How old is your baby?
  • What carry options do you require?
  • Will you be sharing use of the carrier with your partner?
  • Budget

Typically baby carriers fall into two categories for your babywearing journey called Ages & Stages or  All-in-One. Neither journey is better than the other, it’s all about personal preference. 

Perhaps you’d like an option that allows your baby to face out when developmentally appropriate, about 4-6 months old. Maybe you’re less concerned about facing out and just want simplicity of inward snuggles. Whatever babywearing journey you decide to take, The Stork Nest is here to support you! 

Ages & Stages Carriers:

BabyDink -  is the easiest newborn baby carrier you will ever use. Like a wrap but so much easier. Known as The No-Wrap Wrap and designed to be worn like a top. BabyDink is pre-wrapped so you get the same fit every time. No clips or buckles, or tricky tutorials to master. Just effortless babywearing so you can have your hands free while keeping baby close.

Ergobaby Embrace Newborn Carrier - soft & super comfortable, this newborn carrier is the sweetest way to stay connected. No complicated wrapping or tying and suitable from: 3.2 - 11.3kgs

Ergobaby Aura Wrap - Ultra lightweight wrap designed for beginners! Simple & easy to tie. One size fits most. Breathable & supportive for baby. Suitable from: 3.6 - 11.3kgs.

Hippychick Hipseat -  The Hipseat is a generous back supporting belt incorporating a built in seat for babies as young as six months and toddlers as old as three to perch on! It's innovative design protects parents from the huge strain that can be put on backs by carrying heavy children for prolonged periods of time.


Ergobaby Alta HipseatThe versatile baby carrier with a quick up and down option, you can keep up without compromising your own comfort. Suitable from: 5.5 - 20kgs

All in One Baby Carriers:

Marsupi - combine the snugness of a wrap with the ease and support of a structured carrier. But instead of fiddly buckles, Marsupi use strong, easy-to-adjust velcro to secure the shoulder straps and waistband. Suitable for newborns (3.5kg) up to 15kg toddler. Marsupi is quicker to set up, easier to adjust, and more lightweight – combining the best features of wraps, ring slings, and structured slings into one unique baby carrier that’s perfect for most caregivers.

Ergobaby Aerloom - First of it's kind FormaKnit™ carrier made to move, the lightest structured carriers on the market. Carry baby without extra bulk. Suitable from: 3.2 - 15.9kgs.

Ergobaby Omni Breeze - Ergobaby's most breathable carrier that does it all. Newborn to toddler, all carry positions. Made from SoftFlex™ Mesh to create maximum airflow. Suitable from: 3.2 - 20.4kgs

Ergobaby Omni Dream - Prefer cotton? Omni Dream is for you! The Omni Dream is the softest cotton carrier that does it all. Newborn to toddler and all carry positions. Made with SoftTouch™ Cotton. Suitable from: 3.2 - 20.4kgs.

Ergobaby Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh - The original all in one baby carrier. Newborn to toddler and all carry positions. Breathable and lightweight mesh carrier. Suitable from: 3.2 - 20.4kgs.

As authorised stockist of Ergobaby, all Ergobaby Baby Carriers are covered by the 10 year ErgoPromise Guarentee so you can carry with complete confidence. Ergobaby has a carrier for everybody - click here to see their comparison chart to decide which carrier suits you best. 

Plus at The Stork Nest we offer FREE Shipping when you spend over $100!

Check out out youtube channel for videos of all our baby carriers or if you need assistance setting up your carrier for a newborn or changing your carrier so baby can face forwards be sure to check out these super helpful how to video's. 

All Ergobaby carriers are healthy hip approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and recommended by health care professionals

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