1st Baby Carriers
Types of baby carriers available for your first born child....
Today baby carriers come in all different styles, shapes and sizes, if bought for you as newborn baby gifts they may only be very small and need replacing eventually. They allow for not just the mother but the father also to be able to carry around your little bundle of joy.... after all why shouldn't dad get involved in the process... mum carried baby for nine months so it only seems fair!
So, when you are looking for your first ever baby carrier what do you need to look for? well here are some points to consider:
The size and weight of your baby is an important factor in choosing the best carrier for him or her, you may want something that will grow with baby and so you won't have to replace it when they get too big in a month or two.
Another point to consider is how natural you want the carrier to feel, as you can now get some slings, like cashmere blankets, that create a deeper bond between parent and child holding them close to the wearer's body and making the little one feel very secure, as they would have in the mother's womb. Breastfeeding women often use this method as it keeps the bond nice and strong for when baby goes to feed.
If you would prefer though you can opt for a more practical carrying method such as the backpack where baby sits in harness on your back, although it is not proven, it would seem that babies that are old enough actually prefer this method of transportation and it is a great way for new dad's to get involved. The backpack can also be worn on the front of the body so you can see and talk to your baby while moving around, and still have your hands free to carry out other day to day tasks.
Whichever method you choose for your first child I'm sure you will enjoy every minute of seeing them smile for the first time while you carry them close to you, it can be a very rewarding experience raising a child.