Newborn babies in carriers

Here are seven different options on how to choose an ergonomic carrier for a newborn baby:

Let's have a closer look at each one:

 

Newborn babies in a ring sling

A ring sling (by Asteraki or Luna Dream) is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for newborn babies, from the first day (even very small babies), up until toddler age (20 kgs). The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your ring sling will fit you and your baby perfectly. It can be adjusted by the rings. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
It's very fast, easy to put on, but you'll probably need more time to learn how to wear it than with other types of carriers. It has rules you need to learn and follow. You can use it for back carries with babies older than 6,5 months, and only if you are already experienced with the front carry.

Watch in the video below a mom learning how to wear a ring sling:

Shop for a ring sling here

 

Newborn babies in a mei tai

The (Asteraki) mei tai is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for newborn babies, from the first day, up until toddler age (20 kgs). The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your mei tai will fit you and your baby perfectly. It has straps that you tie around you. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
It's very fast, easy to put on, there is practically no way you could make a mistake when it comes to safety. You can use it for back carries with babies older than 4 months. Back carrying with a mei tai is very safe and transitioning baby to your back is quite easy.

Watch in the video below, a mom wearing her newborn baby in a mei tai for the first time:

Shop for a mei tai here

 

Newborn babies in a stretchy wrap

The stretcy wrap (Lifft) is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for newborn babies, from the first day (even very small babies). It can be ideal with small babies, but as the baby gets heavier, it will take some tightening to still feel comfortable, because the baby's weight will take the stretch. Some parents, when the baby reaches the age of 9-12 months, often move to a woven carrier for extended comfort.
The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your stretchy wrap will fit you and your baby perfectly. It's a very long stretchy fabric (2-way stretch) that you will tie and fold to get the positioning you want. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
Putting it on is done in two stages: one where you tie your wrap around you, and one where you put your baby in it. So, even though it may take more time to put on than other types of carriers, you may have it pre-tied for faster babywearing. It's very easy to put on, there is practically no way you could make a mistake when it comes to safety.
You cannot back carry with a stretchy wrap.

Watch in the video below, a sleeping baby, being worn in a stretchy wrap:

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Newborn babies in a woven wrap

The woven wrap (Luna Dream, Ellevill or Asteraki) is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for newborn babies, from the first day (even very small babies), up until toddler age (20 kgs). The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your woven wrap will fit you and your baby perfectly. It's a very long specially woven fabric that you will tie and fold to get the positioning you want. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
It may take more time to put on than other types of carriers, and it takes some getting used to, in order to get as comfortable as possible. There are numerous ways to wrap, easy or more advanced.
You can back carry with a woven wrap, it takes some practice before you can transition to back carries.

Shop for a woven wrap here

 

Newborn babies in a KiBi full buckle carrier

The KiBi carrier is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for babies from 3,5 kgs up until toddler age (20 kgs). The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your KiBi will fit you and your baby perfectly (as long as baby is at least 3,5 kgs). It can be fastened with buckles. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
It's very fast, easy to put on, there is practically no way you could make a mistake when it comes to safety. You can use it for back carries with babies older than 4-5 months. Back carrying with a mei tai is very safe and transitioning baby to your back is quite easy.

Shop for KiBi carriers here.

 

Newborn babies in a Kinder Hop full buckle carrier

The Kinder Hop is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for babies from 3,5 kgs up until toddler age (20 kgs). The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your KiBi will fit you and your baby perfectly (as long as baby is at least 3,5 kgs). It can be fastened with buckles. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
It's very fast, easy to put on, there is practically no way you could make a mistake when it comes to safety. You can use it for back carries with babies older than 4-5 months. Back carrying with a mei tai is very safe and transitioning baby to your back is quite easy.

Shop for Kinder Hop carriers here

 

Newborn babies in a Luna Dream full buckle carrier

The Luna Dream carrier is an ergonomic carrier, suitable for babies from 3,5 kgs up until toddler age (20 kgs). The baby will be in the same perfect position as in all ergonomic carriers. You can adjust it exactly as you like (high or low, closer to your body or looser). When it comes to positioning your baby, you can change anything you don't like. Your KiBi will fit you and your baby perfectly (as long as baby is at least 3,5 kgs). It can be fastened with buckles. You will be completely hands-free while wearing your baby, there will be no need to hold anything. You can breastfeed in it.
It's very fast, easy to put on, there is practically no way you could make a mistake when it comes to safety. You can use it for back carries with babies older than 4-5 months. Back carrying with a mei tai is very safe and transitioning baby to your back is quite easy.

Shop for Luna Dream carriers here

Watch, in the video below, a new mom wearing KiBi, Kinder Hop and Luna with her newborn baby: