How to Pick the Safest Infant Carrier
You and your infant will both enjoy the close contact you experience when you use a infant carrier. A infant carrier also allows you to keep your hands free while still holding your infant baby newborn. When looking for the infant carrier that best fits your needs, along with style, price and fit, also keep safety in mind.
The infant carrier comes in two types; one infant carrier is pouch-like and the other infant carrier has a sturdy frame. But every infant carrier should have straps that keep your infant from falling. Your infant carrier should have a padded head support that keeps your infant’s head from being jostled as you move.
The straps of the infant carrier can be a bit confusing; especially the soft pouch-like styles. Try the infant carrier on and make sure you know how to get your infant and yourself in and out of the infant carrier with ease.
If you go for the framed infant carrier make sure it has a kickstand that locks the infant carrier in the open position. And make sure that the folding mechanism of the infant carrier is free of pinch points so that your infant’s fingers don’t get caught or pinched. There should also be padding around the metal frame of the infant carrier to protect your infant’s face.
It’s important when trying out a infant carrier that you bring your infant along for the ride. You should both find the infant carrier comfortable.
The fabric of your infant carrier should also be easy to clean, and look for hand pockets and zippers that will allow you to store infant items you use a lot