Now that I’ve been bitten by the babywearing bug, I’m in the market for a soft structured carrier.
I’d actually started with a UK brand baby carrier but my Chinese cleaning lady found it perplexing LOL
One day, I was busy working on my laptop in the master bedroom and my baby girl was crying for me in the living room. I thought that I’d have to drop my papers and go check on her but soon, she stopped crying.
Anyway, I’d finished typing my last sentence and went into the living room to check.
Did you know what the blessed lady did?
She’d found the traditional mei-tai (a traditional Chinese baby carrier) my lovely neighbour’s daughter had gifted me, strapped my baby girl onto her back and went on with the mopping!!!
I laughed out loud when I saw it but my baby girl was content to be on her back and my cleaning lady said it’s ok :D.
Since then, I’ve recommended mei-tais, which are really easy to tie!
Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie
– No plastic buckles, yay!
– Easy to wash, yay again!
– Easy to fold and stash into the diaper bag or baby stroller, yay yay ya! 😀
– Plus, Infantino’s model includes a detachable hood for sun protection and sleepy time.
I did a quick research for soft structured carriers and the most suitable ones seem to be the following:
Beco Butterfly 2
The Beco Butterfly B2-Paige-BLK – 2 – Paige (almost always out of stock!) allows front and back carrying positions;
– Due to its popularity, many sellers have been selling counterfeits on Taobao for *really* low prices.
I like the sturdy look of this soft, structured carrier especially the padded straps, the curved carrier (for baby’s head and neck support) and the broad waist belt – all important for back support.
In light of the above, Beco Baby seems to have been updated and rebranded into the Beco Soleil.
Beco Soleil “Scribble”
This baby carrier has a clean, sleek design, which makes it suitable for Mum or Dad to babywear.
The neutral grey and black colors also mean that it’s one less headache when it comes to matching the baby carrier with the outfit you’re wearing 😀
Plus, it’s something classy, stylish Mums may prefer instead of bright, floral, kindergarten-ish prints if you want to maintain a corporate look:
Beco Baby Gemini
– enables Mum to carry the baby in front, on her back and even the hip, which will be useful while I’m cooking?
The Beco Gemini Baby Carrier – Cool Mesh Navy, Backpack Style Sling for Holding Babies, Infants and Child from 7-35 lbs (Certified Ergonomic) looks similar to the Beco Butterfly II except that the shoulder straps are broader and the waist support belt has a curvy shape, which is more flattering when you’re wearing it on your hips 😉
Plus, they’ve modified the carrier design into a straight back instead of a curved one like the Beco Butterfly II (above) – do you notice the baby leaning onto the model Mum’s chest?
Baby’s head may flop back without if she fell asleep – there’s a sleep hood you can use (just release the sleep hood by removing it from the 2 snap buttons just below the baby’s neck). Nice design.
ERGO Baby Carrier
I kinda like the ERGO baby Carrier (in Galaxy Grey/Galaxy) because I need to backcarry the baby at home in order to get things done!!!
– I use the current baby carrier to front carry her most of the time and I don’t think I can do the backcarry easily with it…
– US$110 – I can’t find Cranberry anywhere???
– I like its black, clean and sleek design too, which goes with anything I wear.
– But I worry that it may be too big for me. My shoulders measure 16 inches (41 cm) across – I would be considered petite”.
– If you’re looking for a baby carrier that both you and your husband can share, check these out: