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14 Best Outdoor Infant Swings

14 Best Outdoor Infant Swings

14 Best Outdoor Infant Swings

Did you know that the first swinging dates back to 771-476 BC in China? Yes! That date refers to the Spring and Autumn period during the Han Dynasty. Swinging then spread through Greece in 1450-1300BC, and so on to what you use now. So, as they say: there’s nothing new under the sun, right?

Swing sets are very common with kids, and they can either be indoors or outdoors, especially in children playgrounds. You can also find them on a porch (for relaxing) or circus (for acrobats). Outdoor swing seats can either be suspended from ropes or chains, and swings like a pendulum after being set in motion until you stop it via a drag or any other external force.

Earlier on, outdoor swings were made from wooden frames, and while they are still available, they have been updated to metallic frames today. They are accessible in a range of shapes and sizes, with types ranging from the tire, natural, porch, tandem, and hammock swings.

Toddlers and infants swings come with leg holes that help keep the kids in an upright position when they swing. Swings for older kids can be made of flexible canvas seats, ventilated tire threads, wood, or plastic.

Dangers of Outdoor Swings

While swings make outdoor activities fun, they also do not come without causing injuries, especially from falling. Rarely, injuries will occur due to bumping into something or a person close to the swing or passing by. However, injuries mostly happen after the kid accidentally releases the chains or ropes while in motion.

Strangulation is yet another common swing-associated injury, where an infant or kid is entangled in the swing through a piece of clothing. 

Why use an Outdoor Swing?

Quite often, parents are against engaging their infants in any outdoor activities, saying they will get sick or there is no time for such. Yet, the ITERS-R or Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised insists that parents should take infants and toddlers to play outdoors for an hour a day.

Here is why using an outdoor swing is important:

  • Critical for Cognitive Development – Helps infants make sense of their world by absorbing experiences with sound and noise. As such, they develop ideas with this information about the world they are stepping into.
  • Foundation for Literacy and Science Learning – Brain synapses in the first three years form first. So, the richer or more stimulating the infant’s sensory environment, the better.  This also applies to the indoor environment.
  • Early Language Development – The knowledge acquired from the rich sensory experience gives the infants something to talk about.
  • Social Development – As kids talk about these outdoors experiences (verbalize), most of them tend to socialize with other people. While some kids won’t engage in physical play, watching other kids play is also critical to social development. 
  • Physical Development – Kids acquire basic motor movements from prenatal to five years. The brain collects and stores information, building a solid foundation for movement activities, which is only possible via outdoor activities, like swinging.

Outdoor swings mostly include other play items for toddlers and infants. As such, ensure the playground is a copy of the world by including other play items such as grass, tunnels, and more. An outdoor swing is also a cure for too much TV, which is detrimental to your child’s development.

Things to Consider When Shopping for Your Outdoor Swing

Based on our extensive proficiency regarding outdoor play sets, here are three critical things to consider when shopping for your outdoor swing:

  • Material – Wood is the most preferred outdoor swing material, especially cedar and Redwood. Why they offer a striking appearance to your yard, they are also durable and have value for the money.
  • Safety – Purchase a pre-prepared swing set, as it has everything in perfection. From accurate drilling to beams density, high-grade hardware, and detailed instructions. Some vendors even offer staff assistance in the assembly process after purchase.
  • Size – Does the swing set let your children to grow in it? Check for both the swing set’s landing height and width.

The fourth consideration is the cost. Basically, WYSIWYG and that is undeniable. But we do not prioritize price over the above factors. So, while you might be working on a tight budget, make sure your kid’s safety comes first. Let the kids play, grow, and develop at the backyard!

Now, having answered those questions, let us look into our 14 best outdoor swings. This review shall include the set’s description, as well as their pros and cons.

14 Best Outdoor Swings

What does each of these have to offer?

Easter Jungle Gym Bucket

The Easter Jungle Gym Bucket is a durable commercial-quality swing outdoor infant swing set. This for residential use only swing is constructed with high-quality and durable copolymer plastic. It comes with swing chains of around 66 inches in length, with the bottom 30 inches featuring a yellow plastisol coating. This varnish gives the swing chains a smooth, pinch-free grip.

The swing is compatible with most swing beams up to 9 inches high, and comes with  zinc coated 2/0 swing chains. Its swing seat’s front-to-back measures 11.5 inches, while its side-to-side measures 10 inches. The bucket depth is 11.5 inches from the highest point.

Easter Jungle Gym Bucket comes fully assembled, enclosed, and includes a high back for extra support and shelter. It is recommended for kids of six months to four years of age, and being made of polyethylene make it rust-resistant.

Pros:

  • Anti-pinch plastisol coated safety chains
  • Heavy-duty construction (copolymer plastic)
  • High back swing seat
  • 66 inches adjustable length chains
  • No assembly required
  • Weighs 8 pounds

Cons:

  • Kids can only sit facing one direction which is not safe especially due to the sun’s position.

Step2 Infant to Toddler

Step2 Infant to Toddler swing is a United States-made luxurious and comfortable choice for an infant swing. It offers kids and toddlers a decent platform to practice their excellent motor skills. What makes it a decent choice to include in your backyard is its compatibility with most available swing sets.

Are you looking for a swing that you can mount to exposed beams or that gigantic tree in your backyard? Step2 Infant to Toddler Swing can be a fantastic choice. The swing measures 24.1 inches length, 16.1 inches width, and 10.4 inches height. Built with molded plastic, the swing seat has a comfy bucket-seat design that provides safe outdoor activity for your kid(s).

The swing is suitable for infants aged 9 months to toddlers weighing 50lbs., and features weather-resistant rope and appropriate hardware. Step2 Infant to Toddler swing includes an easy installation process with minimal assembly, and is suitable for domestic use over proper surfacing.

Pros:

  • Safe for 9 months babies and above
  • High back design for extra support
  • Easy cleaning
  • Weather-resistant rope
  • 50lbs weight limit
  • Superb seat shape to keep the baby intact 

Cons:

  • Body size limit as it cannot be used without the front harness section
  • Rigid buckles on the harness

Simplay3 Snuggle

Simplay3 Snuggle swing set is yet another comfortable, safe, and secure swing for your infant.  Made in the United States by Americans, it features an egg-shaped design with a large back and curved sides that hold your kid tightly to the swing for a safe ride.

The swing measures 16.5 inches in length, 12.5 inches wide, and 19.5 inches height, and weighs 5.24 pounds. It features a hard-wearing, double-wall plastic construction with strong, soft polypropylene weather-resistant three-strand roping that cannot splinter or crack. Simplay3 Snuggle swing supports 9 months infants to kids weighing up to 50lbs.

Simplay3 Snuggle swing comes fully assembled, you just need to harness your kid and they are ready to play. If you are looking for the best choice for your kid’s first swing, then Simplay3 Snuggle is a fantastic choice.

Pros:

  • Suitable for the first swing
  • Fully assembled
  • Robust double wall plastic
  • 3-strand rope for a secure and comfy swing
  • Lightweight and sturdy

Cons:

  • Strapping locks can be challenging
  • Pulling the handle can pinch inner thighs

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

Little Tikes has a reputation for making foot to floor toys for toddlers that will make your kid(s) giggle and squeal. The classic Cozy Coupe is personified in the friendly-faced 30th anniversary edition with a whole new appearance, including a removable floor. Another feature includes a removable handle on the back that allows parents to make controlled push rides.

Imagine how your kid would enjoy this combination of a car and swing! Compatible with most swing sets, Little Tikes Cozy Coupe suspends from weather-resistant yellow ropes that sits fairly high when mounted to a swing set. It is recommended for 9 months infants to kids aged 3 years.

The swing set has a weight capacity of 50 lbs., and requires minimal assembly. So, does your kid love ride on toys? Search no more! Little Tikes got you covered with their Cozy Coupe. It comes with a seat belt to make sure your infant or kid swings safely.

Pros:

  • Wonderful fun car design
  • Weight limit of 50 pounds
  • Robust and attractive design
  • Weather-resistant ropes
  • Super steering wheel and beeping horn 

Cons:

  • Requires assembly
  • Can sit very high depending on the swing set
  • Some infants bump their lips on the steering wheel

TP Toys Quadpod

Are you searching for a swing that grows with your child? TP Toys Quadpod is an incredible choice! This adjustable 4-in-1 swing seat features a design that fine-tunes as your baby advances in both age and stage. This guarantees your kid(s) years of outdoor enjoyment and play, from 6 months to 8 years.

TP Toys Quadpod features a unique and modish design with four separate mode options that include four perfectly dimensioned and easy to change seats. Mode 1 is for 6 months infants and above, and features a cocoon (Y-shaped yoke) seat with neck support for infants. It also has a fully-adjustable 5-way safety yoke for extra comfort.

Mode 2 is for 2 years old kids and above, and you just remove the toddler’s headrest to make a cradle seat with back support, by turning the harness into a 3-point lap fastening. Mode 3 is for 3 years old children and above. To create a comfy bucket seat and extra back and side support, you just remove the T-bar.

Mode 4 is for children aged 4 years and above. To accommodate the child, slide the base seat away from the bucket insertion to create a on edge swing seat. The Quadpod features a universal strap that fits low- and full-height frames, and has a 77 lbs. maximum weight limit.

The Quadpod has robust building materials, including plastic encased metal spring locks, nylon straps, plus plastic molded seat and closure system. It measures 15.4 inches in length, 13.4 inches width, and 15 inches height. The Quadpod weighs 5.5 lbs. and requires assembly.

Pros:

  • Creative and elegant
  • Swing set accessories
  • Easy set-up process
  • Robust high-quality construction materials
  • 4 safe and comfy seats (adjustable)

Cons:

  • Swing frame not included
  • Requires assembly (for those concerned)

Little Tikes Snug ‘n’ Secure

Another product from Little Tikes, this outdoor infant swing seat perfectly mounts on any swing set you might have. It includes a T-bar and fasteners to securely hold the infant in place as they enjoy swinging. Little Tikes Snug ‘n’ Secure fasteners and T-bar are adjustable which means you can adjust them according to the size of your baby.

This swing seat is both a toddler and baby swing in one (2-in-1), and is very user-friendly. The T-bar and fasteners lets you load and unload easily and does not pinch the kid. The 2-in-1 Snug ‘n’ Secure swing measures 16.30 inches in length, 16 inches width, and 17 inches height, and weighs 3 lbs.

The swing does not come with anchors, which makes it a separate purchase. It is one of Little Tike’s low-priced products with an impressive design. The weight limit for the 2-in-1 Snug ‘n’ Secure swing has a weight limit of up to 50 lbs. The recommended age for the product is 9 months to 4 years.

Pros:

  • Shoulder straps for swing security
  • Compatible with any swing set
  • Adjustable/removable T-bar and shoulder fasteners
  •  T-bar
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • No anchors

Baby KEA Swing

Baby KEA is another outdoor infant swing that is crafted with two factors in mind: safety and comfort for both toddlers and children. The canvas and wood swings that are used to make this swing kowtows to stringent US safety standards. The manufacturer says that the material used to make their swings has no harm even when the toddler or baby chews on, sucks, or touches.

The swing features a deep and spacious seat with support on all sides, and beads are greased with non-toxic Tung oil. It has soft ropes with high performance braid, and closed spring loaded hooks. The materials are weather-resistant, and features zinc platted fittings for outdoor use.

Baby KEA is mainly made from rot proof canvas, durable timber, and comes with a five years warranty. It features Carabiner hooks that make multiple location swing easy, and packs down flat for convenience during transport. The swing is suitable for kids with 6 to 36 months, and measures 15.7 inches in length, 15.3 inches width, and 3 inches height. It weighs 3.78lbs.

Pros:

  • 5 years warranty
  • Robust construction material
  • Spring loaded clips for easy movement
  • Packing and convenience
  • US safety standards compliance
  • Promotes spatial awareness and balanced motor skills 

Cons:

  • High price tag
  • Limited color options

Ancheer 3-in-1

Just like the name suggests, Ancheer 3-in-1 features a three-in-one design combination, so that it accommodates your kid(s) as they grow. This makes the swing seats compatible for both infants and teens. It comes with a T-bar guard and a back fitted with a safety belt to make sure your kid is safe.

The swing has a nylon fully-adjustable rope that can be adjusted to any heights, with a special design buckle that protects it from tipping. Its seat is built with high-grade plastic for an extended life swinging, but make sure it isn’t under direct sunlight.

Ancheer 3-in-1 swing using snaps and screws, which means it has an easy set-up procedure. If you follow the right assembly process, you will have a perfect swing for your infant. The swing measures 13 inches in length, 9.6 inches width, and 13.8 inches height, and weighs 5.37 lbs. Ancheer 3-in-1 is a perfect choice for 6 months olds and above.

Pros:

  • Adjustable height
  • Easy set-up process
  • 3-in-1 design
  • Robust construction material
  • Front buckle prevents tipping
  • Child-friendly design

Cons:

  • Not fully assembled at purchase
  • Limited compatibility with swing beam hooks

Sportspower Toddler Swing Set

Sportspower My First Toddler Swing Set is another viable swing choice for toddlers, for both outdoor and indoor fun. The swing comes with a secure nursery seat complete with safety harness to make sure that they sit comfortably. As such, infants can enjoy a swing of their lifetime.

This swing comes with an adjustable, robust powder-coated steel frame that offers both security and flexibility during transport at the same time. The frame construction materials make it tough and durable, and it meets ASTM safety standards for reliability and calmness.

The Sportspower Toddler Swing is perfect for large rooms, as well as yards of any size. It is recommended for toddlers of between 9 months up to 3 years old kids, or a maximum weight of 55 lbs. When assembled, the swing measures 52 inches in length, 55 inches width, and 47 inches height, and weighs 14 lbs.

Pros:

  • Heavy duty but lightweight construction
  • Portable for ease of transport
  • Perfect for large rooms
  • Compliant with ASTM safety standards
  • Includes safety harness and a T-bar at the front

Cons:

  • Available in one color

Wooden Horse Toddler Swing Seat

EcoTribe is Wooden Horse Toddler Swing Seat’s parent company. This chemical-free swing seat is eco-friendly and built with natural materials, such as untreated and smoothed wood.  The ropes are made of sturdy cotton, and the product is examined for compliance with the US Children’s Product Certification strategies.

The swing features a spacious bucket seat that supports your infant, and has rounded and sanded edges for extra comfy. It is flexible, meaning you can either hang it on your front porch or backyard, and a fantastic indoors option for low and high ceilings.

It is made from hard birch wood and handcrafted wear-resistant cotton ropes, and the kit includes everything you require to assemble the swing, with detailed guidelines. When assembled, the Wooden Horse Swing Seat measures 17 inches in length, 11 inches width, and 11 inches height. Ropes have a hang length of 78 inches, and it weighs 5.69 lbs.

The swing is ideal for 6 months infants to 3 years old children, with a maximum weight of 44 lbs.

Pros:

  • Robust building materials
  • Eco-friendly
  • Simple swing assembly
  • Compliant with the US Children’s Product Certification requirements
  • Portable packaging and design

Cons:

  • Unpainted wood

High Back Full Bucket Toddler Swing

The swing is a product of Squirrel, a famous name when it comes to swing seats. The High Back Full Bucket Toddler Swing is a perfect choice for infants doing their first swing. It is built with core strength, and is designed to be added to multiple outdoor play-sets.

Made with your toddler in mind, the swing features a high back full toddler swing, with an adjustable 66 inches heavy duty chain with plastic coating. Other features include high-grade galvanized hardware, and a straightforward installation process.

When assembled, the swing measures 12 inches in length, 11.6 inches width, and 10 inches height, and weighs 7.58 lbs. It is recommended for infants with 6 months to 4 years old kids, with a maximum weight of 150 lbs. You can contact the company for additional information on the product’s warranty.

Pros:

  • Durable construction
  • Plastic coated chains to protect the hands
  • High back seat for extra support
  • Safe and comfy swing seat
  • Wide for comfortable play

Cons:

  • Not recommended for infants under 6 months

Canvas Hanging Swing Seat

Canvas Hanging Swing Seat is another ideal swing choice for infants that can either be used indoors or outdoors. The swing seat is constructed with high-quality wood and washable canvas, which guarantees the baby’s safety as they enjoy swinging.

The swing seat features a durable structure and comfy design which your kids can use in their entire infantile age. It includes an adjustable rope measuring 49 inches to 57 inches, plus a removable cushion for added comfort. No matter where you use it, the swing will bring laughter and joy to your kid’s swing experience.

When assembled, the Canvas Hanging Swing Seat measures 5.91 inches in length, 3.94 inches width, and 1.97 inches height, and weighs 2.99 lbs. lightweight, right? It is specifically made for infants aged 6 months to 3 years old children.

Pros:

  • Washable and removable canvas
  • Impressive design
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Soft and comfy swing seat

Cons:

  • Short rope to mount on a tree
  • Lacks a safety harness

Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n’ Secure Grow with Me Swing

The 2-in-1 Snug n Secure Grow with Me Swing from Little Tikes is a fantastic choice for kids who adore swinging. The swing blends both safety and comfort for a seamless swinging experience for your baby, and offers a range of useful features that parent will admire.

This swing comes with a T-bar and detachable fasting which can be adjusted or removed as the child grows. The T-bar rotates down to make placing or removing the kid from the swing easy, and has sit-tight shoulder straps that hold the child firmly in place. If your baby does not need straps or T-bar, the straps are stacked and conveniently stored at the bottom of the swing.

After assembling, the 2-in-1 Snug n Secure Grow with Me Swing measures 41.4 inches in length, 40.64 inches width, and 43.18 inches height. It is available as a multicolored product, and has a maximum weight of 50 lbs.

Pros:

Easy-in hinged T-bar

Adjustable shoulder straps

Ideal for any swing set

Grows with the child

Easy to clean

7 feet max fall height protection

Cons:

  • Has no anchors

Little Tikes Hide and Seek Climber and Swing

Another product from Little Tikes, the Hide and Seek Climber and Swing is a set that children enjoy playing with. The swing comes with a variety of play options, including a rock wall and a slide for extra fun and engagement. The slide’s gentle slope provides an exceptional soft landing.

The infant’s climber buoys up playing and imagination, making it an exceptional indoor and outdoor choice. It includes a swing fitted out with a three-point safety belt and a beginner-friendly rock wall to climb. Intended for backyard use only, the Hide and Seek Climber and Swing carries a maximum of three children, each with a maximum 45 lbs. weight.

It requires assembling, and the manufacturer recommends 12 months infants to children aged three years. When assembled, the swing measures 53.52 inches in length, 51.91 inches width, and 41 inches height. It weighs 27.5 lbs.

Pros:

  • Includes a slide, swing, hide and seek hole, and a rock climber
  • Accommodates up to three kids simultaneously
  • Ideal for babies due to low swing and short slides
  • Works all by itself without the need for mounting

Cons:

  • Engaging assembling process
  • Infants outgrow the swing quickly

Wrap-Up

Outdoor infant swings are a great addition to your home, and comes with great benefits for your child. All the listed are ideal choices, but the Easter Jungle Gym Bucket is my favorite, followed by Step2 Infant to Toddler swing. While they have their flaws, they offer more than you would expect from outdoor swings.

That’s all for today on the 14 best outdoor infant swing!

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

What does swaddle baby mean

Swaddling is a technique used for wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth, comfort, and security. Nowadays, almost all moms are taught this technique in the hospital before being discharged.

Have you seen a baby wrapped as a cute package using clothing to restrict the movement of their limbs? Well, that is what we refer to as swaddling. It is quite an ancient method to wrap infants either using a blanket or clothing. I remember the first time I tried swaddling my baby, it seemed very complicated. However, with some tips that I will be sharing with you, I became a pro and so can you!  You may ask yourself, why should I swaddle my newborn?

Studies have shown that swaddling helps to keep the baby calm when they are overstimulated or when having their startle reflex. It also helps the baby feel the tightness and security they used to be familiar with while in the womb.

Studies have shown that swaddling gives babies’ better quality sleep, and they sleep longer.

Advantages of Swaddling

There are many advantages of using this method correctly which include but not limited to;

  1. It soothes the baby and makes them sleep longer.
  2. It ensures that the baby is secure and experiences less anxiety.
  3. It keeps the baby warm and comfortable.
  4. It prevents the baby from flailing their legs and arms hence they sleep more soundly.

So, since we understand how swaddling helps the baby and why it is a secure method for parents to adapt, it is important to know how to do it the right way.

There are different ways to swaddle a baby either with both arms in or out. Some of them are;

  • The Diamond swaddle
  • Square swaddle or quick swaddle
  • Sleep  sack swaddle

I will explain in detail about these different ways but let me first outline the guidelines on how to generally swaddle a baby.

How to Swaddle Baby

General step-by-step guidelines on how to swaddle the baby

STEP 1

Fold your swaddle blanket or clothing into a triangle and find a flat surface. Spread It out and place the baby at the center with the shoulders placed below the fold.

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

STEP 2

Place your infant’s right arm alongside her body while it is slightly bent. Take the right side of the swaddle and pull it safely across her chest. Ensure that the right arm is under the fabric. Securely tuck the edge of the swaddle under her body, leaving the left arm free.

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

STEP 3

Safely fold the bottom of the swaddle up, placing it over her feet. Safely tuck the clothing into the top of the swaddle.

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

STEP 4

Place her left arm alongside the body when it is slightly bent.  Wrap the remaining swaddle over her chest and arm.  Tuck the clothing under the baby to secure the swaddle and the baby will be successfully swaddled!

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

Here is a video to guide you on how to swaddle your baby in the right way;

  • Spread your swaddling blanket on a flat surface in a diamond shape (one corner pointing upwards). Fold the top corner down about 6 inches.
  • Lay the baby on their back with the head above the folded corner and neck below.
  • Bring one of your baby’s arms down while being slightly bent at the elbow. Pull the corner of the blanket adjacent to the straightened arm diagonally across the arm and chest and tuck it underneath the other arm and back. One of your baby’s arms should be covered and the other one free at this point.
  • Bring down the free arm. Pull the corner of the blanket next to the arm across the arm and chest. Tuck it under the body on the opposite side.
  • Fold the bottom end of the blanket up over the feet snugly and tuck behind the baby towards the shoulder. Make sure the baby has enough room to flex the legs and hips.

Ways to swaddle a baby

As earlier stated, there are different ways to swaddle a baby. Here are the step by step procedures when using each of them;

The Diamond swaddle

1)  Place the blanket or clothing safely on a flat surface in a diamond shape whereby the topmost corner is folded 6 inches down for the baby’s head.

2)  With the head on the folded corner, lay the baby down on their back.

3)  Safely pull the left side of the blanket over and tuck the baby ensuring that their hips are loose to prevent hip dysplasia.

4)  Carefully pull the bottom corner up and over the infant’s left shoulder.

5)  Wrap the last corner all around the baby and tuck her safely through the tiny blanket pocket created at the front.

At first, the baby may feel uncomfortable and even cry but once they feel safe in the swaddle, they calm down.

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

Square swaddle or quick swaddle

This is an alternative if you are not comfortable with the diamond swaddle and it is also a great one.

1)  Place the blanket on a flat surface in square shape while the top right corner is folded down 6 inches for the baby’s head.

2)  Lay the baby down on the back diagonally with their neck at the top of the fold.

3)  While ensuring the hips are loose, pull the right side over and safely tucked under the baby.

4)  Carefully pull the left side over and tuck under the baby.

5)  Safely tuck the bottom of the blanket behind the baby and you are done!

Here is an illustration of how to go about it;

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

Sleep sack swaddle

This one is the simplest to learn once you have purchased the Sleep Sack Swaddle. The steps are pretty easy;

1)  Place the baby safely into the sleep sack.

2)  Carefully zip the sleep sack.

3)  Wrap and then Velcro.

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)It is however important to note that the steps also vary depending on the product purchased. There are several swaddling clothes out there but I will talk about the most preferred later on this article.

Most preferred swaddling clothes include the following:

The Miracle Blanket

-It is 100% cotton and it is easy to use because you do not have to worry about coordinating corners when wrapping the baby.

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)

Here is a YouTube video describing how to do it;

How to swaddle baby for pictures

  • Spread a square shaped swaddling cloth on a flat surface in a diamond shape
  • Fold the top corner of the cloth a few inches downwards.
  • Place the baby on top face up with the head above the fold but shoulders below the fold.
  • Put your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against the body. Take the right side of the swaddle and bring it diagonally across the baby’s chest. Tuck it underneath the baby to secure it.
  • Fold the bottom of the swaddle upwards over your baby’s feet.
  • Put your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow against the body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it diagonally across the baby’s chest. Tuck it underneath the baby to secure it.

How long to swaddle baby

Newborns sleep most of the time and can be swaddled 12-20 hours a day. As they grow older, they sleep less and therefore swaddling time is shorter. Swaddling should only be done for a few hours in general, with the exception of newborns.

What age swaddle baby until

It is safe to swaddle infants below two months old, but beyond that, it is not safe to swaddle them while awake because it can negatively affect their mobility and development. That said, you can swaddle your baby for naps and sleep if that is what works for her. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, swaddling should be stopped when the baby is 2 months old.

How to swaddle baby with arms out and with arms up 

How to Swaddle a Baby (Arms Out, for Pictures, for Sleep and Steps to Swaddle)
  • Spread the swaddling cloth on a flat surface in a diamond shape
  • Fold the top corner of the cloth a few inches downwards.
  • Place the baby on top face up with shoulders above the fold.
  • Take the cloth corner to the left, under the left arm and tuck it under the baby’s body to the right.
  • Take the cloth corner on the bottom and bring it upwards covering the baby’s feet but leaving enough room for the baby to move her legs.
  • Take the cloth corner on the right, bring it under the baby’s right arm and tuck it under the baby’s body on the left.

What to swaddle baby with during summer and during winter

Summer:

Consider choosing muslin wraps, Cotton fabrics, and Bamboo fabrics.

Our best swaddles for summer are:

  1. Aden + Anais Classic Muslin Swaddle
  2. Love To Dream
  3. Miracle Blankets
  4. Embe
  5. Swaddle Me Kicksie
  6. Sleepy Wings

Winter

Consider choosing Merino wool fabrics.

Our best swaddles for winter are:

  1. ErgoPouch swaddle bag
  2. Merino kids cocooi newborn swaddle wrap and beanie.

Can you swaddle baby in crib

Yes! A baby can be swaddled in the crib.

How to swaddle baby for sleep

  • Spread a square shaped swaddling cloth/blanket on a flat surface in a diamond shape
  • Fold the top corner of the cloth a few inches downwards.
  • Place the baby on top face up with the head above the fold but shoulders below the fold.
  • Put your baby’s left arm slightly bent at the elbow against the body. Take the right side of the swaddle and bring it diagonally across the baby’s chest. Tuck it underneath the baby to secure it.
  • Fold the bottom of the swaddle upwards over your baby’s feet.
  • Put your baby’s right arm slightly bent at the elbow against the body. Take the left side of the swaddle and bring it diagonally across the baby’s chest. Tuck it underneath the baby to secure it.
  • Rock the baby gently, and within minutes your cozy baby will be in dreamland.
  • Place them on the bed or crib gently.

How to swaddle baby in blanket

  • Spread the blanket on a surface in a diamond shape and fold the top corner down to about 6 inches.
  • Place the baby on top at the center, on their back. The neck should be below the folded edge.
  • Pull one side of the blanket over the arm and across the baby’s chest and tuck it on the opposite side under the other arm.
  • Fold the bottom of the blanket over the baby’s feet, leaving enough space to move the legs freely and tuck behind the baby’s shoulder.
  • Pull the remaining corner of the blanket across the baby’s chest and tuck underneath.

How to swaddle baby in muslin cloth

  • Fold the muslin cloth into a triangle
  • Place the baby on top in the center with the head above the fold
  • Place the baby’s right arm slightly bent alongside the body. Pull the swaddle corner next to the arm diagonally across the baby’s chest, with the right arm under the fabric. Tuck the corner of the swaddle under the body, leaving the left arm free.
  • Fold the bottom of the swaddle upwards over your baby’s feet and tuck on top under the chin.
  • Keep the baby’s right arm slightly bent alongside the body. Take the swaddle corner of the same side and bring it across the baby’s chest, keeping the right arm under the fabric. Tuck the corner of the swaddle under the body.

Swaddle when baby can roll over

Once the baby starts to roll over swaddling should be stopped. After that, it should only be done with one or both arms out to help the baby to push themselves up and keep the face from the mattress.

Swaddle baby at night

Babies can be swaddled at night, but there is a need for monitoring to prevent them from rolling on their tummy, which could cause them to suffocate. Even a swaddling blanket that unwraps could cover the baby’s face and cause them to suffocate.

Swaddling could also cause overheating, so layering should be light depending on room temperature and how the baby feels. Signs that a baby is overheated include; flushed cheeks, damp hair, heat rash, excessive sweating, and rapid breathing.

Also, do not put a swaddled baby in your bed; instead, put them in their crib.

Swaddle baby before and after feeding

There is no right or wrong way to do it; it depends on how your baby prefers it. Some babies get so cozy and sleepy if you swaddle them before feeding, so they end up not feeding well. Other babies get agitated and wake up if you swaddle them after feeding.

Best swaddle baby blankets

Swaddling is an old age practice that has been passed down the generations of mothers. It creates a womb-like environment for the baby and is especially beneficial for sleep time. Studies show that babies are calmer and have more quality sleep when swaddled.

Swaddling garments have undergone improvements over the years, and today we have the best swaddle blankets in various styles, fabrics, and colors that will suit your baby’s every need.

Types of Swaddle blankets:

Blanket

It is the original swaddle. It’s a traditional square shaped blanket with a minimum of 45 inches on all sides, which is folded and wrapped around the baby’s body to keep them tight, snug, and secure.

Swaddle sacks

These swaddles combine a sleep sack (loose, wearable blanket that babies wear to bed) and traditional swaddles. They are perfect for moms who find the traditional swaddling skills difficult because they have Velcro (hook and loop) and snap closures, keeping the baby snug.

Stretchy pods

These are made from stretchy fabric and with a zipper. You put the baby inside and zip up the pod, keeping the baby swaddled. They have no arm or leg openings, but they are very flexible.

Factors to consider when choosing the best swaddle:

Material: you want a breathable fabric that will not overheat and make your baby sweaty. Cotton is the best. Also, choose the material depending on the weather; cotton muslin is great for summer while fleece and merino are ideal for winter.

Ease of use: you may opt for swaddle sacks or pods if you find the traditional swaddle challenging to use. They are also easy to use by caregivers who may watch your baby.

Size: blankets are usually in different sizes. Choose a blanket that is the appropriate size for your child. A tradition blanket should have a minimum of 45 inches on every side. Other blanket types have the size, age, or size indicated by the manufacturer.

Functionality: if you want a blanket you can use for a long time, a traditional blanket is ideal. It is also multifunctional in many other ways, unlike a swaddle sack.

Versatility: some swaddle sacks offer options for traditional swaddling and transitioning.

After considering these factors, we came up with the following list of the best swaddle blankets:

  1. Love To Dream Swaddle Up
  2. Miracle Blanket Baby Swaddle
  3. Halo Adjustable 3-Way Sleep Pack
  4. Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle Blanket
  5. Swaddle Me Original Swaddle
  6. Ollie Swaddle
  7. Ergobaby Swaddler Swaddling Blankets
  8. SwaddleMe Pod
  9. Halo MicroFleece Sleepsack Swaddle
  10. SwaddleMe Wrap Sack

Best swaddle baby carriers

Carriers are fabrics used by parents to keep their babies close to the body while keeping the arms free.

Types of swaddle baby carriers:

Wraps: these are very long stretchy fabrics that you organize and wrap around your body over the shoulder and around the mid-section to create a carrier. They give a swaddle-like design which feels like the womb environment to a baby. Most of the wraps come in one-size-fits-all and adjust to all body types, but they require practice until one is able to wear it right. While wraps are great for newborns, older babies feel a bit too restricted. Wraps are more comfortable, distribute weight evenly, and can be worn for long durations.

Slings: they are wide fabrics that go over the shoulder and across the torso creating a pouch for the baby to sit in. Slings are much simpler and faster to use and are mostly suited for hot weather because they are airy. However, they do not evenly distribute weight and therefore, they should only be used for short periods.

The wraps and slings should be stretchy, comfortable, breathable, and safe. Our best wraps and slings are:

  1. Boba Wrap Classic
  2. Solly Baby Wrap
  3. CuddleBug Baby Wrap
  4. Moby Classic Baby Wrap
  5. Happy! Baby Wrap
  6. Baby K Tan Baby Carrier
  7. Kea Babies Baby
  8. Maya Lightly Padded Sling
  9. Moby Ring Sling
  10. Nakalai ring sling
  11. Wild bird x babylist ring sling
  12. Sakura bloom ring sling

How to swaddle baby for naps and for sleep

The following is a simple routine you can adapt every time you want to put your baby to sleep or nap.

  • Turn on some soothing white noise.
  • Swaddle the baby snugly with their arms down
  • Nurse your baby or give them a pacifier
  • Rock them gently and watch your baby drift to sleep within minutes
  • Put them down gently on the crib as you rock them.

Baby Swaddle Love To Dream

We cannot tell you all about swaddling your baby without mentioning the fantastic Love to Dream Swaddle Up. It is a fitted swaddle from Love to Dream Company, made of cotton and elastin.

The swaddle up is designed to keep the baby in the most natural position, which is, with their arms up when lying face up. It is the opposite of traditional swaddling, where the arms are on the sides or over the chest. When swaddling is done with arms on the side, the baby feels restricted, frustrated, and are likely to wake.

Love to Dream swaddle keeps the baby’s arms up and also prevents rolling. This position is beneficial according to medical experts, because the baby can soothe themselves by stroking their cheeks or sucking on their hands.

Another benefit is that you don’t need to do any difficult wrapping techniques or have loose blankets that are risky in a baby’s crib. Also, it has a two-way zipper, which lets you open from the bottom, giving you access to the waist down. This makes diaper changes fast and without interrupting your baby’s sleep.

The Swaddle up received recognition from International Hip Dysplasia (IHDI) for being a Hip Healthy product because their swaddles have plenty of room for the baby to move hips and legs.

On Amazon, it is ranked # No.1 in Nursery Swaddling Blankets and has a 4.6/5 rating by 1,715 customers.

Love to Dream Swaddle is safe, easy to use, and comfortable for the baby. They also have swaddles for transitioning, summer, and winter.

Features:

  • Suitable from birth to 6 months
  • Natural sleeping position
  • Promotes longer and better sleep
  • The shape of the bag gives room for the hips to move freely
  • Reduces the risk of rolling
  • Twin zipper design
  • Machine washable

Swaddle baby legs/baby legs straight

According to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI), the baby’s legs should never be wrapped straight down and pressed together. They say swaddling infants with the hips and knees in an extended position may increase the risk of hip dysplasia and dislocation.

Instead, they recommend that when swaddling, the baby’s legs should be able to bend up and out at the hips to allow natural development of the hip joints.

Swaddle baby advisory NHS

NHS (National Health Service) recommends that if parents and caregivers choose to swaddle their baby, the baby should not be swaddled too tightly and that it should leave enough room for the hips and knees to move freely. Additionally, the baby’s face should not be covered, and care should be taken to ensure that the baby does not get too hot.

9 Best Baby Carriers for Hot Weather in 2021

9 Best Baby Carriers for Hot Weather in 2021

Best Carriers for Hot Weather – Humid & Tropical Weather

If you live in areas with hot weather or are planning to go for a vacation in the tropics, I will help you to select the best baby carrier for hot weather. It is important to note that you CANNOT use any carrier in a hot weather and glad you are here to get the appropriate carriers you can use to carry your baby during summer or any hot weather.

Hot weather can cause your baby to overheat and become very uncomfortable. We have explored through different types of carriers and come up with the best carriers designed for summer that will suit every need you and your baby might have. In hot weather, you need a lightweight, cool and breathable carriers and it is essential you consider these factors and more as described below.

If you live in places with warm weather year-round, then having one of the durable baby carriers designed for summer will do for you. Likewise, even if you live in areas that experience colder seasons, you can still use a baby carrier for hot weather as long as you dress appropriately.

Alternatively, you can buy a versatile carrier that you can use during summer and winter. However, it will not be the most ideal because it was not explicitly designed for summer.

What to Consider When Buying A Baby Carrier For Hot Weather:

Fabric

You want to look for a fabric that is breathable to release heat and allow in cooler air to prevent your baby from overheating. It should also be soft for your baby’s delicate skin. If the material is strong and durable as well, that is real value for your money. The best materials are cotton, linen, and bamboo. Mesh lining is also great for structured carriers.

Type of carrier

Soft-structured carriers and wraps are great at distributing weight and relieving pressure on the back. They are also most comfortable when you have to wear the baby for long periods. A sling, on the other hand, is very versatile, you can be able to wear it more easily and carry the baby any way you like, but it is only comfortable to use for short durations.

Size/ weight capacity

Carriers have different weight capacities. Some are most suited for preemies, infants and newborns, while others are only suitable for bigger babies. That said, most of the carriers in the market have adjustable features that allow your baby to transition from newborn to toddler seamlessly. Look for a carrier that will grow with your baby. Also, depending on your size as the parent or caregivers, some carriers are more suited for plus-size carriers.

Carrying positions

From the time your baby is born until they are six months old, they should be carried on your chest facing you to support their fragile neck. After that, they can be carried facing forward with their back against your chest.

Most carriers support at least two carrying positions, but some allow up to 6 positions, offering ultimate comfort and versatility.

Comfort

Both you and your baby should be comfortable with the carrier. The baby’s neck, spine, and hips must be correctly aligned throughout their developmental years. A bad carrying posture would compromise this development. Look for a carrier with added neck support, and a wide ergonomic seat to allow them to have an M seated alignment.

Since your shoulders and back will be bearing the weight, you need features that will keep you comfortable to avoid pain or injuries.

If you choose a structured carrier, look for wide padded shoulder straps, a wide waist belt, and extra back support, like lumbar support. They distribute weight evenly and prevent raining on your shoulders and back.

Coverage

Many carriers have a hood or hat that can be detached or tucked and buttoned on the carrier. They are designed to shield the baby from the sun, rain, and wind. They also support the baby’s neck when they fall asleep.

Water activities

If you will be spending time on the beach or swimming pool or engaging in any water activities, you need a carrier that dries fast. There are some carriers designed for that specific purpose.

Additional perks

Some carriers offer bonus features like zippered pockets to store things like wallet, keys, mobile phone, or any other item. Other carriers have a bib to protect the carrier from the baby’s inevitable drool and spit-ups.

Best Baby Carrier for Hot Weather Conditions: Beco Gemini

Using the 7 factors above, we ranked each of the carriers in our list and Beco Gemini emerged top as our overall best carrier for hot weather in 2021. Beco Gemini is a soft structured carrier that’s ideal for any kid from 7 to 35 pounds in weight and can be used front facing, on the back, or as a hip carry option. Beco, the company behind this carrier has been around since 2005 and was founded by Gabby Caperon and this is one of their four carrier brands.

9 Best Baby Carriers for Hot Weather 2021:

Reviews of the Best Baby Carriers for Hot Weather

#1. Best Summer Baby Carrier: Beco Gemini Cool

Beco Gemini Cool by Beco is our best baby carrier suitable for hot weather. It has a soft structured mesh fabric that allows free circulation of air.

This carrier offers you super comfort features for you and the baby. It has four carry options: facing out, facing in, hip, and back. The seat is adjustable to accommodate infants weighing as little as 7 pounds and toddlers weighing up to 35 pounds. The shoulder straps are wide and generously padded and can be worn like a backpack or crisscrossed, to distribute weight evenly across the back and shoulders. The waist belt is also wide, further enhancing your comfort.

We also love the large pockets to carry your essentials as you take a stroll with your baby and the fact that it has such a wide range of colors to choose from.

Consider Beco Gemini if you are looking for an airy carrier that is also super comfortable.

Features

  • Suitable for babies weighing 7 to 35 pounds
  • Four carry options
  • Shoulder strap with regular and crisscross options
  • Adjustable seat
  • Large pockets
  • Wide supportive waist belt
  • A built-in headrest for height/support
  • Breastfeeding dual adjustable buckle

Pros:

  • Crisscross straps and wide waist belt distributes weight evenly
  • Waist belt extenders from XS-XXL sizes for the parent or caregivers
  • The fabric is mesh and light and remains cool under hot temperatures

Cons:

  • It is a bit expensive

Beco Gemini vs Beco 8 vs Beco Soleil vs Beco Toddler:

#2. Best Summer Baby Wrap: Wrapsody Breeze

Wrapsody Breeze is a breezy baby carrier. It’s a woven wrap that is also gently textured to keep the baby from shifting.

This lightweight wrap allows you to carry the baby from the chest, back, and hip. The wrap conforms into wide shoulder straps that spread the weight evenly across the shoulders, back, and hips.

With Wrapsody wrap, you get multiple adjustable options for the perfect fit that is comfortable for you and your baby. You will also love the handwork painting art on it.

Features:

  • For babies 8-35 pounds
  • Multiple carry positions
  • Woven structure

Pros:

  • Very light and airy
  • Has a pocket
  • Very versatile

Cons:

  • It is not very cushy or soft when new so, you need to break it in
  • The thin fabric might dig into your shoulders

#3. Best Baby Sling for Hot Weather: Mebien Muslin Ringsling

The Meibein sling is a very stylish carrier that came third of this list of best baby carrier for hot weather, including hot and humid weather. It is made by Mebien from Turkey cotton fabric and has an open weave on both sides, which makes the sling breathable, lightweight, and perfect for hot weather. It’s usually pre-washed during manufacture, so after the first wash; it becomes even softer, smoother, and absorbent. The stylish wrap has a wrinkle design that doesn’t require ironing.

If you buy Meibein sling, you will get double for the price of one. You can use it as a blanket cover and also as a nursing cover. You get a free carry bag too. This is the perfect sling for summer babies for your use, or even as a gift.

Features

  • 100% Turkish cotton muslin fabric
  • Double woven
  • Vegan-friendly, pre-washed, and free of softening agents

Pros:

  • High-quality cotton material
  • Durable
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Has a pocket
  • The different colors help you to know which side you are working on
  • Suitable for people with sensitive skin
  • Great adjustability that allows a perfect fit on any body type

#4. Best Baby Carrier for Summer Newborn: Ergo Adapt Cool

Ergo Baby Adapt by Ergo baby is the fourth-best carrier for strolls with your infant during summer. It accommodates babies weighing as little as 7 pounds and up to 45 pounds without needing additional padding or infant insert since the carrier adapts to the baby. The structure is made of soft, cool, and airy mesh fabric. 

For comfort, it allows front, back, and hip carrying positions with the baby in the ergonomic M position. The straps can be worn like a backpack or crisscrossed. The waist belt is adjustable and can be worn high or low, which is especially helpful for moms who have undergone C-section.

Features:

  • Suitable for babies from 0-48 months
  • Adjustable bucket seat
  • Tuck-away baby hood for sun and wind protection
  • Front, back, and hip carry positions.
  • Straps with backpack and crisscross options

Pros:

  • Adjustable shoulder straps and waist belt allows a perfect fit for petite to large body frames
  • Acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for hip healthy
  • Soft and airy
  • Material is strong and durable

Cons:

  • It does not support carrying the baby while facing the front

#5. Best Infant Wrap for Summer: Beach Front Wrap

The Beachfront Wrap by Beachfront Baby is the fifth-best carrier you can use in hot weather in 2021 and ideal for newborns. This carrier is made from a lightweight, athletic mesh fabric to promote breathability. It is shorter lengthwise in comparison to other wraps to minimize the fabric covering you and your baby. However, it stretches widthwise conforming to your shoulders and baby’s body.

You have to have this wrap when you need to go with your infant to the beach, swimming pool or waterpark, although, you can also use it other times.

Features: 

  • Made from 100% polyester mesh fabric that is stretchy
  • Recommended for babies weighing 8-30 pounds
  • For everyday use or in the water
  • ASTM Certified
  • Available in 3 sizes and 14 colors

Pros:

  • It has a perfect fit for everyone
  • The wrap is very breathable
  • It is great for outdoor fun

Cons:

  • Hard for beginners to use

#6. Best Toddler Carrier for Hot Weather: LilleBaby Carry On Airflow

The Lillebaby CarryOn Airflow is the 6th best carrier that is perfect for hot weather in 2021 and most ideal if you are looking for a lightweight carrier for hot and humid weather. It is made by LilleBaby with breathable cotton fabric that has mesh for maximum air circulation.

This carrier allows carrying your baby in style and comfort. It supports six carry positions, so you can carry your baby any way you like. It also has two-way straps to carry your baby from the front or back. Lumbar support allows the weight to be distributed evenly and gives you additional stability, relieving lower back pressure.

For your baby’s comfort, the seat can be narrowed or widened when the sides are adjusted. Additionally, it has a sleeping hood to shield your baby from the sun, rain, and wind and offer additional head support.

We also love that it accommodates infants as little as 7lbs without an extra insert and that it can accommodate even toddlers weighing as much as 45 pounds.

Features:

  • Suitable for babies weighing 7 to 45 pounds
  • Six carrying positions
  • Extendable waist belt
  • Lumbar support
  • 3D breathable mesh lining
  • Two-way strap adjustability
  • Sleeping hood for support and sun protection
  • Headrest

Pros:

  • No need for an infant insert
  • Pocket to store handy items
  • Ability to carry the baby facing front
  • Well-padded and comfortable for baby and the parent
  • Lightweight and airy making it perfect for hot weather

#7. Carrier You Can Use the Longest From Infant To Preschool: Boba X

The Boba X carrier by Boba is our 7th best durable carrier you can rely on in hot weather. This carrier is made with a keenness for adjustability, which is why it’s our favorite option for parents that want to invest in one carrier that will last from infancy and throughout toddlerhood.

It is made from super soft cotton material that is breathable and hugs your baby. The seat, body panel, and contoured shoulder straps are all adjustable using Velcro to suit you and your baby’s needs. Additionally, it has seat extenders for toddlers.

Other features that we like include zippered pockets that can be used for extra neck support, purse strap holder, removable hood, and crossable shoulder straps.

Features:

  • Suitable for babies from 7-45 pounds
  • Toddler seat extenders
  • Adjustable straps, seat, and panel body

Below is a video review of Boba X:

Pros:

  • Very soft material that is comfy
  • Machine washable
  • Pockets give you additional storage
  • Padded straps and waist belt are very supportive

#8. Most Versatile Baby Carrier: Lillebaby Complete All Seasons

Lille baby Complete All Seasons is the whole package of all the features you would wish on a carrier, but the most outstanding is its versatility. This carrier came 8th on this list and is among the best for hot and humid weather. Unlike many other carriers, the Lillebaby carrier gives you six ergonomic carry positions. It is also ready to use regardless of the weather. The body panel is lined with breathable mesh suitable for hot weather that you expose by zipping down the front, and in case of colder weather, you zip up the front for warmth. This carrier is suitable for newborns up to 45 pounds.

We love the lumbar support in addition to the waist belt because it gives more stability, distributes weight evenly, and relieves backpressure. Two carry options in crisscross or backpack style, and the fact that it is soft, and machine washable.

Features:

  • 360 degrees babywearing
  • Temperature regulation panels for summer and winter
  • Lumbar support
  • Two-seat adjusting positions
  • Two shoulder straps styles (backpack or crisscross)

Pros:

  • Ready to use without an insert
  • Six carrying positions
  • The lumbar pad is excellent for relieving lower back pressure
  • Easy to use
  • Very many color options

Cons:

  • The leg openings lack enough padding.

#9. Best Mesh Baby Carrier: Ergobaby 360 Cool Carriers

The Ergobaby 360 is the best baby carrier with the mesh you can find in the market. It is very light as well, making traveling under hot weather less cumbersome and uncomfortable for you and your baby. However, this carrier is suitable for babies that are bigger, weighing between 12 to 45 pounds.

Unlike the Ergo Adapt Cool, you get to carry the baby facing front, a feature that many babies, as well as parents, love. Also, it has lumbar support for additional back support.

Ergo360 supports all carrying positions and has a breathable mesh fabric that is perfect for hot weather.

Features:

  • For babies weighing 12 to 45pounds
  • 360, all positions carrier
  • Lumbar support
  • Privacy hood (UPF 50+)

Pros:

  • Forward-facing carrying option
  • Lightweight, cool and breathable mesh fabric
  • Lumbar support for the back
  • Machine washable
  • Hood protects the baby against the wind or sun

Cons:

  • The mesh material is not soft and might be scratchy for the baby’s delicate skin
  • It lacks pockets for handy items

FAQs – Baby Carriers for Hot Weather

What’s the best baby carrier for hot weather most suitable for a newborn

Beco Gemini Cool is the overall best baby carrier for any newborn in 2021.

Best Ergobaby carrier for hot weather

The older Ergobaby Original Collection Baby Carrier is the overall best Ergobaby carrier most ideal for hot weather.

Baby Tula

Baby Tula

What is Baby Tula?

Baby Tula is a Poland manufacturer of handcrafted baby carriers, mini toy carriers, blankets, infant inserts, Torba handbags, and kid’s backpacks. Below is their website’s homepage:

Baby Tula

About baby Tula/where are Tula baby carriers made/why are Tula baby carriers so expensive?

Baby Tula was founded by Ula Tuszewicka in 2009, and its factories are based in Poland and Mexico, where they make unique and trendy carriers. Tula came about from the name Ula and the “T” from the initial of her last name. It started selling on-demand bases in Poland from small mommy groups and later expanded to stores in Poland than the US, and now their market has grown to 85 countries around the world.

If you have been shopping around for some carriers, you have probably noticed that the Tula carriers have a steep price tag compared to other brands and there are several reasons for that.

First, the carriers are made from top quality 100% cotton textile and canvas, and they are then handcrafted, according to the company, by one person from start to finish. Talk about being artistic! You will also notice that they come in exquisite print patterns and designs you will not find anywhere else. Because of customers’ need for unique designs, some people have been reselling the Tula carriers four to five times their retail price. The rarer the print and design, the higher the pricier it is.

The other reason is these carriers are luxuriously soft and well-padded to be comfortable for the baby and parent. Additionally, they are designed to grow with your child from infancy until they are toddlers and preschoolers (at least 4-5 years). Some of their carriers also provide 6-in-1 carrying positions so you can wear the baby from the back and front facing in and out.

In terms of safety, the carriers feature a wide seat , which gives an ergonomic position, and the design hugs around the baby’s back for spinal support. The wide belt is designed to reduce weight from the shoulders and distribute it around the parent’s hip area. 

Also, all their carriers allow breastfeeding and include a hood to nurse you little one discretely-no need to sit.

A lot of Tula lovers attest that it is easier to wear the baby in these carriers than in wraps and slings and it offers the same skin to skin contact for bonding.

Based on those factors, you can expect the price to be really pricey.

Baby Tula Standard

The Baby Tula carrier has two sizes; one for babies, and the other for toddlers. The former has a weight limit of 15 to 45 pounds while the latter is 25 to 60 pounds. That said, both models can be used to carry newborns and smaller babies weighing from 7 pounds with a Tula infant insert, which is sold separately. All other aspects are similar for both models.

The Tula Standard offers two ergonomic carrying positions; front and back, to allow your baby’s healthy hip and spine development.

The shoulder straps are well padded and wide for comfort and, they can be adjusted to fit the wearer.

The waist belt is wide to help distribute weight evenly around the hips and keep it off your shoulders. On the front, there is a Velcro pocket for your storage needs. The belt is a one-size-fits-all for people with a waist of 28 to 61 inches.

If you prefer a breathable material suitable for hot weather, you can get the Baby Tula Coast Mesh Standard carrier. And all Tula models have the Coast Mesh version.

If you would like pictures and detailed descriptions to guide you on how to wear your Baby Tula Standard, you can do so here and can check the selections on Amazon here.

Baby Tula Explore

The Tula Explore features an innovative body panel with an adjustable design so you can find the perfect fit for your newborn, baby or toddler. It offers 6-in-1 carrying positions as follows:

Front carry infant, front carry baby, front carry toddler, forward facing, back carry baby, back carry toddler.

How to wear Baby Tula:

Infant positioning

Tula recommends preparing the carrier for your infant before-hand by doing the following:

  • Adjusting the width of the carrier to the narrowest setting
  • Securing the neck support pillow inside the carrier by tucking the end into the interior flaps.

NB: Infants should only be worn in the front and facing in only

Tula also recommends that the thigh support for babies 0-2 months be buttoned on to the top most outer panel button in this carrying mode.

Front carry facing in 

  • Place the waist belt with the panel at the center in the front of your body.
  • Hold the baby facing you with their legs in an “M” shaped position.
  • Use on hand to support the baby and the other to smooth the panel up the baby’s back.
  • While supporting the baby with one arm, slip the free arm through the strap and over your shoulders. Switch hands until you have worn the straps on both shoulders.
  • Reach behind your neck, and clip shut the buckle of the shoulder strap connector.
  • You can tighten or loosen your shoulder strap connector webbing to your comfort.
  • Adjust both shoulder straps by pulling forward on the webbing under the arms, tightening the straps for a snug fit, and it is comfortable for you and your baby.
  • The panel should be snugly around your baby, and support their torso.
  • Ensure that the baby is seated in the “M” position by having their bottom seating deeply in the panel above the waist belt and gently pushing up on their calves to assume this position.

Front carry facing out

  • Place the waist belt so that the panel is centered in front of your body.
  • Hold your baby against your chest, so they are facing outwards and support their thighs on one hand.
  • Using the free hand, smooth the panel up their front
  • Remember always to have the neck support below the baby’s chin whenever they are facing out.
  • With one arm supporting the baby, slip the other arm into the strap and then switch hands until you have worn the straps over your shoulders.
  • Reach behind your neck and clip the buckle.
  • Tightening or loosening the shoulder strap connector webbing to your comfort
  • Adjust shoulder straps by pulling on the webbing under the arms and tightening the straps for a comfortable fit for you and your baby.
  • Your baby’s arms should be between the under-arm webbing and shoulder straps and can move freely.
  • To ensure that the baby is comfortably seated, pivot their pelvis forward and pull the seat under their thighs.

Back Carry

NB: do not use this position if your baby has not yet gained full head, neck, and torso control.

  • Position the waist belt so that the panel is at the center on your back.
  • Slip one of the straps over one of your arms.
  • Place your child on the opposite hip.
  • Use the arm that is not inside the strap to move your child from your hip into the carrier and the other arm secures the baby. You will need to lean forward slightly to position the baby and have their weight resting on your back.
  • While maintaining your forward-leaning position, smooth the panel up your child’s back, and slip your free arm through the second strap.
  • Stand upright and clip the shoulder strap connectors together in front of your chest, and adjust to your comfort.
  • Ensure that your child’s bottom is seated deeply in the panel by pulling the shoulder straps upwards while you gently bounce the baby into the carrier, so the panel is reaching higher up your child’s back.
  • Adjust the carrier by pulling back on the adjustable straps under your arms for a snug fit around the leg openings and to support your child’s torso.
  • Gently push up on their calves so that the legs remain in the “M” position.

Baby Tula Free To Grow

You can use Tula Free-to-grow for your newborn (7 pounds) until they are toddlers weighing 45 pounds. And just like the Tula Explore, FTG has an adjustable panel that allows you to get the most comfortable fit for your baby.

It is a 3-in-1 carrier allowing you to carry your baby in the infant position, front facing in and back.

Also, like all the Tula models, it has plush shoulders and a wide waist belt for your comfort. The waist belt can be used by people of different body types from 27 to 57 inches waist.

It allows discrete breast feeding and has a front waist Velcro pocket where you can keep a few of your must-haves.

How to adjust Baby Tula

Baby Tula allows you to adjust the shoulder straps and width of the waistband using straps that you pull to loosen or tighten to your comfort, and then clip the buckles shut.

Baby Tula weight limit

  • 7 to 45 pounds for the Free-to-grow and Explore models
  • 15-45 pounds for the Standard Baby model
  • 25-60 pounds for the Standard Toddler model

How to wash Baby Tula

Tula recommends machine wash cold and air drying. Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron or dry clean. Also, do not use detergents with bleach, perfumes, dyes, chlorine or optical brightener.

Can baby face outward in Tula/can baby face forward in Tula free to grow?

In both standard Tula and Tula free-to-grow the baby can be carried from the front facing in but not out.

Where to buy Tula baby carriers

Baby Tula carriers are available from Amazon, Baby Tula, eBay, and more stores around the world.

Tula Carrier Review

Pros

  • They come in very stylish designs and unique prints to match every lifestyle
  • They are lightweight and made from high quality materials
  • Even though they are handcrafted, you cannot see the stitching which makes them look great
  • Designed to grow with your child from infancy to toddlerhood (7 to 60 pounds)
  • Very easy to use
  • Provide a comfortable and ergonomic seating position
  • They have a pouch where you can keep your essentials like keys and phone
  • They are very versatile, with an adjustable waistband that can fit slim to large body types comfortably
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • It takes a bit of learning curve to master wearing and to take off the carrier
  • They do not include lumbar support
  • It is a bit challenging to adjust the straps on the back
  • The seat feels a bit too deep than other carriers, so you need to keep infant insert longer
  • Some moms feel self-conscious when carrying the baby on the back because the waistband creates a tummy bulge above it
  • It has limited carrying positions.

Baby Tula Canada

If you are in Canada, you can get Baby Tula carriers online from stores like Amazon, Lil Monkey Cheeks, Westcoast Kids, Fluffy Bottom Babies, Yellow Birch, Caterpillar Baby and more stores.

Tula baby carrier for newborn

Tula Baby can be used for a newborn with an infant insert until they are 15 pounds. The insert provides the head and neck support they need and also gives them a cozy carrying position.

Explore and Free-to-grow models, on the other hand, are designed to carry a newborn without an insert, provided your infant is above 7 pounds.

Baby Tula Blankets

Tula Blankets are made from 100% viscose from bamboo, making them soft to the touch, light and breathable.

They are in three types:

  • Baby blanket- measuring 47 x 47 inches and perfect for swaddling, play space, etc. they can be bought in 3 packs also.
  • Cuddle me- measuring 59 x 79 inches, also made from 100% viscose from bamboo
  • Heirloom (minky) – made using exquisite woven material and soft minky fabric. They are great for cuddling and stroller rides.

Baby Tula backpack

Baby Tula backpacks allow kids to continue enjoying the same limited and trend setting prints they enjoyed as babies. The bags have the following features:

  • Unique and beautiful prints
  • Measures 4″ deep, 9″ high and 12″ wide with adjustable chest and arm straps suitable toddlers and bigger kids
  • Padded and adjustable shoulder straps for comfort
  • Easy to clean water resistant 100% polyester material
  • Plenty of storage with two large pockets on the front, and an interior pocket to help organize
  • Easy-to-use magnetic closures
  • A cute, retro looking name tag to mark your child’s backpack that includes Baby Tula’s motto, “Keep doing what you love”.
  • A quick-grab handle on the top panel of the bag.

Baby Tula Wrap

The Tula wrap is mostly referred to as a Tula Wrap Conversion. It is similar in structure to their carriers, but instead of the printed cotton material, the entire Wrap Conversion or parts of its panels are made from woven materials. These are the most expensive of the Tula collections and price varies depending on the wrap material used, length, and how intricate and rare the print is.

Baby Tula Coast Explore

Coastal Explore is the breathable version of the Baby Tula Explore. Every other aspect is similar to the Explore model. It is made from 100% cotton with a large mesh panel at the center of the front panel for ventilation. It offers 6-in-1 ergonomic carrying positions with baby front facing out, facing in and back. It carries newborns and babies weighing from 7 to 45 pounds.

Like other Tula carriers, it generously padded on the shoulders, waistband, leg opening, and has a neck support pillow.

It also has convenient features like a hood for privacy and protection, and a pouch on the waist band to keep a few essentials.

Baby Tula discount code

If you visit the Tula online store, they are giving a 25% off when you use the code NEWBORN at checkout.

Baby Tula vs Ergobaby vs Ergo 360

Baby TulaErgobabyErgobaby 360
Place of manufacture PolandChina, Vietnam, India China, Vietnam, India
Price$121.18$159
Amazon Rating4.8/5 by 552 customers3.9/ 5 by 292 customers4.6/ 5 by 1583 customers
Material100% cotton100% cotton100% cotton
Weight capacity15-45 pounds and from 7 pounds with an insert (bought separately)12 to 45 pounds and from 7 pounds with an insert(bought separately)12 to 45 pounds and from 7 pounds with an insert(bought separately)
Carrying positionsFront inward Back carryFront inward facingHip carryBack carryFront inward facingFront outward facingHip carry Back carry
Protection hood Yes, detachableYes, tuck awayYes, tuck away
Pockets Yes, small Velcro pocketYes, zipperedNo pocket
Can breastfeed in carrieryesyesyes
Machine washableYes Yes Yes 

Baby Tula vs Lillebaby

Baby TulaLillebaby
Place of manufacturePolandChina
Price$121.18$99
Amazon rating4.8/5 by 552 customers4.5/5 by 2556 customers
Material 100% cottonVarious 
Weight capacity 15-45 pounds and from 7 pounds with an insert (bought separately)7 to 45 pounds (no insert needed)
Carrying positionsFront carry facing inBack carryFetal position Infant positionFront facing outToddler facing inHip carryBack carry
Protection hoodYes detachableYes, detachable
Lumbar supportNo Yes 
Pockets 1, small Velcro pocket2, one large zipped and a pouch
Straps X or H styleH style strapsBoth X and H style
Machine washableYes Yes 

Tula baby vs Toddler

Tula babyToddler
Recommended ageNewborn (with a Tula insert)Baby ToddlerToddlerpreschooler
Weight limit15 to 45 pounds and from 7 pounds with an infant insert25 to 60 pounds
Carrying positionsFront carry facing inBack carryFront carry facing inBack carry
Can breastfeed Yes Yes 
Waist size28-61 inches28-61 inches
Price $121.18$143.65

Baby Tula vs Boba

Baby TulaBoba 4G
Place of manufacturePolandChina 
Price $121.18$159.99
Amazon Rating4.8/5 by 552 customers4.5/5 by 703 customers
Material 100% cotton100% cotton
Weight capacity15 to 45 pounds and from 7 pounds with an insert(bought separately)7 to 45 pounds (comes with an integrated insert)
Carrying positionsFront facing inBack carryFront facing inBack carry
Waist belt capacity28-61 inches25-58 inches
Pockets 1 waist Velcro  pocketMultiple pockets, one on waist has a zipper
Breastfeeding abilityYes Yes 
Machine washableYes Yes 
Protection hoodDetachable hoodDetachable hood
Strap holders No Yes 
70+ Baby Freebies You Can Get – (Updated 2021)

70+ Baby Freebies You Can Get – (Updated 2021)

Raising a baby is not cheap, especially in the US. USDA estimates that the average cost of raising a baby is $252,882.90 from when they are born to age 18.

As a mom planning for the baby’s budget, you must be watching out for the best deals on baby essentials since you will be using them for a long time to come. Luckily, retailers and baby brands have tailored programs that offer free samples, to help cut down your budget, and give you the option of trying out products before buying in bulk.

We have researched the web to find the best deals and rounded them all up. Your duty will be to read through carefully and then follow the links to subscribe to the deals you may be interested in. Make sure you capture the finer details like shipping cost, subscription fees, terms, and conditions, etc. before hitting the subscribe button. We’ll have baby freebies in different markets such as South Africa, United States, Canada, UK, and Australia, among others but we’ll start with US baby freebies:

Baby Freebies in the US

Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box

If you have a Prime account with Amazon and sign up for their Baby Registry, you will be eligible for the Amazon Welcome Box and other benefits. All you need is to purchase items or receive gifts from your friends, worth over $10 from your registry, and Amazon will deliver the box to your doorstep.

What is the box will vary depending on availability, but it comes to $35 worth of free baby stuff. You can get a cotton muslin blanket or onesie, Philips Avent baby bottle, Philips Avent nursing pads, diapers and wipes from brand names like Huggies, Pampers and The Honest Company, and laundry detergents samples from brands like Seventh Generation and Dreft.

Enfamil Family Beginnings

If you are planning to feed your little one with formula exclusively or might want to supplement your breast milk, Enfamil is a top brand that has provided nutrition for many babies. With formula cost being so high, receiving free formula cans will save you a lot of money. 

Sign up for Enfamil Family Beginnings, and you will get free formula samples and other gifts worth up to $400. We also love that no signing up, purchases, or payment needed.

Target Baby Registry Gift Bag

To get the Target gift bag, you need first to create a baby registry (free) and add at least one item. You will then receive an email from Target letting you know that you can stop by the Guest Services on your next shopping trip at Target, and collect your Welcome bag.

The contents include handpicked goodies, samples, and coupons worth over $80! Things like diapers, bottles, and pacifiers from brands like Johnson’s, Huggies, Graco, Aveeno baby, and more. Plus, eight weeks before your due date, you will get a coupon for 15% discount on everything left on your registry. The only downside is that you can’t have it delivered to your door.

Gerber Baby Gift Box

Gerber is a high rating top brand when it comes to providing babies with wholesome nutrition from their baby formulas and pureed fruits, veggies, and other healthy ingredients. Sign up for a MyGerber account, and you will receive free products from the company and various discounts. They will also frequently send you surprise coupons and gifts. While what they put in the box is a surprise, some moms have received free full-sized Gerber formulas, a bib, onesies, first year belly stickers, and more. 

Other benefits you will get include: your personal baby expert, Dotti, available 24/7 with advice regarding your baby’s nutrition, lactation, and sleep. Additionally, you get your own Menu Planner that grows with your baby to customize nutritious meals.

Similac StrongMoms rewards program

Similac is another popular formula brand offering some of the best deals for moms to be. When you sign up for the Similac StrongMoms reward program for free, they send you free formula samples, gifts, savings, and benefits valued at up to $400. And expert nutrition advice available on 24/7 chat services.

Free Diapers from through the Nation Diaper Bank Network

For needy moms, the National Diaper Bank Network is a great resource for free diapers, usually collected from donations. You might want to check if you qualify to receive the free diapers. The bank says they committed to making sure every baby has access to clean diapers. 

The Honest Company

You can get 30% off your first diaper and wipes subscription using a code and a free magnetic bandana bib. Simply subscribe at the Honest Company website.

Buybuy Baby Goodie Bag

When you create your buybuy Baby registry, you can head to their store and collect their beloved Goody Bags. The bag is jam-packed with awesome samples and coupons.

They also guarantee to match a lower price from competition on identical items that meet their price match conditions.

If you refer someone to buy and create a registry with them, you get 25% discount on any in-store purchase worth $100 or more.

Some parents have recently received diapers from Honest and Pampers, wipes from Boogie, Johnson baby lotion, Babyganics, breastfeeding samples from Lasinoh, and lots of coupons- Talk about hot deals!

Free Nature’s One Full-size Product

At Nature’s One’s website, you can sign up to receive a free sample, but you need to meet the $5.95 shipping cost if you live within the US. They will send you a full-size 12.07 oz can of the formula brand you are interested in sampling; either Baby’s Only Organic formulas or PediaSmart Nutrition Beverages.

Free children books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library to gift kids from 0 to 5 years with free books. The books are published by Penguin Random House and are usually reviewed every year by a team of early childhood literacy experts. You can sign up when your baby is born, and they will receive these free books in the mail until they are five years old. Check to see if the program is in your area and sign up through the Library of Congress. 

The Pampers Rewards Program

The Pampers Rewards program is one of the best for mommies who will need to save on diapers for years to come. When you sign up to join the Pampers club, your diaper purchases will be converted into rewards and cash back. Better still, they have an app where you can scan the codes of their products and collect points with every code (makes the process so easy). You can redeem the points as cash or coupons or gift cards you can use on items like diapers, baby food, toys, electronics and more. 

Free IKEA Goodies

When you Sign up for the free IKEA Family member program, you get discounted member prices for their wide range of products from mattresses and bedding to kitchens and food. You will also get great ideas from their inspirational workshop and events. Plus, they frequently send you surprise coupons and food offers. 

A Free Breast Pump

Now mothers can access a free breast pump thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which made it a requirement. You can check if you qualify for the program by visiting HealthCare.gov

GoodNites Discounts

GoodNites sell bedwetting products for both boys and girls. When you Sign up to join GoodNites, you can receive free samples from brands like Huggies and Pull-ups and get discounts and coupons. Plus, you get first-hand information about new products, access reviews, and tips and advice related to bedwetting and potty transitioning from experts.

Free baby essentials from the Hospital 

Your OB/Gyn and Pediatrician can also be very resourceful in helping you get baby essentials like free diapers, baby bottles, baby formula samples, etc. Usually, they’ll have plenty of baby samples on hand- you just need to ask. They can also refer you to some clubs that give out baby freebies

Huggies Rewards

You can get free diapers and other products when you sign up for the Huggies Rewards. All you need to do is upload your Huggies diapers and wipes purchases receipts on their Huggies Rewards website or on their app (get it from Google Play or App store) to earn points. When your points have accumulated enough, you can request coupons for free diapers or other Huggies products, gift cards, and more. Plus, they give you 500 points just for signing up!

Walmart Baby Box

Create your baby registry with Walmart and sign up for their Baby Registry Welcome Box valued at about $40. You might receive free goodies like pacifiers, sample diapers, bottles, baby lotions, and more from brands like Dr Brown, Johnsons, Aveeno, and Huggies etc.

Seventh Generation Rewards

Seventh Generation sells plant-based personal care products, paper, cleaning detergents, baby products, and more. If you sign up for their rewards program, you might get to preview new products, and receive coupons and offers.

Hello Baby Box

If you create your Baby Registry with Babylist, you will receive a Hello Baby box filled with gifts, but there is a $6.99 shipping fee. Your box could contain Pampers and Huggies diapers, Aquaphor’s ointment, Pipette baby lotion, Water wipes, Honest wipes, Chicco and Nanobebe pacifiers, Baby Bum shampoo and body wash, Evenflo bottles, and coupons and gift cards. Even with the shipping fee, it is still such a steal!

Medela Breastfeeding Kit

Sign up with Medela and you could get yourself a Medela kit containing nursing products samples such as nursing pads, milk storage bags, a micro-steam bag, a quick clean microwavable bag, Calma teats, and lanolin nipple cream.

Noobie Box

Expectant moms can order a Free Pregnancy Noobie box filled with samples and goodies. No subscription is needed- you just need to create an account and pay $8.95 for shipping, and you will be amazed by all the goodies you get in the box. This is usually a one-time gift and contents of the box vary from time to time. The current one contains Aquaphor baby diaper rash cream, a Chicco pacifier, a five-pack of Cuties diapers, a Lansinoh breastfeeding set (with nursing pads, milk storage bags), Prevail set of 2 liners, Morning Prep prenatal vitamin sample, a sachet of Upspring (a drink to encourage milk flow), a 10-pack of WaterWipes and Palmer’s stretch marks massage lotion sachet.

Free Diaper Bag from Dyper

Try out the most comfortable and healthiest bamboo diapers for your baby from Dyper, and when you subscribe, they will gift you with their stylish bag valued at $99, for free. Plus, they give you a 15% discount for your diaper orders.

Everyday Family’s free sample box 

When you register with EverydayFamily for free, you’ll get access to the Everyday Mom Sampling Club. Just sign up to receive a new box of samples every month from your favorite brands. In addition to receiving samples from brands like Pampers, Dove, Gerber, and Huggies, Similac, and more, you’ll also receive pregnancy and baby newsletters, baby magazines, weekly coupons, and more.

Groove Collaborative free gift

Groove delivers healthy and natural products ranging from personal care, baby care, pet and household to your home from brand names like Mrs. Meyers, Burt’s Bees, Seventh Generation, Alba, Babyganics, Zarbee’s, Earth Mama, more! When you sign up for Grove Collaborative, which is free, you can claim your free gift. Currently, Grove is offering a free Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning set valued at $35, and a Free Baby Gift set containing goodies like Babyganics Bubble Bath, Burt’s Bees Nourishing Baby Oil, Grove Co. Hydrating Bar Soap, and WaterWipes Pure Water Wipes. 

PINCHme

If you want to get free samples from PINCHme, you can start by signing up (for free) and providing your shopper profile. Based on the details you provide, they will be sending you free samples from major brands for you to review. And it is not just one or two samples, but a full box that normally contains a nice variety of products from health and beauty, food, makeup, pet care, and baby samples. 

Free Baby Pack From Nestle Baby& Me

When you register for Nestle Baby& Me, you will get a free baby pack, samples from major brands, expert tips, and advice to help with your baby’s development and savings!

If you are wondering what’s in the baby pack, this is what a recent one included; a diaper bag worth $130, baby bottle, prenatal Vitamins, Good Start Probiotic Baby Formula, Huggies diapers, Gerber baby rice cereal, a changing pad and several coupons.

Unfortunately this offer is only available for residents of Canada.

Motherhood Maternity Gift Bag

When you shop motherhood.com, they have a Preggie Perks program where expectant moms can register to get a gift bag loaded with free samples from partnering brands such as buybuy Baby, Philips Avent, Shutterfly and more. You also receive coupons and special offers for a carseat canopy, diaper covers, baby shoes, nursing pillows, etc.

Abby &Finn Trial pack

Get a trial pack of 8 diapers and a travel pack of 20 wipes of Abby & Finn products for free. All you need is $7.95 for shipping within the US. Also, when you subscribe, you get $10 discount off your purchases and other rewards.

Baby Box University

Baby Box University offers online parenting classes and rewards you with free stuff upon completion. You can get a free baby box filled with free baby samples, and the box can serve as a crib or bassinet.

Baby Dove

You can sign up with Dove to receive free samples, coupons, tips and exclusive content.

Baby Magic

Subscribe for their newsletter to get exclusive access to their special promotions. You might also get some coupons.

Ella’s Kitchen

Get Ella’s Kitchen newsletter to receive special offers and Ella’s Kitchen baby food coupons

Gerber Children’s Wear

When you sign up for the Grow-With-Us rewards program, you get 10 free points at signup and more points as you shop for Gerber Children’s wear and follow them on social media. You can redeem the points after they have accumulated. They also have a program where, for every referral, you and your referral friend get $10 each. 

Luvs

You can sign up to receive emails from Luvs as well as other trusted P&G brands. This will give you access to free samples, coupons, and you will learn about new products, get promotions, and inspirational ideas.

Mam Club Rewards

Register to join the Mam Club and you will enjoy the benefits forever. You will get 20% discount on your first order, a pregnancy calendar, baby calendar, newsletters containing special offers and competitions. 

Naty Free Trial Box

Get a free trial box of Eco diapers for free and only pay for a 3.99 shipping fee. The box includes 10 diapers, Naty Eco newsletter and a crown.

P&G samples and coupons

Sign up for the P&G Everyday newsletter to get access to their samples and coupons from partnering brands like Pampers, Luvs, Dreft, Tide Free & Gentle, Kid’s Crest, Downy, Clearblue Easy, Ivory, and more!

The Children’s Place Rewards

Shop at the Children’s Place and get rewards and discounts. When you sign up and use My Place Rewards credit card, you get 30% off instantly. You also earn and accumulate redeemable points. And when you refer a friend, they get $10, and you get $10. Plus, shipping is free for all purchases!

Winn-Dixie Baby Club 

As a Winn-Dixie club member, you will enjoy special discounts, coupons, and gifts from brands like Tides, GoodNites, Dreft, Downy, Kotex, and more. Simply sign up!

Happy Little Camper

Happy Little Camper sells premium diapers and wipes made with natural and gentle materials such as non-GMO cotton, aloe vera, and vitamin E.

When you apply to become a Happy Little Camper member, you will enjoy their free newsletters with exclusive content from Hilary Duff and 20% savings each month!

You can also subscribe for their bundles to get 45% savings on repeat orders, and 38% on a one time purchase. Apart from the savings, you can get coupons, and shipping is free!

Right now they have an active 20% off your first subscription, but you must hurry before the offer expires.

Made Of

Made Of is a seller of organic, super soft, and ultra-absorbent diapers and wipes. They have two diaper bundle subscriptions: Basic and Deluxe. The Basic consists of 6 diaper packs while the Deluxe consists of 6 diaper packs, 4 wipes packs, organic diaper rash cream, and calming organic baby powder.

When you subscribe for their bundles, on your first order you will get $20, a free onesie, and free shipping if your order is above $35

Also when you refer a friend, you get $100

Free trial diapers from Parasol.

Parasol sells diapers, diaper pants, baby body wash, shampoo, and face masks.They refer to their diapers as clear and dry, and now you can order a free trial pack to see if this claim holds. The pack consists of four diapers, and then 15 days after ordering, they automatically enroll you for their $36 giant diaper pack.

They have two subscriptions with free membership Basic (1-2 orders) and VIP. All subscribers enjoy free shipping, but VIP members get more benefits, including 45% savings with the VIP box, gifts for friends valued at $32, 20% savings on all products, and extra discounts.

Free Diapers from IncrediBundles

Your friends can subscribe at IncrediBundle to gift you with diaper and wipes bundles for months. They choose the size, brand, and duration, which the diaper bundles will be delivered to you from 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or 1 year. IncrediBundle will deliver the gift to your doorstep in a signature box with a cute teddy bear wrapped inside and a certificate to redeem for a diapers’ monthly case. You can also be using the cute box as storage. Subscription plans start at $199 for 3 months of diaper delivery. They also offer baby bundles for toys and books.

Thrive Market

Thrive Market is top on the stores that sell products at low prices. When you shop for baby products from online Thrive Market, they are giving you 50% off retail and free shipping on your first order if it is above $25.  You may want to consider trying their natural-based diapers (with aloe vera and vitamin E) which sell at very low prices compared to the other competing brands such as Honest, Seventh generation, Bamboo Nature, etc. which they also sell.

Their membership requires you to pay $59.95 annually, but you will get discounts on all their health products. Customers have found that even with the membership fee considered; if you shop more than once a month with them, it is still a huge save.

Freebie library with Milkology

If you are a new momma, you can get useful lifelong lessons on breastfeeding, lactation, and pumping so you can be ready and confident when your baby finally comes. You pay $7 for the online step by step video lessons, but Milkology gives you printable checklists and cheat sheets free, for future reference.

Free Books from the Bushel

You can get a free book for every ten you purchase from The Bushel. Or if you prefer, you can opt to have 5 % off your order total.

Baby Freebies in Australia

Bounty has got to be the most generous company out there. You can claim or request their amazing free Bounty Bags from stores like Target, your Antenatal Clinics, Chemist, or even the company’s website. If you order from the website, you can choose your free pack to be from Tesco, Asda or Boots, but you will incur $15 for posting.

Although the bag’s content varies, you can get free samples, vouchers and exclusive offers, expert tips on motherhood and on savings, and more.

They give you three bags at different stages:

  • Mother-to-be Bag -when you are 13 weeks along
  • Newborn pack- when your baby is 48 hours old, from the hospital.
  • Bounty Day Care Bag- when you child starts any Goodstart Early Learning Centre across Australia.

The process is even easier with their Bounty Pregnancy & Baby app, which you can download from App store or Google store.

Chemist Direct

At Chemist Direct, you can get free samples of baby wipes, baby creams, and dietary supplements for kids and pregnant women. They also give coupons and promo codes so you can save more.

Free samples from Gaia Skin Naturals

Gaia sells a wide range of personal care products ranging from bath and body wash, baby moisturizer, sleep time bath, hair and body wash, baby shampoo, belly butter, shave gel, baby shampoo, etc.

You can grab any of their free Gaia Skin Natural samples, and enjoy the luxurious experience by following the link and placing your request.

Free samples from BoobieBikkies

Pinky McKay is no doubt the most popular and respected lactation expert in Australia. Her Boobie Bikkies are made from natural and organic ingredients. They are specially designed to offer wholesome nutrition to enhance lactation, boost a mother’s health and energy, and pacify hunger cravings. You can now try the delicious BoobieBikkies Vanilla and orange free cookies for free.

Free Oli6 Dairy Goat Milk sample

Oli6 Dairy Goat Milk Drink contains six times the oligosaccharides found in cow’s milk. The Oligosaccharides feed and promote the growth of healthy bacteria to support a strong gut and immunity in children. You can request a sachet (160g) of the milk drink by fill out a form on the Oli6 website, and they will send it to you.

Free Baby Love Nappies

You can get free sample nappies from Baby Love when you request at their website. Their samples include a wide range from newborns to 4-year-old toddlers’ pants. Besides the free samples, you also gain access to competitions, learn about new products and special offers when you sign up.

Free trial diaper by Eco by Naty

Request a free trial box of Eco diapers from their website and enjoy the premium quality of natural plant-based ingredients. The box contains 8 diapers, 1pack of wipes, an edition of Naty ECO magazine, and an iconic Naty crown. You can also get the trial box from selected online Woolworths shops.

Baby Freebies in the UK

Dry Nites

Dry Nites pants are made to keep your kids dry and help them sleep better. Now you can try the free sample of Dry Nites when you sign up, and they will be delivered to your doorstep. These are newly improved pants from Huggies and Pull-ups. Better still, when you request the sample, they also give you a free money-off voucher, which you can use with future purchases of DryNites at participating stores.

Free Nurture bag from Baby Vitals

Baby Vitals says you are free to try their products by requesting for their free nurture bag. It is a handy reusable drawstring bag with drawstrings and contains a Vital feeding bottle, breast pads, microwave sterilizing bag, the Little Book of Nurture, and more. Additionally, they will give you offers and discounts for your purchases.

Free Baby Bounty Packs 

Bounty have a variety of free packs for mums-to-be, newborns, and families. The packs contain freebies such as nappies, baby wipes, parenting guides, money-off vouchers and coupons for popular baby brands, and more. You can claim the free baby packs from hospitals, ASDA, Tesco, and Boots stores.

Free Ella’s Kitchen Baby Goodies

Ella’s kitchen Club is one of the most popular worldwide. Register to become a friend of Ella, and you will get your free baby weaning guide, coupons to redeem Ella’s kitchen products in various stores, wall charts and stickers, and useful tips on emails. Plus, you can access periodic competitions for a chance to win huge baby prizes.

Free Parenting Classes by Baby Box Co

You can sign up at the Baby Box Co. website to watch free parenting classes. You will take a quiz when you complete the lessons, and then you can claim your reward. The rewards include vouchers and a cute baby box, which you can use as storage or a bassinet. They add new parenting classes and content to the site regularly.

The Pampers Club

If you are an expectant mom joining the Pampers Club should be top on your list. Here you get useful online pregnancy tools, such as a pregnancy calendar, due date calculator, baby name generator, and baby shower organizer. Plus, you will be better placed to receive free samples, promo codes, and other benefits whenever they are available.

Your Baby Club

When you sign up at YourBabyClub, you stand a chance to get tons of baby freebies, highly prized competitions, money-off deals, and exclusive giveaways. People have won $100 in prizes and received freebies such as buggies, nappy packs, cuddly toys, baby clothing, and more.

Free Gift Pack from Emma’s Diary Club

Register to join the Emma’s Diary Club, which is free, and you will receive a free gift pack containing samples and coupons from major brands. You also get up to $400 of Argos money-off vouchers, a pregnancy journal, and a photo book voucher worth $15 to help you capture your baby’s special moments. The website also features frequent competitions, and you will also access blogs and emails sent to you with tons of useful information on pregnancy and motherhood.

Free SMA Baby Welcome Pack

When you join the SMA Baby Club, you will receive a free baby welcome pack. It contains a free calendar to mark your baby’s milestones (up to 1000 days). Additionally, they give you $5 back on your first purchase and another $5 for every third purchase. You’ll also gain access to a free helpline and regular competition entries. Other useful tools include a baby name generator and an ovulation calendar.

Boots Parenting Club 

The UK’s most generous club, the Boots Parenting Club, is a great resource, especially for first time mothers to find expert parenting advice and information. New members also get free gifts at each key stage of their baby’s development and earn 8 points for each pound they spend on baby gear. But these benefits are exclusive to Boots Advantage Card holders. You can register for a free Advantage Card by completing the short online form on the website. And you can find extra offers on the Boots smartphone app.

Hipp Organic Club

Wondering which baby names are currently popular? Then join the Hipp Baby Club, they will show you the most popular first names registered in the HiPP BabyClub for the last 3 months and new ones every month!

And for your older toddler, you can choose from the company’s wide range of pictures and coloring pages to color and keep them engaged for hours 

Baby Freebies in South Africa

A free Dis-Chem Baby Bag

Many people are more familiar with Dis-Chem free baby bag. It is perfectly sized and comes filled with a variety of really useful samples. The bag is handy and you can take it to just about anywhere.

If you are wondering how to receive this goodie bag, well, there are a few things you must do to qualify. First, register for the Dis-Chem Baby Programme in store or call their care line. Go ahead and register your pregnancy and due date. Then, shop at a Dis-Chem store and earn 1275 or more on your card from the time you registered. Visit the baby’s wellness clinic once for a checkup when your pregnancy has reached 28 weeks. Three weeks later, you will receive your Free Dis-Chem bag.

Clicks Baby Club

If you are expectant or have a child below 3 years, you can sign up to become a member of the Clicks Baby Club to earn benefits. Start by registering for the Clicks Club Card and then link it to the Baby Club. Some of the benefits you will enjoy include: free baby clinics services, earn double points on your Clicks Club Card, vaccination reminders, and parental advice.

Discovery Vitality baby programme

Discovery Vitality is one of the best programs which offer medical aid in South Africa. You can access mother and baby aid through their Vitality Baby Programme. Some of the benefits you will get include a gift pack with items like a blanket, taglet, samples, and a parenting book. 10% discount vouchers on selected products at Toys R Us. Up to 25% cash back on selected products and baby check-ups at Dis-Chem or Clicks. And you will earn double vitality points with specific purchases and activities.

To qualify for these benefits, become a Vitality member and register for the Baby Programme online.

Freebies from your Hospital

When you deliver at your hospital, your ObnGyna will give you whatever freebies they might have on hand. You might get diapers, a blanket, or even a bag filled with a variety of samples. You also go ahead and ask your pediatrician.

Baby Freebies in Canada

Free diapers by Huggies

Register with Huggies and upload a photo of your hug to show support, and they will send you a free jumbo pack of newborn diapers (32 diapers) and wipes. They will also donate $5 to the No Baby Unhugged program to help continue giving babies the hugs they need. If your baby is older than four weeks, they give you coupons to redeem a Huggies product instead.

Free sample kits from Enfamil

When you register to join the My family beginnings by Enfamil A+ program, you will receive up to $160 in coupons, free products for your baby, and formula samples. From the Enfamil A+ community, you will also access expert advice and support. Additionally, you can subscribe for the New Baby Magazine to get even more useful information tailored to you and your baby.

Free samples and savings from Similac

Whether you are an expectant mom or your baby is already here, breastfeeding or formula feeding your baby, you are eligible to join the Similac Club. It is free to register, and you will receive a gift valued at $200, including formula samples, coupons and rebate cheques, and expert support and advice.

Free Baby pack and savings with Nestle Baby & me

When you register to join the Nestle Baby &me, they will give you a baby pack that includes free samples from top brands, savings deals sent right into your inbox, and expert advice and support regarding your baby’s development.

Free samples from Best Buy’s Baby Sampler Club

Parents-to-be and or those with babies under two years get free samples when they join the Baby Samplers Club. All that is needed is to sign up, and if you are selected, you get to keep the samples for free in exchange for writing a review.

Free Baby Welcome Package from London Drugs

You can sign up at the London Drugs website to receive their baby welcome package and newsletters for free. Plus, they will be sending you helpful information and special offers for you and your baby too.

Free gifts from Babies R Us Registry 

Create your baby registry at Babies R Us or Toys R Us, and you will receive a Swag Bag filled with trial packs, samples, and coupons. You also get a $25 coupon when you add 25 items and sign-up for emails. And 15% off the items that will be remaining in your registry.

Free Consultations and prenatal vitamins from Sobeys Pharmacy

Sobey Pharmacy has a program called the Baby Be Healthy. It offers free pharmacy consultations, prenatal vitamins, nutritional advice, and more. To benefit from this program, you can visit your nearest Sobeys Pharmacy to be enrolled.

Free Parenting Lessons  by Baby Box.co

If you are a first time mum or even an experienced mom, you can sign up to receive free online parenting lessons with videos from BabyBox.Co. You can tap into their free expert advice from Pediatricians, lactation specialists, and nutritionists to answer all your queries. Better still, you will receive rewards upon completion like baby gear, discounts, and more. And you can use the adorable box as a bassinet too!

Prizes from Family. One

Down load the family.one app in your mobile phone and when you log in, you will find competition to win freebies from major brands such as Chicco, Dove, Enfamil, Medela, Philips Avent, and more. The company gives away prizes worth over $51, 000 every month.

Savings from Cetaphil Parents Club

When you sign up to join the Cetaphil Parents Club, you will access coupons, exclusive offers, promotions, contests, and parenting advice. Plus, they give you a $5 coupon just for joining.

Free Products from FamilyRated Club

When you join the FamilyRated Club they send you free products in exchange for your honest reviews. They provide a wide range of products such as snacks, body wash products for your baby, house hold cleaners, toys, games and more.  All you need is to sign up.

Gifts from MAM Club

When you sign up to join the MAM Club, You will receive a pregnancy calendar, a baby calendar, monthly newsletters, access to competitions to win huge prizes, and a chance to participate in MAM’s products testing in advance.

Amazon Baby Registry

If you are an Amazon Prime member and create a baby registry with them, you can pick any gift after purchasing items worth $25 from your registry. You also get a 15% discount (10% discount if you are a non-prime member) on eligible items when you complete your registry, among other benefits.

Pampers Rewards 

Download the Pampers app on your mobile phone, and you will be able to convert your Pampers diaper purchases into rewards. All you do is scan the codes on the packs to earn points, continue accumulating more points, and redeem the points to get more diapers, wipes, or any items from any store. And they are currently crediting 100 points into your account for joining.

Baby Gear Deals

Baby Gear Deals

I am Ashley and thanks for visiting my baby products deals page. I track over 1000 baby products using a number of tools (free and paid) including Keepa. You can rely on this page for Amazon deals and a few other by idendepent retailers. 

Baby Monitor Deals

This section has top baby monitor deals on Amazon. Click on the latest date to get active deals. 

Week of July 27 2020 Deals - Baby Monitors
NameDealCheck
Owlet Smart Sock 217% offCheck 
Infant Optics DXR 810% offCheck Price
Nooie baby monitor22% offCheck Price
LBTech Baby Monitor with 2 Cameras49% offCheck Price
Axvue E662 Baby Monitor with 2 Cameras30% offCheck price
Voger Baby Mointor with Crying Alerts (works with Alexa too)68% offCheck Price
VTech VM90120% offCheck Price
VTech VM350 5-inch Baby Monitor15% offCheck Price

Car Seats, Strollers & Travel System Deals

This section has deals for car seats,  strollers, travel systems and all related accessories. 

Week of July 27 2020 Deals
NameDealCheck price
Yoga Car Seat Canopy11% offCheck
Car Seat Sun Shade Cover23% offCheck price
Evenflo Pivot Xplore, all-terrain stroller14% offCheck Price
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible Kinetic20% offCheck Price
Maxi-Cosi Magellan Max 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat18% offCheck Price

Bassinets, Loungers, Cribs and Nursery Deals

Check out deals for bassinets, loungers, cribs and sleepwear on Amazon. 

 

Week of July 27 2020 Deals
NameDealCheck price
Baby Doll Sweet Touch33% offCheck
Yogasleep Dohm White Noise machine24% offCheck 
Delta Children Foldable Portable Mini Crib22% offCheck Price
Dream on Me Mini Crib10% offCheck Price
Pamo Babe 2 in 1 Bassinet Foldable & Portable54% offCheck Price
Kidsclub Baby Bedside Sleeper19% offCheck Price

Baby Clothes and Shoe Deals

This section has deals for baby clothes, baby shoes, diapers, baby swings and carriers, among others.  

Week of July 27 2020 Baby Clothes and Shoe Deals
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Baby Deer Boys Shoes29% offCheck

Trampolines & Baby Play Gear Deals

This section has trampolines for kids deals and all trampoline accessory deals available in the market.  

Week of July 27 2020 Deals
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Upper Bounce Replacement safety enclosure netReducedCheck
ATIVAFIT 36-Inch Folding Trampoline Mini Rebounder26% offCheck price
BCAN Foldable Trampoline35% offCheck price
SereneLife 36″ Trampoline13% offCheck Price

Baby Gifts and other Deals

This section has baby gift deals and all other baby gear deals not covered in the sections above.  

Week of July 27 2020 Deals
Best Baby Swings for Small Spaces(Compact Space-Saving Swings)

Best Baby Swings for Small Spaces(Compact Space-Saving Swings)

Best Baby Swings for Compact Spaces

If you live in an apartment or a home with limited space, you are probably trying to find the best swing that will fit your small apartment or nursery space. You are on the right page and in this post, I review the 5 best baby swings for small spaces you can find in 2021.

A compact baby swing can enable you to optimize the nursery space and I have put together a list of my favorites including the most affordable swings for small spaces. Thanks to popular brands such as Graco, Ingenuity, and Fisher-Price that avail portable compact swings.

A small swing should measure around 22 inches to 25 inches in width and height and as you’ll see from our list below, Fisher-Price’s Spacesaver Swing (the #1) measures 23.5 inches by 24 inches by 28 inches – just the perfect size for a nursery with limited space. If you are in a hurry, check out our #1 pick baby swing ideal for small nursery spaces on Amazon here.

Whether you want your baby swing to soothe and entertain your baby or to just keep your baby relaxing as you go about your job at home, you need a small one if there is not a lot of space at home. I have done the hard work of carefully analyzing the sizes and features of 26 brands.

Below are the results of my analysis. I finally narrowed down my list to 5 best best swings for small spaces.

5 Best Baby Swings for Small Spaces 2021

Below is our list of the best baby swings for small spaces:

Reviews of 5 Best Small Swings for Small Spaces 2021:

Below are reviews of the swings most ideal for any small space. Let’s start with our overall best, the SpaceSaver Swing by Fisher-Price.

1. Fisher-Price SpaceSaver Swing & Seat, Luv U Zoo

Fisher-Price Spacesaver swings is our overall best swing for small spaces in this 2021 list. I like this swing most because it is not as expensive yet you get a small footprint, occupying less than 500 square inches.

Below are some of the features that make this Fisher-Price the best in the list:

  1. Measures; 23.5 x 24 x 28 in
  2. Weight recommendation of 6 to 20 pounds
  3. Age recommendation from infancy/newborns to 20 pounds weight limitation. There is no distinct upper-limit age recommendation
  4. Powered by a battery.

I like this baby swing the most because it is small but it’s also great that you can be able to carry it around the house from room to room easily. You can easily pass from room doors without any problem – if the doors are the standard American doors.

It also takes very few minutes to assemble it. One parent commented that he remembers it taking less than 10 minutes and that it didn’t require any special skills or special tools to assemble it.

Aside from swinging, this baby swing also vibrates and can play music to your little one to soothe them. You can rely on 5 swing speeds and music volume controls to let you customize what you think might get your baby excited about this great swing.

2. Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

Graco Simple stands true to its name. It’s a simple sway swing that came second in our list of compact swings for any home with limited space. The genius in this swing is in the compact design of the frames. Over 1,600 parents agree that it’s frame design truly makes it fit for any small space with an average rating of 3.9/5.

Below are other features I like about this swing:

  1. 2-speed vibration to help keep your baby calm and relaxed
  2. plush seat with removable head support keeps your little one cozy 
  3. Manufactured by Graco
  4. 10 songs and 5 nature sound to soothe and amuse your baby.
  5. 6 swing speeds allow you to choose the right pace to suit your baby’s mood.
  6. 5-point harness for safety
  7. 3 soft toys for visual stimulation
  8. Uses 5D rechargeable batteries with 4 hours battery life
  9. Weight recommendation: 5 to 30 pounds
  10. Weighs 17.2 pounds
  11. Currently the #2 best in Stationary Baby Swings category in Amazon.

Below is a video review of this compact swing:

3. 4moms rockaRoo Compact Baby Swing

Our third best swing is the 4Moms Rockaroo and is a third the size of a traditional baby swing making it the perfect one for your limited space. It has a back and front swing motion that is not as fast and considered among the most comfortable for babies.

Below is a video review of this 4Moms small swing:

Below are other features that make this swing great for your home:

  1. It has MP3 plug in to play music
  2. It does not use batteries but requires AC
  3. Not the cheapest as it goes for over $150.
  4. it has 5 speeds
  5. It is easy to remove and the covers are machine washable
  6. Manufactured by Mamaroo.

Below is a video showing the difference between Rockaroo and Mamaroo:

4. Graco EveryWay Soother

Graco Everywhere is our fourth best soother and it made to this list specifically because I like a swing that is small and doubles as a rocker (not just a swing). Its design is modern and uses AC power (not batteries) but the biggest advantage of this Graco brand is its lightweight. You can count on it to take limited space and can also be confident that you will be able to confidently carry it around as you want it.

Aside from being a swing with multiple uses, it has the following great features that will make you appreciate it, on top of it saving you space:

  1. It measures; 28 x 25.5 x 35 inches
  2. Weight limit of 5. 5 pounds to 25 pounds for the swing and 5.5 pounds to 18 pounds for the rocker
  3. Recommended for infants to toddlers with a weight limit of 25 pounds
  4. You can use a 110V outlet to power this swing and rocker for squeezed space.

While this swing comes at a low price, your baby can enjoy the following:

  1. 16 soothing motions (8 angles to swing and 6 swing speeds)
  2. 2-speed soothing vibration
  3. 3-position recline
  4. 15 songs
  5.  soft interactive toys
  6. infant head support that can be removed
  7. 5-point harness

Below is a demonstration of this swing and rocker:

5. Bright Starts Safari Smiles Portable Swin

I initially had mixed feelings about adding this swing to this list, not because of space. I didn’t think they match the other ones in this list but its price is very low and enticing making it ideal for any parent on a tight budget. For less than $50 you can get yourself this small-space swing that is powered by batteries with a removable toy bar.

After learning about Bright Starts, the award-winning company behind this brand, I was impressed by what they’ve achieved. They have over 100 innovative activity centers, play gyms, bouncers, swings, playards, and toys.

Below are features that I like most about this swing that makes it ideal for any parent occupying a small space/apartment/house/home:

  1. It’s size is 22.4 x 28.4 x 22.8 in
  2. Weight recommendation of 6lbs to 20lbs
  3. Recommended for infants until they get to 9 months
  4. Powered by 4 size C batteries
  5. 6 swing speeds
  6. 2 recline positions
  7. Easy to fold and to travel with
  8. 5-point harness

Pros: The toy bars are removable, easy to fold design, Very affordable and safe with the 5-point harness

Cons: No music and doesn’t vibrate.

Below is a video review of Bright Starts Compact Swing:

Check back soon to check the buyer guide

Related:

  1. Best Nursery Gliders
  2. Best Baby Loungers
Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons

I have simplified this post to highlight key features of 9 best baby wraps you can find in the market in 2020. Before I review of the 9, here is some background on baby wrapping and baby wearing.

I wasn’t new to wraps and babywearing when I started this research on the best baby wraps and slings available on the market today. I have been part of a babywearing group in Houston and have taught hundreds of mums on the ways to wear your baby.

For my first two kids, I used several baby wraps and as an expert, I have been exposed to over 20 baby wrap brands such as Moby, Solly, and Boba. This gives me a basis to give advice you can rely on when it comes to babywearing and how to pick the best baby carrier in the market.

Before going through the reviews of each of our 10 select wraps you can choose from, let’s go through some essential basics:

What is a baby wrap?

A wrap is a piece of clothing that you can use to create a nest for your baby just like the birds do. I call it the nest as a wrap is created when you tie and knot the long fabric around yourself. The wrap will position itself around your torse and over your shoulders, distributing the baby’s weight across your shoulders and hips.

One big and significant difference that sets apart wraps from other carriers is that it does not have clasps, rings or buckles. You can rely on wraps from when your baby is a newborn to 18 months.

Do you need a wrap?

This question brings up another question, how long can you tolerate holding a baby with both of your hands. A wrap enables you to wear your baby just like you would with clothes enabling you to use your hands freely. You can opt for portable loungers or swings but wraps can give you back the freedom you need as a parent.

Simple answer, Yes. You need a baby wrap.

Comes our most important questions:

What is the best baby wrap in 2020?

It’s no secret now in 2020 that Boba Wrap which has been the best-selling wrap on Amazon for 28 months straight is the overall best baby wrap you can find.

Its soft french terry cloth and its size variety make it ideal for almost any baby. For extra comfort, the fabric of Boba wrap stretches a bit but you can count on it not to sag.

boba wrap, best selling child carrier

However, to write this list of best baby wraps and slings, I sought extensive comments, feedback, and reviews from 23 mothers who had used the wraps for at least 3 months. I wanted to make sure that we came up with the best list of wraps you can rely on for your baby from when they are just newborn to at least 2 years.

How We Ranked Our 10 Best Baby Wraps

After a thorough evaluation of 18 brands, we came up with 7 ranking factors below:

  1. Fit
  2. Safety
  3. Stretch
  4. Sagging
  5. Breath-ability
  6. Comfort
  7. Difficulty levels

Best Baby Wraps of 2020

  1. Boba Wrap Classic Baby Wrap.
  2. CuddleBug Baby Wrap
  3. Moby Classic Baby Wrap 
  4. Solly Baby Wrap Classic.
  5. Nuroo Pocket Newborn Carrier Baby Wrap.
  6. Baby K’tan Baby Wrap
  7. Mamaway Ring Sling Baby Wrap Carrier.
  8. Cozitot Baby Sling 
  9. Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

Reviews of Our Top Baby Wraps

1.Boba Wrap Classic Baby Wrap.

Boba Wrap Classic is our overall best baby wrap on our 2020 list and it is the best-selling baby wrap on Amazon category of slings and wraps. 3,078 parents have rated this wrap 4.3/5 and several parents have had a lot of great praise for its reliability as it supports babies up to 35lbs weight. Boba wraps measures 20 inches in width and 66 inches in height making it very foldable with enough space to comfortably tie it around yourself and your baby.

It is currently the best-selling child carrier shipping over 14,000 per month on Amazon (Source: Helium10).

Boba Wrap Sales

This baby wrap was released to the market on January 24, 2015, about 5 years ago and parents haven’t found a credible challenger to this wrap.

Some of the great features include:

  • 95% Cotton allows for airflow and easy care and long-term durability
  • 5% Spandex gives your wrap a small amount of stretch.
  • One Size Fits All – creates a custom fit every time you tie
  • French Terry has the perfect amount of give to provide stretch and flexibility. No pressure points, just sweet relief
  • Easy to tie and each time you wrap your child, you’re creating the perfect Ergonomic Seat that will keep your baby in the correct posture for healthy hip development.
  • Comfortably wraps babies from birth to 35 pounds

Below is a video on how to do a Boba Wrap Classic Baby Wrap;

You can also follow these tutorials by Boba, the company behind this wrap.

Pros
1. The Boba wrap is designed to fit moms and dads of all shapes and sizes.
2. It’s completely customizable to you and your baby.
3. The material is nice and soft/stretchy so it forms around you and baby nicely.
4. It only takes a couple of practice ties to get it down.
Cons
1. Because you have to wrap so many layers (due to the length) it becomes extremely hot since the heat has no way to get out.

2. CuddleBug Baby Wrap

CuddleBug Baby Wrap is our second best baby wrap in 2020 that is considered as part of emerging stretch wraps (as opposed to woven wrap). It is the best-ranked products on Amazon and as of this update in 2020, it is the eight best-selling Child Carrier Slings behind Boba Wrap (#1), Baby K’tan (#2) and Acrabos (#4) among others. See the list here.

CuddbleBug is manufactured by a small private label company and there is a challenge with relying on small brands (sometimes). For example, CuddbleBug is among the few brands that has inconsistent information regarding how to use it.

Some of the incredible features about this wrap include:

  • It has 9 wraps in one hence 9 different ways to comfortably carry your baby HANDS-FREE.
  • It supports your baby in this MACHINE WASHABLE buckle-free, ring-free, a Premium blend of 95% Cotton, 5% spandex
  • Premium Blend of French Terry Cotton and Spandex
  • Minimum weight recommendation is 2 pounds and the Maximum weight recommendation is 35 pounds

Below is a video giving instructions on how to tie the wrap;

Pros
1. It helps develop strong emotional bonds and constant stimulation with the flexibility and freedom to go where you want and get things done.
2. It is as gentle as wearing a T-shirt but strong enough to support your baby’s head.
3. It has zero frustration instructions
4. Material is soft and the instructions are easy to follow.
Cons
1. Some parents complained that the wrap is too small for them especially dads.
2. Some women noted that the warap is not for the full figured because it was not as breathable as they had hoped for.

3. Moby Classic Baby Wrap 

Moby Classic Baby Wrap is our third best baby wrap in 2020. It has been ranked #41 in the Soft Baby Carriers category on Amazon and close to 1,000 parents have rated it 4.1/5. This wraps comes in 7 colors which you can choose from and we specifically added it to this list because it is relatively longer (measuring 18ft) compared to its peers such as Bobby wraps which measure 16ft.

Some of the features that I love about this wrap include:

  • The Moby Classic Wrap is made of 100% cotton for a soft and breathable fabric
  • The Moby Wrap encourages parent-child bonding with the skin to skin contact, providing the perfect snuggle for newborns, infants, and toddlers.
  • The minimum weight recommendation is 8 pounds and the Maximum weight recommendation is 33 pounds.
  • The Moby Wrap distributes baby’s weight across the hips, shoulder, and back, making it comfortable for both baby and parent on the go.
  • The Moby Wrap comes in multiple colors and patterns, so you can carry your little one functionally and fashionably.
  • Measuring 18ft, this wrap for baby grows with your little one, supporting preemie babies – 35lbs in several carrying styles

Here is a video on how to do a Moby wrap;

Pros
1. It is easy to use.
2. This baby carrying wrap is great for parents on the go-a hands free baby carrying experience.
3. It allows you to safely carry little ones, ensuring their happiness and encouraging parent and child bonding.
4. Instantly makes a crying baby go to sleep. Baby was very, very cozy in there.
5. Two side panels of newborn “hug” position allows to secure baby’s head quite well against your chest. Better then the K’Tan can.
Cons
1. Multiple fabric panels results in a very warm environment
2. It is quite a long fabric and therefore that does not make this a travel friendly wrap.

4. Solly Baby Wrap Classic.

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons

Features;

  • 5% Spandex gives your wrap a small amount of stretch.
  • 95% Cotton allows for airflow and easy care and long-term durability
  • Comfortably wraps babies from birth to 35 pounds
  • No guess tying method! Tie to your body and our intelligent fabric will cling perfectly to the contours of your baby- no guessing how much space to leave
  • French Terry has the perfect amount of give to provide stretch and flexibility. No pressure points, just sweet relief
Pros
1. The material is nice and soft/stretchy so it forms around you and baby nicely.
2. It’s completely customizable to you and your baby.
Cons
1. It is quite long hence it may become too hot for your baby.

5. Nuroo Pocket Newborn Carrier Baby Wrap.

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons
Nuroo Pocket Newborn Carrier Baby Wrap.

Features;

  • 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex
  • Sizing is based on your pre-pregnancy bust and dress size.
  • Designed for pre/full-term babies, this skin to skin shirt for mom and baby can also be worn as a maternity shirt or nursing top.
  • The NüRoo Pocket Babywearing shirt is machine washable and dryer safe.

Here is a video explaining how to do the wrap;

Pros
1. With no wrapping, tying or knotting required, you get the closeness of an infant wrap carrier without the hassle.
2. The signature NüRoo fabric is super soft, breathable, moisture-wicking and offers just the right amount of compression to ensure proper position and continued support.
Cons
1. Most parents insisted that the sizing is quite off and a solution about the size should be found.

6. Baby K’tan Baby Wrap

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons
Baby K’tan Baby Wrap

Features;

  • Sizes ranging from XXS to XL
  • The Baby K’tan wrap can carry up to 35 pounds of weight.
  • 100% natural cotton mesh making it ideal for high-temperature weather.
  • Patented double-loop design for security
  • Five different ways to wear baby
  • Light-weight soft cotton mesh fabric
  • Machine washable, dryer safe
  • (2) pieces included – Baby Carrier + Carry Bag/Sash

Here is a video about how to do the K’tan wrap for your baby;

Pros
1. Half jersey knit and half mesh knit, the 100% cotton baby carrier allows improved air circulation when the weather warms up.
2. The infant carrier wrap allows the best position for different ages
3. The K’tan washes very well and folds up small for easy travel
4. It is light and compact and it’s versitle
Cons
1. Some parents complained that the sizing is quite off and a solution about the size should be found.

7. Mamaway Ring Sling Baby Wrap Carrier.

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons
Mamaway Ring Sling Baby Wrap Carrier.

The features:

  • The fabric is made from 100% combed cotton, one of the strongest, softest and most breathable cotton.
  • The rings are made from ultra strong, Nylon 6,6 with rounded edges that won’t dig into you, slip or damage the fabric and is washing machine friendly.
  • The Ring Sling has been weight tested to hold 110 lbs over 24 hours with no damage to the fabric or the rings.
  • Mamaway Ring Slings are unique as they use a nylon 6.6 ring. These easy-to-adjust rings are strong and negate the risks of similar rings that are renown for heating up to un-safe temperatures.
  • The M-Position or Jockey Position is recommended with the thighs spread around the wearer’s torso and the hips bent so the knees are slightly higher than the buttocks.
  • Even weight distribution for the wearer, the ring sling fabric is the same thickness all the way, evenly distributing pressure and weight along your shoulder and across your back.
Pros
1. Moms have reported fewer tears,with their baby reaching the fast asleep state more easily due to the relaxed nature of the position.
2. Babies spend more time in a quite alert state when carried – the ideal state for learning.
3. Babies are able to debelop a sense of security and trust when they are carries attaches to their care-givers.
4. Carrying your baby in a sling eases the strain on babies spine and your back, evenly distributing pressure and weight along your shoulder&across your back.
5. Facilities and improve baby’s feeding posture while increase the frequency of breastfeeding; more ideal for weight increase.
Cons
1. Some parents complained that it is quite hard to adjust the ring at times.

8. Cozitot Baby Sling 

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons
Cozitot Baby Sling 

Features;

  • It is 200 inches long, and 22 inches wide
  • It has a pull up in the front of the wrap for breastfeeding nursing cover wrap anytime
  • A single piece of fabric that can be wrapped in multiple different ways
  • Minimum weight recommendation is 7.50 Pounds
  • Maximum weight recommendation is 35 Pounds
  • The material is Phthalate Free
  • The optimal blend of cotton and polyester makes it durable and lightweight yet perfectly stretchy
  • The extra length in the tapering ends makes this a small to plus size sling for moms and dads

Below is a video on how to do a cozitot baby wrap;

Pros
1. Your newborn will love being close to your soothing heartbeat and familiar voice.
2. Simply pull up the front of the wrap for breastfeeding nursing cover wrap anytime.
3. Dads won’t be nursing but a baby sling for men is officially cool
4. It has a customizable sunshade whenever needed.
Cons
1. Some parents noticed the wrap to be quite stiff and unable to stretch as expected.

9. Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

Best Baby Wraps and Slings and Comparisons
Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

Features;

  • 100% Cotton, Hood: 80% Polyester, 20% Cotton
  • Carry children from 8-36 lbs / 3.6-16.3 kgs
  • Detachable hood protects baby.
  • Lumbar support.
  • Natural seat is designed to offer a weight balanced carrying experience.
  • Machine washable.Extra-wide padded straps

The video below explains how to do an Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

Pros
1. It’s flexible style adjusts to create a comfortable fit for all body types.
2. It supports your child ergonomically with a natural seat in three different carrying positions; facing-in, hip-hugger and backpack.
3. It includes detachable hood for sun protection and sleepy time.
Cons
1. Some parents noted that it was not tight enough hence the baby might not be as comfortable as expected.

We will continually update these reviews as we collect and firm up on the individual rankings. Check back soon.

Homemade baby wraps and slings from an old bed sheet

Are you wondering whether you can make a homemade baby wrap and sling from an old bed sheet?

You can. You can make a baby wrap and sling from an old best sheet by following the steps below:

  1. First, you need to fold the old sheet in half. Make sure you are folding the long part of the sheet.
  2. Put the sheet (that you just folded) over your right hand if your right hand is the dominant hand. Place it so that the folds open to the outside of your body.
  3. Tie a slip-knot in the sheet as shown in the video below at 0:49. As you can see the video, tying the slip-knot requires you to

The video below has more details.

Baby Wrap vs Sling (the difference between a baby wrap and sling)

Baby Wrap Baby Sling
 Can be worn in multiple ways Unlike other baby carriers, it is not structured.
It may be quite hard to put on your first time using it and usually takes longer to put on than the sling.Easy to put on even the first time
Wraps max out at about 35 pounds so if you have a chunky infant they may outgrow it with time. They are best for newborns and smaller babies only. As they get older, they get heavier.
It has better support for the baby, so they tend to do better for active babies and works for a longer period of time. They work best with a sleeping baby or one that is not as active.
They have been around for ages, hence it is a proven baby carrying tool.  They are affordable and you can even make your own. And it is can be made of breathable material, therefore it is good for the baby.

Where to buy, Amazon, Walmart and other stores

You can find several baby sling and wrap carriers on Amazon

FAQs

Which baby sling wrap is black and white in color?

10 Best Hip Seat Carriers & Hip Hugger Carriers

If you looking for a hip seat carrier that equally distributes your baby’s weight and removes pressure from your shoulders, you are on the right post. I have spent several days comparing the brands and models available in the market in 2020.

If you are in a hurry and just want to know our best baby hip carrier in 2020, then you can pick Boba Wrap.

Why use hip seat carriers?

It can be the most exciting thing to experience the baby in your arms after a successful delivery. When I had my first-borns, I started using a carrier within 3 months and by the time my twins were 6 months old, I had developed back pains, shoulder pains, and backaches. It took me another 6 months that included some detailed research on baby carriers to find the best hip seat carriers.

I finally settled on Boba Wrap Baby Carrier below:

Hip seat carriers are specialized types of carriers that broadly distribute the weight of your baby around your waist area. A number of brands have a removable seat that gets inserted in the carrier for use by parents looking to reduce the strain of carrying a toddler or a large baby. With a hip seat carrier, the baby’s weight is distributed around the waist area, making the top less heavy and removing the pressure from the shoulders.

How to choose your hip seat carrier

Use the following factors to determine the suitability of a hip seat baby carrier:

  1. Carrying Position: A seat with a wide waistband that is padded can better distribute the baby’s weight. The wide waistband and padding distributes the weight across the back and in the pelvic region reducing your risk of getting back pains. For your baby, make sure you pick a hip seat carrier that will provide proper seating position for your baby.
  2. Comfort: Discomfort can be very painful, especially if you are carrying a toddler. Check the quality of the hip seat carrying you are looking to purchase and make sure the design and padding quality will give you a good babywearing experience
  3. Carrier Weight: I highly recommend carriers that will not add significant carriage weight. Optimal and recommended weight is 0.5 to 1lbs but you can pick carriers up to a max weight of 2 lbs. You should note that the carrier weight is an extra burden you’ll have to continually carry.
  4. Cost: Regardless of your budget, choose safe and comfortable carriers that you can comfortably pay for.

Hip Seat Carriers Advantages

  • Promotes bonding – When holding your baby in the hip seat, your bodies are so close together, and you can communicate at eye level. This enables you to share a special bond with your child.
  • Supports the baby in the recommended ergonomic position – When the baby sits in the wide seat, the spine is supported, and hips are spread out naturally, promoting natural hip development.
  • Helps to distribute your baby’s weight around your lower torso evenly – When using a hip seat, your child’s weight will be distributed on your waist and hip. You can also shift the baby between the left and right side to evenly distribute the weight.
  • Versatile – Hip seat enables you to carry the baby in different positions depending on your child’s age. (Outward-facing, inward-facing, feeding position with the hip seat detached)
  • They are designed to grow with your baby – Depending on the specific brand, you can use a hip seat from the time your baby is 4 months old until they are 3 years old.
  • They are very convenient – Hips seats are lightweight and come with many pockets to conveniently stow your essentials while on the move. Also, because they do not have a large footprint, you can go anywhere with your baby in them.
  • You can carry the baby in your arms longer and comfortably – A hip seat takes the weight of your child from your hips and back onto the seat; therefore, you can wear the baby for long periods without tiring your arms or back.
  • Relieves shoulder and back straining and keeps you standing upright – Unlike some forward-facing carriers and backpack carriers, your hips, waist, and legs take the bulk of your child’s weight rather than your back and shoulders. With a hip seat, you won’t be hunched over or be pulled backward like you can be with most traditional carriers, especially when carrying a toddler

Hip Seat Carrier Disadvantages

  • Not suitable for newborns – Hip seats lack head and neck support rendering them unsuitable for newborns and young babies.
  • Not suitable for people with lower back or hip problems – Although hip seats have a wide waist strap, the weight is still directed on the lower back and hips, so they might aggravate existing lower back or hip problems.

Best Hip Seat Carriers and Hip Hugger Carriers

Below is a list of our top hip seat carriers and hip hugger carriers:

Name Current Rating and Number of ReviewersCarrying
Positions
Hip Seat
Carrier
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Kiddihug3.9/5 by 29 reviewers4 Check Price
Ergobaby 3604.4/5 by 796 reviewers4 Check Price
Diggold4.3/5 by 210 customers4 Check Price
Baby Hip Seat Carrier Waist Stool4.5/5 by 226 customers Check Price
Suveno4.7/5 by 85 customers3 Check Price
TushBaby The Only Safety Certified Hip Seat Baby Carrier4.5/5 by 160 customers Check Price
Ergonomic Baby Carriers4 Check Price
Bebamour Comfort5 Check Price
Babi Bambino4 Check Price

Reviews of Our Best Baby Carriers with Hip Support

1. Kiddihug: Best Hip Seat Carrier For Infants and Toddlers

Kiddihug won the ‘Made for Mums’ award and the publication wasn’t wrong as I agree 100% that this is the overall best baby hip seat carrier in 2019. We also ranked it top ahead of other credible contestants such as Ergobaby 360. Kiddihug is my personal favorite that I immediately bought it after I stopped using my Boba Wrap carrier above in 2018. It is made by Kiddihug, a UK-based company dealing in baby carriers and has been operational since 2016.

Kiddihug is currently rated 3.9/5 by 29 customers and for less than $50, you can get either the black or gray Kiddihug carrier with hip support. Kiddihug is ergonomically designed a hip seat carrier is made to support babies from age 3 to 36 months. It can also support your baby from when they weigh just 7.9 pounds to when they get to 33 pounds.

The new grey Kiddihug baby hip carrier was released to the market in June 2019 and you can get it today on Amazon. You should, however, note that it is not prime eligible.

Pros

  • It is lightweight
  • Comfortable for both baby, mom and dads.
  • Many zippered pockets for conveniently storing your essentials while on the move
  • Very affordable pricing ($56.00)
  • Versatile with six carrying positions

Cons

  • Finding a comfortable fit might be hard if you are petite or plus size

2. Ergobaby 360

Ergobaby 360 is our second-best hip seat carrier in 2019. Ergobaby 360 has been rated 4.4/5 by over 700 customers who agree that Ergobaby 360 is an excellent carrier. It has been designed to support your baby from when they are 4 months to 36 months. It can also support your baby from 12lbs to 33lbs.

Ergobaby carriers are in different styles, this 360 style, Performance, and the Original sytle. What differentiates Ergobaby carriers is their ergonomic nature which makes it very ideal for parents who are active and like getting around. This particular 360 brand enables you to position your baby in all possible positions that give you comfort.

The images below show how you can use the Ergo carrier in all positions:

 Best Hip Seat Carriers & Hip Hugger Carriers FOR ALL POSITIONS

Similar to other carriers such as Tula, Ergobaby 360 have options of adding an infant insert for newborns. Ergobaby 360 gives your baby the most exposure to the surrounding. In addition, it is the only Ergobaby brand that allows your baby to face outwards as shown in image number 2 above.

Pros

  • Very comfortable for both baby and parent
  • There is a hood to protect your little one from the sun
  • It is very generously padded and well stitched

Cons

  • It is expensive in comparison ($140.00)
  • The Velcro is hard to adjust and annoyingly loud
  • It does not have pockets
  • You buy an infant insert at an extra price
  • Some customers have complained of strain on their shoulders
  • The crotch is too wide for small babies but okay for toddlers

3. Baby Hip Seat Carrier Waist Stool 

Baby hip seat carrier waist stool is our third-best hip carrier with a waist stool you can find in 2019. Over 200 customers have rated this hip seat carrier 4.5/5 and is currently the 9th best-selling soft baby carrier as shown in the snapshot below

Snapshot showing Rank of Baby Hip Seat Carrier With Waist Stool
Snapshot showing Rank of Baby Hip Seat Carrier With Waist Stool

Pros

  • Very high weight limit (50 pounds)
  • Very affordable ($23.99)
  • Easy to clean polyester fabric
  • Generously padded and comfortable for both baby and mom
  • Very sturdy and durable construction
  • There is a pouch for essentials
  • Ideal for chubby babies who won’t fit comfortably in normal carriers

Cons 

  • No hands-free carry position
  • Doesn’t have user instructions but It’s easy to figure out

4. SUNVENO Baby Hip Seat Ergonomic Baby Carrier

10 Best Hip Seat Carriers & Hip Hugger Carriers

Sunveno haby hip seat carrier is our fourth best baby hip seat carrier in 2019. For less than $60 you get this highly rated 4.7/5 by 85 customers on Amazon. It is currently ranked number 18 among the top 100 best-selling soft baby carriers.

Pros 

  • It has a great design
  • Lightweight and breathable material
  • Machine washable fabric
  • Crossed straps to distribute weight evenly to prevent back pain
  • The seat is so comfortable for baby

Cons

  • It is bulky
  • Might not fit if your size 12 and above
  • Some customers have complained of shoulder pain

5. TushBaby

Tushbaby baby hip seat carrier is our fifth best baby hip seat carrier in 2019. For less than $80 you get this highly rated 4.5/5 by 160 customers on Amazon. It is currently ranked number 23 among the top 100 best-selling soft baby carriers.

Pros 

  • Very cool design
  • High quality and great construction
  • Sturdy and durable
  • The pockets are very spacious
  • Versatile fit for almost people of all sizes (waist of 24-44 inches)

Cons

  • It is a bit expensive in comparison ($79.00)
  • Some parents report that the seat feels hard and that it digs right into their hip causing pain
  • It takes a few tries to adjust the Velcro into the right fit

6. Brighter Elements Ergonomic Baby Carrier with Hip Seat

Brighter Elements is our fifth baby carrier with hip seat that is highly rated with an average of 4.5/5 by 213 customers. It is also one of the cheapest hip seats that cost less than $30. It has been designed for kids aged 6 months old to toddler age and with a weight range of 13lbs to 33lbs.

Pros 

  • Very inexpensive ($29)
  • The material is soft and breathable
  • Provides good support and weight is evenly distributed
  • Machine washable and dryer safe
  • Detachable cloths where the baby chews and slobbers

Cons

  • Lower weight limit in comparison (13 to 33 pounds most are above 45 pounds)
  • Just one color option
  • Not a one size fits all, and no waist information is provided
  • Just one very small pocket
  • It is bulky

7. Fresh Shine

Fresh Shine is our 7th best baby carrier with a hip seat that has been rated 4.5/5 by 29 customers on Amazon. You can use Fresh Shine to carry your baby using four different ways/positions.

Fresh Shine
Fresh Shine

Pros

  • Great value for the money ($39.99)
  • Genius design
  • It has a hip seat which is so comfortable for the baby
  • Very versatile carrier and hip seat
  • The baby sits in an ergonomic position

Cons

  • It is a bit bulky because of the seat
  • It is very tricky for petite and parents with large waist to fit
  • Some customers report the seat edge would dig into their hip causing pain

8. Bebamour New Style

Bebamour New Style is our 8th best baby carrier with a hip seat that cost under $45 and has been rated 4.6/5 by 544 customers on Amazon.

9. Ergobaby Carrier

Ergobaby carrier is not the cheapest in this list but it still made it here as it is an excellent 3-position ergonomic carrier with a deep seat that allows you to comfortably squat. Over 450 parents have rated this hip seat carrier 4.4/5.

10 Best Hip Seat Carriers & Hip Hugger Carriers
Ergobaby Carrier, (link to Amazon)

Pros 

  • Very comfortable for baby and mom
  • Has convenient zippered storage for essentials
  • No pressure on the back

Cons 

  • Doesn’t have the front-facing position that babies love
  • It can get hot when babywearing
  • Low reviews citing it has a lot of counterfeits
  • You will need help to wear the baby
  • The infant insert is pricey and uncomfortable for baby and parent

Below are other features that makes this carrier excellent for any parent in 2020:

  1. It comes in 11 different designs making it easy for any parent to get the design that would work best for them.
  2. The weight is evenly distributed in the shoulders and the hips thanks to cushy shoulder straps.
  3. It is very adjustable and can fit all waists sizes; the waistbelt dimension is 26″-52″ and shoulder straps’ measure is 28″-47”
  4. The carrier can be used to carry babies of age 4 to 48 months (12 to 45 lbs) without an insert. With the insert, the carrier fits babies ~0-4 months (7-12lbs), sold separately.

The lady below explains how you can wear Ergo with an insert:

Is a hip seat carrier ergonomic?

A hip seat has a wide base that keeps the baby’s hips spread out naturally, the thighs supported, and the knees bent to keep the legs from hanging or dangling. This position is the M shape seated position and also keeps the spine straightened. 

Are hip seat carriers safe?

A hip seat is safe so long as it provides proper support, and your baby is held securely in it.

When to use hip seat carrier

Hip seat carriers are not recommended for newborns, but they can be used for preemies, infants and toddlers from about 6 months to 3 years old, depending on the specific carrier and its weight limit. But you must make sure that your baby can support their neck and head first, which usually happens between 4 months and 6 months.

Best hip seat carrier for toddler

  • Ergobaby Hip Seat Baby Carrier
  • Baby Hip Seat Carrier Baby Waist Stool
  • Bebamour Foldable Baby Hip seat Carrier
  • Sunveno Baby Hip Seat Ergonomic Baby Carrier
  • Three H Baby Hip Seat Belt Carrier Toddler Waist Stool Seat

Apruva hip seat baby carrier

Apruva hip seat baby carrier is a product of Apruva, a leading manufacturer of baby gears and other appliances in the Philippines. They mainly market this seat along with other products in South East Asia through ecommerce platforms like Lazada.

From the Lazada website, they haven’t given much information, but the Apruva hip seat has the following features:

  • Designed for babies from 0 to 6 months
  • Available in three color options: black, brown and red
  • Can be used in the following configurations:
  • Front position forward-facing
  • Back position
  • Front position inward facing
  • Horizontal way
  • Price P2298

Ergo hip seat baby carrier

The Ergobaby Hip Seat Baby Carrier is one of the best designed and high quality carriers. It is the perfect carrier that will grow with your baby (from 4 months to 4 years) and not just that; it is a convenient way to pick your baby, have them in your arms, and easily put them down.

Depending on your baby’s age, they can be carried in the front (facing parent or facing out), on the hip, and the back.

The way the Ergobaby is designed, you can be sure you will not be experiencing strain on your hips and arms even as your baby becomes older and heavier. It has a wide waistband that supports your back, keeping it straight while carrying the baby. Plus, the baby will be sitting in the hip seat instead of your hip, further relieving you of strain.

You can also have your hands free using the added panel and padded shoulder straps. If you live in hot places, Ergobaby has a Cool Air Mesh model that is more breathable when baby wearing.

You also get an easy-access side pocket you can use to keep your keys and phone. From materials to craft, Ergobaby stands by their products with the ErgoPromise of replacing your carrier or part should you find a manufacture defect at no charge.

You can buy the hip seat from Ergobaby website at the price of $129.00

Features:

  • For babies weighing 12 to 45 pounds/ 4 to 48 months
  • Large, cushioned seat to support a growing baby
  • Wide, Velcro waistband
  • Removable panel to allow hands-free carrying
  • Breathable Mesh
  • Padded wrap-around waist belt
  • Cushy Shoulder Straps
  • Tuck-away baby hood for sun protection and privacy
  • Easy-access pocket
  • Machine washable
  • Breastfeed in carrier
  • ErgoPromise Lifetime Guarantee

Hip seat carrier hip dysplasia

A good hip seat carrier positions the baby’s hips and knees in an ergonomic M-position to support the back and prevent the risk of hip dysplasia or dislocation, according to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Ergobaby hip seat carrier instructions

You can wear the Ergo in three different ways:

  • Front Carry – Facing Parent

With panel: 4+ Months

Without panel: 6+ Month

  • Front Carry – Facing Out

With panel: 5+ Months

Without panel: 6+ Months

  • Hip Carry

(Without panel)

6+ Months

It is machine washable

For more instructions you can follow this link.

What Style Baby Carrier Is Best?

There is no simple answer to this since carriers fall under different styles. Also, one style might appeal to you when your baby is an infant, only for it not to work for you when they are toddlers. The best advice is to explore different styles, and once you have gotten your preferred style, then compare the brands and their performance until you can narrow down to a style and brand that addresses you and your baby’s needs. Also, keep in mind to check if it allows proper positioning to prevent hip dysplasia.

Below are the most common styles in the market currently:

Wraps: A Long piece of stretchy fabric that you tie around your body

Ring sling: A long piece of fabric (usually not stretchy) with two rings on one end that allows you to adjust the tightness to your body while carrying the baby.

Meh dai or mei tai: Asian-style carrier that combines features of a wrap and structured carrier, but instead of buckles, you use ties. Mei tai has two wide, padded straps that go around the waist and another two that go around the shoulders of the parent.

Soft structured carrier: These carriers have padded shoulder straps and adjustable waistbands.

Backpacks/ structured carrier: these carriers have a frame, usually aluminum, and are worn like a backpack. You can only use them with a child who has good neck control. They are designed mainly for hikes.

Which Carrier Is Best for Your Back?

The hip seat carrier is best because it has a wide strap that provides you with Lumbar support in and keeps your back upright. Sitting baby on the padded hip seat, instead of your hip, prevents you from curving your back while keeping baby close to your body and supported. Additionally, the wide waistband provides comfort for your waist and back.

Why Many Choose a Hip Seat Carrier

  • It is designed to grow with your baby from the time they are about 4 to 6 months until about four years, depending on the model.
  • Hip seat carriers are easy to put on and remove than traditional carriers
  • They offer many carrying positions for you and the baby to enjoy
  • The baby seats in an ergonomic position allowing their hips to develop naturally
  • They do not strain the shoulders and back because the weight is evenly distributed on the hips, pelvis, and legs.