It is not always convenient to use a stroller when going outside with a child. Therefore, mothers may need additional equipment for going with the baby to the store, clinic or for a walk.
If you need to travel with an infant in a car, it is not necessary to carry the baby to the car in your arms. Put it in the infant carrier so you don't have to waste time placing your baby in the car. It will be enough to install the infant carrier on the base.
For trips with a toddler under the age of six months for short distances, you can use a carry cot. This is a small insulated box that you can carry in your hand. The bottom of the cradle is rigid, so it can be placed on any horizontal surface. Such a carrier is convenient to use, for example, for a trip to a clinic located near the house.
There are different types of slings for children from birth to 3 years old. These products are sewn from fabric of a special weaving and are completely safe if the babies are correctly positioned in them. The most versatile is a sling scarf. It is suitable for both a newborn and an older child weighing up to 15-20 kg. This is a multifunctional sling, and the mother will be able to place the baby vertically on the chest, back or hip, as well as horizontally in the cradle position, depending on the age and preferences of the child and the woman herself. A ring sling is also suitable for newborns.
To carry babies older than 3 months, you can use a may-sling, or a scarf. They wind up a little easier than a scarf, but they are inferior in functionality: you can only carry a child in a May-sling in an upright position.
When the child learns to sit on his own, he can be carried in fast sling and ergonomic backpacks. They are quick and easy to put on, but do not have a large carrying capacity. They are suitable for short trips, for example, to the store, but for a full-fledged walk, it is better to choose a may-sling or a sling-scarf, because in the latter, the load on the mother's back is distributed more evenly.
Hipseats are also suitable for seated children. This type of carrier is a belt that is attached to the mother's waist and a seat for the baby. When using such a hipseat, the mother is forced to hold the child. To free the woman's hands, manufacturers also began to make carriers with belts, thanks to which the baby is securely attached to the mother's body.
There are also "kangaroos". If in a sling the child is in a physiological position, then this carrying creates a vertical load on the baby's spine, which is unacceptable for non-sitting children. Also in "kangaroo" the child presses with all his weight on the perineum, which can adversely affect the formation of the hip joints. Therefore, these carriers should not be used for carrying children for a long time.