There are multiple considerations when selecting a carrier, sling or wrap. It is important to address the baby’s ergonomic position as well as the caregiver’s comfort. Features such as buckles, magnets, velcro, and fabric are used to secure child in carrier. However, an individual that has decreased abilities in balance, trunk control, and manipulation may find some of these features difficult to use. Individuals may need to consider their own abilities to problem solve techniques to manipulate and assemble the product on their body, as well as transfer the child in/out of the carrier safely.
No straps, belts, or buckles to adjust. Velcro closure easy to manipulate.
Full body wrap that fits all body types. Can be complicated to manipulate and adjust.
Magnetic snaps help secure carrier with ease. Breathable material for baby and parent.
Criss cross straps for back support plus fabric that ties and wraps around hips to fit a variety of body types.
One shoulder strap design with metal ring allowing adjustability for a variety of body types.
Two piece carrier that provides appropriate hip position for child and nine different ergonomic carrying options for adult.
Newborn/infant carrier with criss-cross back support that is completely assembled with velcro.
We used consumer reports and other resources as considerations for purchasing carriers, slings, and wraps; however, we suggest that you consider your own needs and abilities to determine what’s best for you. Hopefully some of theses suggestions are examples from which you can build upon. Contact us if you have found other examples that work well for you.
Curious about our process and how we analyzed each product? Learn more here.