Back support, back support, back support! That’s the constant comment and advice you will receive from experienced baby-wearing mummies on what is the most important factor when investing in a baby carrier. First comes the support factor, then the all-around comfort factor and now with all the hype about baby-wearing, the chic factor as well! After much research and chit-chat sessions with mummies (and daddies even) from all walks of life, here are Little Steps’ top picks on the latest and best baby carriers out in the market today! Here is our guide to the best infant carriers, slings, and hiking baby carriers in Hong Kong
Known as the cult-classic babywearing brand that provides both unique styles (one for every personality) with the best of ergonomic safety, TULA is spreading the baby-carrying love. Offering a stunning collection of baby carriers in all sorts of trendy colors and patterns, these gorgeous baby carriers are not only fashionable, but they are also very functional. Join their TULA love group in Hong Kong and visit the dedicated TULA website offering a slew of designs, colors, and styles.
AGE/WEIGHT: Multiple adjustment capabilities to find your perfect fit as the baby grows. Can be used from 3.2 - 20 kg, no infant insert required
COLORS/STYLE: So many amazing designs - one for every outfit!
As with all the other Ergobaby carriers, the 360 is no stranger to comfort and offers a chic style for parents. It has a soft structure, is lightweight and allows you to wear your bub in four positions -wear on the hip or back as baby grows, inward, forward, hip and back. It also has padded shoulder straps: Helps evenly distribute baby's weight in combination with the wide waistband to maximize parent comfort.
AGE/WEIGHT: It works from birth to 36 months of age and up to 15kg.
COLORS/STYLE: Available in Cool Air Carbon Grey.
The Hippychick Hipseat is award-winning for all the right reasons. It is specifically designed to address one of the causes of adult back pain; the seat provides a firm shelf for the child to sit on and supports their increasingly heavyweight from underneath. It is simple and easy to use and recommended by osteopaths, chiropractors, and other health professionals.
AGE/WEIGHT: 6 months to 3 years, 6kg - 20kg
COLORS/STYLE: Purple, Black
WHERE TO BUY: Babycentral
For those seeking the classic baby carrier favorite with a simple and functional design, Baby Bjorn is always a good buy. Small, easy-to-use and perfect for your newborn, designs range from the original version to the active version. A few buckles and some simple adjustments allow you to carry your baby comfortably and securely. They sell a Baby Carrier Mini (awesome for newborns), Baby Carrier One Love (ideal for travel and warmer destinations like HK), and their regular carriers too. The website also offers lots of other baby goodies! This is a favorite dad carrier in Hong Kong.
AGE/WEIGHT: Suitable from birth.
COLORS/STYLE: Classic black and other neutral colors
The Mountain Buggy Juno lets you carry your child in four different carrying positions - from newborn to toddler! The Juno Baby Carrier has four medically approved ergonomic carrying modes allowing you to carry your baby on your front (facing in or out), on your hip or your back and there is a pouch on the carrier that allows you to rest your hands in a natural embracing position. This one suits Mammas and Pappas both equally well.
AGE/WEIGHT: With 4 different carrying positions, the Mountain Buggy Juno can be used from infancy (3.5kg) to toddlerhood (20kg).
COLORS/STYLE: Available in colors sand, charcoal and black.
WHERE TO BUY: Mothercare
The perfect stretchy wrap for newborns! The Happy Wrap is stylish and perfect for all the bohemian moms out there. It is comfortable and lightweight and fully adjustable. It has no buckles or rings to wrestle with, making it easy to use. The viscose bamboo blend is breathable and wicks moisture away from your body, making it ideal for hot Hong Kong weather. The fabric is very soft and gentle on your baby’s skin, great if your baby suffers from rashes.
AGE/WEIGHT: Newborns and up to 11kg
COLORS/STYLE: Available in multiple stunning colors and designs!
WHERE TO BUY: The Sling Collection
More Baby Carriers In Hong Kong:
Best Carriers For Hiking In Hong Kong:
More Affordable Options For Baby Carriers?
Boba Wrap, www.boba.com
Solly Baby Wrap, https://sollybaby.com/
Baby K’ Tan, www.amazon.com/Baby-Ktan-Carrier-Black-Small
Infantino Sash Mei Tai Carrier Black/Gray, www.amazon.co.uk/Infantino-Sash-Carrier-Black-Gray