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Wrap vs carrier? What should you choose?

Are you a new or expecting parent? Endless checklists, multiple trips to the baby store and a whole new product vocabulary is just around the corner. Next on the list is a baby carrier or baby wrap. Right now this may mean nothing to you. All you know is that your arms are tired from all that carrying, and you want to be able to keep your hands free. But what should you really choose?

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BABY CARRIER AND A BABY WRAP

A baby wrap is often seen as a snug carrying option during the first few months with your newborn, with many people using it as early as the birth. A baby carrier can also be used from the start and, depending on the model, can often be used until the baby is 1-3 years old.

THE BABY WRAP – A SNUG WAY TO BE CLOSE TO YOUR BABY

Three quick benefits:

  1. Carrying closely or skin-to-skin via a soft material
  2. Easy to breastfeed in
  3. Takes up little space and is easy to pack

Unlike other types of baby carriers, a baby wrap doesn’t have any buckles or snaps to fasten with. Instead, the baby sits in a piece of fabric, which is tied around the carrier’s body. Giving you a cosy way to stay close and strengthen the bond with your baby. Many parents can sometimes feel unsure about getting the right position in a baby wrap. Especially as most variants on the market require you to tie the wrap around yourself and the baby. However, the Najell Wrap is a pre-tied baby wrap that is as easy to put on as a t-shirt. This way you can get all the benefits of carrying your baby in a wrap, without the fuss of wrapping.

THE BABY CARRIER – FREEDOM OF 2 FREE HANDS

Three quick benefits:

  1. Provides better support when carrying for long periods
  2. Often offers several different carrying positions
  3. Quick and easy to put on and adjust

Carrying in a baby carrier frees your hands, while keeping your child in a stable and comfortable position. The padded shoulder straps and waist belt provides slightly better support than, for example, a baby wrap. Najell baby carriers can be easily adjusted on the go due to the magnetic buckles. The carrier can therefore be used in several carrying positions, grow with the child and be worn by people with different body types.

PARENT IN YOUR OWN WAY

We encourage you to carry your child, whether it’s with a baby wrap or carrier. The soft fabric of a baby wrap is perfect for that initial period when spending a lot of time at home. From there many people decide to progress to a baby carrier, which provides better weight relief as the baby grows. Whether you decide on a baby carrier, a baby wrap, or both, Najell products are ergonomic, easy to put on, and simple to use.