Need a hand? How about two? Being a mama means constantly having your hands literally and figuratively full — especially when you have a newborn. Babies want to be held constantly and while you want to savor each precious, cuddly moment, you still need to get things done, like cook, clean, prepare their bottles, go grocery shopping — the list goes on. Luckily, gone are the days when mothers had to sacrifice doing one for another, thanks to a genius invention known as the baby carrier wrap.
Baby carrier wraps are essentially stylish slings, but their purpose isn’t to hold up a wounded arm. They comfortably cradle your baby against your body, freeing up both hands for all kinds of tasks that require more than one hand or a few fingers. They also serve as a nursing cover for breastfeeding mamas, and even create a stronger bond between you and the little one that shares your body warmth and listens to your heartbeat.
In case you haven’t gotten the hint, you need this sweetest accessory that gets you back into the swing of everyday life, without ever having to compromise quality time with your child. We’ve rounded up our favorites below.
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1. Baby K’tan Original Baby Wrap Carrier
Baby wrap, but make it fashion. You wouldn’t wear something that doesn’t speak to your personal style — why should your wearable baby accessories be any different? Baby K’tan’s collection of baby carrier wraps are as stylish as they are functional, with over 12 colors and pattern options to choose from like black, eggplant, denim and houndstooth. It’s made of 100 percent cotton and without any rings, buckles or confusing straps to maneuver — you don’t even have to tie the wrap yourself! Just slip it over your head like a T-shirt and voila: baby-ready. The wrap grows with your child, so newborns and preemies can sleep soundly in the sling, while bigger babies (up to 35 pounds) can chill upright in the carrier.
2. Boba Wrap Baby Carrier
One size fits all when it comes to Boba’s baby carrier wrap, which was designed to keep little ones snuggled up close to mama for the first three months of parenthood. Constructed from 95% breathable, durable, French Terry cotton and 5% spandex for just the right amount of stretch, the ergonomic carrier is strong enough to hold babies up to 35 pounds. Impressive? Absolutely. But what’s even more so is the no-guess tying instructions that are both foolproof and super easy to follow. You’ll love the convenience of this wrap, and your baby will love unlimited hangs with mama.
3. KeaBabies All-in-1 Baby Wrap Carrier
The KeaBabies baby wrap carrier really is an all-in-one product. It offers just enough stretch to cater to moms of all shapes and sizes, is comfortable and sturdy enough to hold babies up to 35 pounds, and can be used in so many ways: as a forward-facing baby sling to carry your little one wherever, whenever, for however long; as a nursing cover for breastfeeding mamas; a swaddle blanket for when it’s time for nap; and even as a postpartum belt to offer extra support for new moms.