Baby Talk

Baby Carriers: A warm embrace that helps your baby grow

SideKick Plus 3-in-1 Hip Seat Carrier

As a new parent, you have the natural desire to keep your baby close – to hold and to protect and nurture them at all times. This closeness fulfils a fundamental need for your child and helps to promote their emotional and cognitive development. But believe it or not, your feather light baby can start to feel like a ton of bricks after holding them in your arms for a while! Fortunately, baby wearing is a convenient solution that allows you to maintain that closeness with your baby, while giving your arms a break and providing many additional benefits.

A strong bond from the very start

For nine months, you’ve carried your baby with you. Once they are born, your baby still needs to feel that you are physically close, to feel comforted and protected. This close contact with you instils a sense of peace and happiness in your baby, laying the foundation for them to become a content, independent and resilient adult.

For your newborn, close contact is essential as it promotes development in the areas of the brain responsible for learning and for the ability to adapt to and respond to stress. This closeness is also very valuable for parents as it triggers circuits in the brain that are important in caring for your child—empathy and anxiety control.

The bond between parent and child develops naturally and the habit of carrying your little one against your body encourages this development. The benefits of baby carrying not only promote the emotional and cognitive development of the child, but also encourage correct physical development.

Promoting Proper Physical Development

A suitable baby carrier envelops your little one perfectly against your body, encouraging cuddling and constant contact while also providing adequate support. The carrier should promote proper development of baby’s hips, support their back and keep their neck and head in the correct position, leaving the airway clear. The SideKick Plus 3-in-1 Hip Seat Carrier makes baby wearing easy and comfortable for both parent and child, while promoting proper physical development. The unique, two-piece system offers a variety of healthy sitting positions for convenient carrying from the early weeks as an infant and through toddlerhood. In fact, The International Hip Dysplasia Institute acknowledges SideKick Plus as a "hip-healthy" product when used as directed.

Versatile Designs to Grow With Your Baby

The SnugSupport 4-in-1 Infant Carrier is a soft structured carrier with padded head support that’s perfect for newborns. But don’t be misled that this carrier is just for newborns and infants. The SnugSupport 4-in-1 is designed for versatility, offering four different carrying positions that grow with your baby up to 33 lbs! The adjustable leg panels enable a fully customized fit for your growing baby. The ergonomic seating provides “M” position support for your baby’s legs and hips. Did we also mention it also has wide shoulder straps and structured lumbar and abdominal support so that your baby isn’t the only one that’s comfortable, parents are too!

Final Thoughts on the Benefits of Baby Carriers

As a first-time parent, baby carriers can seem intimidating with various straps and buckles and buttons – but once you get the hang of it, baby wearing is a lovely way to maintain that closeness with your baby, while encouraging proper emotional and physical development (and freeing up your arms for multi-tasking!)

Chicco SideKick Plus 3-in-1 Hip Seat Carrier

The adaptable SideKick™ Plus 3-in-1 Hip Seat Carrier makes carrying easier and more comfortable for both parent and child.