Here are the winners:
¨ Beco Baby Gemini took home the Editors’ Choice Award for its simplicity, functionality and style. “The Beco Baby Gemini is a wonderful product, especially because it can carry children from babyhood to toddlerhood on the adult’s back and front, and in the forward- and backward-facing positions, providing more carrying options than all the other soft-structured carriers we tested.” Dr. Spurrier said. “We were also impressed by how easy it was to put on and take off, to clean and to wear. Finally, its soft materials and beautiful patterns made Beco Baby Gemini a stand-out choice.
¨ The Best Value Award went to the Infantino Sash Mei Tai for its sturdy design, high quality, and economical price. “The Infantino Sash Mei Tai is Infantino’s best offering in our opinion with its flexible, lightweight and easy-to-use wrap-style design. The clearly-written directions provided inside the carrier make putting it on a cinch. This system uses ties to secure baby, offering great hip/spine positioning and a close-hold, allowing for a comfortable fit for both baby and mother,” Dr. Spurrier explained.
¨ A Top Pick Award for Use With a Newborn went to the Baby K'Tan for its ability to keep tiny babies in a comfy, womb-like hold, wrapped in ultra-soft 100% cotton cloth. “One place a newborn loves to be, is swaddled tightly and close to mom or dad. We feel the Baby K'Tan perfectly tuned for use with newborns and younger babies,” Dr. Spurrier explained.
BabyGearLab editors have also published, “How to Choose the Best Baby Carrier.” This buying advice guide outlines the significant benefits of “baby wearing,” including the attributes worth considering before purchasing: safety, comfort and ease-of-use. In conclusion, Dr. Spurrier suggests buying a product that is, “simple yet supportive.”
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