Baby Carrier Age Range; all you need to know before using a baby carrier

Undoubtedly a baby carrier is one of the most needful baby accessories; parents often need to use it for their baby. Especially new parents often ask me many questions related to a baby carrier.

Interestingly, baby carrier weight range (at what age of your baby you can carry him/her in a baby carrier) is the most seeking questions nowadays. However, let’s enjoy the reasonable and logical answer to this question.

At What Age Can You Use a Baby Carrier

It is best practice to start using a baby carrier once your baby has already passed three- or four-months age. However, you still have to use a baby carrier, you can use it from your baby’s zero-month age (one day after born), but it needs to include an infant inserter and a head & neck supporter into the carrier.

Babies below four months have a soft head on which babies don’t have any control. Therefore, the problem at that time may happen is, your baby can suddenly get an accident on your baby’s head & neck without a strong but padded head supporter. However, we will discuss here all ranges of the baby carrier in the separate subtitle.

Baby carrier 0 to 3 months:

Theoretically, various brands are manufacturing some suitable baby carriers for the newborn. These baby carriers are specially designed and featured for the infant. Like they have infant inserter, additional head & neck supporter.

For newborn babies- baby wrap, baby Ring Sling, and some soft structured baby carriers are most suitable. Here I am giving two suitable baby carrier’s names for your newborn baby.

Baby K’tan Original Baby Wrap Carrier

baby carriers

Top Feature

  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable for the newborn
  • Made from soft cotton
  • Ergonomic fit
  • Double-loop patented design
  • Nursing Discreetly

Baby Tula Explore Baby Carrier

baby tula explore baby carrier

Top Feature

  • Adjustable Neck& Head Support Pillow (padded)
  • Breathable &Lightweight cotton
  • Padded Shoulder Straps
  • Wide Padded Waistband
  • Padded Leg Opening
  • Easy-to-adjust Design

Baby carrier for 6 months and up:

Baby carrier for 6 months and up, baby carrier for 7 months or baby carrier for 9 months older babies, all are same. So, you don’t need to find each solution in different questions separately.

Thus, the specialty of this age ranged baby carriers is, they can carry a newborn (basically after 3- or 4-months age) or a toddler suitably inside it. Parents can use this categorized baby carrier while outing with their babies, hiking, traveling far, etc. Even if you face difficulties running your baby stroller, you can easily pick one baby carrier to hold your newborn or toddler.

So, let’s see the two most efficient baby carriers name you can use for your 4, 6, 7, 9, or more aged babies.

Ergobaby Carrier, 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier

Best baby carrier for big babies

Top Feature

  • Super Ergonomic twin baby positioning
  • Perfect Adjustments
  • Spacious reversible Pockets
  • Versatile & Adaptable
  • Functional and Gentle Head Support

Tula Baby Carrier

tula ergonomic carrier

Top Feature

  • Both front or Back Carries
  • Ergonomic M position for your baby
  • Easy to use & Easy to clean (Machine washable)
  • High Quality & Fashionable

Baby carrier, at what age needs to stop using?

Most often, it depends on your baby’s growth and body size. Generally, a baby just after his/her born and up to 5 years, can be carried in a baby carrier. The fact is, if your baby’s physical growth support to take him/her inside the carrier, you can proceed it. But you have to adjust the carrier with your baby’s each age range and weight time-to-time.

So how could you fix the carrier for your baby’s age range?
Look below the answer here-

0 to 4 months:
You need to add an infant insert inside the baby carrier for your newborn baby. You also have to add head and neck support in this age range.

4 to 8 Months:
You don’t need any more using the infant insert in this age range. You also can carry this ranged age baby in a forward-facing position inside the carrier.

9 to 18 months:
You can carry this age range by any position you want. If your baby meets the weight requirement, there is no problem carrying your baby with a suitable baby carrier during your hiking, outing, walking in the park, etc.

Up to 18 months:
So still you need a baby carrier to carry this ranged age baby? If you still need it, there are so many baby carriers dominating the toddler’s baby carrier market. However, don’t forget to match your baby’s weight and age range before you carry him/her in the carrier.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

At What Age of my baby I Can Use a Baby Carrier?

Immediate after birth and up to 5 years. Carrying your baby by a baby carrier depends on your baby’s weight, baby’s comfort level, etc. You only need to adjust the baby carrier according to different age levels.

Does a Baby Carrier is Safe for Newborn Baby?

It depends on your personal choice and your caring level. With an infant inserter, a head & neck supporter, you can safely carry your newborn inside a baby carrier. But you need to take care of time to time on your baby’s facial expression and body movement.

Final verdict

Until your baby weighing more than 40 to 45 pounds weight with a maximum age of 4 to 5 years, you can use a baby carrier to carry your baby. Never make any courage to carry your baby using a carrier if this weight range and age range are crossing the last limit.
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Read also: How to take care Newborn Baby

Quinn K. Haley

Quinn K. Haley is a registered pharmacist who has seven years of working experience as a production pharmacist. Besides working directly with pharmaceutical manufacturing, writing both for HEALTHCARE or MOM & BABY- is the passion of Roji. She enjoys writing for the healthy and better life of any people.