My Top Baby Carriers For Summer
It has been warming up in Brisbane and summer is definitely on it’s way! A common question that comes up is which carrier is coolest for the wearer and baby and in this article I will go through my favourite carriers for our hot summers. You can’t escape the heat especially while babywearing due to the body contact but there are few options that are cooler than others. Personally I find that babywearing is easier and less strenuous than carrying in arms and my girls were never the type to let me not carry them!
Tula Coast Free-To-Grow and Toddler
The Coast option is great for Summer days as it has a mesh section in the back panel. This allows for air flow straight to your baby to keep them cool and comfortable in hot weather. Tula’s Free to Grow is also made of breathable and light weight Twill so you as the wearer don’t feel the heat as much. The Toddler Size is perfect for back carry which is a cooler carry option.
Kokadi Flip and Tai Tai
Both of these are great options as they are made from woven wrap material (which is cooler and more breathable than canvas material). Both types have straps that are reasonable size so you don’t feel covered in them as the wearer. The Flip can also be clipped into the waist belt and with the Tai Tai you can tie it off under your baby’s legs which means there is airflow along the sides of the carrier.
Soul AnoonA Linen and Onbuhimo
These are a great option due to the carriers being made out of linen. Linen is an amazing material that is wicks moisture away from your baby and has high air permeability which means that air can flow through the fabric and allows the body to breathe. The Soul AnoonA is also super adjustable and can be used from a newborn with no need for an infant insert which makes it easier to use and cooler. The Onbuhimo is a great option for older babies/toddlers and as there is no waist belt, it can be cooler for the wearer.
Yaro Ring Slings and Woven Wraps
Yaro has numerous linen blends and as mentioned above linen blends are a great baby carrier material for hot and humid climates. Ring Slings are an excellent option for summer as there is one layer across your baby and limited material across you. With woven wraps, you can also choose your carry to be cooler eg one layer carries, a ruck or kangaroo carry has great air flow along the sides of the wearer. A thinner wrap (lower gsm) in cotton can also be a great summer option as it is thinner, also breathable and doesn’t feel heavy to the wearer.
Babywearing is always an amazing parenting tool regardless of the weather or season so enjoy those babywearing cuddles!
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