Choosing a carrier!


One of the most common questions we get here at PAXbaby is “what carrier is best for me?”  A carrier is a lot like that perfect pair of jeans–no one carrier will fit any two wearers exactly the same, and the PERFECT carrier for you can vary based on your answers to some very specific questions:

  1. What is your height/size?
  2. How old/big is your little one?
  3. Is there anything specifically you’re looking for in your carrier?  Example: Ability to breastfeed, made in the US, all organic, works well in HOT weather, etc.
  4. Do you have any special needs we should be aware of (previous back injury, etc.)


Other pieces of info that can be helpful are knowing what you’ve tried before and what you liked or didn’t like about it, if anyone else will be sharing your carrier (what are their stats–height/size/etc.), what age range do you want to use the carrier for (newborn only, toddler only, newborn through toddler?), need it to fold compactly, good for Disneyland ;-), and the amount of wearing you’re planning on doing!  If a buckle carrier is what you’re leaning towards, take a look at the Carrier Comparison Matrix!  And of course, please email us if you have any questions or need help narrowing down your options!

Overwhelmed?  Consider renting a carrier or three to try before you buy with PAXbaby’s Sling Exchange rental program!

*happy babywearing*