Best Baby Carrier with Back Support

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A Soft Structured Baby Carrie, the NimNik is versatile and offers four different carry positions. With superior padding in its adjustable waist straps and ergonomic lumbar support for both you as well as your little one, this is the most comfortable and lightweight baby sling carrier on the market.

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NimNik Baby Sling Carrier by Nimnyk

NimNik Baby Sling Carrier by Nimnyk

A Soft Structured Baby Carrie, the NimNik is versatile and offers four different carry positions. With superior ...

User Rating: 4 (2 votes)
2 Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier by Infantino

Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier by Infantino

It’s flippable, flexible and breathable. Meant for babies from 8-32 pounds / 3.6-14.5 kilograms, the Infantino Flip ...

User Rating: 4.7 (1 votes)
3 Yokohama Hip Seat Baby Carrier by Bebe by Me

Yokohama Hip Seat Baby Carrier by Bebe by Me

Entirely hand-made by a boutique from Melbourne, Australia that has been around for over 30 years, this ultra ...

User Rating: 3.5 (1 votes)

True, moms have been ‘wearing’ babies for centuries. The earliest recordings in history date as far back as the Ancient Egyptians. Using short wraparound slings, most women would swaddle their baby and carry them around as they went from place to place foraging for food or as they worked in the fields to make ends meet.

 In Indonesia, even today, pieces of fabric are tied over one shoulder and used as baby carriers – called selendang slings, these are also worn as skirts/wrap around dresses.

Today, however, technology presents us with way more options than ever before.

A Couple Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Back Supportive Baby Carrier

From evolved designs to modern takes on the historic wraps and slings, today’s state of the art baby carriers also come ergonomically designed for optimum lumbar support.

Ones that fit your body and help distribute the weight of the child across your shoulders and back to avoid undue strain.

Pain in the back?

Most new baby wearers experience some kind of pain in the beginning. This could be due to a variety of reasons.  

Are you wearing the right style?

One-shoulder carriers like ring slings can lead to chronic pain after long durations. Try switching shoulders every other day or opt for a two-shouldered carrier. Have a two-shouldered carrier already? Read on to know how you can make baby-wearing a pleasant (not painful) experience.

Are you wearing the right size?

Pain in the neck and shoulders can be caused by the baby being too loosely held in the carrier. Check that the baby’s body is touching yours at all times. Bringing the load closer to your core also better equips your body to carry your baby properly.

Do you know how to adjust the straps for optimum support

If your baby is too low, this could lead to pain in the neck and shoulders. Adjust the carrier so that you can kiss the top of your baby’s head merely by tilting your head downwards.

Is your carrier itself too bulky for your frame?

Some carriers are made from mesh and weigh practically nothing and some are made from heavy duty durable Nylon made to last tough wear. When choosing a carrier, pick one that’s right for your frame. If you are petite or small-built, don’t wear (or share) a heavy-duty carrier made for dads. If you are going to be doing most of the carrying, pick one that’s right for you.

Still not helping?

  • If you are doing all of the above right and you still experience pain, maybe you need to take a short break and lay the baby down.

  • If this is not an option either (maybe your baby is cranky or suffering from colic and needs to be held), why not try switching it up. If you’ve been carrying the baby in front-carry position, why not switch to the back carry or the hip position.

  • Or try retying it a bit differently – cross the straps if possible, or use the hip belt.

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What to look for in a carrier

The fact is that most carriers available on the market can handle a newborn baby pretty well. Newborns are tiny and so lightweight, you’ll hardly feel a thing. Once your baby reaches the 15 pound mark, however, you might start to feel a bit of strain.

  • Look for carriers with wide, well-padded straps and waistbands. A good waistband can make all the difference as it can support the majority of the baby’s weight so that your shoulders and back don’t have to.
  • Look for carrier that offer a variety of positions – front-carry, back-carry, hip position, etc and one that allows you to make adjustments on the go.  

Here is a list of carriers that offer the best lumbar support.

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NimNik Baby Sling Carrier by Nimnyk

NimNik Baby Sling Carrier by Nimnyk

A Soft Structured Baby Carrie, the NimNik is versatile and offers four different carry positions. With superior padding in its adjustable waist straps and ergonomic lumbar support for both you as well as your little one, this is the most comfortable and lightweight baby sling carrier on the market.

NimNik Baby Sling Carrier by Nimnyk

A Soft Structured Baby Carrie, the NimNik is versatile and offers four different carry positions. With superior padding in its adjustable waist straps and ergonomic lumbar support for both you as well as your little one, this is the most comfortable and lightweight baby sling carrier on the market.

PROS:
  • Comes with really long (50 inches / 125 cms) waist straps so that men can share the baby carrying responsibilities, too.
  • Extremely lightweight and super breathable
  • Has a ergonomically-designed detachable hip seat to provide the baby with a firm surface to sit on while being carried in front-carrier on in backpack.

CONS:
  • The hip seat is a bit bulky and hence not something that can be stashed in a diaper bag.


 

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Yokohama Hip Seat Baby Carrier by Bebe by Me

Yokohama Hip Seat Baby Carrier by Bebe by Me

Entirely hand-made by a boutique from Melbourne, Australia that has been around for over 30 years, this ultra ergonomic baby carrier comes with soft head cover, a sturdy hip seat and a ventilated mesh for comfort. With advanced lumbar support and superb shoulder padding, this carrier is specifically designed keeping heavier babies in mind. This bigger the baby grows, the more comfortable it gets.

Yokohama Hip Seat Baby Carrier by Bebe by Me

Entirely hand-made by a boutique from Melbourne, Australia that has been around for over 30 years, this ultra ergonomic baby carrier comes with soft head cover, a sturdy hip seat and a ventilated mesh for comfort.

PROS:
  • Has extra security features to prevent babies from unbuckling themselves.
  • The waist strap buckle is strong and reinforced.
  • Has pockets for added storage

CONS:
  • Not for newborns or babies under 4-months old
  • The back shoulder clip that attaches the two shoulder straps together is a little hard to unbuckle without a little help from another person
  • Its extra security features may mean that some parents need a little help getting it on.


 

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Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier by Infantino

Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier by Infantino

It’s flippable, flexible and breathable. Meant for babies from 8-32 pounds / 3.6-14.5 kilograms, the Infantino Flip is easy to use and can be stashed even in your diaper bag. With a BreatheMesh carrier body that allows for greater airflow, this carrier is cool and comfortable even during the hot summer months.

Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier by Infantino

It’s flippable, flexible and breathable. Meant for babies from 8-32 pounds / 3.6-14.5 kilograms, the Infantino Flip is easy to use and can be stashed even in your diaper bag

PROS:
  • Good-quality, inexpensive, grows-with-the baby.
  • Adjustable lumbar support helps relieve shoulder pressure.

CONS:
  • Does not fit large frames or tall bodies very well. Hence cannot be shared by moms and dads.
  • Some moms complain that the shoulder strap padding is a bit too soft allowing the pressure of the nylon strap to transfer directly to your shoulders.
  • Not great for newborns, so unless your baby is big, wait till he/she is over 2 months old.

 

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