Main Types of Carriers:
- Soft structured carriers–like the ever popular Bjorn or the oh-so-comfy Ergo
- Slings–pouches and ring-slings
- Mei Tais–a simple Asian carrier
- Wraps–a long piece of fabric
- Rebozo–a shorter piece of fabric
The Babywearer: the ginormous information site and forum for all things BW’ing.Upstate Babywearing: We have two groups who meet monthly–one in Clemson and one in Greenville. Join the yahoo group at the link to receive reminders and info.
DIY: there are loads of links here for those sewing-savvy among us to make your own carrier.
Strangely, YouTube is a great place to learn to babywear. Do a search. One of my favorites is a daddy demonstrating how to wear a newborn with a stretchy wrap.
Julie’s Two Cents: Buy or make one of each: ring sling, wrap, and mei tai (or Ergo). Stay away from Bjorn-types. These are uncomfortable for mom and may be harmful to newborns. Babywearing is addictive and there are different carriers perfect for different developmental stages, climates, and events.