The baby carrier is a great tool for anyone who needs to carry a baby around. My wife and I have used both the BabyBjorn and the Ergobaby to carry Jack, and we preferred the latter. But even though the companies say kids can use them when 36-48 months old, we found both to be awkward once our son hit 20 months.
That’s where TushBaby comes in. It’s billed as the original and only USA-safety-certified hip baby carrier, and it was made popular on the show Shark Tank. There are a number of things that make the TushBaby great.
- It was approved by pediatricians (for the babies) and by chiropractors (for the adults carrying them). The ergonomic seat puts your baby’s hips in the pediatric-recommend M position, and reduces painful spine curvature for grown-ups.
- It weighs less than a pound.
- It doubles as a diaper bag with large storage pockets so you can leave the bulky diaper bag at home.
- It’s made for newborns up to three-year-old toddlers (or 44lbs). There are four positions: feeding, side carrying, front facing, and face to face.
I really like it but my wife loves it because our 2.3-year-old is getting big and heavy. The TushBaby allows her to carry him more easily without him feeling like he’s caged in. It’s a win-win for everyone. $79.99 on Amazon.