Baby carrier or wrap?

My husband and I are expecting our little girl in December and I would like to buy a baby carrier for her so I can sometimes be hands free. The question I have is baby carrier or wrap? I feel that a baby carrier is safer than a wrap probably because I see more women using them, but I read that wraps help distribute your baby's weight evenly so you don't stress your back. I just feel that with a wrap I'll have to really practice using it so it doesn't come undone while I'm carrying my baby girl in it and my husband would need to learn how to use it as well, so I feel like a carrier would be easier. Any advice? Also any recommendations on the brand would be super helpful since we are going to be first time parents. Thanks!
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 03, 2012
Posted: on Sep 23, 2017
Personally im not coordinated enough to secure baby in a wrap. I love my Ergobaby carrier. I used a mei tei (kinda a mix between wrap and ssc)for a while but it wasnt love.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since May 31, 2011
Posted: on Oct 30, 2017
Wrap is nice for newborns, but once babies get heavier you will wear it on your shoulders with a wrap. If you can afford get both as I think you use them at different stages. If you can only get one then get a carrier, you can use it longer. Make sure to get a carrier that you can use from newborn.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 21, 2013
Posted: 16 days ago
I love using a wrap during the newborn stage but if you can only get one, get a carrier. I would recommend a Lillebaby because of the lumbar support. The lumbar makes all the difference in the world.

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