Cool Baby Carriers
-When you're on the move with your baby it's important to find the most comfortable mode of transportation for both of you. That's why the parents.com team went to work breaking down the best baby carriers. Parents TV camera's peaked in to their meeting for the scoop on slings, harnesses, and even baby backpacks. -Essentially, what we're trying to do today is figure out with this great stuff that we just got in. If we have the right stuff. If we have the right moms testing the stuff and if we like everything. It seems like there are few different types of this carriers and wraps one is kind of the traditional carrier like this 0:48 or like this. McLaren straps on your back, baby goes in front, baby can either go facing out or facing you, but it's pretty straight forward. The baby sits in front of you should be able to kiss the baby's head and that's how you know that it's sitting correctly, and then you got the sling carrier, whether it's adjustable or just one piece of fabric goes over one shoulder like Sasha demonstrated. This is great for newborns and small babies. And then you have a ring sling which is named that way because there is a ring involved. A ring sits on your shoulder and then it works the same way as the actual sling. Easily adjustable. Hi, baby. -She can [unk] the baby in. -Yes. -[unk]. -And then there's the crazy, one they call the crazy wrap, although this one is labor intensive. It was my favorite one by far and this is just essentially one big long piece of fabric that you can wrap anyway that you want, so if you have baby sit up in front of you, you can have the baby sit on your head, you can the baby on your back. Sky is the limit. [unk] which is the square piece of fabric and four straps. -[unk]. -That's essentially the concept because baby goes right in there. And then you have the [unk] and I actually took this one with me on a recent trip and went hiking with it and it was incredible. I have my almost two year old kid in here and the cool thing about is you put this on your back, I won't do this as far as now, but you put this on your back these wraps like go over your shoulders. The baby goes in here. The baby has her own straps. So, if you're like literally climbing up something the baby just kind of like rocking back and forth up there. She's not going to fall the baby's butt, you know, probably hits right about here and then all the rest of the area below baby's butt between you and baby's butt is all surge. -When the meeting is over, the team packs up the carriers and sends them off to its network of mommy testers. Like Oakland mom, Melanie Rosen, who is always on the go with her 11 month old, Ben. -Living in New York, absolutely, yes. Now we walk everywhere and even in the grocery store and going to the park, walking the dog, pretty much anything I use it for. -Melanie tested out this Ergo harness style baby carrier and this ring sling by [unk]. So, which one did she prefer, let's find out. Whether, she's on the kitchen or on the street, Melanie loves the harness style Ergo baby carrier. -The Ergo has been really great actually since Ben is probably about three or four months old we've been using it regularly. It's easy to strap them in on the front and he would nap in there. I could nurse him in there. We would walk around the neighborhood for literally hours with him in it. -The Ergo has adjustable straps and a pocket and can be worn on the front or on the back. -We've had a very positive experience with the Ergo as a front carrier thus far and we're starting to use it as a back carrier. It's a little bit harder to get him into it, but once he's there it's easier definitely around the house like I'm trying to cook. -Melanie and Ben also tested the [unk] ring sling, a German product popular in Europe and in the United States. -The ring sling, I mean, it's definitely easy to use in terms of simplicity of use, but what I found is that despite spreading the fabric over my shoulder to help distribute the weight. For me, it just doesn't seem to be that comfortable. I find that I am that kind of shifting my weight to other side to balance his weight out. I end up feeling kind of lopsided. -For the full list of carriers and for more mommy's feedback just log on to parents.com.