There are different types of Baby carriers: Ring slings, Wraps, Soft Structures, and solid structure. These products may be found on an online baby store in Malaysia.
The ring Slings
Ring sling carriers are the closest design you’d get to a traditional baby carrier. These are typically soft-fabric carriers, secured around the shoulder with a set of rings.
Pros of using a ring sling: These are easy to wear and remove. It is made of soft and breathable fabric which won’t irritate the baby’s skin or suffocate them. The baby carrier also facilitates breastfeeding and can easily be rolled up and placed in a diaper bag, so plus 1 for convenience.
Cons: Ring slings are most recommended for newborns and tiny babies. It would be quite difficult carrying a toddler in a ring sling, for it would place a strain onto the parent’s shoulder and would most likely be uncomfortable for the baby. Baby slings also do not have a proper structure and so you may have trouble adjusting a comfortable position. Also, if the sling is too tight, it may affect the babies breathing. Parents also face discomfort in the neck and shoulders when using a ring sling.
Aside from ring slings, baby wraps are also designed using soft fabric. These baby carriers look more old fashion and are typically worn wrapped around the parent and the baby.
It is an ideal carrier to form a close relationship with your baby, as it surrounds the baby with the parent’s love and warmth. An example would be EGMAOBABY Soft, Breathable Sling.
Pros: They are more versatile than slings as they can be adjusted to different positions and can easily be folded and placed into a diaper bag.
Cons: Assembling a baby wrap may prove to be complicated. The mother and baby may feel smothered beneath the layers of wrap
Unlike a ring sling and baby wrap, this carrier has more of a defined structure. This would include a seat for the baby and waist and shoulder straps for the guardian.
Pros: Provides more of ergonomic support for the parent and the baby, as it would evenly distribute the weight. Less of a strain on the wearer.
Cons: These carriers aren’t recommendable for newborns as it does not adjust well to a newborns shape and is notably more expensive than simpler carriers. Also in terms of style, they are typically dull and of neutral design.
Solid structured carriers
Solid structured carriers are ideal for hiking, and long shopping trips as their aluminum framing enables great support and ease for the parent. This type of carrier has bars and buckles for reassurance, and pouches and pockets for storage.
Pros: The structured support system enables the wearer to carry much older infants and toddlers, as It can support them. High-quality baby carriers last a long time and are excellent for long trips.
Cons: This type of carrier is heavier than other carriers and may be more expensive than the other options. It can be difficult to put on and remove. Parents may also have trouble adjusting it.