Baby carrier vs stroller: the pros and cons

Draagzak versus kinderwagen: de voor- en nadelen

You are expecting a baby and logically you are looking for a stroller that best suits your family. But did you know that nowadays more and more parents are opting for a baby carrier instead of a stroller? In recent years, the baby carrier has gained a lot of popularity. But why actually? And are there any drawbacks? In this blog we take stock and list all the pros and cons of both a pram and a baby carrier.

Draagzak versus kinderwagen: de voor- en nadelen

Advantages and disadvantages of a stroller

Advantages 

  • When you are visiting somewhere, the carrycot of the pram also functions as a bed, ideal!
  • Especially when you take longer walks, a stroller is more comfortable for your child.
  • A pushchair is suitable for children who weigh more than 15 kg and can be used up to and including the age of 3 years. 
  • Most pushchairs offer a lot of practical storage space. Very handy when you go shopping, for example. 

Cons

  • Due to its relatively large size, a stroller takes up a lot of space.
  • Purchasing a stroller is generally a major expense.
  • A pram is less manoeuvrable, think of bumpy roads, steps and stairs.
  • Some babies prefer to be carried upright rather than lying on their back.

Draagzak versus kinderwagen: de voor- en nadelen

Advantages and disadvantages of a baby carrier

Advantages

  • You can easily take your child anywhere from day one without having to overcome any obstacles. No hassle with curbs, narrow passages or bumpy roads. 
  • After spending nine months in your belly, wonderfully warm, the transition after birth is very big. Babies have a great need for contact with the parent and feel safe and secure in a baby carrier. In this way they feel your body heat, hear your voice and heartbeat and recognize your smell. 
  • Research has shown that children who are carried cry significantly less. The baby participates in the parent's daily activities in a natural and unforced way.
  • If your baby suffers from reflux, it may be relieving to be carried upright.
  • You have your hands free and at the same time your baby is close to you. This can have its advantages both indoors and outdoors. Also useful when there is a brother or sister walking around!

Cons

  • A baby carrier is not always suitable for children weighing more than 15 kg.
  • Less suitable for long walks.
  • Carrying requires more physical strength than pushing a stroller.
  • Some children find it boring after a while to be carried in a baby carrier.

At Tiny Library you can easily rent a baby carrier or stroller that suits your family. Do you have any questions after reading this blog? Send us a message and we are happy to help you!