The NuRoo: Hands Down The Best Baby Carrier for Your Newborn
In preparation for my first child, I created a clear plan for how the first months (or years) would look: I would carry him around as much as possible. He'd be happy and I'd be happy. On my baby shower registry, I added 3 different baby carriers to help make this possible. I had also done some research and kept coming across the NuRoo. It really intrigued me, but I didn't know anyone that had used it and I was really worried people would think it was a little overboard as far as baby carrying goes, so I didn't add it to the registry. Instead, I secretly ordered it for myself (in fact, it was my only gift to myself!) and figured I would try it out when I was home alone.
Lucky for me, my bundle of joy came early (but still healthy!) and before I knew it, it was time to try out my 4 different baby carriers. To get right to the point, none of the other carriers even came close to the effectiveness, comfort, and ease of the NuRoo.
Here's what made the NuRoo so ideal compared to the others:
- It is unbelievably easy to put on with your baby still in your arms. This was not possible with any of the others. While I could still get the baby into the carriers myself, I had to first put him down and situate the carrier around me. In an ideal scenario this would be fine, but with a crying baby, I just didn't want to have to put him down first.
- The NuRoo actually can hold the weight of my baby and support his neck, allowing me to hold him and still be hands-free. Now, all of the carriers can technically hold my baby - BUT not all of them provided the neck support that he needed as a newborn. This means that when I'm using them, I still need at least one hand to support his head if I bend over. The NuRoo is the only one that lets me do the dishes and laundry with the baby still attached to me.
- The NuRoo is really, really comfortable. It fits just like a tight shirt, and the material is surprisingly comfortable on the skin. It is thick, but cooling, and very, very smooth. None of the other carriers came close to the comfort level, even the ones that were cloth and close to the skin.
- It can provide skin-to-skin contact - but only if you want! This characteristic definitely makes the NuRoo stand out. None of the other carriers allow for skin-to-skin contact (unless you were to walk around naked...), but the NuRoo is intended to act as a shirt so that you are completely covered while still holding your baby. But the greatest aspect of this is the fact that you don't actually have to use it for skin-to-skin contact - you can still have clothes underneath if you want. This means that when your baby all of a sudden gets fussy, you don't have to undress to put the NuRoo on - you can just throw it right on top of the outfit you're wearing.
- The NuRoo was cheaper than every other carrier. I'm not sure how this happened, because it truly is the most effective of all the carriers, but my best guess is because it is still a small company trying to get it's product out there. Many of the other carriers were overpriced just because of their name. Which can be really frustrating when you're trying to figure out what you need for your little one.
For me, the NuRoo has been the best product for my newborn. Going forward, it will definitely be a gift I get for friends and family that are expecting and I have full confidence that this little company is onto something great. I'm so glad that I took the chance and tried this out, because it has made life with a newborn very smooth and enjoyable.
Below is another carrier that I loved once my baby was too big for the Nuroo. I could fit this in my purse! It was a saving grace.
The Sakura Bloom is simple and functional, but best with a baby that can hold it's own head up. Otherwise your baby is curled up inside and you still need to provide a little bit of support.The greatest part of this carrier is the look - very fashionable!