Ask anyone who’s ever been pregnant or carried a baby in a carrier for a prolonged period of time and they’ll tell you: carrying around a baby or toddler can be hard work.
However, it’s not just keeping your kiddo entertained while you’re out and about or even relaxing in your garden, finding a carrier they’ll actually be comfortable in for hours on end is what makes it so tough: pregnancy and carrying your kiddo can put some serious strain on your back and hips.
Luckily, there’s a great alternative to standard structured carriers: T-shirt carriers.
What is the difference between baby wearing t-shirts and standard carriers?
Unlike structured carriers, which typically have straps and buckles that clip around your shoulders and waist, baby wearing t-shirt carriers slip on over your head just like a standard shirt, but have room for your little one, as well.
The MOBY Bump & Beyond t-shirt carrier ties at your waist, allowing you to adjust it to your personal comfort level and ensuring that both you and your little one feel secure and comfortable, no matter where the day’s adventures might take you.
This motherhood baby wearing carrier is also ideal for nursing your baby while you’re out and about in the world, and the stretchy, breathable fabric it’s made of will ensure that neither you nor your little one get too hot.
Unlike certain types of structured carriers, which can leave your little one’s legs dangling, the Bump & Beyond appropriately supports their backside in an ergonomically-sound position—just one of the many reasons it’s acknowledged as hip healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
And while most carriers are only designed for use once your baby arrives, in the case of the MOBY Bump & Beyond T-Shirt Wrap carrier, you can even wear it while pregnant—it’s great for providing support to your lower back without putting pressure on it.
Your personal care is very important during pregnancy, so put your peasant tops away, and throw on the cozy Bump & Beyond over a short sleeve tee or a 3/4 sleeve with a comfortable pair of maternity leggings and get ready to relax.
What are the benefits of babywearing for your child?
Babywearing isn’t just a convenient way to take your kiddo from place to place—it’s quite possibly the perfect way to bond with your little one, too.
Babywearing has been shown to improve infant sleep, promote calmness, and may even help your little one explore the world around them.
A 2018 study published in the journal Infancy found that babies who were brought around in carriers instead of strollers initiated more conversations with their caregivers, heard more speech from their parent, vocalized more, and made head motions indicative of them surveying the world around them, too.
Babywearing can even calm you down—after all, what’s more relaxing than getting a sniff of your little one’s delicious smelling head and having them snuggled up on your chest all day?
What are the most comfortable baby wearing top carriers on the market?
There’s no denying that the Bump & Beyond T-Shirt Wrap is the most comfortable baby wearing top carrier on the market.
It’s made of a stretchy, spandex-infused material that makes it easy to transport your little one wherever you need to go.
Unlike some long sleeve carrier shirts on the market, which can leave you feeling hot and sweaty after a long day wearing them (especially if your watching sports outdoors in the summer), and some tank tops with carrying capabilities, which are too cold to wear in late fall and winter, the Bump & Beyond is a short-sleeve option, making it ideal for all-year use.
In the early fall, late spring, and throughout the summer, you can comfortably wear the Bump & Beyond on its own, and when it gets colder out, you can simply put a sweater or jacket over it.
It’s even machine-washable, meaning you can get it looking and smelling fresh in mere minutes just by popping it in the washer with your preferred detergent.
Who does the Bump & Beyond carrier fit?
If you’re looking for a truly universal babywearing garment, look no further than the Bump & Beyond.
While many maternity t-shirts are intended only for a small range of sizes, the Bump & Beyond T-Shirt Wrap works for pregnant people in their second and third trimesters who want comfortable maternity clothes, as well as postpartum parents.
And unlike other baby wearing tees, there are even plus size options available! And the t-shirt carrier stretches to work with your baby as they grow—it’s comfy and safe for newborns and toddlers weighing up to 19.8 pounds.
How long will it take for my Bump & Beyond baby wearing shirt to arrive?
Your Bump & Beyond wrap will arrive quickly after you place your order, depending on how you choose to ship it.
You can choose our pickup in store program (which allows you free pickup in store) or curbside pickup; MOBY also uses UPS Ground, UPS 3-Day Select, UPS 2nd Day Air—delivering express typically 2-3 business days after your order is placed—or UPS Next Day Air shipping, as well as shipping standard typically 3-8 business days after your order is received.
Free shipping is offered sitewide.
You can typically find your tracking information online within 24 hours of the order date published on your order confirmation receipt.
Please note that while MOBY ships to all 50 states, AFO FPO addresses, US territories and possessions, for PO boxes we currently only offer standard shipping. When you’re shipping, make sure you’re using one of our approved senders to ensure prompt and effective delivery.
And if you do have any trouble with your order, locate your product ID and order number and call MOBY customer service at (888) 629-9727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for help.
Babywearing can be a beautiful bonding experience for you and your baby—and it can be a comfortable one, too.
With a MOBY Bump & Beyond T-Shirt Wrap, you can comfortably bring your baby or toddler everywhere you go without risking an aching back at the end of the day. With this soft and stylish carrier, you can enjoy comfort during your pregnancy and well into the fourth trimester, keeping your baby close and ensuring you’re forming a tight bond with them every step of the way.