February 09, 2022 3 min read

“Stop carrying them, otherwise they'll get used to it. They'll be late to start walking and won't be able to do things on their own. You're going to suffocate them by carrying them. They'd be better off in a pushchair. You're going to give yourself a bad back. Carrying is just for babies, they're too big for that now..." Could you give us a break please? Quick review of misconceptions about baby carrying.

Misconception no. 1: babies who are carried get into bad habits and are naughty

Well actually, it's more like the reverse. By fulfilling their basic needs, such as hugging them, you're giving them emotional security which will make them more confident and help them become independent. This is scientifically proven.


Misconception no. 2: carrying them makes them dependent 

Do you know a lot of babies between age 0 and 2 who are independent? Who know how to walk on their own, feed themselves, get dressed and change their nappies? We don't either. In actual fact, if you don't transport them somehow, your child isn't capable of getting from your house to their nursery for example.


Misconception no. 3: babies who are carried start walking later 

Carrying them physiologically stimulates a baby's nervous system and their inner ear, which helps them balance. When you walk with them, they feel your rhythm and speed... Motor skills and carrying a baby are genuinely complementary.

Misconception no. 4: my baby is too small, they're premature 

That's one more reason to carry them actually. They need reassurance all the more, held close to you. Small humans are a bit like marsupials. We haven't finished developing when we're born. Also, our Slings are perfectly suited to smaller sizes.


Misconception no. 5: carrying babies gives you a bad back 

Our bodies get stronger as our kids grow older, which is the good news. The bad news is that when you carry children in your arms without a baby carrying device, you often end up with bad habits. If you keep carrying your baby on the same side, you create an imbalance.

In fact, baby carriers have the advantage of distributing your baby's weight better. Your centre of gravity is rebalanced, and you don't keep feeling every pound your baby weighs.


Misconception no. 6: baby carrying isn't physiologically sound, it's dangerous, your baby will slip... 

Before they're sold, our baby carriers undergo countless tests.

All of our products conform to safety standards and are designed to respect children's psychomotor development. 

 They also provide physiological support, and are approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, which has classified them as "hip-friendly" products.


Misconception no. 7: baby carriers are for hipsters 

Clichés die hard. Baby carriers are for parents who want to carry their children. And that's all. We've got a range of timeless patterns as well as motifs that are on trend so you can combine your love of nice things with carrying your baby.


Misconception no. 8: pushchairs are better 

At the same height as most exhaust pipes, is that really better? Actually, carrying a baby is neither better nor worse. It's not even something to argue over!

If you're hiking, a baby carrier is easier. In a carrier, your child can see the countryside from where you're carrying them on your back. Baby carriers also stop your baby from being over-stimulated. They can just sleep if they need to, warm and cuddled up against you.


Misconception no. 9: baby carriers are too fiddly. 

"You need a degree to be able to tie a baby carrier properly. It's hard carrying your baby. My feet get caught in the sling loops..."

That depends! Certain sling designs require more practice than others, but at Studio Romeo, we come up with easy-to-use products that make your everyday life easier. Our Duo can be slipped on in just a few seconds. And if you're still tying yourself in knots, we even offer you a carrier consultation with our referring instructor so you can learn how to use them.


Misconception no. 10: Baby carriers are expensive 

Considering how long you use them for, no, they aren't expensive. Some models can be used until your child weighs 10 kilos and others up to 12 kilos which is age two and a half.