Baby carriers do have many advantages. You can navigate crowds with ease, leaving your hands free without an extra bulky baby stroller to lug around. It also offers a sense of security for your baby, to be as close as possible, especially in such a new environment. However, bearing the weight of carrying your child, can get tiresome, and you will not have the benefit of the stroller when you reach your destination. Many tourist areas, and family attractions offer stroller rentals for a nominal or weekly fee. To solve the issue of not breaking your back, there are models that are offer lumbar support for your comfort. Ring slings make it easier for nursing moms. There are also baby carriers that are excellent for toddlers too.
Strollers make it a little more difficult dodge the crowds. However you won't have to hurt your back or arms, carrying your child around the busy airport, for as long as your child agrees to stay seated in the stroller. You will also have something to transport your child around in, when you get to your destination. A lightweight or umbrella stroller is recommended, to make things lighter and easier throughout your trip. You can check your stroller in as you board the plane, and pick it up as soon as you exit when you arrive.
Many parents opt to bring both. Baby carriers are easy to store in your luggage or even your carry-on diaper bag. It is also a great option if you have more than one baby, and your double stroller is way too bulky to travel with. Many strollers come with a travel strap, allowing you to carry the gear around like a bag. Whichever option you choose, plan out your trip accordingly, and be prepared for everything, as you never know what to expect with kids!