Choosing the Baby Carrier That is Right For You

There is no better feeling than the closeness that you get while holding your child. From the days of holding your newborn in your arms to carrying your toddler on your hip, being able to hold them is beneficial to both of you. While it would be nice to hold your baby in your arms at all times, we know that it is not practical. Thank goodness the baby carrier was invented because it allows us to still keep our child close to us while leaving our hands free to do whatever we would like.

There are many different baby carriers on the market. From soft-structred carriers, to wraps, and even slings, it might be hard to decide which baby carrier is right for you. We tested many of the baby carriers on the market to help you decide which one is best for you and your little one.

Soft Structured Carriers

mountain buggy juno

Mountain Buggy Juno is a baby carrier that has many functions and will help you carry your baby from newborn through the toddler stage. Juno was designed to deliver the very best ergonomics in all four carrying modes, for both you and your child. The juno infant insert is included allowing you to carry your baby from the day you take them home from the hospital.  The carrier has features that many parents will love including two storage pockets, a protective hood, and padded straps for carrying comfort.

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Ergobaby original collection carrier

The Ergobaby carrier is designed to hold your baby in a ergonomic or natural sitting position. It can be worn in three different positions, including front, hip, and back. With the infant insert, the carrier can be used from the time your baby is born* up to 45 pounds. This is a great carrier that will last with you through the years. Your baby will love facing you in the front and your toddler will enjoy riding in the back carry position so they can see everything that is doing on around them. The shoulder straps and waistbelt on the Ergobaby Carrier are padded making it comfortable for parents as they carry their little ones. Not only is the Ergobaby Carrier comfortable for both you and your baby, but it also has added touches with baby and parent in mind. We love the hood that can be draped over baby as they sleep or on a sunny day. There is also a large pocket in the front of the carrier to hold your things, making it easy for you to be hands free and enjoying your time with your little one.

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BabyBjorn Baby carrier one

The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One will ensure long-lasting ergonomic carrying. Baby Carrier One is a four-way carrier allowing you to wear your baby in front and back, including three front carrying positions and one back carrying position for when your child is a toddler.  The carrier is easy to put on by yourself and you can easily put them on your back without the assistance of others. The Baby Carrier One allows you to carry your baby from newborn through toddler.

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stokke mycarrier

The Stokke MyCarrier allows you to hold your baby close from the newborn stage (without an insert) to the toddler years. WIth two different carrying positions you an carry your baby in the front facing inward or outward and also carry your toddler on your back. While putting it on might take some getting used to, the carrier holds your baby safely and secruly in an ergonomic position.

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britax baby carrier

The Britax Baby Carrier allows you to carry baby in front facing both inward and outward. With just a few buckles, the carrier is easliy put on and holding your little one. With the infant insert (purchased separately,) you can carry your baby from eight to fourteen pounds. The Britax Carrier also has a seat extender available for purchase that allows for your little one’s legs to sit more comforatbly around your waist when baby is facing inward.

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líllébaby COMPLETE Original Carrier

The Lillebaby Complete Carrier allows for your child to be carried in many different positions including front (facing inward and outward,) back, and hip. The versatility of this carrier is great for both moms and dads who perfer to hold the baby in different positions. Lillebaby has kept your little ones hips and legs in mind while making this carrier and it adjusts based how your child’s size. As an infant it allows your child to sit in the frog leg position keeping their legs and hips supported. It also allows for you to carry your baby in the fetal position during the infant stage.

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Beco Baby Soleil Carrier

The Beco Baby Soleil Carrier allows you to carry your baby in the front, hip, and back positions. The ergonomic seat allows for your baby’s legs and hips to be in the natural seated position. Along with a hood and pocket in the front of the carrier, the Beco Baby Soleil Carrier also has an infant insert and a carry all bag that allows you to store your things or baby’s things and then it clips onto the carrier so you can truly be hands free!

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BabyBjorn Baby Carrier We

The BabyBjorn Baby Carrier We allows you to wear your baby from Day 1. It has a special newborn position that provides you with eye contact and closeness that both you and your newborn need. All together, the Baby Carrier We allows for three front and back carrying positions that ergonomically allow you to carry your child. The best part is that these positions can be done without the help of someone else. The Baby Carrier We even allows you to switch your toddler from front to back without having to take the entire carrier off or your toddler out of the carrier, a helpful and time-saving tip for parents.

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bitybean ultracompact baby carrier

The Bitybean UltraCompact baby carrier weighs only 8 oz and easily folds up to the size of a children’s water bottle. The compact carrier is designed for infants and goes well into the toddler years. The portable carrier allows you to comfortably hold your baby in the front and back position.

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Tula Ergonomic baby Carrier

The Tula Ergonomic Baby Carrier allows you to carry your baby from the newborn sage and well into the toddler years. The carrier lets parents carry their child in both the front and back position while providing a wide seat to support a natural M position of baby’s leg and hips. The carrier provides padding on the shoulders so that you can comfortably wear your baby for as long as needed.

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ergobaby four position 360

Much like the original Ergobaby carrier, the Four Position 360 Carrier provides all of the support your baby needs for them to sit in an ergonomic position while being carried. But Ergobaby’s newest carrier to hit the market four comfortable and ergonomic ways to wear baby: Front-Inward, Front-Outward, Hip and Back carry positions.

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Ergobaby Wrap

Those first few months of your baby’s life they want to be close to you. As much as you love holding them and cuddling up, it’s not practical to do it all the time. To give your baby that secure and comfortable feeling of your touch, you can put them in the Ergobaby Wrap. Our favorite feature of the Ergobaby Wrap is the unique 4D Stretch material that is unlike any other fabric. It helps the wrap stay tight and secure to your body so that you can safely and securely hold your baby for hours if you need to. The carrier can be used in two different positions, both front and hip. While tying the wrap can take some getting used to, Ergobaby features instructions with the wrap as well as great instructional videos on their website. And for parents on the go, the wrap has a pocket attached so that it can be easily folded into it.

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Moby Wrap

The Moby Wrap is a one size fits all carrier that is great for your baby from the day that they are born. It allows you to carry your baby close and secure giving them much needed comfort. The 100% cotton fabric allows for you to hold your baby in the front or on your hip. Like most wraps, it can take some getting used to while putting it on, but the Moby website provides detailed instructions on how to put it on and how to put your baby into it.

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solly Baby Wrap

The Solly Baby Wrap is a great lightweight wrap that allows you to comfortably and securely carry your baby. The wrap’s fabrics are custom made and dyed. Because the wrap is light and slim, you can easily fold it up and put it in your diaper bag!

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the babbasling by joovy

TheBabaSling drapes across your body and can fit on either your right or left shoulder. There are five different ways to carry your baby in TheBabaSling and can carry your baby from the newborn stage to the toddler years. The sling allows for your baby to face you and also face outward. They can also be comfortably carried on your hip. The padded shoulder strap makes it comfortable for you to carry your baby.

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sakura bloom simple silk baby sling

The Sakura Bloom Simple Silk Baby Sling is not only a comfortable way to carry baby, but it’s also gorgeous. The sling allows for you to carry your baby from newborn into the toddler years. The natural silk fabric breathes well and is very comfortable. The fabric gribs well to both you and baby so that you don’t have to worry about slipping while carrying your little one.

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