8 Best Baby Carriers

Best Baby Carriers
Best Baby Carriers

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best baby carriers currently available. For all my recommended baby product guides, with top picks, see my list of newborn essentials.

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini

MY TOP PICK:
My top pick is the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini as it is made of jersey fabric, so it’s soft and flexible and perfect for carrying newborn babies up to 11kg. It has excellent customer ratings and reviews.


Baby carriers are the perfect solution for new parents to get some hands-free time. They are safe and secure and perfect for when you want to get on with your day.

A baby carrier is essentially a harness seat which is strapped to your front or back and allows you to carry your baby and keep them close to you.

Baby carriers are usually suitable from birth to around 3 or 4 years of age. They are ideal for going out for walks when you don’t want to take a buggy.

We’ve put together our top 8 picks of the best baby carriers on the market, which all have excellent customer reviews.

Mums-to-be or new parents will also find our guide to the Top 100 Baby Products super useful.

So here is my list of the the best baby carriers.

Best Baby Carriers With Multiple Seating Positions

Ergobaby Baby Carrier for Newborn to Toddler

  • Suitable from birth up to 20kg.
  • It offers all carry positions. Front facing you, front facing out, hip and back.
  • It features a lumbar support and extra-cushioned crossable shoulder straps and holds baby in a hip healthy M-shape position at all stage.
  • It has a lumbar support waist-belt for long wearing comfort.
  • Detachable pouch included for storage.
  • It has a tuck-away baby hood for sun protection (UPF 50+) and privacy.
  • Allows for easy and discrete breastfeeding.
  • It comes in a number of stylish colours and prints including Oxford Blue/ Black Stars/ Plum/ Pure Black and more.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 84% of 2,024 buyers gave it 5 stars.

Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier

  • Suitable from birth up to 14.5kg.
  • With adjustable shoulder straps, waist belt.
  • 2-in-1 bib protects your clothing and carrier.
  • 4 Carrying positions: In-facing (infant), in-facing wide, outfacing and backpack.
  • Machine washable.
  • Available in grey with green bib.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 74% of 3,113 buyers gave it 5 stars..

Sweety Fox – Multi-Position Baby Carrier with Hip Seat

  • If you are on a budget this is a great option!
  • Suitable from newborn to toddler.
  • The baby carrier can be used to carry your baby on your front, on your back, or using just the hip seat. The child can be front-facing or facing you.
  • It has two pockets to store your mobile phone, baby’s dummy or other small items. It also comes with a removable parasol.
  • Available in blue and grey.
  • Sweety Fox offers you a 30-day “100% satisfaction or your money back” guarantee and a 12-month manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 80% of 728 buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..

Best Baby Carriers For Newborns

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini

  • Suitable from birth up to 11kg.
  • Small, easy-to-use baby carrier ideal for newborns or younger babies.
  • You can easily unfasten the entire front section of the baby carrier to lift out your sleeping baby.
  • The flexible fabric of the baby carrier allows you to see and feel your new-born’s position and the natural c-curve of their back.
  • Comes in soft jersey fabric in plenty of colour options including black/ charcoal grey/ dove blue/ dusty pink/ light grey/ navy blue and more.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 87% of 1,753 buyers gave it 5 stars..

Chicco Easyfit Baby Carrier

  • Suitable from birth to 9 kg.
  • Easy to wear design! Wear just like a t shirt and easy to fit for the maximum comfort.
  • Easy to convert from parent-facing to forward facing when your baby gets a bit older.
  • It provide extra support for head and neck for the first few months.
  • Ergonomic seat to assure the right position of baby’s hip.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 82% of 1,333 buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..

Baby K’tan Cotton Black Baby Carrier

  • Sling wrap for newborn babies to an upright seated carrier for toddlers up to 35lbs.
  • Easy to use and put on and no wrapping involved.
  • Unique hybrid double-loop of the baby carrier design holds baby securely and evenly distributes weight across back and both shoulders.
  • The unique double loop design and one way stretch hold your baby securely in place, and the wrap carrier’s natural seated position.
  • The baby carriers are individually sized XXS, XS, S, M, L or XL for the baby wearer (not the size of the baby).
  • Available in black or houndstooth.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 77% of 2,162 buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..

Best Sling Style Baby Carriers

Chicco ComfyFit Baby Carrier One size

  • Suitable from birth to 15kg.
  • One size fits most.
  • 2 comfy carrying positions: front face-in and front face-out.
  • Soft and comfortable to wear with handy zippered pocket for storing your essentials.
  • Available in black/ grey/ blue.
  • Machine washable.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 82% of 1,333 buyers gave it 4/5 stars or more..

Boba X Baby Carrier

  • Suitable from newborn to 45lb.
  • Optimal “M positioning” for little developing bodies.
  • Contoured shoulder straps lengthen and shorten to suit wearer.
  • Crossable shoulder straps.
  • Included toddler seat extenders.
  • Removable adjustable hood.
  • Secret zippered pocket for hood storage, can also be used for extra neck support.
  • Sleek side zippered pocket for phone on the waist belt.
  • Purse strap holder.
  • Elastic give on chest strap will make your whole carrying experience more flexible and comfortable.
  • Parents love this baby carrier – 80% of 167 buyers gave it 5 stars..

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What is a baby carrier?

Baby carriers are usually made of sturdy fabric and have padded shoulder straps which can be fastened to you with buckles or straps.

They usually have multiple seating positions and are easy to put on and take off.

A baby carrier can be used to keep your baby close to you while you are out or at home. It frees up your hands so you can get on with what you need to.

Is it safe to use a baby carrier?

Yes, as long as you follow the manufacturers guidelines and use the correct baby carrier for the age of your child.

It is recommended for the first 4-6 months baby faces parents as they need the neck support.

After that, when babies can hold their own head up they may prefer facing forwards so they can see what is going on around them.

You should always be able to see your baby’s face by simply glancing down. Once they reach toddler age it is acceptable for them to be carried on your back if this is a more comfortable option for you.

Avoid bag-style slings for safety reasons.

I hope this list of the best baby carriers was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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