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The 12 Best Baby Carriers – Guide

As a parent, you know what it’s like: your baby wants to be with you everywhere, and every now and then you want to have your hands free. The solution: baby carriers. Our checklist will help you filter out the most important features and our product recommendations will surely help you find the right product for your family.

Checklist For Baby Carriers

Benefit
  • It is extremely practical to have your hands free for daily housework and other activities. Your baby enjoys the closeness and security – and you can take him or her practically anywhere.
  • A baby carrier is also ideal when you are out and about , whether in the city, for a walk or when traveling. It is space-saving and can be used for a long time from birth – some models are approved for a weight of up to 20 kilograms.
Advice and Safety
  • If you want to use the carrier from birth, you should look for a model with an infant insert. This allows your baby to sit securely and in the hip-healthy squat-spread position.
  • A headrest should also be available to support the still very sensitive head and neck of your offspring well.
  • A secure hold is essential to ensure the safety of your baby at all times.
    The insert can be easily removed later and the headrest can be folded or removed.
  • Your comfort and back health are also important. Therefore, it is advisable to try out your desired model and see if you get along well with the attachment of the carrier. Does it fit well on your hips and shoulders? Are the straps adjustable and are the shoulder straps comfortably padded? Is the carrier washable or easy to clean?
Models
  • There are many different models in different colors and designs. Some of them can be used as back, hip or belly carriers – just as it suits you and your little darling.
  • Most stretchers are made of cotton. Some also offer a hood and/or integrated UV protection.

Here you can find the top 12 most popular baby carriers.

Tip: You can find many great pacifiers in our pacifier guide.

The Best Sellers Of Baby Carriers

We have compiled the most popular baby carriers for you in this bestseller list.

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1 Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Carrier - Ergonomic, Convertible, face-in and face-Out, Front and Back Carry for Newborns and Older Babies 8-32 lbs Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Carrier - Ergonomic, Convertible, face-in and face-Out, Front and Back Carry...
2 KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier - All in 1 Original Breathable Baby Sling, Lightweight,Hands Free Baby Carrier Sling, Baby Carrier Wrap, Baby Carriers for Newborn, Infant, Baby Wraps Carrier, Baby Slings KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier - All in 1 Original Breathable Baby Sling, Lightweight,Hands Free Baby...
3 Momcozy Baby Wrap Carrier Slings, Easy to Wear Infant Carrier Slings for Babies Girl and Boy, Adjustable Baby Carriers for Newborn up to 50 lbs, Black Momcozy Baby Wrap Carrier Slings, Easy to Wear Infant Carrier Slings for Babies Girl and Boy,...
4 Infantino Swift Classic Carrier with Pocket - 2 Ways to Carry Black Carrier with Wonder Bib & Essentials Storage Front Pocket, Adjustable Back Strap, Inward & Outward Facing, Easy to Clean Material Infantino Swift Classic Carrier with Pocket - 2 Ways to Carry Black Carrier with Wonder Bib &...
5 Baby - Carrier, 6-in-1 Baby Carrier with Waist Stool-, FRUITEAM Baby Carrier with Hip Seat for Breastfeeding, One Size Fits All - Adapt to Newborn, Infant & Toddler (Blue) Baby - Carrier, 6-in-1 Baby Carrier with Waist Stool-, FRUITEAM Baby Carrier with Hip Seat for...
6 Ergobaby Embrace Cozy Newborn Baby Wrap Carrier (7-25 Pounds), Premium Cotton, Blush Pink Ergobaby Embrace Cozy Newborn Baby Wrap Carrier (7-25 Pounds), Premium Cotton, Blush Pink
7 Bebamour Baby Carrier Front and Back Carry Baby Newborns to Toddler Baby Hip Carrier with 3 Pieces Teething Pads (Baby Carrier, New Grey) Bebamour Baby Carrier Front and Back Carry Baby Newborns to Toddler Baby Hip Carrier with 3 Pieces...
8 Boba Wrap Baby Carrier, Grey - Original Stretchy Infant Sling, Perfect for Newborn Babies and Children up to 35 lbs Boba Wrap Baby Carrier, Grey - Original Stretchy Infant Sling, Perfect for Newborn Babies and...
9 Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier for Newborn to Toddler with Lumbar Support & Cool Air Mesh (7-45 Lb), Pearl Grey Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier for Newborn to Toddler with Lumbar Support & Cool Air...
10 BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini, 3D Jersey, Light Grey BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini, 3D Jersey, Light Grey
11 Boppy Baby Carrier—ComfyFit | Black Camo with Waist Pocket| Hybrid Wrap | 3 Carrying Positions, 0m+ 8-35lbs | Soft Yoga-Inspired Fabric with Integrated Storage Pouch Boppy Baby Carrier—ComfyFit | Black Camo with Waist Pocket| Hybrid Wrap | 3 Carrying Positions,...
12 IULONEE Baby Carrier, Embrace Cozy 4-in-1 Infant Carrier Ergonomic Adjustable Holder Portable Convertible Front and Back Backpack Carry for Infants Toddlers Babies Girl and Boy 12-40 Pounds (Colorful) IULONEE Baby Carrier, Embrace Cozy 4-in-1 Infant Carrier Ergonomic Adjustable Holder Portable...
13 besrey Baby Carrier Front Facing Holder, Hip Seat for Walk, Men Carrier Face in Out Ward,Newborn Toddler Chest Carrier Women Plus Size, Happy Mom Dad Wrap Kangaroo Infant Body Carrier 360 besrey Baby Carrier Front Facing Holder, Hip Seat for Walk, Men Carrier Face in Out Ward,Newborn...
14 Infantino Carry On Carrier - Ergonomic, Expandable, face-in and face-Out, Front and Back Carry for Newborns and Older Babies 8-40 lbs Infantino Carry On Carrier - Ergonomic, Expandable, face-in and face-Out, Front and Back Carry for...
15 Baby Hip Seat Carrier, BABYMUST Toddler Carrier for Child Infant with Adjustable Long Waistband, Various Pockets, and Ergonomic No-Slipped Seat Perfect for 8-66lbs All-Seasons Baby Hip Seat Carrier, BABYMUST Toddler Carrier for Child Infant with Adjustable Long Waistband,...
16 alobeby Baby Carrier, 6-in-1 Carrier Newborn to Toddler, Wrap with Hip Seat Lumbar Support, Carriers for All Seasons & Positions, Perfect Hiking Shopping Travelling, Grey, 1.95 Pound alobeby Baby Carrier, 6-in-1 Carrier Newborn to Toddler, Wrap with Hip Seat Lumbar Support, Carriers...
17 Baby Carrier Newborn to Toddler-ACRABROS 4 in 1 Ergonomic Convertible Infant Carrier for Men Women,All Positions All Season, Lumbar Support and Air Flow,8-32 Pounds, Grey Baby Carrier Newborn to Toddler-ACRABROS 4 in 1 Ergonomic Convertible Infant Carrier for Men...
18 Baby Wrap Carrier Jeroray Baby Wrap,Hands Free Baby Carrier Infant Carrier,Lightweight,Breathable,Softness,Heather Grey Baby Wrap Carrier Jeroray Baby Wrap,Hands Free Baby Carrier Infant...
19 Baby Carrier, Baby Carrier Newborn to Toddler, Baby Carrier Wrap, Baby Backpack Carrier with Lumbar Support&Air Mesh for 4-36 Months Baby, Infant Toddler Carrier for All Season&Position Baby Carrier, Baby Carrier Newborn to Toddler, Baby Carrier Wrap, Baby Backpack Carrier with Lumbar...
20 vrbabies Ergonomic Baby Carrier for Newborns to Toddlers, Skin-Friendly and Soft Front Baby Carrier Wrap, Easy Breastfeeding, Lightweight and Breathable, Perfect Baby Shower Gifts (Striped Grey) vrbabies Ergonomic Baby Carrier for Newborns to Toddlers, Skin-Friendly and Soft Front Baby Carrier...

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Current Offers For Baby Carriers

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the baby carriers section.

SaleBestseller Nr. 6
Bebamour Baby Carrier Front and Back Carry Baby Newborns to Toddler Baby Hip Carrier with 3 Pieces Teething Pads (Baby Carrier, New Grey)
Bebamour Baby Carrier Front and Back Carry Baby Newborns to Toddler Baby Hip Carrier with 3 Pieces Teething Pads (Baby Carrier, New Grey)
Please noted that the newborn baby only can using horizontal position by single hipseat.; Attached three pieces set baby bib are removable,there is a zipper pocket on the belt.
$89.99 −39%

Babywearing Advice

If you find it difficult to decide between my recommendations, I’ll give you more detailed info about each model here. In the end it is a matter of taste. But here you will learn again the individual strengths of the different baby carriers.

The Manduca baby carrier

The Manduca baby carrier actually has everything you could want from a baby carrier. It is made of organic cotton and is available in different colors. It is particularly easy to put on and provides a comfortable carrying feeling with the soft padded shoulder straps. The shoulder straps are 3-way adjustable and can therefore be adjusted well. For the very little ones there is an integrated seat reducer. The headrest can be removed when the child is a little older. TheManduca baby carrier

also supports the recommended spread-squat position.

The Ergobaby Adapt Comfort Carrier

I think the Ergobaby is very well designed and you can’t go wrong with this baby carrier. It can be used as a tummy, hip, or back carrier and with the lordosis support, it perfectly relieves the parents’ lower back. It is also very easy to put on. The integrated hood has UV protection 50+, so you don’t have to worry even on longer walks. It is made of 100% cotton and can even be put in the washing machine. Really top!

The Marsupi Baby Carrier

The Marsupi baby carrier can also be used from birth and ensures an optimal fit even for newborns thanks to the tamer. The Velcro closure makes it particularly easy to use. It is available in different sizes, so that it can be perfectly matched to your own size. The wide bar always ensures the perfect fit for your darling and also still feels good, because it is made of 100% organic cotton. However, the carrier can not be worn on the back.

The Chicco Bobby Baby Carrier

The baby carrier from Chicco has convinced me especially with its great design. When I then did a little research, I found that it definitely deserves a place in my top recommendations.

Babies are well supported by the reinforced middle section and the neck support and find a cozy place in the carrier. The straps are pleasantly soft padded and provide a good wearing feeling. I also find the small integrated zipper pocket and the Bobby To-Go bag, with which the baby carrier can be easily taken along.

The Baby Carrier Babybjörn One

The Babybjörn has a special feature, which is why I really wanted to include it in my recommendations. Like most others, it can be worn on the stomach, on the back and on the hip. In addition, you can choose the direction in which the child is facing. I find this particularly handy because when little ones are a bit older, they like to see what’s going on around them. The bar width can always be perfectly adjusted to the child and for the first months an infant insert was integrated.

As you can see, all these baby carriers have their advantages. Consider everything carefully before buying, what you particularly value. but I find that you can not go wrong with any of these baby carriers.

Baby Carriers Info

Why Is A Baby Carrier So Practical?

There are several decisive reasons why the purchase of a baby carrier is worthwhile. The first is that babies and toddlers feel much more comfortable when they are close to mom or dad, because it is warm and safe there. This means that baby carriers also have a very calming effect on the little ones when they are out and about. That’s why it’s worth using the baby carrier right after birth.

Reason number 2 is that your child is /so to speak) on your arm, but you have your hands free. That is why many parents like to put on a baby carrier or sling at home. On the road it is practical because it takes up so little space. Have you ever struggled through a crowded store with a stroller? With a baby carrier, on the other hand, you are almost as flexible on the road as before birth.

Many parents would rather have a sling, because that also has a lot of advantages. But baby carriers distribute the weight better and can therefore be used longer. Some therefore first take a sling and then switch to the baby carrier.

What You Should Look For When Buying

The Duration Of Use

It is highly recommended to use the baby carrier right from birth, as it has a very calming effect on the baby. In this case, you should make sure that you get a baby carrier with infant insert, so that your baby is positioned correctly.

Many models can be used until your child is about 15 kilos, so until they are about 3 years old. Some models are also suitable up to 20 kilos. So think beforehand how long you would like to use the baby carrier. You’re probably thinking to yourself right now, “15 kilos, that’s quite a lot to carry around!”. Yes, it is, but this is exactly the advantage of baby carriers over slings. They distribute the weight better and with well-padded straps, even the 15 kilos are still bearable.

Form And Function

Especially for newborns, it is advisable if the baby carrier supports the squat-spread position, because this protects the hips of your little darling. Of course, the carrier should provide sufficient support and in any case prevent slipping. Especially in the beginning, but also later, it is important that baby’s back is slightly arched, because the spine is still developing and has not yet assumed the S-shape.

The baby carrier should also have a foldable or removable headrest, because this supports the baby’s neck and is therefore an important point in terms of safety.

Another important criterion is, of course, the wearing comfort. The baby carrier should adapt as well as possible to the wearer, e.g. through adjustable straps. The shoulder straps should be well padded and the attachment should be easy.

FAQ About Baby Carriers

Which baby carrier?

With baby carriers, you should first and foremost follow the safety instructions mentioned above. In addition, there is your own comfort. So padded straps and easy cleaning are useful. In addition, of course, the size of your baby must be taken into account.

Baby carrier from when?

A baby carrier can be used from birth. Of course, it must then also be designed for this age.

Which baby carrier is the best?

Baby carriers from Manduca or Cybex are highly recommended.

Which baby carrier from birth?

From birth, the carrier should still be made of a very soft fabric that gives. In addition, a baby carrier must always be adjusted to the size of your baby.

Which is better, the sling or the baby carrier?

Both have advantages and disadvantages. A sling is easier to store and lighter. On the other hand, a baby sling is easier to put on and offers more support.

How long does a baby carrier last?

Baby carriers are designed up to a certain weight. As a rule, this can be designed up to 15 or 18 kg. This corresponds to an age of 3 to 4 years. Everyone should decide for themselves how long a carrier is necessary or the child consents.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.