Many parents opt to purchase a baby carrier since they keep your child close while keeping both of your hands free. They provide a comfortable, reliable way to transport your baby without the use of a stroller. As an excellent choice for taking baby on a hike, walk, or a quick trip to the store – they are often adjustable, padded, and easy to use.
While raising my second child I often used a carrier instead of a stroller and always felt like it was a better choice. Not only was it more comfortable, it was nicer than lugging around a heavy stroller every time I wanted to bring my child with me. Sure, there is a place and a time to use a stroller, but I preferred the compact portability of the baby carrier.
BABYBJORN Original Baby Carrier
- One of the most popular carriers of 2013, the BABYBJORN Original Baby Carrier provides a cozy and secure way to keep your baby close and your hands completely free.
- Easy to use. It buckles to safely secure your child and can be adjusted on the front to provide the best fit possible.
- Extra wide shoulder strap are generously padded to help evenly distribute the weight of the baby while it’s attached to the front of you.
- Available in a wide range of color choices including city black, black gingham, black pinstripe, city blue, light blue, new navy, raspberry, walnut, and orange retro.
- The fabric used is Oeko Tex Class 1 meaning that they’re guaranteed to be completely safe for infants and babies.
- Machine washable for easy clean up.
- Ideal for children who weight at least 8 lbs. and up to 25 lbs.
Infantino Swift Classic Carrier
- Since it’s an inexpensive, reliable, and cozy carrier, the Infantino Swift Classic Carrier is another popular choice that has several features.
- Parents are given the option to choose between 2 different carrying positions. It attaches to the front of your body and baby’s can either face in or face out.
- Straps are thoroughly padded to provide carrying comfort that lasts all day long.
- Plenty of plush fabric to keep your baby cozy and fuss-free.
- On the back, there is a one touch adjustment that enables the proper fit with the right amount of weight distribution.
- Comes included with something called a “Wonder Cover”. It’s a bib that protects your clothing and the carrier – a perfect lining between the two.
- Ideal for children weighing from 8 to 25 lbs.
ERGObaby Organic Baby Carrier
- Made from 100% organic materials, the ERGObaby Organic Baby Carrier is one of the only carriers that provides an ergonomically correct fit for both babies and parents.
- Designed to provide a balanced comfort with a waist belt and shoulder straps that are thoroughly padded in all the right spots.
- Select between 3 different carrying modes. You can carry your baby on the front of you, on your back like a backpack, or on your hip.
- Available in 3 different earth-friendly colors – select between green river rock, highland navy, or desert bloom.
- For children that weight between 12 and 45 lbs. It’s capable of carrying infants as light as 7 lbs. with the Infant Insert – but that’s sold separately.
- Backed by an impressive on year warranty to protect your investment.
- Machine washable to make clean up as easy as possible.
Britax Baby Carrier
- Utilizing the specialized CarryLong system, the Britax Baby Carrier evenly distributes weight across your frame for the most comfortable fit possible. With this, you can carry your child either inward or outward.
- Easy to use slip on design gives parents the ability to take it on and off without a complicated mess. It has a one-handed buckle that snaps your child into position and gets them in and out with ease.
- Adjustable harness straps located on the front to loosen and tighten the fit as needed. They’re easy to reach which makes achieving a custom-like fit as quick and efficient as possible.
- Adjustable leg openings with plenty of head support.
- Backed by a limited two year warranty.
Moby Wrap Original 100% Cotton Solid Baby Carrier
- Made out of 100% natural cotton, the Moby Wrap Original Baby Carrier provides a supportive amount of comfort for both parent and baby.
- Made from one piece of durable fabric that’s very wide and wraps over both of the parent’s shoulders for a surprisingly comfortable fit that’s easy to wear.
- No buckles, straps, or obtrusions that can cause discomfort – it’s uniquely designed to provide exceptional comfort without all the extra pieces.
- One size fits all and easily adjustable if you’d like a looser or tighter fit.
- Recommended for children weighing 5 to 35 lbs.
- Machine washable for easy clean up.
- Available in 16 different color choices to best match your taste of style.