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28 Best Baby Carriers of 2018 (Keep Them Safe and Save Your Back)

Babywearing has been around for centuries but it’s only now starting to become popular in the Western World. If you fancy having a go at it, this list has a great mix of buckle and wrap style baby carriers which will be comfortable for you and baby without putting strain on your back and shoulders.

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MiaMily

MiaMily

The MiaMily baby carrier can be used in nine different ways so you’ll never need another carrier again. It can also be used from the moment you leave the hospital with your new bundle of joy right up to 3 years old, so you will never even need a stroller.Prices vary

Mission Critical Carrier

Mission Critical Carrier

Available in a range of three fabric colors, this carrier is designed with men in mind. Carrying a baby on your chest can be a strain on your back and shoulders, but the Mission Critical is breathable and adjustable so you’ll always be comfortable when being close to your baby.$179.00

Boba Carriers

Boba Carriers

The Boba can be used up until your baby is 24 months old and it’s breastfeeding friendly, so you can feed your baby wherever you are with the unique breastfeeding buckle. It also has a hood which you can use to keep baby’s head in place when they’re sleeping, as well as a zippered pocket.Prices vary

Baby Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier

Baby Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier

Traditional Tulas come in two sizes; baby and toddler, meaning that when your tot is too big for the baby one, you have to buy the next size up. The Free-To-Grow carrier has adjustable height and width settings so this will be the only carrier you need from birth to toddlerhood.

Prices Vary


Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier

Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier

The Boppy ComfyFit combines the comfort of a wrap carrier with the secureness of a buckled one. It has a belt buckle and a structured strap which makes it comfortable for both you and baby. It is also machine washable, and it can be folded small enough to fit inside your changing bag.

$49.99


LilleBaby Six Position Ergonomic Carrier

LilleBaby Six Position Ergonomic Carrier

When you’re looking for baby carriers, you want one which is going to be both comfortable and breathable for you and your baby. The Lillebaby is made from 100% cotton and mesh making it perfect on both counts, and it can also be used in six positions meaning it will last from birth to toddlerhood.

$97.17


Infantino Fusion Flexible Position Baby Carrier

Infantino Fusion Flexible Position Baby Carrier

Made from 100% cotton, this unisex carrier makes it possible for both mom and dad to carry their baby and make that bond stronger. The supportive lumbar belt and adjustable back strap means there won’t be any strain on you, so carrying will be a joy and not a chore.

Prices Vary


BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original

BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original

The BabyBjorn is a popular carrier among parents and it’s not difficult to see why. It can be used in two ergonomic positions; inwards and outwards, so you can keep your baby close when they’re new, but when they get older and more inquisitive, you can turn them around so they can see the world.

Prices Vary

Infantino Cuddle Up Ergonomic Hoodie Carrier

Infantino Cuddle Up Ergonomic Hoodie Carrier

One of the cutest features of the Infantino Cuddle Up is the teddy bear detailing on the hood. There’s also a pocket for you to keep your keys and cellphone in if you’re just popping to the shops, while the seat for your baby is both safe and comfortable.

$41.99


Infantino Carry On Carrier

Infantino Carry On Carrier

The “M Position” is the way your baby’s legs should always be when they’re in a baby carrier, and the Infantino Carry On provides that 100% of the time. The cinch in/cinch out seat makes it suitable for both babies and toddlers so you won’t need another carrier for as long as your child wants to be carried.

$33.83


Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier

Baby Back Pack Cross Country Carrier

This backpack carrier is perfect if you love hiking and want to take your baby along with you. The structured frame is comfortable for both you and your baby, and it can fold flat for easy transportation. There’s also a retractable canopy which will keep your baby safe from all the elements.

$114.99


Hiking Child Carrier Backpack

Hiking Child Carrier Backpack

Take this carrier along with you on your next camping or hiking adventure. Strollers are great but they can be quite restrictive when you want to explore – this backpack style carrier is perfect, though, as it can be used from 6 months up to 4 years.

Prices Vary


Nesting Days Baby Shirt

Nesting Days Baby Shirt

In those first few days after having your baby, both you and your newborn want to be close to each other. But if you need to keep your hands free, this Baby Shirt is perfect. No fussing with buckles or straps, it’s ideal for sleep deprived mamas.

Prices Vary


Bebamour Sling and Baby Carrier

Bebamour Sling and Baby Carrier

The Bebeamour baby carrier can be used in two different styles; a hip seat, and a whole carrier. Use the zipper pocket on the belt to put your necessary items in when you’re out and about and adjust the waist belt and shoulder straps to make sure both you and your baby are comfortable.

$40.98


360° Baby Carrier with Hip Seat by Brighter Elements

360° Baby Carrier with Hip Seat by Brighter Elements

The pale blue color on this carrier makes it perfect for all genders, and you can carry your baby in eight different positions. It also has back and lumbar support to reduce strain on your back whether you’re carrying a 6 month old or a 33lb toddler.

Prices Vary


Innoo Tech Baby Sling Carrier

Innoo Tech Baby Sling Carrier

This stretchy wrap sling is a great carrier to use when your baby is young because it keeps them super close to you so that important skin to skin can happen. Use the informative DVD included to learn how to tie it – the storage bag makes it easily portable, too.

Prices Vary


Ergobaby Omni 360 All-in-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier

Ergobaby Omni 360 All-in-One Ergonomic Baby Carrier

Buy the Ergobaby 360 and you’ll never need to buy another carrier again – it is suitable for newborns right up to 48 months/75lbs. The padded waist belt and shoulder straps make it super comfortable for you to wear your baby, and also, because their legs will be in the M position, they’ll be comfortable too.

Prices Vary


Evenflo Breathable Soft Carrier

Evenflo Breathable Soft Carrier

When carrying your baby, you both need to be kept cool otherwise it won’t be enjoyable for either of you. This baby carrier is made of breathable mesh fabric which allows air flow so you’ll both be comfortable whether baby is facing inwards or facing out.

$22.49


DaDa Airflow 360 Ergonomic Baby Carrier

DaDa Airflow 360 Ergonomic Baby Carrier

The DaDa Airlow 360 can be used in 8 different positions, all of which promise to be safe and comfortable for both you and baby. It’s designed to be unisex in both color and fit so it doesn’t matter whether mom or dad want to carry the baby.

$59.90


Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier

Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier

When you’re buying products for your impending arrival, baby carriers might not be top of your list, but this one is just perfect. It grows with your baby and allows you to carry them in three different positions, and the carrier is adjustable so you can make it super comfortable for you, too.

Prices Vary


Brighter Elements Ergonomic Baby Carrier with Hip Seat

Brighter Elements Ergonomic Baby Carrier with Hip Seat

Whether you’re buying this for yourself or new parents you know, this breathable carrier will be perfect. The mesh fabric means neither parent nor baby will get too hot while the padded straps and waist belt mean that you’ll always be comfortable while strengthening the bond with your little one.

Prices Vary


Infantino Swift Classic Carrier

Infantino Swift Classic Carrier

The easy one hand adjustment on the back strap means that no matter where you are, you’ll always be able to make the Infantion Swift Classic fit perfectly. It can also be folded and stored compactly so you can pop it into the changing bag or in the stroller and it won’t take up much room.

$20.99


BabySteps 6-IN-1 Ergonomic Baby Hip Seat Carrier

BabySteps 6-IN-1 Ergonomic Baby Hip Seat Carrier

Adjusting to life with a new baby can be difficult, but if you already have children, you need to be hands free as much as possible, too. This carrier from BabySteps means you’ll be able to keep baby close in a safe and secure way while you’re able to get on with your day.

Prices Vary


Baby K’tan ORIGINAL Baby Carrier

Baby K’tan ORIGINAL Baby Carrier

Some people like the look of a fabric wrap carrier but get overwhelmed with the idea of getting tangled up in meters of fabric. This Baby K’Tan wrap gives the look of a wrap style carrier but it’s ready to wear straight out of the box.

Prices Vary


6-in-1 Baby Carrier with Hip Seat Ergonomic

6-in-1 Baby Carrier with Hip Seat Ergonomic

This baby carrier can be adjusted into 6 different positions so you can find which one is the most comfortable for you and your baby. Because of this, it’s also able to grow with your baby so you can stick with this one until they’re 36lbs.

Prices Vary


Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier

This sash wrap from Infantino combines both the structure of a buckle carrier with the design of a wrap one. Slip your baby in and then adjust the padded shoulder straps so that you’re super comfortable, then tie off around the waist using the fabric.

Prices Vary


Baby Wrap Ergo Carrier Sling by CuddleBug

Baby Wrap Ergo Carrier Sling by CuddleBug

When babies are born, it’s a big shock to them because they’ve always felt warm and safe, which could explain why they cry A LOT when they’re new. Make them feel at ease with this fabric wrap carrier and help strengthen that bond between you and your new bundle of joy.

$24.11


Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

This carrier has a feature which means you can adjust the seat on it so that your baby can fit in up until they’re 32lbs. As well as having them facing you on your front, they can also face outwards or even be moved onto your back when they’re a little bit bigger.

$24.99

3 Genius Diy Baby Carrier Wraps

How to Make a Moby Wrap

How to Make a Moby Wrap

Create your very own baby wrap by following this tutorial. The big branded ones can be really pricey and if you’ve splashed the cash on other essential items, why not have a go at saving some money by making a baby carrier? You’ll be able to choose the colors and patterns so it’s unique to you, too.

Diy Baby K'tan Carrier Instructions

Diy Baby K'tan Carrier Instructions

This tutorial has both detailed written instructions on how to make the wrap carrier itself and then pictures to help explain how you tie it. Your baby will feel super safe and comfortable in your homemade carrier and all the other moms will be asking where you got it from.

Diy Mei Tai Wrap

Diy Mei Tai Wrap

Mei Tai’s are another style of baby carriers, but they come with a hefty price tag. Instead of trying to find the money for one, this tutorial will show you how to make your very own, and the best part about it is that the carrier you make will be 100% unique.
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