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Best Baby Carriers of 2024: The Ultimate Guide to Babywearing

Abbey Craig

Best Baby Carriers of 2024: The Ultimate Guide to Babywearing

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Abbey Craig

With an overwhelming array of options flooding the market, selecting the best baby carrier can seem like a daunting task. From wraps to slings, structured carriers to hybrids, each promises to cradle your little one in comfort while keeping you hands-free.

But fear not, we'll explore the most stylish baby carriers, unravel their features, and guide you through the decision-making process, ensuring that you and your baby find the ideal fit for your adventures together.

Types of Baby Carriers, Slings and Wraps.

If you’re thinking about Baby Wearing, researching what carrier is best suited for your needs and preferences is essential. Whether you prefer simplicity, versatility, comfort or style, there’s a babywearing option to suit every family. 

Soft-Structured Carriers (SSCs)

Benefits: SSCs feature padded straps and a structured body panel, providing excellent support and weight distribution. They're easy to use and versatile, suitable for various activities.

Appropriate Ages: Most SSCs are suitable for newborns with the help of infant inserts, although some brands offer models specifically designed for newborns. They can typically be used until toddlerhood or beyond, depending on the carrier's weight limit.

Ring Slings

Benefits: Ring slings are made from a long piece of fabric with adjustable rings, allowing for a customisable fit. They're great for quick ups and downs and provide a snug, cosy environment for newborns.

Appropriate Ages: Ring slings are suitable for newborns through toddlers. They're particularly popular during the newborn and infant stages due to their snug and supportive hold.

Wrap Carriers

Benefits: Wraps consist of a long piece of fabric that wraps around the caregiver and baby, providing a customisable and secure hold. They offer excellent support and versatility, allowing for multiple carrying positions.

Appropriate Ages: Wraps are suitable for newborns through toddlers. Stretchy wraps are often preferred for newborns due to their soft and cosy feel, while woven wraps offer more support and are suitable for older babies and toddlers.

Mei Tai Carriers

Benefits: Mei Tais feature a square-shaped body panel and straps that tie around the waist and shoulders, combining elements of wraps and SSCs. They offer versatility and a comfortable fit for both caregivers and babies.

Appropriate Ages: Mei Tais are suitable for newborns through toddlers. Their adjustable design allows for a snug fit from the early days of infancy through the toddler years.

Hybrid Carriers

Benefits: Hybrid carriers combine features of different carrier types, offering versatility and customisation. They often feature adjustable straps, multiple carrying positions, and ergonomic design elements.

Appropriate Ages: Hybrid carriers are suitable for newborns through toddlers, depending on the specific model. They typically offer a range of carrying positions to accommodate different stages of development.

Baby Carriers for Newborns

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier

This carrier offers multiple carrying positions, including front inward, hip, and back carry. It's adjustable to fit newborns to toddlers and has a lumbar support waistbelt for added comfort. A popular, highly rated baby carrier with new parents.

Our all-in-one Babycarrier, newborn ready Omni 360 has all the carry positions. Omni 360 grows with you from week 1 to 20 kg. Our crossable shoulder straps give a personalised fit. You can have it all.

  • Ergonomic, forward facing option
  • Adjustable from newborn to toddler
  • Lumbar support for extra back comfort
  • Includes detachable storage pouch

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier

Age: Newborn – 4 years / 3,2 – 20,4 kg

The Ergobaby Adapt™ Baby Carrier perfectly combines simplicity and comfort for a carrier made for bonding with baby as they grow. Made with SoftFlex™ Mesh fabric for maximum airflow, this carrier keeping you and baby comfortable and dry all day in three classic carrying positions.

  • Adjustable from newborn to toddler (~ 0-48 months; 3,2 - 20,4 kg)
  • Bond with baby in three classic carrying positions
  • Padded lumbar support for extra back comfort
  • Privacy hood for sun protection and breastfeeding

BabyBjörn Mini Baby Carrier

Designed specifically for newborns, this carrier provides proper support for their neck, back, and hips. It's easy to put on and adjust, making it ideal for new parents.

Bjorn Baby carrier mini is a small, easy-to-use baby carrier that you can quickly put on for frequent short baby wearing sessions. it’s perfect for the first months when, like all new-borns, your baby needs a lot of closeness around the clock.

You can easily unfasten the entire front section of the baby carrier to lift out your sleeping baby. the soft fabrics gently hug your baby’s back, legs and hips, and provide good support. The flexible fabric of the baby carrier allows you to see and feel your babies position and the natural c curve of their back.

Baby Bjorn Carrier Mini for Infants

LILLEbaby Carrier 6 in 1 Newborn to Toddler

The award-winning Complete™ 6-in-1 Lillebaby Carrier’s ground-breaking convertible seat grows with your child, ensuring they always have the right support.

Fold inward for a narrow seat that is newborn ready. As your child grows, expand the seat to ensure their hips and legs are comfortably and ergonomically supported well into the toddler years.

Offered in our Luxe style, these limited-edition versions of our best-selling baby carrier feature premium fabrics, styling, and detailing. Available in an array of playful, on-trend prints.

The Complete carrier can be used with children from 7 – 45lbs.

LÍLLÉbaby Complete Original 6-in-1 Ergonomic Baby Carrier

Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

Soft, supportive, and oh-so-comfortable. The award-winning MOBY Classic Wrap has been trusted by over a million parents. Made from 100%, hypo-allergenic cotton, it is just the right mix of stretch and support. Bundled kissably close, your little one will be ergonomically supported in a natural hold that mimics how they would be held in your arms.

Their hips, spine, and neck are full supported. With baby’s weight evenly distributed across your back and hips, you’ll enjoy a customisable and comfortable fit. Perfect for skin-to-skin bonding, comforting and calming, or getting your hands back.

Available in lots of colours and patterns

Moby Baby Wrap
Moby Wrap Ring Sling

Moby Wrap Ring Sling

Graceful and effortless, the MOBY Ring Sling is both fashionable and functional. Ring Slings are a beloved traditional babywearing style.

MOBY’s Ring Sling is crafted from a breezy, breathable double gauze cotton. It is lovely and lightweight, but with the durability and strength to provide years of comfortable carrying. The smoothed metal rings allow for quick and easy adjustment and a customised, comfortable fit. Wear littles ones on the front or on your hip.

Bundles compactly to tote in your purse or diaper bag. Whether breastfeeding an infant or toting your toddler, you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice to slip on your sling and start snuggling.

Moby Wrap Ring Sling Baby Carrier

Tula Baby Carrier

The Free-To-Grow carrier focuses on fit - cradling small babies as they grow into toddlers. And for adults, the carrier adjusts multiple wearers' shapes and sizes, giving an ergonomic fit without the bulk. Simple comfort.

Ergonomic back carry and front carry options provide an ergonomic position best for long term, comfortable carrying that promotes healthy hip and spine development for baby.

Certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Tula Infant Carrier

Tula Free to Grow Infant Carrier

Baby Ktan Original Baby Wrap Carrier

The Baby K'tan Baby Carrier has a patented double-loop design that functions as a sling, wrap and baby carrier, yet there is no wrapping, no buckling, and no adjusting any rings; simply slip it on like a T-shirt in three simple steps for a comfy, cozy and secure fit!

  • HANDS FREE BABYWEARING: Keep newborn babies, preemies and infants close while you go about your day. Our unique baby wrap design also supports your best position for easy breastfeeding on the go. Sizes may vary from regular sizes, check size chart.

  • SIMPLE DESIGN: The Baby K'tan baby wrap is quick and easy to wear - no rings, belts, buckles or excess fabric. This infant carrier is the no-wrap wrap! Just slip the sling over your head like a t-shirt.

  • COMPLETE COMFORT: Made from 100% cotton, our baby carrier allows even weight distribution, and the breathable fabric is soft against baby skin. Not bulky or frilly - ideal for both moms and dads.

  • SAFE AND SECURE: Our infant holder’s unique double loop design and one way stretch hold your baby securely in place, and the wrap carrier’s natural seated position is Approved Hip Healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

  • 5 POSITIONS: Our infant carrier wrap grows with your child – choose the best position from sling wrap for newborn babies & preemies to an upright seated carrier for infants up to 35lbs.

Baby Ktan Carrier


Best Budget Baby Carriers 

Bebear Baby Carrier Newborn to Toddler with Hipseat

The Bebear Baby Carrier provides six versatile carrying positions to accommodate your baby's growth.

Additionally, it includes 3pcs drool bibs, 1 head cover for sun protection, and a waist extender for added convenience.

Suitable for newborns and toddlers, the carrier allows for a horizontal position using the single hip seat attachment.

With an adjustable waist-belt ranging from 65-118CM / 25-46.5" and an included 45CM waist extender, parents can find the perfect fit. Moreover, the carrier features a middle zipper and buckle that can be opened to transform it into a single hip seat, enhancing its versatility and usability.

Bebear Baby Carrier 6 in 1 with Hipseat

Bellababy Multifunction Baby Carrier with Hip Seat

  • Bellababy 6 in-1 Ways to Carry: According to the baby’s regularity of spine development, this baby carrier is designed with three combinations and six carrying ways. it even has a hip seat which is perfect for breastfeeding mums.

  • One Size Fits All: This Baby Carrier newborn to toddler is suitable for children aged 0-36months and weighing 7lb-33lb. 52 inches Lengthening belt is suitable for parents of different figures.

  • Ergonomic Design: The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) acknowledges our baby carriers as a “hip-healthy” product, the M-Shaped can effectively reduce the hip joint force and prevent hip dislocation. Protect the normal development of baby bones. At the same time, 3D space memory non-slip stool fits the contours of the baby's buttocks closely, fixes the baby's buttock, thereby reducing the impact of bumps and shaking on the baby's spine in the walking state.

RylooBaby Carrier Wrap 

Ryloo baby carrier wrap was voted best baby carrier sling in the Mother & Baby Awards 2024 - Silver!

Crafted from premium stretchy fabric, this baby sling wrap ensures optimal comfort and safety for newborns to toddlers. It allows for hands-free carrying, while its sage colour adds a touch of style to your parenting journey. Available in lots of different colours.

  • ONE SIZE COMFORT: No matter what size you are, our RylooBaby Wrap Carrier will bundle you up perfectly!

  • PREMIUM FABRIC: You will get the perfect level of stretchiness and over 200 inches of the finest cotton and stretchy spandex, to keep your little treasure snug and safe, with a smile on their face.

Suited for newborn babies up until 18 months, our RylooBaby Wrap Carrier will give your baby the feeling of being safe and comfortable in a womb, reducing crying by over 45% while keeping them soothed and calm. Being close to you will help them see the world through your eyes, listening to your heartbeat and experiencing what you are experiencing.


Mum and Baby using Baby Sling Wrap
Ryloo Baby Sling Wrap
RylooBaby Carrier Wrap

InfantinoFlip Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier

The Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier just got better! This is the carrier for you if you want to carry your baby in style.

It features four convertible carrying positions that can be used at appropriate developmental milestones from newborn to toddler (8-32 pounds). So whether you’re walking in the park with your facing-in newborn or exploring a museum with your toddler in back carry position, hands-free convenience and close bonding moments are always within reach.

An adjustable supportive waistband, head support, ergonomic seat, and padded shoulder straps embrace many different body types and lifestyles, making this carrier an excellent option.

It's no wonder why the Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is America's best-selling carrier - it's practical, affordable, parent-approved, and now in 3 new chic prints, including camo, leopard, and rainbow! Spice up your baby-wearing style with the all-new Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier!


Dad and Baby using InfantinoFlip Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier
Infantino Flip Baby Carrier


Ergonomic Baby Carriers

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Baby Carrier

The award-winning Complete™ 6-in-1 Lillebaby Carrier’s ground-breaking convertible seat grows with your child, ensuring they always have the right support. Fold inward for a narrow seat that is newborn ready.

As your child grows, expand the seat to ensure their hips and legs are comfortably and ergonomically supported well into the toddler years. Offered in our Luxe style, these limited-edition versions of our best-selling baby carrier feature premium fabrics, styling, and detailing.

Available in an array of playful, on-trend prints. High-sell out risk on individual styles, so don’t delay on your favourite Luxe prints. The Complete carrier can be used with children from 7 – 45lbs.


Lillebaby 6 in 1 Ergonomic Baby Carrier
Lillebaby Carrier Newborn to Toddler in Green

Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier

Our all-in-one, newborn ready Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier has all the carry positions plus ultimate ventilation to keep you both cooler. Omni 360 grows with baby from week 1 to 20 kg and offers a perfect fit for all parents.

  • Breathable, lightweight all-mesh carrier
  • Ergonomic, forward facing option
  • Adjustable from newborn to toddler
  • Lumbar support for extra back comfort


baby and mum using Ergobaby Omni 360
Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier


Ergobaby Omni Dream baby carrier
Ergobaby Omni Dream Carrier

How to use the Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier

The Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier is a versatile carrier that allows for multiple carrying positions, including front inward-facing, front outward-facing, hip carry, and back carry. Here's a video on how to use the Omni 360 Baby Carrier:

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One

What if you could enjoy the closeness of babywearing for longer — in a way that’s comfortable for both you and your little one?

You can with our ergonomic Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One crafted in a soft cotton blend. The sturdy waist belt and padded shoulder straps relieve pressure on your back and shoulders, and make babywearing possible from newborn and up to the age of three.

Our soft and flexible cotton blend comprises 60% cotton and 40% polyester.

  • Ergonomic carrying with wide leg position
  • Sturdy waist belt and padded shoulder straps
  • Two different height positions
  • Supreme softness and flexibility of our cotton blend

Why should I choose a baby carrier from BABYBJÖRN?

Because we focus on you and your little one when we develop our baby carriers! This means that they’re safe, comfortable, and easy to use and adjust.

They’re also machine washable and can be used for a long time; they have a minimalistic, Scandinavian design and are crafted in materials that feel soft and gentle against your baby’s skin and are safe to taste.

Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One Leopard Print

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One in Grey Leopard

How to use Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier One

Baby Carrier Safety

As lovely as it is to have to carry your baby, ensuring your baby’s safety while babywearing is paramount. Here are a few tips to keep your baby happy and safe:

  • Follow manufacturer instructions for proper use.
  • Check for wear and tear before each use.
  • Ensure baby's airways are clear and visible at all times.
  • Keep baby's face uncovered and close enough to kiss.
  • Maintain a proper, upright position for baby with knees higher than the bottom and forming an “M” shape 
  • Regularly check and adjust the carrier for proper fit and comfort. 

How to Wear a Baby Carrier Safely

  1. Read the Manual: familiarise yourself with the manufacturers instructions and safety guidelines before using the carrier
  2. Practice with a Doll or Stuffed Animal: Practice putting on and adjusting the carrier with a doll or stuffed animal before trying it with your baby.
  3. Check for proper positioning: Ensure your baby is positioned high and snug against your body with their face visible and airways clear.
  4. Adjust straps and buckles: Tighten straps and secure buckles to distribute your baby’s weight evenly and prevent slumping.
  5. Listen to your Baby: Pay attention to your baby’s cues and adjust the carrier as needed for comfort and safety.


Baby Wearing is not just a practical solution for busy parents - it’s also a beautiful way to bond with your little ones. Whether you opt for a soft wrap carrier, a structured ergonomic carrier, or a versatile ring sling, there's a babywearing option to suit every family. From promoting emotional attachment and cognitive development in babies to providing convenience and comfort for caregivers, the benefits of babywearing are undeniable. So, sling on, wrap up, or buckle in—embrace the joy and convenience of babywearing during your parenthood journey!

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