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Best baby carriers of 2020

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Baby carriers cuddle your child against your body while leaving your hands free. You can move easily, navigate crowded places, and take care of daily tasks while your child snoozes or simply relaxes on you. To find the top five baby carriers recommended by parents, we analyzed actual threads from moms and dads in the our site Community. We also asked our site editors about the new and cool carriers they think deserve wider recognition. Together, here are the our site Love It winners for the best baby carriers.

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  • Baby carrier basics

    What you need to know

    Baby carriers come in handy when a stroller isn't practical, or when you need your hands free to handle tasks like caring for your other children or making dinner. But wearing your baby in a carrier also offers other benefits – experts say it can soothe a fussy or colicky baby, help lower a mom's risk for postpartum depression, and promote bonding with parents.

    While all baby carriers are meant to, well, carry your baby, they're not all designed the same way. Different carriers can hold your baby on your front (facing in or out), on your back, on one hip, or a combination of these. Unlike a baby wrap, which is usually one piece of fabric that you wrap and tie around you and your baby, a baby carrier is structured. It has straps, a soft body, a waistband, and buckles and snaps to secure it. These features help to distribute the weight of your baby evenly across your body and make baby wearing more comfortable and practical.

    Most carriers accommodate children of all different sizes, from infants to preschoolers. (Though to keep newborns safe, you may need to buy a special insert.) Carriers are also made for different-size parents, with adjustable straps and extendable waists to allow for easy swapping from one parent to the other.

    The following baby carriers include the five most recommended by our site parents, plus one chosen by our site editors. All are good choices in terms of features, looks, and ease of use, and are the our site Love It winners for best 2020 baby carriers.

  • Quick look

    The best baby carriers

    Parents' Picks - recommended by parents

    Carrierour site Rating
    Ergobaby 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier

    Most recommended

    LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Baby Carrier

    Highly recommended

    Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

    Recommended

    Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier

    Recommended

    Boppy ComfyChic Baby Carrier

    Recommended

    Editors' Choice - chosen by our site Editors

    Carrierour site Rating
    Beco Gemini Baby CarrierHighly Recommended
  • Ergobaby 360 All Carry Positions Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Ergobaby 360 has major parent-friendly features, including the ability to carry your baby ergonomically in all four positions: front facing out, front facing in, hip carry, or on the back. Moms love that they can breastfeed easily while their baby is in the Ergo, thanks in part to the baby hood that provides privacy and sun protection. Every caregiver will appreciate the padded waistband and shoulder straps, which distribute your child's weight evenly to help you avoid aches and pains, even when you're toting a 4-year-old. Another major bonus of this carrier? It's machine washable!

    Heads up

    To use the Ergobaby 360 when your child weighs less than 12 pounds, you'll have to buy a separate newborn insert. It's also lacking a pocket, so you'll need a different place to stash your phone, money, or other essentials.

    Parents say

    "Our second baby would arch her back and pop out of almost everything else. We needed the structure of the Ergo to contain her."

    "I had an Ergo 360 that I used all the time! Absolutely loved it. My favorite part about baby wearing is that you don't have to carry the freaking car seat everywhere!"

    "We had an Ergo and loved it. I was able to do so much while my baby just napped inside."

    "We still use ours now at a year and a half. I like that you can have your baby facing in, out, or on your back."

    "My Ergo 360 has great shoulder and back support. I carried my 30-pound toddler in it."

    Specs

    • Soft-structured baby carrier
    • Can accommodate 12 to 45 pounds
    • UPF 50+ baby hood for sun protection
    • Machine washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $139.00

  • LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The LÍLLÉbaby resembles the Ergo, with nicely padded shoulder straps and a thick waistband with a lumbar support panel. A distinguishing feature is the zip-down front, which lets you fold down the thicker outer fabric to reveal a breathable mesh inner layer. (This way your baby can stay snuggled against you even in warmer climates without overheating.) The LÍLLÉbaby Complete comes in an assortment of pretty patterns and fabrics. More practically, it boasts a large storage pocket and a removable sleeping hood. You can carry your baby in all the positions (facing in, facing out, on your hip, on your back), and a bonus is that you don't need to buy a separate infant insert. Plus, it's machine washable.

    Heads up

    Some parents say this carrier's inner mesh layer or the folds in the seat rubbed their baby the wrong way – literally – and chafed their baby's delicate skin.

    Parents say

    "There are a ton of patterns and styles of this carrier, and I like that it has an extra back support piece to help with longer wear times."

    "This carrier saved my life with my second, and I'll use it again this time around. It's the only one out of six different carriers I tried that didn't hurt my back and shoulders after 5 or 10 minutes. I highly recommend."

    "I love my LÍLLÉbaby and its extra support pad. It's the best."

    "I love my LÍLLÉbaby! Both my husband and I can use it. (I'm 5 foot 2 and 150 pounds, and my hubby is 6 feet and 220 pounds.) I can also quickly change it to fit either my 15-month-old or my 3-year-old."

    Specs

    • Soft-structured baby carrier
    • Can accommodate 7 to 45 pounds
    • No newborn insert needed
    • Lumbar support panel for parents

    Available at Amazon starting at $89.00

  • Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Infantino Flip 4-in-1 is a super-affordable, soft-structured baby carrier. Despite its low price, the Flip has many of the bells and whistles of more expensive carriers, including four options for carrying your baby, machine-washable fabric, and all-adjustable features (straps, waist belt, and leg openings). It doesn't require a newborn insert, and it includes a cute bib to protect the carrier and your clothes – because whether awake or asleep, a baby in a carrier is a drool machine.

    Heads up

    Although the Flip is a great option for the price, many parents report that it isn't that comfortable for extended periods of time. If you plan on using a baby carrier for more than short bursts of time (say, if you're planning on doing some serious walking or traveling), it may be worth the investment to purchase a more expensive and supportive carrier.

    Parents say

    "I love mine. I bought the same one with both of my kids."

    "Honestly my partner uses it way more than I do. He and our daughter love it."

    "If I'm in it long enough my shoulders hurt, but it isn't so bad. I like how it fits my baby – and she loves it."

    "I'm happy with it. And my baby is happy with it. I got the Moby first and returned it."

    Specs

    • Soft-structured baby carrier
    • Can accommodate 8 to 32 pounds
    • No newborn insert needed
    • Adjustable for all size parents

    Available at Amazon starting at $29.00

  • Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    Tula is a sleek, lightweight carrier made of breathable cotton. Fans of the Tula rave about its stylish design and soft, baby-friendly material. It has the features you'd expect in a high-end carrier, including a padded waistband and straps that are easily adjustable. You can carry your child in the front or on your back, and the Tula can be used for kids from 7 to 45 pounds, with no infant insert required.

    Heads up

    Like the Ergo, the Tula is on the expensive side. But you'll be able to use it a long time – until your child is about 4 – so it may be worth the investment.

    Parents say

    "I love the Tula. I used it for everything. We didn't even use our fancy stroller much because of it. It was my daughter's favorite place to nap. She was in it everywhere we went, even at home a lot of the time. She grew out of it at 4, but it was worth every penny after three years of daily use."

    "I love my Tula Free-to-Grow! My baby feels super secure in it, and it's comfortable and easy to put on."

    "I used my Tula more than any other baby item, daily until my child was almost 3. It was so comfortable and felt more secure to me than others. I'm getting a new Tula for Mother's Day and I'm pretty excited about it."

    Specs

    • Soft-structured carrier
    • Can accommodate 7 to 45 pounds
    • No newborn insert needed
    • Machine washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $127.00

  • Boppy ComfyChic Baby Carrier

    Our site Parents' Pick

    The Boppy ComfyChic is an innovative product that combines the flexibility of a baby wrap with the convenience and structure of a baby carrier. There are three steps to using it: Click the waistband around you, pull the straps over your shoulders and down around your baby, and tie them. You can use the carrier in four ways (front carry with your newborn facing in, front carry with your baby facing out, front carry with your baby facing in, and hip carrying) without a newborn insert. The ComfyChic has favorite features including a padded waist belt, zippered storage pockets, and breathable mesh panels.

    Heads up

    It may take practice to get the hang of this carrier. Because it requires some wrapping and positioning, it's not as simple to put on as the other carriers on this list. Some parents say the wrapping material can become loose, forcing you to retie or adjust the wrap while using it.

    Parents say

    "It has the features of a wrap, but is more structured and sturdy. I love it. I also have a friend with a bad back who uses it regularly with no issues."

    "I am totally relying on wearing my baby because I only have a convertible car seat. I picked up two of these Boppy carriers (for me and my husband). They are so comfortable and easy to use."

    Specs

    • Semi-structured soft carrier with wrap
    • Can accommodate 8 to 35 pounds
    • No newborn insert needed
    • Machine washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $75.00

  • Beco Gemini Baby Carrier

    Our site Editors' Choice

    The Beco Gemini has everything a parent could want, and it looks super stylish to boot. You can carry your baby in four different ways: front facing out, front facing in, on your hip, or on your back. Like other top carriers, the Gemini has padded shoulder straps and a sturdy waist belt to keep parents comfortable. It also has some nice touches, like a waist belt pocket for your essentials. The Gemini's seat adjusts easily, and you can make it smaller for newborns (so you don't need a newborn insert). This carrier can also accommodate a variety of parent sizes, from XS to XXL.

    Heads up

    Some parents say the Gemini isn't the best for very tiny infants because they sit too low in the carrier.

    Editors say

    "It combines so much versatility and ease of use with great looks."

    "Why the Beco? It fits so much better than other carriers, and, let's face it, the cute prints. It makes you and your baby look great."

    Specs

    • Soft-structured baby carrier
    • Can accommodate 7 to 35 pounds
    • No newborn insert needed
    • Machine washable

    Available at Amazon starting at $129.00

  • How to buy a baby carrier

    What to look for

    Think about your timeline. Do you plan on only using a baby carrier when your baby is a tiny newborn? Or would you like to be able to use it all the way through the toddler years?

    Some carriers are designed for the early months and don't distribute heavier weights very well. Others are intended for toddlers (and even 3- and 4-year-olds) and can handle larger weights, thanks to ergonomic pads and straps designed to shift the weight of your child onto your hips and off your shoulders and back. If you want a long-lasting carrier, choose one designed to grow with your little one.

    Decide on your carrying style

    Think about how you'd like to carry your baby. Companies know that modern parents want lots of options, which is why you'll find carriers that offer four – or even six – carrying positions. And while you may not know which one you'd prefer, it's helpful to consider before you buy.

    Most baby carriers are designed for your baby to face inward, toward your chest. When your baby is a newborn and doesn't have good head control, that's the safest position for him. But once your baby has good head control and can sit up, usually around 5 to 6 months, you can turn him outward to look at the world. Several front carriers can be worn on your hip, which some parents like. Others can also be worn on your back, which will be more comfortable for you when your child's heavier – and will give your child a great view.

    Consider comfort

    Comfort for both you and your baby are key features to look for in a baby carrier. With front carriers, look for padded leg holes that are loose enough not to constrict your baby's legs, a headrest to support her head and neck, and for you, features like thick straps and a padded waistband to make wearing your baby more comfortable.

    Don't forget any add-on features

    Will you want to breastfeed your baby while she's in the carrier? Do you plan on using the carrier during warm-weather months, meaning breathable fabric and sun protection are must-haves? Does it have extra back support? What about machine-washable fabric? Do you want to stash your essentials in a front pocket? Be sure the carrier you choose works for your family's needs.

    Important safety notes

    • If your baby is younger than 4 months old, was born prematurely or at a low birth weight, or has had any breathing problems, consult your child's doctor before using a baby carrier.
    • Before using your front carrier, make sure the seat and straps will support your baby securely and that all buckles, snaps, and belts are durable and in good working order.
    • Make sure you can see your baby's face or eyes in the carrier and that your baby can see you. Unless you're nursing her, your baby's face should be visible.
    • If you nurse your baby while wearing him, reposition him afterward so his face is visible and at or above the rim of the carrier. His face should be away from the fabric and your body.

    What it's going to cost you

    Structured carriers can range from $30 to $180, wraps and slings from $25 to $200, and baby backpacks from $150 to $300.


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