Best baby carrier

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In this best baby carrier comparison, you can find out what the Tell Me Baby community thinks are the top baby carriers on the market.

Baby carrier comparison chart

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262

"Super comfortable for the wearer as well as bubs - Highly adjustable to suit parent and baby."

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(262)

"Super comfortable for the wearer as well as bubs - Highly adjustable to suit parent and baby."

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$209.00
 
11

"This carrier is amazing, so easy to use and perfect and snuggly for your little newborn."

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$209.00
 
(11)

"This carrier is amazing, so easy to use and perfect and snuggly for your little newborn."

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$279.50
 
16

"Our little girl hated her pram until about 6 months - this carrier saved us!"

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$279.50
 
(16)

"Our little girl hated her pram until about 6 months - this carrier saved us!"

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$299.00
 
97

"Super comfy - it fits both me and my husband who is tall."

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$299.00
 
(97)

"Super comfy - it fits both me and my husband who is tall."

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$189.95
 
42

"We chose the manduca carrier for our now 4yr old and found it not only practical, easy to use, wash and dry."

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$189.95
 
(42)

"We chose the manduca carrier for our now 4yr old and found it not only practical, easy to use, wash and dry."

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$179.00
 
31

"The embrace newborn carrier is easy to use and is comfortable for both adult and baby."

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$179.00
 
(31)

"The embrace newborn carrier is easy to use and is comfortable for both adult and baby."

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39

"Absolute wouldn’t be without my Tula free to grow baby carrier - I actually have two! hands down the best carrier I’ve tried."

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(39)

"Absolute wouldn’t be without my Tula free to grow baby carrier - I actually have two! hands down the best carrier I’ve tried."

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$139.00
 
41

"The wrap carrier is so comfortable my little bubs lived to be held because I was sick after giving birth when i got home he just wanted m..

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$139.00
 
(41)

"The wrap carrier is so comfortable my little bubs lived to be held because I was sick after giving birth when i got home he just wanted m..

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$99.95
 
33

"I find it best for younger babies (4 months and under), light, comfortable and easy to use."

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$99.95
 
(33)

"I find it best for younger babies (4 months and under), light, comfortable and easy to use."

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113

"I really like this carrier. It is easy to put on and take to off."

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(113)

"I really like this carrier. It is easy to put on and take to off."

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73

"Great carrier and easy to put bub in safely. Comfortable to wear and strong support."

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(73)

"Great carrier and easy to put bub in safely. Comfortable to wear and strong support."

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$159.00
 
27

"Our youngest child pretty much lived in one of these for the first few months of his life."

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$159.00
 
(27)

"Our youngest child pretty much lived in one of these for the first few months of his life."

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How to choose a baby carrier

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About baby carriers

Using a baby carrier, or “babywearing”, is a beautiful way to bond with your baby. Babywearing can also be extremely practical: being able to carry baby with your hands free is great for quick trips, grocery shopping, or just being able to hold baby around the house and still get stuff done.

There are so many different types and brands of carriers though, so it can be a little overwhelming when choosing the right carrier for your family.

When looking for a baby carrier you want to find something that is going to be comfortable and easy for you to use. Also, you want a baby carrier that is going to meet your specific needs, so look at whether they’re suitable for newborns, the weight limit and also what carry positions the baby carrier can offer.

Soft structured carriers

Soft structured carriers, or buckle carriers, are the most popular carrier because they’re generally considered easier to use. Many offer a range of carrying positions, including forward facing, back or hip positions. Some may be suitable for newborns through to toddlers or even preschool age.

Slings

Ring slings or buckle slings are a piece of fabric that goes diagonally across your body and then can be adjusted to fit snugly. Slings look really simple, though correctly positioning your baby upright, high and tight, might be a little trickier than it seems. They are, however, very quick and easy to use when you’re confident positioning your baby correctly. It’s important even in these slings that baby is still positioned in an upright position with their chest and tummy against your body.

Stretchy wraps

Stretchy wraps are great for newborns and younger babies, though they do start to drag down and feel heavy with a bigger baby. When worn correctly they can be very comfortable, because they’re made of a length of soft, stretchy fabric. They also can feel lighter and more breathable, so they’re great for summer and warmer climates. They can take some practice to wrap correctly.

Woven wraps

Woven wraps require the most skill to wear, but with lots of practice and patience they are often considered the most comfortable and versatile baby carrier. Woven wraps can be worn in a variety of different ways to suit different ages and stages. It’s worth trying out different ways of wrapping to find what feels most comfortable, and easiest, for the parent.

Structured backpack carriers

Structured backpack carriers are usually used for hiking or long walks, rather than quick trips or around the house. They’re generally not suitable for newborns, but can carry babies from the time they can sit upright through to preschoolers or beyond. One advantage to using a structured backpack carrier is that you securely buckle your baby or child into the carrier before you pick it up, so this might feel easier for parents who are nervous about putting their baby into a carrier wrong.

Babywearing safety

No matter what carrier you choose, it’s important to make sure your baby is going to be safe at all times. Firstly, regularly check your carrier for signs of wear and tear. Also be wary of buying baby carriers online from overseas or unknown sources, because not all carriers are made to Australian safety standards.

It’s worth checking out the “TICKS” guide to ensure a safe babywearing position.

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