Your Guide To The Best Baby Carriers

Baby wearing is getting bigger and bigger, and there are some fantastic brands putting out top-notch baby carriers. These wraps, slings, and carriers help integrate your baby into your life with ease, and they look good doing it. Our friends over at New York Family have pulled togehter the top 10 picks for baby carriers that offer the practical bonding experience of babywearing while also being comfortable, safe, and stylish. Even better, it’s good for baby too! The IHDI (International Hip Dysplasia Institute) recommends babywearing for healthy hip development as long as the correct carrying position (spread-squat position) is guaranteed.

So, go ahead, get “carried” away!

1. CYBEX Yema – Fashion Collection Koi

CYBEX Yema - Fashion Collection Koi

This new carrier fashion from CYBEX is about as high style as it gets. The Yema Tie meets the IHDI’s recommendations for safe babywearing, and it offers ergonomic seating, head and neck support for baby, and comfy padded shoulder straps. Plus, it’s made from a wrap-like cotton fabric and features a gorgeous limited edition Koi design. $259.95, cybex-online.com

2. BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One

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Free up your hands using the Baby Carrier One created by BabyBjorn–the gold standard in baby carriers–to hold babies from 0-3 years old. This product is made of mesh and cotton and comes in a variety of stylish color options. $135, babybjorn.com

3. Baby K’tan ORGANIC

Baby K'tan ORGANIC

This eco-chic carrier is 100 percent organic is crafted with material that features a unique one-way stretch. Additionally, the Baby K’tan ORGANIC offers ergonomic positioning for healthy infant development, even weight distribution across back and shoulders, and a double-loop design slips on like a t-shirt. $59.95, babyktan.com

4. Ergobaby Four Position 360 Way Baby Carrier

Ergobaby Four Position 360 Way Baby Carrier

Designed for parents on the go, Ergobaby’s four-position 360 baby carrier makes leading an active life easy. With its padded shoulder straps and wide support band, carrying your baby is safer and more comfortable than ever. $160, ergobaby.com

5. LILLEbaby ESSENTIALS – Complete Airflow – Anchors Away

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This nautical carrier is as cute as it is a total game-changer! This four-position carrier is machine-washable, made of moisture-wicking mesh for breathability, and offers plenty of handy pockets to stash essentials while on the go. $94.50 (On sale!), lillebaby.com

6. Boba Carrier Octabela

Boba Carrier Octabela

Invest in a carrier that grows with your child with Boba’s awesome carrier. Made for growing children between 7-45 lbs, this adjustable carrier also features super-cool original artwork by the company founder’s daughter. $150, boba.com

7. BabyHawk Quiver on Cloud Meh Dai

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This safe and stylish carrier (ideal for babies 8-40 lbs) offers versatility for multiple caregivers. Wear it on your front, hip or back and enjoy the reversible feature! $89.95, babyhawk.com

8. Beco Gemini Baby Carrier

Beco Gemini Baby Carrier

Cruise around the city in style while carrying your baby with Beco’s 100 percent cotton Gemini Baby Carrier. With multiple bright patterns (we’re loving the Flamingop attern) to choose from, Beco’s carrier will allow you stand out in any crowd. $150, becobaby.com

9. CatBird Baby pikkolo newborn-to-toddler carrier

CatBird Baby pikkolo newborn-to-toddler carrier

Wear your baby in the simplest way with this fab carrier from CatBird Baby. Available in several patterns (our fave is the Astoria print), the pikkolo style is both versatile and functional. This item fits a variety of woman and caregivers. $129, catbirdbaby.com

10. bitybean Baby Carrier

bitybean Baby Carrier

Hit the streets of New York with your child in bitybean’s lime green, super-compact, light-weight carrier (a past Best in Show winner from the New York Baby Show). The carrier can hold 8-40 lbs and is meant for children over 3 years of age. $69.95, bitybean.com

How do you baby-wear? Share your posts on Instagram and tag @baby2bodyofficial and @newyorkfamily with #mybabywear for a chance to be reposted on our page!

Want more tips and advice on how to prepare for your baby? Check out our free ios app!


This post is provided by Family Media’s New York Family — an upscale lifestyle website and bi-monthly magazine for NYC parents that covers events & happenings, shopping, fitness, food, celebrity, travel, education, parenting trends, and more! Family Media also puts on the Baby Show Series (the largest consumer events for expectant and new parents in the United States)!

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