Baby Carrier Reviews – From Newborns to Toddler

Babies adore being cradled in your arms. That’s not to say they do not mind a change of setting every once in a while. The same applies to mom, who will certainly need to get work done around the house or go outside when visits or errands are called for. You cannot leave your baby behind, which is where a carrier comes in.

What are these practical mommy-and-baby products? How best can you use them? Do you need them at all? If so, which ones will suit your needs as well as your infant’s? We are going to cover all these queries and then some on our dedicated site, Babyinform.

  • The first thing to bear in mind is that you will not always need a carrier.
  • These ‘strap on and go’ products are designed to fit you snugly, which means you do not need to carry them as you would baby baskets or roll them about as you would a crib or play pen.
  • Compact, light, non-chafing… These are three of the most prominent attributes to look out for in baby carriers.
  • They are best for newborns. You can of course place a slightly older baby in it as long as they are not unduly restless or hyperactive; in which case your child is asking you to let them play.

A baby carrier is not supposed to be expensive, to be honest. They are purely designed to let you use both arms to work freely while your baby is snugly held against your chest. Looking rather like a chest strap, usage is straightforward; do not strap your baby behind you (like wearing a shoulder bag) unless the carrier allows for that. Quality carriers come designed to make your life supremely easy by letting you carry your little one against your body.

  • There are slight disadvantages to this, the most obvious being that you cannot lift or move large things around. Your baby will get in the way of those functions.
  • Make sure that your schedule after strapping on a carrier include casual arms-free work where objects will not come close to your child; meaning they do not come close to your abdomen and chest area at all.

Best part is, even daddy can help. It is not a bad idea to strap a carrier on him every once in a while.

Choosing Carriers – The Best, Most Practical & Most Comfy

With an eye for the practical side of carriers, through this baby carrier reviews Babyinform sheds clarity on these baby products so moms and dads out there can shop smart, save time and money, and land the best baby carriers, one that will last them years.

The first two carrier products we are going to cover are for newborns, followed by three that are designed for slightly older kids.

1.  BABYBJORN Baby Carrier

BABYBJORN Baby Carrier

The mark of a good newborn carrier is how quickly you can access its features. Simplicity should be paramount, and this elegant piece from BabyBjörn is a lesson in such practicality.

Why We Love It

With only a few adjustments you can get the right fit, place your baby inside, make them snug and comfy, and go about your work. It has a secure fit and ideally supports your infant’s hips, neck, spine, and head (crucial for newborns).

Things We Dislike

The padding being made of polyurethane foam is a tad disconcerting.

Weight Limit: up to 26 lbs.

2. Boba Baby Wrap

Boba Baby Wrap

One of the niftiest designs on the market, this simply gorgeous carrier brings new meaning to the word ‘elegant’.

Why We Love It

It moulds itself to your infant, as the look apparently suggests. Enormously comfortable, it is great for moving around and for breastfeeding; double the benefits.

Things We Dislike

The fabric being 5.5 yards in length (198 inches) can sometimes be too long and prevent you getting that extra-sturdy hold on your baby.

Weight Limit: up to 22 lbs.

3. Ergobaby Original 3 Position Baby Carrier Aussie Khaki

Ergobaby Original 3 Position Baby Carrier

Made for older children, this carrier from Ergobaby lives up to its name and is highly comfortable.

Why We Love It

From even baby-weight distribution and natural cradling positions to an all-round ergonomic design, this carrier brings a lot to the table. Aside from being machine-washable it permits hip/front/back carry options.

Things We Dislike

The infant insert comes separately; a small inconvenience. And, if you are a plus-size mom or dad, this carrier becomes a fitting nightmare.

Weight Limit: up to 43 lbs.

4. Boba 4G Carrier, Dusk, 0- 48 Months

Boba 4G Baby Carrier

Boba returns with a ‘older baby’ masterpiece that has earned a fair share of good repute.

Why We Love It

It contains absolutely no dyes or potentially harmful substances. It doubles as a front and back carrier (7-25 lbs. and 25-45 lbs. respectively). Included are foot straps and a removable sleeping hood. You also have a 2-position integrated infant insert.

What We Dislike

Some parents will find this an awkward fit. Where the clip is supposed to sit behind the shoulders, it rest uncomfortably on the neck instead. Shoulder strap padding doesn’t extend sufficiently.

Weight Limit: up to 44 lbs.

5. SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier by LILLEbaby

Ergonomic Baby & Child Carrier by LILLEbaby

Aside from optimum temperature control for your baby, this carrier from LILLEbaby has more features than several other types of carriers on the market.

Why We Love It

A whopping SIX carry positions come with this product: Hip, Back, Front-Infant, Front-Fetal, Front-Toddler, Front Facing Out. Nurturing a newborn? This carrier does away with an infant insert. A zippered pocket, sleeping hood, 2-way shoulder strap, and sleeping hood add to the allure. Excellent neck support for baby. Lack of pressure points, 3-inch padded shoulder straps. Highly adjustable. Additionally, it is lightweight and machine-washable. What more can you ask for.

What We Dislike

Its multiplicity of options does take some getting used to. What it lacks in simplicity it makes up for in options and durability.

Weight Limit: up to 45 lbs.

Final word

The best times to buy a carrier is when you have a newborn; this is a while before they start walking or show signs of roaming and exploring. An older child will find more stimulation inside an adequately spaced playpen while you go about concluding chores. A baby carrier will come in most handy when you leave the house and need to take your infant/toddler with you.

Aliza Sartor

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