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The 5 Best Baby Carriers

We tested baby carriers from BabyBjorn, Ergobaby, Boba, Tula, and more to find the best for bonding and toting little ones
The Best Baby Carriers
Our little testers seemed happy and content in the ComfortFit during testing.
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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Want the best baby carrier for wearing your baby? We researched more than 32 products before selecting the 16 top contenders for comprehensive testing with varying-sized parents and babies over several months. We looked at several factors that contribute to a product's overall performance, such as baby's comfort, parent's comfort, ease of use, and ease of cleaning. We also took note of specific product details and used the carriers in real-world applications, such as hands-free carrying around the home or on outings with little ones. It can get confusing with many styles of carriers on the market, but our review can help you narrow down the options. Continue reading for all the information and details you need to select the best choice for your family and budget.

In addition to baby carriers, we've tested loads of baby gear and other babywearing options, including backpack carriers. Don't want to carry your little one? Check out our favorite strollers.

Editor's Note: We updated this review on October 26, 2022, as we added three new baby carriers to the competition.

Top 16 Product Ratings

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Pros Budget-friendly, easy wrap, machine wash and dryMachine wash and dry, comfy for baby and parents, economicalEasy to clean, comfy for baby and parent, economicalComfortable, easy to adjust, useful pocketEasy to use, comfortable to wear, cozy for baby, affordable
Cons Size specific, no adjustabilityHarder to use, lots of fabricHard to use, lots of extra fabric in the wayHang to dry, rough fabricHang to dry
Bottom Line Inexpensive, easy to use, wrap style without the wrap hassleBudget-friendly wrap that is comfortable but harder to useComfy option that is easy to clean but much harder to useEasy to wear and adjust with comfort for baby but the fabric could be softerEasy to use, comfortable sling to wear and sit in
Rating Categories Baby K'tan Original Boba Wrap Moby Wrap Classic Maya Wrap ComfortFi... Nalakai Ring Sling
Child Comfort (25%)
7.0
7.0
7.0
8.0
8.0
Parent Comfort (35%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
9.0
9.0
Ease of Use (30%)
7.0
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Ease Of Cleaning (10%) Sort Icon
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Specs Baby K'tan Original Boba Wrap Moby Wrap Classic Maya Wrap ComfortFi... Nalakai Ring Sling
Min/Max Weight 8 - 35 lbs 7 - 35 lbs 8 - 35 lbs 8 - 35 lbs 8 - 35 lbs
Carry Positions Kangaroo Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Hug Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Adventure Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Explore Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Hip Position (8 - 35 lbs)
Facing In (Newborn - 35 lbs) Kangaroo Position (< 8 lbs)
Facing In (Newborn - 35 lbs)
Hip Carry (5 mo - 35 lbs)
Facing In (0 - 3 mo)
Facing Out (3 - 6 mo)
Hip Carry (6 mo - 35 lbs)
Facing In (8 - 35 lbs)
Hip Carry (8 - 35 lbs *BGL recommends Head/Neck/Torso Control)
Weight Sm: 0.89
Lg: 1.04 lbs
1.41 lbs 1.3 lbs Sm: 0.92
Lg: 1.16 lbs
0.9 lbs
Packable Size Small Small (5.5 yards in length) Small (5.5 meters in length) Small Small
Fabric 100% Cotton 95% Cotton
5% Spandex
100% Cotton Cotton, Polyester 58% Bamboo
42% Linen
Hood No No No No No
Storage Options Pouch on the belt. Storage Pouch None Zippered pocket on the tail Pocket on the tail
Other Features & Notable Azo Dye-free None None Available in two different lengths, standard and long None
Included Accessories None Storage Sack Stuff Sack None None
Care Instructions Machine wash cold, tumble dry low Machine wash cold, tumble dry low Machine wash cold, tumble dry low Machine wash cold, hang dry Machine wash cold, hang dry


Best Overall Baby Carrier


Nalakai Ring Sling


87
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Child Comfort 8.0
  • Parent Comfort 9.0
  • Ease of Use 9.0
  • Ease Of Cleaning 8.0
Carry Positions: 2 | Material: Bamboo & Linen
REASONS TO BUY
Comfortable to wear
Comfy for baby
Easy to use and adjust
REASONS TO AVOID
Line Dry
Fewer carry positions

The Nalakai Ring Sling is a straightforward, comfortable sling that is easy to use and super cozy for passengers. It is a soft bamboo and linen blend that stretches somewhat for comfort and has quick-drying properties for fast cleaning. We appreciate that you can make adjustments with your baby in the sling to improve fit or comfort for passengers and parents. You can even pull the fabric up for head support or tighten the sling to bring your baby closer to you. This ability can make a huge difference when offering comfort to your baby by increasing close physical contact. We love almost everything about this sling, including its budget-friendly price.

The Nalakai requires line drying after washing, which is a potential flaw as it takes longer to return to use than contenders you can toss into the dryer. So, there is the possibility that you'll be without a sling when you need one. However, this fabric dries quickly. In our tests, it had faster drying times than the padded or structured carriers (keep in mind that drying times vary depending on your local climate and humidity level). Overall, the Nalakai is reasonably priced, easy to use, and comfortable for most users, making it tough to beat and one of our favorites.

Read more: Nalakai Ring Sling review

best overall baby carrier
With comfort and functionality, the Nalakai is top performance among the competition.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Best Traditional Carrier


BabyBjorn One


71
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Child Comfort 6.0
  • Parent Comfort 10.0
  • Ease of Use 6.0
  • Ease Of Cleaning 3.0
Carry Positions: 3 | Material: Cotton, Polyester & PU Foam
REASONS TO BUY
Adjustable seat width
Easy to put a baby in
Comfy for parents
REASONS TO AVOID
Synthetic materials
Harder to keep clean

The BabyBjorn Carrier One is a soft structured option with three positions for little ones between 8-33 lbs. This product is a quality contender with multiple adjustment points providing parents and babies with a custom fit for comfort and security. This BabyBjorn has safety buckles that work well and has forward pull adjustment straps for quick on-the-go alterations, and the seat width is adjustable depending on the baby's age or size. The One is easy to put on. You can attach it before you pick up your baby, making it significantly more straightforward (and potentially safer) than the wrap carriers we tested, which can require a secondary helper.

This carrier is one of the most expensive in the review, which might put it lower on the list for parents with smaller budgets. However, the price is average for a structured carrier compared to the competition. The One is also drip dry only, resulting in a significant downtime depending on your climate (humidity is not your friend). Outside of the unfortunate washing instructions (babies are messy, and cleaning could be frequent), we think most parents will find the One can be the potential "one" for them.

Read more: BabyBjorn One review

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The BabyBjorn One is a notable soft structure carrier that's comfortable for the wearer and baby.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Easy to Use Wrap


Baby K'tan Original


73
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Child Comfort 7.0
  • Parent Comfort 7.0
  • Ease of Use 7.0
  • Ease Of Cleaning 10.0
Carry Positions: 5 | Material: 100% Cotton
REASONS TO BUY
Easy to setup wrap
No extra fabric tail
Several positions
REASONS TO AVOID
Layers can get warm
Not as comfy as some

The Baby K'tan Original is a wrap "-ish" carrier without the convoluted wrap features that make them harder to master without assistance. This "special" wrap is two loops of fabric linked together, making it easier to put on without holding your baby and easy to put the baby in once the carrier is in place. We love this unique design, the soft, somewhat stretchy fabric, and the use of 100% cotton for little ones from 8-35 lbs. The K'tan's price is reasonable and ideal for tighter budgets, and the easy-to-use design makes the minimal price bump over ordinary wraps worth it.

The K'tan's design isn't as versatile as a regular wrap, and it can be more challenging to fit this wrap for parents who are vastly different in size or shape. There is also no fit or comfort assistance, as there are no adjustments. However, if you are average size and you and your mate have similar shapes or don't plan to share, then the K'tan is an easy-to-use "wrap" we think you'll love.

Read more: Baby K'tan Original review

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The K'tan is a budget-friendly option that's easier to use than wraps.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Great Wrap on a Budget


Boba Wrap


68
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Child Comfort 7.0
  • Parent Comfort 8.0
  • Ease of Use 4.0
  • Ease Of Cleaning 10.0
Carry Positions: 1 | Material: 95% Cotton & 5% Spandex
REASONS TO BUY
Stretchy comfort
Super easy to clean
Inexpensive
REASONS TO AVOID
Only 1 position
Lots of extra fabric
Wrapping learning curve

The Boba Wrap is a wrap carrier that is essentially a broad length of material that wraps around your body in various ways depending on the desired position for carrying or the age/size of your baby. The Boba wrap is super duper soft and has stretchy fabric that pulls your baby securely into your body with the ability to move while retaining snuggly comfort. We love that this option is budget-friendly, versatile, and works for little ones from 7-35 lbs. The Boba is machine-washable and dryable, reducing cleaning time (potentially during a nap or overnight), so you can use it more often without waiting for air drying (a standard method in the competition). It is also helpful for parents of different sizes and growing little ones because you can make adjustments on the go for a custom fit for comfort or size, and the fabric is long enough to work with almost any size adult.

Wraps can be somewhat challenging because there is a learning curve that often requires holding your baby as you maneuver the fabric ends around your body. Some even need to carry a cheat sheet card on wrapping for several weeks before committing the process to memory. The Boba could be trouble as your little one gets bigger and becomes more interested in the world around them. While it has positions where little ones can look at the world, it can be limiting because the fabric stretches, and some babies won't want to be pressed so tightly against their parents. However, if budget is a concern, or you want a comfy, easy-to-care-for wrap that may not last until 35 lbs, the Boba Wrap is a good choice that will fit most budgets.

Read more: Boba Wrap review

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Babies feel secure and snug in the Boba Wrap thanks to the stretchy fabric and custom fit that grows with them.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Lifetime Carrier for Infants to Toddlers


Tula Free-to-Grow


73
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Child Comfort 7.0
  • Parent Comfort 9.0
  • Ease of Use 6.0
  • Ease Of Cleaning 6.0
Carry Positions: 2 | Material: 100% Cotton
REASONS TO BUY
Longer lifetime use
Comfy for parents
More customized fit
REASONS TO AVOID
Limited positions
Harder to use

The Tula Free-to-Grow is a soft, structured carrier with various possible adjustments so that it can grow with your baby. This option should work for the lifetime of your baby-wearing years, potentially translating to a "one and done" choice to save you money and hassle. This carrier is super comfortable for parents to wear even on prolonged adventures, and the strap style means you can make minor adjustments on the fly for both comfort and fit. The structured design of this Tula gives babies a little more space to wiggle and breathe than wrap or sling options.

This carrier might not be the best choice for those on a budget or families looking for various positions for a baby to ride. This Tula is one of the most expensive in the review and only features two potential riding options. However, this carrier is a high-quality choice that works well, feels good, and can function for several years without issues. Depending on your wearing goals, it could be the right fit for you and your goals.

Read more: Tula Free-to-Grow review

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The Tula Free-to-Grow is a soft structured carrier that offers longevity and a high degree of adjustability.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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Score Product Price
87
Nalakai Ring Sling
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$90
Editors' Choice Award
87
Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling
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$90
73
Baby K'tan Original
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$60
Best Value Award
73
Tula Free-to-Grow
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$179
Top Pick Award
71
BabyBjorn One
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$190
Editors' Choice Award
68
Boba Wrap
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$45
Best Value Award
66
BabyBjorn Mini
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$90
64
Moby Wrap Classic
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$45
59
Ergobaby Omni 360
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$180
59
Tula Explore
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$199
57
You+Me 4-in-1
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$50
53
Beco Gemini
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$140
53
BabyBjorn One Air
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$220
49
Boba X
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$160
46
LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons
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$100
40
Infantino Flip Advanced
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$36

baby carrier - we have tested a variety of styles and options of baby carriers...
We have tested a variety of styles and options of baby carriers, including the most popular brands and types.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Why You Should Trust Us


BabyGearLab has tested more than 32 baby carriers over the last 10 years, including various styles and types in the competition. Our testing protocol for baby carriers is extensive, and our tests show that baby carriers differ in performance and best application. We purchased each product ourselves, accepting no freebies from manufacturers to guarantee complete independence and unbiased deliberations. Next, we perform a series of tests to examine several factors.

Our testing of baby carries is divided into four rating metrics:

  • Child Comfort (25% of overall score weighting)
  • Parent Comfort (35% of weighting)
  • Ease of Use (30% of weighting)
  • Ease of Cleaning (10% of weighting)

Each metric's contribution to the overall score is based on what we believe influences most families' purchase-decision making.

Founder and board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Juliet Spurrier uses her background as a mother of two and a pediatric doctor to help her during product selection and test development, such as selecting products that are safe for developing hips and convenient for parents.

Senior Review Editor Wendy Schmitz began her carrier love after having her first child over ten years ago. With a closet containing more than ten carriers, she's tried every style and brand with her children and almost every carrier at BabyGearLab. The team also includes Senior Analyst Bob Wofford, father of 7, for the male perspective on child wearing. Bob has been professionally testing baby gear since 2014 and has a vast knowledge of baby carriers and their recent rise in popularity. Senior Review Editor, Abriah Wofford, a BabyGearLab contributor since 2015, rounds out the team.

This photo of the Tula Explore looks closer at the sternum strap and...
This photo of the Tula Explore looks closer at the sternum strap and padding on the shoulder straps.
Spreading the fabric on the Nalakai provides a good spot for placing...
Spreading the fabric on the Nalakai provides a good spot for placing your child's bottom for initial placement into the carrier. You can make finer adjustments once your baby is in the sling.

Analysis and Test Results


Babywearing has been around for centuries (probably as long as there have been babies), and today's technology and design advances present safer wearing choices than ever. Baby carriers continue to evolve in their designs to meet the needs of modern parents looking for safe, hands-free alternatives for carrying little ones for comfort, convenience, and bonding. Our testing considered baby comfort, parent comfort, ease of use, ease of cleaning, and more. Read on to learn how each contender fared in the competition.

Related: How to Choose a Baby Carrier

Helpful Tip
Avoid the frustration and hassle of a stroller by using a baby carrier! Not only are they quick and easy, but they take up significantly less space, and most babies find the experience soothing with increased feelings of closeness, which can decrease crying and public meltdowns.


Value


One of the nice things about carriers is the variety of price ranges available, which means most families can find a suitable option within their budget that meets their needs. Alternatively, should the carrier of your dreams be outside your budget, you should consider putting it on your registry or skipping a stroller until your baby is older to postpone the purchase until you aren't spending as much on gear. The Boba Wrap is a straightforward option with a reasonable price and various wrapping methods that work with little ones up to 35 lbs. The Baby K'tan Original is in the same price range and is easier to use, with higher points for its overall score. The Nalakai Ring Sling is also relatively inexpensive compared to the competition, and it offers a lot for the price. Want a structured carrier? High-quality soft structured carriers (SSC) can last for years through multiple children, which can justify a more significant initial investment. Some parents skip buying a stroller and choose something like the Tula Free-to-Grow with a higher list price but small compared to a quality stroller. While structured options typically come with higher price tags, you can usually use them for longer, and if it translates into forgoing a stroller, it can save you even more money.

Did You Know?
Wearing your baby not only adds ease and convenience to your daily routine, but the practice also positively contributes to a baby's social, emotional, and physical development.

baby carrier - the nalakai offers a comfortable fit for little ones with a simple...
The Nalakai offers a comfortable fit for little ones with a simple design that supports and conforms to their body and movement with little restraint.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Baby's Comfort


Wearing your baby isn't going to work for very long if your baby isn't comfortable. Therefore, we considered which positions the baby favored and whether or not they showed signs of being comfortable or uncomfortable.


The material also significantly impacted comfort, so we considered which materials were hot or caused chafing or didn't offer enough support or the right kind of support. We looked for proper head and neck support, a nice deep and wide seat, soft fabric, stretchy materials, and an overall sense of security.

Safety Tips
We urge those interested in babywearing to read our safety guidelines article entitled Best Practice Tips for Baby Wearing.

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The Infantino Flip isn't as comfortable for little ones compared to other options.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Some carriers are more comfortable for babies than others, and some are better for newborns but grow uncomfortable as little ones get larger. In our tests, little testers were happiest in options with the most adjustability for size and carriers with softer and somewhat stretchy fabric that allow natural body postures without sacrificing support. These preferences mean the slings have an advantage over the structured carriers, with the Nalakai Ring Sling and the Maya Wrap ComfortFit Ring Sling earning an 8 of 10 for baby's comfort (the high in the group). The most uncomfortable products have rougher fabrics, less adjustability, or designs that limit movement or growth. Several carriers earned a low score of 5; all were soft-structured products. The Infantino Flip Advanced was the lowest scoring option, with 4 of 10.

baby carrier - the babybjorn one is so comfortable to wear that no trip is too long.
The BabyBjorn One is so comfortable to wear that no trip is too long.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Parent's Comfort


As with the baby, if the person wearing the carrier is uncomfortable, using it regularly isn't going to happen. The chief complaints are shoulder and back strain, so we tested how long we could wear the products before experiencing discomfort.


Things that make a difference for us are padding (especially in the shoulders), strap width, lumbar support, and waist strap adjustability. Being able to wear your baby in various positions is also crucial to comfort, including quickly and easily switching from front to back, etc., when desired.

The ComfortFit sling is so cozy that our tiny testers fell asleep...
The ComfortFit sling is so cozy that our tiny testers fell asleep during use.
The Infantino Flip waistbelt has no padding or support on most of...
The Infantino Flip waistbelt has no padding or support on most of the strap, so it fails to support the baby's weight comfortably without digging into the wearer.

While most parents can wear any of the carriers in this review for a short time without significant discomfort, we feel they should be as comfy as possible to get the most from your babywearing and bonding time. The BabyBjorn One is the most comfortable carrier for parents, with nicely padded shoulder straps and a supportive waistband that helps distribute your baby's weight evenly for a comfortable fit. This carrier earned a perfect 10 of 10, something unrivaled by any competitor in our tests. The Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling (above left), Nalakai Ring Sling, and the Tula Free-to-Grow all earned 9s, making them almost as comfortable as the BabyBjorn One. So whether you prefer a soft structured carrier or a shoulder sling, there is a carrier that works for you. The most uncomfortable option is the Infantino Flip Advanced (above right) with a 3 of 10 and less padding in the shoulders with a supportless waistband. While you can wear this product for short durations, it won't work for long adventures or frequent use.

baby carrier - with only one adjustment point, the nalakai ring sling is easy to use.
With only one adjustment point, the Nalakai Ring Sling is easy to use.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Use


The level of effort a baby carrier requires can make or break whether you use it daily or let it collect dust. We evaluated several elements to capture a product's complete ease of use experience.


We started by unboxing each carrier before assessing and comparing how straightforward a contender is to grab and go without assistance. We asked ourselves: Does it fit inside a diaper bag? How quickly can you get it on? Is it easy to adjust? We also examined each product's instructions and prefer those with clear illustrations and directions.

baby carrier - the comfortfit&#039;s design is straightforward and offers a thoughtful...
The ComfortFit's design is straightforward and offers a thoughtful storage pocket.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Simple carriers are easier to use, both out of the box and on the go. The slings have only one ring adjustment point and one end to pull or loosen, making them the easiest to put on, use, and fit. The Nalakai Ring Sling and the Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling (above) earn 9 of 10 scores in this metric.

Most of the soft structured carriers vary for ease of use, and the number of straps and adjustments correlate to how hard they were to use with the baby on board. The BabyBjorn Mini is a soft structured carrier and an exception. This contender is intuitive, quick to set up, and adjusts easily. It has nearly no learning curve, which is why it scored slightly higher than the other structured carriers.

The wraps are more complicated, with a giant swath of fabric that requires wrapping skills while holding your baby as you put it on. The learning curve is high, including remembering how to perform the wraps and holding the baby while you do it. Both the Moby Wrap Classic and the Boba Wrap function similarly with the same challenges; thus, they earn lower scores of 4 of 10.

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A carrier should be cleaned according to its manufacturer's instructions, and depending on the fabric and whether or not it has padding can impact how easy it is to clean and upkeep.
Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

Ease of Cleaning


Cleaning is critical when narrowing down the options, as you can expect significant wear and tear with a well-loved carrier. Carriers are often grabbed, stuffed, dragged, chewed, drooled on, covered in spit-up, or victims of accidental blow-outs.


To put it simply, your carrier will require regular spot cleaning or laundering, depending on the mess, making it essential to know how easy or difficult this process will be. When testing and scoring this metric, we considered a carrier's cleaning instructions, fabric content, and whether or not it has padding. Logistically speaking, padding can take longer to dry and potentially distort from laundering, no longer feeling the same as when it first came out of the box.

baby carrier - the k&#039;tan is machine washable and dryer-friendly for a quick...
The K'tan is machine washable and dryer-friendly for a quick turnaround so you can get back out and on with life.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Knowing that washing textiles in cold water can reduce the potential for fading or shrinking, we appreciate it when manufacturers suggest this in their washing instructions. Therefore, contenders that tend to rank higher for ease of cleaning include slings or wraps with cleaning instructions that state a carrier can be machine washed on cold and dryable. Some baby carriers that meet this profile include the Baby K'tan Original (pictured above), Boba Wrap, and Moby Wrap Classic, which score 10 of 10.

The second best option includes contenders that are okay in the washer but must air dry, such as the Nalakai Ring Sling and Maya Wrap ComfortFit Sling, which score 8 of 10. Although air drying can prevent potential shrinking and damage, it can translate to increased downtime between uses. Living in a humid climate could result in more than a day for a padded soft structured carrier to completely dry. This extended drying time means you'll be waiting to use your baby carrier longer than those that can be machine dried.

baby carrier - the beco needs to hang to dry and is harder to spot clean.
The Beco needs to hang to dry and is harder to spot clean.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Baby carriers that are more difficult to clean tend to be soft structured carriers with thick padding that require air drying. Depending on the ambient environment, this drying method can take time to dry, leaving you without a baby carrier when you may need one. The LILLEbaby Complete All Seasons has very thick padding compared to the group, which is why it scored 2 of 10 in this metric. Also, from our experience, regular washing of the Ergobaby Omni 360 can cause the padding to no longer feel the same. However, we don't think this is an issue unique to the Ergobaby; it's a risk you run with any padded carrier you regularly launder. It doesn't make the product ineffective, but it's something to note. So, in regards to laundering, we suggest not overdoing it to preserve the product's integrity and trying to spot-clean it when possible. When you do wash it, remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

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The benefits of babywearing are expansive, especially for your baby's overall well-being. Plus, hands-free carrying allows you to keep up with life. Our review can help you find the right carrier for your needs.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Conclusion


Choosing the right baby carrier for your baby can be challenging with so many styles, types, and fabrics from which to choose. Our research and extensive testing include an analysis of performance features and functionality for each carrier in this review. We use a hands-on, side-by-side comparison to help narrow the field of potential options so you can find the best one for your baby, budget, and goals. We suspect there isn't one carrier that will work for all families, nor is there a perfect style for every baby. We believe there is something for everyone in this lineup of popular carriers, and we think you can find an excellent carrier for your baby in our award winners or high-ranking selections.

Wendy Schmitz & Juliet Spurrier, MD


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