We’ve found the best baby carriers on the market and bought them together in one place to help you find the best carrier for you and your baby. Carrying your infant in an ergonomic baby carrier promotes healthy development both physically and mentally. Babies sleep longer and deeper, are happier, more content and using carriers give you two free hands!
A sling is natural to use! Natural fabrics and a practice of carrying our babies which has existed for thousands of years. With an infant insert most can be used from a newborn baby to a toddler giving head support, keeping them in an upright position and allowing you to carry your baby closeSling FAQs which cover the most common queries we get about using infant slings. We dispel many of the myths surrounding slings and infant wraps, hips, forward facing, newborns and pregnant carrying. Babies LOVE being carried.
Your child will love being close to you, where they feel familiar and safe and they love the view. Babies develop by reading the faces of those they have attachments to, they also have a very short field of vision, being closer to your face means they can see you and pick up your facial expressions easily.
Baby Carrier Safety
Safety First. An ergonomic carrier offers a safe and secure, natural carrying position, much better than a chair or car seats! If your child does have a hip condition The International Hip Dysplasia Institute recommends carrying them in a deep seated shape in your baby carrier which promotes a natural open hip position, optimum for development and preventing the rubbing that can occur in the hip joint with legs straight. Safety is of paramount importance when carrying your infant.
Read our baby carrier safety guide to ensure that you know all the do’s and don't about safe babywearing. As long as you follow the basic principles, both you and your infant will be safe, happy and will love your carrying experience.
A carrier spreads the weight, so it's much better for you and your back! The waist belt and shoulder straps of a good quality ergonomic baby carrier offer lumbar support and spread the weight through your core. It takes six times less energy to carry in a baby carrier than it does to carry in your arms.
What is the Best Baby Carrier?
We have years of carrier experience and lots of trained staff to help you find the best baby carrier for you! Our customer service team is always on hand to help. Let us help you find the joy of carrying your baby. Read our guide to the types of baby carrier here, before you choose to help you get the perfect carrier.
Confused by all the different types of carrier?
We have a wide range of different types of baby carrier and slings. An ergonomic buckle carrier, or soft structured carrier as they are also known, allows you to comfortably carry your baby with ease. We only sell the highest-quality buckle carriers and have tested each and every one to ensure they are comfortable and safe for both babies and parents. A buckle carrier will allow you to carry from birth to toddlerhood. Babies love to be carried and you get to do things hands-free. We have a team of trained babywearing consultants so get in touch and we can help you choose the best buckle carrier for you. A baby wrap is a piece of material that can be tied around you and baby to carry them securely hands free.
Baby wraps have been used around the world for centuries offering comfortable carrying for baby and caregiver. They get a great view and close contact and you get two free hands while you carry. Stretchy wraps are excellent for newborns and will keep them snug and comfortable until they fit into a baby carrier. A woven wrap carrier can be used from newborn but they are also suitable for an older child.
Benefits of babywearing
The benefits of babywearing are huge and vary from hip dysplasia to soothing the baby to sleep. Ergonomic baby carriers including slings and wraps are safe and easy for parents and babies. Much more portable than any pushchair baby carriers can simply be folded into a diaper bag when you're not using them (or keep them on as clothing accessories) and they are perfect for keeping a newborn baby close. With a bit of practice many slings can be used for breastfeeding giving extra support to nursing mothers.
Good for dad. Being close to the baby can help daddy to bond with your newborn baby. Buckle carriers with padded shoulder straps and waist belts are easy to adjust if mum and dad aren't the same size, and of course a stretchy wrap like a moby wrap fits any size.
A ring sling is also a super easy option for both parents to use. A carrier can access all areas. There are some places prams just can't go. And your child gets a much better view than they would in a pushchair. Plus you keep your hands free to walk the dog or do the shopping.
Benefits of baby wearing:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Soothe a fussy baby
- Comfy and safe
- Keep baby close
Stretchy Baby Wraps
Using a stretchy with a newborn is an amazing experience, but can be daunting for the first few times. Read our How to Use A Stretchy Wrap guide and watch our demonstration video on using stretchy wraps. Once you master wrapping your baby up close, and realise how easy it is, you will wonder what all the fuss was about!