Best baby carriers

Baby carriers, slings and wraps let you 'wear' your baby close to your chest. Baby carriers come in different types, from wraps and slings to buckles and ties. But which type of baby carrier is right for you? Read on to find out.

Best Baby Carrier 2018

Stokke MyCarrier

The MyCarrier is ergonomic and practical, and its design is faultless. Offering both back and front positions, its padded straps and re-enforced aluminium structure are optimised for comfort of both parent and baby. In terms of safety, it's unparalleled – as well as being held by the carrier, baby is securely strapped in with a harness. It is the ultimate baby carrier that will last for as long as you need it, and at £99 or even less, it's excellent value for money.

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Baby being carried in amawrap

Best Baby Carrier for Newborns 2018


If you're looking at fabric slings, AmaWrap is king. This clever piece of fabric wraps around your newborn, and is specially designed for skin to skin contact in multiple carrying positions. Available in a huge variety of colours, it also looks fab, and is comfortable to wear all day.

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Mother carrying baby in ergo carrier

Best Baby Carrier for Days Out 2018

Ergobaby All Position 360

The Ergobaby All Position 360 is an all round brilliant baby carrier, perfect for long periods of use. Suitable from birth with an infant insert, this machine washable carrier is supportive and comfortable. As well as standard front and back positions, the 360 features a hip carry position, which is great if you need to take the weight off your shoulders.

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Mother with baby in bobo 4g carrier

Best Budget Baby Carrier 2018

Boba 4G

Comfort is what really makes the Boba 4G stand out. Perfect for taking on holiday, it’s a non-bulky all-in-one carrier, and also covers the largest weight range with its supportive shoulder straps. Three small zip pockets provided a welcome secure home for phone and keys, and optional footrests can stop baby's legs from dangling.

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How we test

After lots of research, we handpicked 10 of top UK baby carriers to test – collating the models most frequently searched for, both on Mumsnet and across the web.

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Baby carriers

Buyer's guide

Everything you need to know about baby carriers, wraps and slings, including advice from the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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