Baby carriers, slings and wraps let you 'wear' your baby close to your chest. As well as being a cozy and reassuring way to carry babies, research has shown that this type of contact promotes contentment and bonding between parent and baby. And, of course, these clever pieces of kit leave your hands free to get on with your day. 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.
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.Read full review »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »