8 Best Baby Carriers for Comfort, Safety and Style

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to babywearing, which is AWESOME but also makes it very difficult to make a decision.

If you think you can just mosey into a baby store and pick up a baby carrier without a thought in the world, think again.

Whether you’re going on a hike, fancy being hands-free at your local grocery store or just looking for extra cuddle time (without having to stop everything you’re doing), babywearing really is the best thing ever. However, with so many baby carriers to choose from, where do you start?

From no-fuss, minimalist designs to a wrap and even a twin carrier (for mums with double trouble), here are eight of our very favourite baby carriers to help you choose the best baby carrier for you and your little one!

PICK 1. Chekoh Stretchy Wrap Carrier

A fashionista’s dream, the Chekoh Stretchy Wrap Carrier is available in eight different prints, so there’s something for everyone. Choose the top-selling leopard print or maybe you’d prefer neutral stripes or a go-with-everything all-black baby wrap! One thing’s for sure, you and your baby will be safe but also stylish when wearing this hip-friendly baby carrier.

The Chekoh Wrap doesn’t add lots of bulk up front either, so you can happily go about your business – be it folding laundry, doing the shopping or playing with your older kids – in complete comfort.

Chekoh leopard baby sling wrap
The Chekoh Stretchy Wrap Carrier is both stylish and practical

Suitable for: Birth to 12 months (3-10 kg)
Price: $99.95
Great for: Everyday use! Running around after toddlers at home and trying to get ALL the things done while still snuggling your little one. #cute
Why we love it:

  • Completely adjustable, stretchy and super comfortable to wear. There’s no stiff padding or an over-abundance of fabric to contend with.
  • The exclusive bamboo/spandex fabric is great for every season – warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Proudly endorsed by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. The Chekoh Wrap Carrier supports the M-position of baby’s legs/hips and pelvis.
  • Not just a baby carrier, this wrap carrier is a fashion statement too!
  • It’s machine washable!

Where to buy: Want to be hands-free? Head on over to the Chekoh website and pick up the Stretchy Wrap Carrier direct. Plus there’s AfterPay available!

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PICK 2. Moby Move All-Position Carrier

A simple-to-use baby carrier that’s packed with loads of extras, Moby Move is an awesome choice of baby carrier for parents who are often on-the-go. One of the lightest carriers on the market, it’s ready to carry your newborn without having to purchase any extra inserts. Also, the sleek, ergonomic fit is super comfy for both bub and parent to wear, even as your little one continues to grow into a toddler!

baby in Moby Move baby carrier
The lightweight baby carrier — Moby Move

Suitable for: Birth to toddler (3.2-20.4 kg)
Price: $239.95
Great for: Getting out and about with a curious baby who doesn’t want to miss seeing a thing.
Why we love it:

  • It’s SUPER lightweight – weighing just 720 grams!
  • The attached UPF 50+ hood (great for preventing lost hats!)
  • The extra support waistbelt and lumbar support help to distribute baby’s weight
  • Breathable mesh fabric is great for all year round
  • Offers multiple carrying positions

Where to buy: The MOBY Move All-Position Carrier is exclusive to Baby Bunting and direct from The Amazing Baby Company.

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PICK 3. Pognae No.5 Plus All-In-One Baby Carrier

The Rolls Royce of the Pognae lineup, the No.5 Plus All-In-One Baby Carrier ticks a plethora of babywearing boxes. It features a wind and water-resistant outer fabric shell that is teamed with a buttery-soft organic cotton liner, perfect for sitting next to your sweet babe’s skin. Kudos to Pognae for their innovative “quiet zipper”, which allows you to remove the baby carrier with MINIMAL noise. I mean what mum doesn’t love a sweet and near-silent carrier-to-cot transfer? Bliss!

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Meet the Rolls Royce of the Pognae lineup, the No.5 Plus All-In-One Baby Carrier

Suitable for: Newborn to toddler (up to 20 kg)
Price: $349
Great for: Families with more than one child. You can be carrying your newborn one day, using the hipseat for your tot the next!
Why we love it:

  • Wind and water-resistant fabric
  • The “quiet zipper” is positively genius
  • Two belts are included – a supportive baby carrier belt, plus a handy hipseat belt
  • Built-in newborn support
  • Offers multiple carrying positions – including back carrying

Where to buy: Head to Pognae Australia to secure a Pognae No.5 Plus All-In-One Baby Carrier for you and your bub! (Hint: AfterPay is available.)shop now

PICK 4. Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier – Cool Air Mesh

If it’s comfort you want, it’s comfort you get with the Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier. The breathable air mesh fabric option is perfect for getting out and about in the warmer months, keeping both baby and parent cool as cucumbers. The most versatile carrier in the Ergobaby range, Omni 360 grows with your bub, from cradling a wee newborn to carrying a wriggly toddler.

What’s more, Ergobaby has proudly won six consecutive Mother & Baby Gold Awards for the ‘Best Baby Carrier’, along with four consecutive Canstar Awards for the ‘Most Satisfied Customer’! Isn’t that something!

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier
Comfortably cool in the Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier

Suitable for: Newborn to three-year-olds (3.2-20 kg)
Price: $299
Great for: Parents looking for a baby carrier to wear during the warmer months.
Why we love it:

  • Air mesh fabric for cool comfort in sweaty conditions
  • Four carrying positions – front-facing, outfacing, hip carry and back carry.
  • Ergonomic in every position and acknowledged by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
  • Shoulder straps can be crossed for a firm and supportive fit.
  • Newborn ready and breastfeeding friendly.
  • Includes detachable storage pouch

Where to buy: The Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier Cool Air Mesh available for sale at Ergobaby Australia.

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PICK 5. Tula Explore Baby Carrier

From teeny triangles to rainbow stripes, it’s a babywearing party featuring fun prints galore with the Tula Explore Baby Carrier. However, there’s no fussing with complicated buckles, excess straps or infant inserts, thanks to the multiple height body panel and adjustable seat width settings. Without a doubt, the Tula Explore is a versatile carrier that allows you to customise the fit as your little one grows bigger (and heavier!).

Tula explore baby carrier
Have a babywearing party with the Tula Explore Baby Carrier

Suitable for: Newborn to three-year-olds (3.2-20 kg)
Price: $299
Great for: Parents wanting an easy-to-wear, no-fuss baby carrier.
Why we love it:

  • Adjustable seat panel width, from 12 – 38 cm, for different sized baby butts.
  • A padded, adjustable neck support pillow.
  • Extra padding where it’s needed – ie, leg openings (great for chunky monkeys).
  • Waistband pocket for storing sneaky snacks.
  • Adjustable hood, handy to have when unexpectedly caught in the sun and have no hat.

Where to buy: You can buy the Tula Explore Baby Carrier direct from Tula Australia!

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PICK 6. Frog Orange Neoprene Explorer Baby Carrier

Is there anything trickier than trying to keep your grip on a wet, slippery baby? Nope. The Frog Orange Explorer baby carrier is brilliant for getting wet with your baby – and keeping them close. This is the perfect carrier for the beach, splashing about at the pool or even in the shower when shampoo can be hazardous! Water activities are easy with the Explorer. Made from 100% high-quality neoprene (a type of rubber), it takes to water, well… like a duck!

The Frog Orange Explorer Baby Carrier
The Frog Orange Explorer Baby Carrier makes family fun & adventure easy

Suitable for: Two-month-olds to three-year-olds
Price: $179
Great for: Adventure-loving families, as the neoprene insulates your little one against wind, cold, snow and water.
Why we love it:

  • Buoyant and water-resistant fabric
  • Quick-drying
  • Machine washable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy on and easy off, no-fuss design

Where to buy: Splash on over to Frog Orange to buy the Frog Orange Explorer Baby Carrier. (Hint: AfterPay available).

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PICK 7. BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini

Designed especially for the littlest babies, the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini is a super sweet, petite baby carrier for little passengers. Best suited for newborns who just love to snuggle, this soft and pliable carrier holds their little bodies up high and close. The soft fabric shell gently hugs your newborn, beautifully supporting their back, hips and legs while they snooze against your chest. Plus, when it’s not in use simply roll it up and pop it into your nappy bag – easy peasy!

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The ultimate in snuggly comfort, thanks to the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini

Suitable for: Newborn to one-year-olds (3.2-11 kg)
Price: $139.95
Great for: Little babies who love to snuggle – and parents who have things to do!
Why we love it:

  • Super soft cotton jersey
  • Suitably sized for newborns
  • Not at all big and cumbersome to move around
  • Face in or face out carrying positions
  • Super easy to adjust fit

Where to buy: The BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini is available direct from Baby Bjorn.

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PICK 8. Minimonkey Twin Carrier

Indeed, when you have two babes to carry one set of arms just isn’t enough. Enter a TWIN BABY CARRIER! Yes, there is such a thing! Twin parents rejoice, you too can wear your babies easily and safely. This wrap carrier is specially designed for carrying twins in comfort. The Minimonkey is light without any bulky, excess fabrics to deal with. Because let’s face it, you already have enough to carry!

twin baby carrier

Suitable for: Newborn to 12 kg (per baby)
Price: $230
Great for: Parents of twins!
Why we love it:

  • Carrying TWO bundles of joy – no one misses out!
  • Recognised by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as being hip friendly
  • Wide shoulder straps to distribute the weight evenly
  • Easy one-handed buckle to adjust the size
  • Can also be used with just one baby

Where to buy: Jump on over to the Minimonkey website to buy the Twin Carrier!

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