Searching for the best baby carriers on the market? Your search is over! We’ve uncovered six of the best baby carriers and wraps to keep your little one snug as a bug in an ergonomically-friendly rug that also happens to be attached to baby’s favourite thing in the world – you!
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A baby carrier is literally a sanity saver for newborns and something that will grow with your baby. Baby carriers are designed to support your infant all the way to toddlerhood and allow baby to be thisclose to mum but also gives us mums a bit of hands-free freedom.
But which one is right for you and your baby? Check out our top picks for the best baby carriers of 2020. ALL of these baby carriers get top marks in our books and we are sure you’ll be more than pleased with any of the options below.
Best baby carriers of 2020
MOBY Classic Wrap
When it comes to wraps, MOBY (MOther & baBY) is always a top pick. We especially love their classic wrap which offers an innovative way to keep your baby close enough to kiss, but is also stylish to boot.
MOBY classic wrap is also easy to use and comfortable plus it will grow with your child until they reach 13.6KG, allowing you to change carrying positions once your little one has grown and gained some head control. Made from a soft and breathable 100% cotton, it really is the perfect, one-size-fits all solution for any parent or caregiver.
Prices start at $79.95 and with a number of colours to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one you love. We just can’t go past the leopard print … WOW!
WHERE TO BUY: You can shop the entire range, including MOBY carriers and hybrid wraps at The Amazing Baby Company.
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ErgoBaby Omni 360
Loved by thousands of mums, the Omni 360 Cool Air Mesh Breathable makes babywearing easy. Lightweight? Comfortable? Easy to use? Four carry positions? Hip-healthy? Tick, tick, tick, tick, and tick!
The mesh fabric is soft and durable so you stay cool and comfortable especially during summer. Ergonomic, forward-facing option and adjustable from newborn to toddler, plus with lumbar support for extra back comfort, you really can’t fault this baby carrier.
Prices start at $289 and choose from heaps of cool colours.
WHERE TO BUY: Keep it cool and comfortable with the ErgoBaby Cool Mesh. Pick it up at the ErgoBaby website.
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MiaMily Hipster Plus
Another carrier that is literally worth its weight in gold is MiaMily! MiaMily has a wide range of baby carriers for every stage and activity but we especially the Hipster Plus which comes with NINE carry positions – yep NINE, including a single shoulder strap for sling-like babywearing.
Suitable for 4kg to 20.4kg, the Hipster Plus also comes with a 3D hip-healthy seat, full lumbar support and a storage compartment for your phone, keys, dummy, etc.
Priced at $219.95 and available in Stone or Charcoal, you can also purchase a newborn insert for itty bitty babies (sold separately).
WHERE TO BUY: Pick up your Hipster Plus at The Amazing Baby Company.
READER OFFER: Mum Central readers can SAVE 10% OFF MiaMily carriers. Simply use code MUMCENTRALVIP at checkout. One use per customer. Offer ends 31 August 2020.
Mamaway 4D Cross Back Baby Carrier
If you prefer a cross back carrier, then Mamaway 4D is definitely the best baby carrier for you! Made with 100% breathable cotton, the carrier features a Cell Solution® CLIMA lining to keep baby cooler for longer.
The crossover shoulder straps make babywearing extra comfy, plus the carrier comes with deep bucket seats and adjustable height. This helps massively with the knee to knee support from newborn to toddler. This carrier also includes a tuck-away privacy hood, teething pads and offers two ergonomic carry positions. Plus it comes with a ‘hip-healthy’ tick too.
Priced at $259.95 (see massive discount below), this carrier is suitable for babies 5kg and up.
WHERE TO BUY: Check out the range of baby carriers at Mamaway. They’ve got a great selection of baby carriers plus ring slings too.
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BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Air
Another baby carrier that consistently receives high marks as one of the best baby carriers on the market is the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One Air. It is crafted to be extra cool and airy with 3D mesh which complements the sturdy waist belt and padded shoulder straps.
Besides being ergonomically-friendly, the carrier is also made with fabrics that are kind to your baby’s skin and safe to taste. Each carrier is free from health-hazardous substances and certified according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, Class I for baby products. Safe for baby and peace of mind for mum.
Priced at $299.99, this carrier is available in four modern colours and is suitable for newborns all the way to age three.
WHERE TO BUY: Get a closer look at the One Air at the BabyBjorn website.
BabyDink Classic Organic Carrier
Our final best baby carrier of 2020 is the BabyDink Classic Organic carrier. The best thing about this one? It’s a carrier that you wear as a top! No straps, no buckles, no clips. Cool, right?
This clever carrier eliminates the confusion, is made from buttery-soft GOTS certified organic cotton, is lightweight, hip-healthy, breathable and super comfy and secure for baby. Win, win, win!
It comes in loads of different sizes too, from AU4 to AU22 and offers an eco-conscious and functional design.
Priced at $159 and available in a number of colours, Baby Dink carriers are suitable from birth and are ideal for the fourth trimester.
WHERE TO BUY: Check out the whole range at BabyDink. Sign up to BabyDink’s email list to find out more about the benefits of BabyDink and our exclusive offers.
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Why we love babywearing
It’s no secret that we at Mum Central LOVE baby carriers. But why? Why is babywearing the bee’s knees? Below are just a few reasons to hop on the babywearing bandwagon. And never get off!
- Freedom, glorious freedom! Pram-free, hands-free and free to give kisses to baby’s adorable little head whenever you want! Plus, baby carriers are designed to grow with your baby so expect to use it for many months, if not years!
- Ideal for the witching hour. Babywearing can help calm that fractious, unhappy baby who just won’t be put down. In fact, research published in the Journal of Paediatrics found that babywearing reduces crying and fussiness by up to 51%, with parents feeling more competent and nurturing toward their children.
- The babywearing bond is strong. Holding your baby close to your body is an amazing bonding opportunity for you and your baby. It is also great for dads to babywear.
- Easier outings. Baby carriers make ALL daily activities, from folding the washing to cooking dinner, easier but also offer a better way to get out and about with bub. You can use one for running errands, for going on walks, even for hiking up mountains, if you’re keen!
- Feed on the go. It’s possible when bub is strapped to your chest!
- You just can’t beat the snuggles! There is no place a baby would rather be than snuggled right up to your chest, listening to your heartbeat. Those first few weeks and months OOTW (out of the womb) are a tough transition. Babywearing has been shown to ease the passage from the womb to real life, minimise fussy behaviour and help encourage bonding between mum and bub. What’s not to love?