Top Rated Baby Carriers

soft baby carrier k'tanBaby carriers are a key accessory for new moms, especially for infants younger than six months.

We’ve put together a great list of the top rated baby carriers so you can find the perfect one.

They are super comfortable, usually soft material and can be used by both Mom and Dad.

Baby carriers are also ideal for babies who sleep best against a warm body or who have acid reflux and need to be upright.

Our experience?

I love my Moby wrap for when my babies were very young. It was soft, comfortable and cradled them extremely well against you.

It’s perfect for promoting skin to skin, which I often did by removing my shirt or wearing a tank top underneath, and undressing baby.

For later on when your little one has more head control, I recommend the Baby Bjorn for a more structured carrier, perfect for travel or longer walks.

For summer months or extended outdoor use, also consider using the baby K’tan Active. We have really enjoyed it with our second, who was born in April.

Be sure to check out our top rated carriers page for more things to consider when purchasing.

Here are review summaries from five of the top rated baby carriers on Amazon:

Boba Baby Wrap

PROS review summary: 

  • Front and infant hold up to 35 lbs
  • Machine-washable, soft material (95% cotton, 5% spandex)
  • Ideal for nursing purposes

CONS review summary: 

  • The wrap takes a few minutes to put on and put together
  • Some reviewers note that head support is still needed unless sitting down



 Baby K’tan ORIGINAL Baby Carrier

PROS review summary: 

  • Wrap-style baby carrier – no actual wrapping needed
  • Can be sized for Mom or Dad
  • Machine-washable, breathable material
  • Multiple positions for newborns and toddlers 8-35 lbs

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that since this sling is sized, it’s hard to share back and forth between parents at different sizes



 Moby Wrap UV SPF 50+

PROS review summary:

  • Sized for babies 8-35 lbs
  • Fastens to you in a multitude of positions
  • Great for nursing and for babies who prefer swaddling

CONS review summary: 

  • Takes a little bit of time and practice to get used to putting on
  • Some reviewers note that the thick material can be hot in the summer with the heat from the baby added in



 Ergo Baby 4 Position 360 Carrier with Insert

PROS review summary:

  • 4-position carrier includes infant insert
  • Can carry baby forward-facing, backward-facing, hip and on your back
  • Includes sleeping hood and SPF 50 protection
  • Waistband can be worn high or low for maximum comfort and takes on much of the weight to relieve your back

CONS review summary: 

  • Reviews note to definitely use the infant insert to help support baby’s head if he/she can’t support it themselves yet



 BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original

PROS review summary: 

  • Mashine-washable, cotton, breathable material
  • Can carry babies 8-25 lbs forward or rear-facing
  • Small and light to carry

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that this carrier puts more of the weight on your shoulders, which can be tough for some people



 Be sure to also check out our top rated backpack carriers page!