ARTICLE by Sophie Peterson

Top 5 Infant Carriers for 2024

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Babywearing is a fantastic way to bond and encourage closeness with your little one, while also being incredibly convenient and comfortable. Using a baby carrier allows you to have your hands free, so you can go about your daily routine while also soothing and calming your baby. They are also small and great for travel, if you are just popping out for a walk in the park or a trip to the shops, you might not always want to bring a pushchair with you – try wearing your baby instead!

Studies have also shown that babies who are carried are less likely to cry often, as parents can become more in tune and responsive to their baby’s wants and needs. Babywearing can also boost milk supply and stimulate your baby’s cognitive development, among many other benefits.

When it comes to choosing a baby carrier that works best for you and your baby, comfort, safety, and ergonomics are the buzzwords to look out for. Let’s explore some of the best baby carriers we would recommend in 2024 and why we love them:

Our Top Five Infant Carriers

1. BabyBjorn Mini 3D Mesh Baby Carrier

The BabyBjorn Mini 3D Mesh Baby Carrier is a super small baby carrier that’s comfortable and simple to use for frequent short baby-wearing sessions. It’s perfect for those first few months when you and your baby need a lot of closeness.

The front section unfastens so you can easily lift your baby in and out without disturbing them if they are sleeping. It is made with 100% polyester, a high-quality soft fabric designed to hug your baby’s back, legs and hips, and provide strong support.

The BabyBjorn Mini 3D Mesh Baby Carrier can be used from newborn up to 11kg and can be worn with your baby facing in from birth or out from five months.

Safety: Complies with both the European EN 13209-2:2015 + the American ASTM F2236 safety standards

BabyBjorn Mini 3D Mesh Baby Carrier

2. Ergobaby Embrace Newborn Carrier

The Ergobaby Embrace Baby Carrier is a cosy and comfortable ergonomic baby carrier, perfect for cultivating feelings of calm and connection with your newborn. Its easy buckle feature means that you avoid the frustrations of complicated wrapping or excessive fabric, and it is also suitable to use while breastfeeding.

The Ergobaby Embrace provides cushioned neck support and encourages a hip-healthy and ergonomic M position for your baby. It is made from a cosy and cuddly jersey fabric which hugs your baby and keeps them close to your heart – where they should always be!

The Ergobaby Embrace can be used from newborn up to 11.3kg.

Ergobaby Embrace Baby Carrier

3. Freerider Co. Baby Wrap Carrier

The Freerider Co. Baby Wrap Carrier is made from eco-friendly 100% Tencel fabric, which is breathable, lightweight, and silky soft. This carrier is simple and easy to tie, and offers a completely custom fit, as you can tie it to yours and your baby’s body and create a shape that feels comfortable for you both.

The silky fabric doesn’t rub or chafe and will never lose its hold when tied. The Freerider Co. Baby Wrap was created with comfort and closeness in mind, and its material means that it is great for travel and takes up no weight or space when packing.

This carrier can be used from birth up to 13kg.

Freerider Co. Wrap Carrier

4. BabyBjorn Mini Baby Carrier

The BabyBjorn Mini Baby Carrier is tiny and totally perfect for baby-wearing in short, frequent sessions. It is comfortable and ideal for newborns who need lots of closeness and bonding through those first few months. It is small, compact and takes up very little space so it’s great for travel.

The soft fabrics are made to gently caress your baby’s back, legs and hips, providing good support and total comfort for you both. The BabyBjorn Mini Baby Carrier is made from 100% BCI-Certified cotton so is flexible and gentle on your baby’s delicate skin.

It can be used to carry your baby facing inwards when they are young, and outwards from five months.

Safety: Baby Carrier Mini complies with both the European EN 13209-2:2015 + the American ASTM F2236 safety standards

BabyBjorn Mini Baby Carrier

5. BeSafe Haven

Finally, the BeSafe Haven Newborn Carrier is made from sustainable, soft and durable materials, and will provide the perfect support for your baby in their first few months. This intuitive and easy-to-use carrier does not compromise on ergonomics and comfort and is a great choice for busy parents looking for a simple and stress-free baby-wearing experience.

The BeSafe Haven protects your little one’s posture with a special pouch design which helps support their natural spine shape, it also gives knee to knee support and enables a deep M position. The base can be adjusted as your baby grows, and it is also designed to support a newborn’s arms to keep them upwards in a natural position.

This carrier has a wide and supportive waist belt with a safe and simple click on buckle. The carrier can also be used both inwards and outwards facing.

This carrier is suitable from birth to around 12 months, up to 11kg.

BeSafe Haven Carrier

Hopefully you now feel ready to set off on your baby-wearing journey. Remember that parents carry enough weight and worry on their shoulders – carrying your baby should be special, soothing and stress-free.

If you’re looking for a baby carrier that is best for parent, baby and planet, then we definitely recommend one of our five top picks. If you still can’t decide which baby carrier is for you, check out our baby carrier buying guide for more information and advice.

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