11 Baby Carriers

Most infants love to be worn in a carrier against your body. Bonus for you: Your hands are free.

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Cool Color

Cool Color

Stokke's MyCarrier is made of beautifully bright organic cotton; pockets hidden in the waistband give you a place to keep all your stuff while you're on the go. ($219)

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Shoulder-Saver

Shoulder-Saver

The belt and straps are sturdy on BabyBjörn's Baby Carrier One, and yet it's lightweight. Mesh fabric keeps your tot cool. ($200)

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So Versatile

So Versatile

Wear your baby on your hip, as well as chest and back, using the LilleBaby Carrier Complete; it has a weather shield as well. ($120)

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Weather, or Not!

Weather, or Not!

Use the pull-out hood of the ErgoBaby Original Carrier to protect your sweetie from sun and wind. A zippered compartment is nice for stashing keys and cash. ($120)

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Evenflo Breathable Carrier

Evenflo Breathable Carrier

Ok, frugalistas, this one is for you! Get the front-wearing fit of a more expensive carrier but for a fraction of the price with this pared-down Evenflo model. ($22)

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Cool Baby Carriers

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Britax Baby Carrier

Britax Baby Carrier

When Britax entered the baby-carrier market, they did it with parents' back and shoulders in mind. Padding on the straps, hip belt and along your back help evenly distribute your baby's weight for maximum comfort. It's strong enough to carry a toddler as heavy as 32 pounds! ($130)

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Be a Wrap Star!

Be a Wrap Star!

35% of our babywearing Facebook fans have used both a soft wrap and a structured carrier. Their consensus: wraps are great for infants; structured carriers better support your back as your baby gets older.

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Infantino Comfort Wrap Carrier

Infantino Comfort Wrap Carrier

If you like the idea of a wrap but are intimidated by the idea of tying it, check out Infantino's comfy, affordable carrier-wrap hybrid, with four wearable positions. ($40)

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JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier

JJ Cole Agility Stretch Carrier

This carrier, too, is akin to a wrap but has some built-in back support. You slip it on like a T-shirt and then tuck your baby inside. Easy! ($40)

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Summer Fun

Summer Fun

A fabric baby wrap that you tie around yourself is a cozy, low-tech way for you to wear your infant at your chest during the first year. Joy Cho of OhJoy.com designed the print on this new style. ($65)

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Boba 3G Diaper Dude Carrier

Boba 3G Diaper Dude Carrier

Diaper Dude, a dad-centric, dad-run company out of California, came out with its handsome Boba carrier to cater to guys who want their own gear. Cool-for-baby feature: Foot straps! ($125)

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Mamas and Papas Classic Carrier

Mamas and Papas Classic Carrier

These Brits make a more traditional carrier too, with an adjustment at the crotch so you can expand the carrier as your baby gets bigger. ($80)

Originally published in the July 2015 issue of American Baby magazine.

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