Parents' Best Baby Carriers 2018

best carriers 2018
From BabyBjörn to Ergo to Tula, we tested dozens of baby carriers to help you find the right one. Bonus: All nine will work through year one—or longer!
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Courtesy of Buy Buy Baby

Smart Start

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini‘s flexible fabric supports a newborn’s natural C-curve position. Fits babies from 7 to 25 pounds sans an infant insert. $80.

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Courtesy of BabyTula

Snazzy Style

Tula Explore comes in a half-dozen playful prints (and counting!). Adjust the width settings as your baby grows. Eventually he can ride on your back. The carrier holds up to 45 pounds. $179.

Courtesy of Ergobaby
Courtesy of Ergobaby

Back Saver

Cross the straps on the Ergobaby Omni 360 to position your baby on your front, hip, or back (up to 45 pounds). A hood blocks sun, and lumbar support protects your spine. $180.

Courtesy of Infantino
Courtesy of Infantino

Bargain Bet

Not sure you’re a “baby-wearing mama”? Or looking for an extra carrier to keep at Grandma’s? The well-priced Infantino Flip 4-in-1, for babies from 8 to 32 pounds, is the answer. $30.

Courtesy of Diono
Courtesy of Diono

Weatherproof

Water-resistant fabric and a lightweight hood make Diono Carus Essentials ideal for outdoor adventures with little ones up to 33 pounds. You can use it for back carrying too. $190.

Courtesy of Lillébaby
Courtesy of Lillébaby

So Much Storage

Thanks to seven pockets and a key clip, you can leave your diaper bag at home when using Líllébaby Active All Seasons. Your baby (up to 45 pounds) can sit on your front, hip, or back. $160.

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