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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.