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Best Baby Carriers
Choosing baby carriers seems like an easy task—before baby is born. But after baby arrives, you may find your "perfect" carrier is uncomfortable, too cramped, too loose or just too difficult to use. To help you out, we've found five baby carriers that are ranked highly among parents so you can make the best choice for you and your baby.
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Boba Baby Carriers
Boba's collection of baby carriers is often found on "Best Carrier" lists—for good reason! They have carriers for every baby and every parent and offer one of the greatest sets on the market—the Boba 3-Carrier Combo Box, which costs $199. That's right, it includes all three of their versatile carriers: the Boba Wrap, a Boba 4G Carrier and a Boba Air. The weight they hold varies by model, and the cost ranges from $38 to $125.
Carriers from BabyBjorn are longtime favorites among parents. The Baby Carrier One, at $135, is their newest ergonomic design, which has four front and back positions for comfort. No extras needed with this one, and it fits ages 0 to 3 years. If you prefer to go retro, you can even buy a model based on the original BabyBjorn from 1973 for $55.
Beco Baby Carrier
Beco is an award-winning, eco-friendly company with some very dedicated fans. Their simple-yet-innovative 4-in-1 Gemini design accommodates babies who weight 7 to 35 pounds and allows for front facing in, front facing out, back and on the hip positions all in an array of colorful patterns and fabrics. It costs $130.
The award-winning ERGObaby carriers are a joy to wear and highly rated for comfort and safety. You can use it with the infant insert ($24, or buy with bundle for $135) to better accommodate newborns. There are many styles to choose from and snap-on organic teething pads are available. Baby can be front facing in, back and on the hip. It can hold 7 to 45 pounds and costs $115–$160.
Tula Baby Carriers
Tula's Ergonomic Baby Carrier was developed by a couple who needed a good option for traveling with their baby. A newborn insert is available for $40; a toddler expansion is $30; and their much loved slings are $135. The best part is you can rent a Tula for two weeks for $30 to give it a try before you buy! The weight it holds varies by model, and the cost is $149.