Baby Carrier Recommendations and Reviews

Most babies love to be worn, and you’ll discover many benefits to using a baby carrier for your newborn. A baby carrier is a great alternative when a stroller will be in the way or simply not fit.

You’ll soon discover whether you prefer getting out with a stroller, or using a baby carrier. They both have benefits and different ways to help you bring the supplies and accessories you’ll need.

There are many popular baby carriers to choose from. They come in many different types and styles.

The Best Baby Carriers For Newborns

Unfortunately, there is no way to say which one is the best newborn carrier.

Personal preferences, style, and ease of use also affect how you’re going to feel about each style of baby carrier.

Likewise, certain babies may simply prefer one type of carrier over the other, while others dislike the same one.

The best newborn baby carrier is one that is comfortable, safe, breathable, and provides good neck support.

It can be overwhelming when you first start to look for baby carriers since there are so many out there.

To get an idea of what the best options are for newborns, we first took a look at the best and most popular options in each style, and then narrowed them down to ones that can be safely used with a newborn.

Baby carriers can generally be broken down into different categories, although some carriers seem to combine the different types.

Soft-structured Carriers

The safest and most popular baby carriers for newborns are soft-structured carriers and wrap-style carriers. A soft-structured carrier is similar to a backpack, which is most commonly worn on your front, to carry your newborn.

Soft-structured carriers are designed to be easily adjustable and ergonomic, as well as simple and fast to take on and off. Usually there will be some type of insert for carrying a newborn, and the carrier can be worn in a way to give their head more support at the newborn size.

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original

The very popular and most commonly seen infant carrier for newborns.

Recommended Baby Size: 8 – 25 pounds
Product Weight: 1.2 pounds
Owner’s Guide: Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original – Owner’s Guide
Read our full BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original Review

ErgoBaby Four Position 360

A design that is focused on being ergonomic for both the baby and the parent.

Recommended Baby Size: 7 – 33 pounds
Product Weight: 1.6 pounds
Owner’s Guide: ErgoBaby Four Position 360 Instruction Manual
Read our full ErgoBaby Four Position 360 Review

Onya Baby Outback Baby Carrier

A soft-structured carrier that strives to be the best solution for active parents.

Recommended Baby Size: 7 – 45 pounds
Product Weight: 2 pounds
Owner’s Guide: Onya Baby User Manual
Read our full Onya Baby Outback Review

Tula Standard Baby Carrier

A beautiful carrier that will last far into toddlerhood.

Recommended Baby Size: 15 – 45 pounds
(7 -15 pounds with infant insert)
Product Weight: 1.3 pounds
Read our full Tula Standard Baby Carrier Review

Wrap-style Carriers

Wrap-style carriers consist of a long piece of fabric that can be wrapped in different configurations and positions to hold your baby.

Many people find wrap-style carriers more comfortable than soft-structured carriers because they can better distribute the weight of your baby, but they do take more time to get secured properly.

Boba Wrap

A very comfortable stretchy wrap suitable for beginners.

Recommended Baby Size: 5 – 35 pounds
Product Weight: 1.8 pounds
Read our full Boba Wrap Review

Moby Wrap

A popular lightweight wrap to securely hold your baby.

Recommended Baby Size: 7 – 35 pounds
Product Weight: 1.8 pounds
Read our full Moby Wrap Review

Dolcino Woven Wrap

A larger, more advanced wrap where there are endless possible ways to tie.

Recommended Baby Size: 8 – 35 pounds
Product Weight: 2 pounds
Read our full Dolcino Woven Wrap Review

Baby K’Tan

A unique wrap-style look with a design that is similar to a sling and doesn’t require all the wrapping of traditional wraps.

Recommended Baby Size: 8 – 35 pounds
Product Weight: 1.3 pounds
Read our full Baby KTan Review

Mei-Tai Carriers

A mei-tai carrier may have the body of a carrier similar to a soft-structured carrier, but with wrap-style straps that attach to the body and allow you to tie it in the most ergonomic way. The straps don’t often have as much padding as a soft-structured carrier, and like the wrap-style they can take longer to get used to getting it on and off.

Infantino Sash

A wide and comfortable mei-tai with lots of support.

Recommended Baby Size: 8 – 36 pounds
Product Weight: 1.4 pounds
Read our full Infantino Sash Review

FreeHand Mei Tai

A very attractive and adjustable mei-tai that’s soft and breathable for warm weather.

Recommended Baby Size: 5 – 35 pounds
Product Weight: 1 pound
Read our full Freehand Mei Tai Review

Palm and Pond Mei

An extremely lightweight mei tai that comes in many gorgeous patterns.

Recommended Baby Size: 5 – 35 pounds
Product Weight: 1 pound
Read our full Palm and Pond Mei Tai Review

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