The best baby carriers & our best baby carrier reviews
Explore types of baby carriers, find the best affordable baby carrier, the best baby carrier for dads, and beyond.
Who carries the best baby carrier trophy?
You might wish you had four hands as a parent, and while there’s no baby carrier that can multiply appendages (yet), an awesome baby carrier means you can comfortably keep the two you already have. You’ll find literally dozens of baby carrier options are available to you, so we did a lot of research before even selecting the most popular carriers to field test. Keep reading for:
- Our picks for the best baby carriers of 2020
- Our full list of in-depth baby carrier reviews
- Information on the most important features
- Baby Carrier FAQs
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Best Baby Carriers for 2020
Strap in, buckle up, find the best baby carrier for your needs and budget.
So, now that you know about the importance of pockets, what are the best baby carriers of 2020? Here are Fathercraft’s picks for the top baby carriers this year, across a couple of key categories.
Overall best baby carrier—the Colugo Carrier
We think the Colugo is awesome. It’s easy to use, it features lots of pockets, magnetic buckles, and more. Plus, at just $125 it’s among the most affordable options out there, and the company also offers a 100-day in-home trial.
Best baby carrier for newborns—the Ergobaby 360
We consider this the best option for newborns because it feels structured and sturdy, plus it has a well-thought out system for new babies. Also, it’s our co-founder John’s wife’s favorite overall carrier.
Easiest baby carrier to use—the Baby Bjorn Carrier One
We actually like the Baby Bjorn a lot, the major drawback is that this sucker is heavy. Still, the grandaddy of baby carriers wins for easiest to use, because the printed-on instructions come in handy more than you’d think.
The most important features in a baby carrier
For Fathercraft’s baby carrier reviews, we evaluate carriers across a multi-point framework based on what we’ve found to be the most useful features we’ve tested and personally used over the years across four different kids in two states and a variety of conditions and activities.
For our reviews, we consider these features while we spend an extensive amount of time using each carrier — at least two months — and take detailed notes, photos, and videos along the way. Each one of our reviews consolidates our experience into a concise review and include our thoughts on what was awesome about the carrier, what we wished were different, and our final verdict.
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What’s the best baby carrier for dads? Read our detailed baby carrier reviews below.