The Best (AKA Easiest) Baby Carriers on the Market in 2018

Jun 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET
The Best Baby Carriers: Ergobaby and more
Image: Moby, Ergobaby, Boba, Diono, Getty Images/Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows

What did we ever do before baby carriers? JK. They've been around since the dawn of time — and they've only gotten fancier. Babywearing is often a parent's go-to when little ones are fussy (or sleepy or on the move or want to face forward or... anything, really). Also, babywearing makes traveling and shopping way easier because you don't have to drag along a stroller. Modern baby carriers are pretty varied in form and fashion, but they all serve the same purpose — they get the child up close to a parent, who can then go about their life because they don't have to actually hold their baby with their arms. 

There are a few considerations to take into account before selecting a carrier. Does it provide a wide seat and give much-needed support for Baby's hips (no crotch danglers, please)? Does it distribute Baby's weight so it's not all falling on the parent's shoulders or back? Does it provide back support for parent and baby alike so the latter avoids a curved spine and a tilted-down head, which can be dangerous? The answer to all of these questions should be a resounding yes before you commit to a carrier purchase.

Luckily, we've done the hard research for you and rounded up some of the most popular brands and types of baby carriers out there that conform to these important safety considerations. The 15 picks ahead are all quality, ergonomic (and pretty darn cute) choices for parents who could use a helping hand in the baby-holding department. 

1 /16: Moby Wrap

1/16 :Moby Wrap

2 /16: Boba 4G Baby Carrier

2/16 :Boba 4G Baby Carrier

3 /16: Maya Wrap Ring Sling

3/16 :Maya Wrap Ring Sling

4 /16: Ergobaby Omni 360

4/16 :Ergobaby Omni 360

5 /16: Líllébaby Complete Original

5/16 :Líllébaby Complete Original

6 /16: Diono Carus Essentials Baby Carrier

6/16 :Diono Carus Essentials Baby Carrier

7 /16: Storchenwiege Baby Wrap

7/16 :Storchenwiege Baby Wrap

8 /16: Infantino Sash Mei Tai

8/16 :Infantino Sash Mei Tai

9 /16: Baby K'tan Baby Wrap Carrier

9/16 :Baby K'tan Baby Wrap Carrier

10 /16: Baby Tula Free to Grow Carrier

10/16 :Baby Tula Free to Grow Carrier

11 /16: Infantino Cuddle Up Baby Carrier

11/16 :Infantino Cuddle Up Baby Carrier

12 /16: Baby K'tan Active Baby Carrier

12/16 :Baby K'tan Active Baby Carrier

13 /16: phil&teds Lightweight Backpack Carrier

13/16 :phil&teds Lightweight Backpack Carrier

14 /16: Balboa Baby Dr. Sears Reversible Ring Sling

14/16 :Balboa Baby Dr. Sears Reversible Ring Sling

15 /16: Boba Organic Baby Wrap

15/16 :Boba Organic Baby Wrap

16 /16: Pin It!

The Best Baby Carriers 2018 - Ergobaby, Boba, Moby
Image: Getty/Infantino/Diono/Boba/Design:Ashley Britton/SheKnows

16/16 :Pin It!