Summer is in full swing! If you and your baby are planning on spending more days out on the town, you may want to consider investing in a baby carrier. These carriers are a perfect, hands free way to travel and explore with your baby. A baby carrier is a great alternative to a stroller for a baby who gets fussy when they can’t see you. It’s much less bulky, so perfect for navigating crowded spaces like airports or big cities.
You can get skin to skin contact through a carrier, which is not possible with a stroller. Physical closeness is very important for the emotional and physical development of both the baby and parent. According to the NIH, a close, loving bond between a baby and parent or primary caregiver is vital to the infant’s brain development.
Carriers are great for offering this close bond with your baby without your arms getting tired. A carrier is great to help with soothing a baby when they become fussy, and letting them learn your movements.
These carriers are not only perfect for parents on the go, but also great for life around the house. They are a great option for parents who are busy with cooking, cleaning and other household tasks, all while keeping a close eye on their baby. Done with maternity leave and working from home? You'll want a carrier.
BABYBJÖRN has been creating safe and functional baby products for over 60 years, working closely with medical professionals and pediatricians to ensure that they are safe to use. These carriers exceed safety testing in both America and Europe.
All BABYBJÖRN carriers are created with the baby and wearer in mind. They are machine washable, and built to last and adjust with you and your baby. The fabric used is always stylish but soft and gentle for your baby’s delicate skin.
Feeling overwhelmed by the large selection of carriers? Continue reading for a breakdown of the most popular BABYBJÖRN carriers to find the perfect match for your baby’s size, your family lifestyle and more.
The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini, as implied by the name, is made for smaller babies. This style carrier is a great choice for newborns and can hold up to 24 lbs. One of the most popular sellers by BABYBJÖRN, it can hold the baby facing in or out. Its flexible design is the easiest to put on and adjust.
If you plan on using this carrier in warmer climates, consider swapping the cotton for the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini in 3D mesh. This carrier is the same design as the cotton version, but is made of a breathable, super lightweight mesh material, making it perfect for a summer vacation.
This carrier is a perfect pick for first time parents who may have less experience with using a carrier. Since it is the smallest option, it is the best choice for those who are looking for a carrier for their newborn.
For the adventurous parents, we suggest the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Free. Made with breathable mesh, this is a dad-favorite. It can hold the baby facing both in and out. This carrier also offers the most back and hip support, and comes with a waist belt and shoulder pads to help distribute the weight more evenly. This makes it comfortable for hikes, long walks, and all day adventures.
This carrier handles a baby from newborn up to 15 months old. Constructed of two parts, you can easily unclip your sleeping child to lay down for a nap without disturbing them!
If you’re looking for an option where you can wear the carrier on your back, these first two carriers may not be the one you are looking for. However, these next two carriers do allow you to carry the baby on your back!
If you’re planning to carry your child for the long haul, take a look at the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One. This option can hold between 8 to 33 lbs and easily adjusts to comfortably fit newborn and young toddler sizes. With both cotton and air 3D mesh options available, you can choose the best fit for your taste or climate. Both materials are soft and flexible, but the cool 3D mesh is a better choice if you easily get hot or live in a warm climate.
A true BABYBJÖRN classic! With Baby Carrier One, you can carry facing-in, facing-out and on your back. It comes with zippers at the bottom for easy adjustment between sizes, and slips on rather than snapping or buckling on.
Finally, the newest and most luxurious BABYBJÖRN option, the Baby Carrier Harmony. This carrier is super soft, and made of a luxurious mesh. It is smaller, softer and lighter than the Baby Carrier One. It has one layer of 3D mesh covering the inside layer of 3D jersey, making it both breathable and still extremely soft where your little one's skin will touch.
Baby Carrier Harmony is free of harmful chemicals, making it as good for the environment as it is for your back and shoulders with its waist and shoulder pads. This carrier can hold up to 40 lbs, or children up to three years old! This carrier offers head support, which can be adjusted in three different ways, which is perfect for babies who can’t support their head yet. This carrier has two height positions to make wearing both infants and toddlers comfortable for you and child.
The International Hip Dysplasia Institution has named Baby Carrier Harmony, as well as the Baby Carrier One and Baby Carrier Free, “hip friendly,” when used correctly.
These carriers are all excellent options, but hopefully you will easily be able to find one to best fit in with your lifestyle and budget! As mentioned earlier, all carriers are safety tested and user friendly. You certainly can’t go wrong with any of these options.