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Best Baby Carriers 2018 Reviewed by the Active Mom of Two Boys

Are you planning to buy a baby carrier or do you struggle with the one that you have because it’s uncomfortable? If yes, if you’ll be buying a carrier for your kid soon, researching best baby carriers 2018, this article is for you.

Below you’ll find three current Amazon bestsellers from the category Soft carriers and two more carriers of my choice with a list of advantages and disadvantages of every particular carrier.

Baby carriers are evaluated from my point of view which means a perspective of the Active Mom, wearing and carrying two Boys since four years. I have experiences with a traditional woven wrap and with easy to put on carriers. After many, many hours of carrying, I know what’s important in a carrier and what makes it comfortable or uncomfortable, safe or unsafe for health for both the kid and parent.

And yes, I’ve purchased also one carrier which was an uncomfortable disaster. So supporting other parents, and especially moms in the postpartum period, flooded with hormones making them sometimes think less logical 😉 , I present my evaluation of popular baby carriers.

I hope this little guide will help you to choose the best baby carrier (or toddler carrier) for your family needs.

Read also our guide: How to Choose the Best Baby Carrier for Your Needs

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Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed by the Active Mom

Amazon bestselling soft kids carriers

Firstly, we’ve reviewed three top baby and toddlers carriers on Amazon. Best baby carriers 2018 so far, from the category soft carriers. To see the whole list, click here.

1 | Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Carrier | pros and cons

+ back carry option making baby carrying even more comfortable (when the baby is in the proper age)

See all carriers with back carry option in Active Family Store.

+ waist belt giving parent’s spine needed support

+ machine washable fabric

+ many adjustable parts, the carrier doesn’t need inserts even for the smallest babies

+ easy and fast to use

+ designed with newborns in mind: head support for the youngest infants with no head control

+ from reviews: breathing material, good even for Florida heats

for newborns and little babies: bibs

baby facing out position – People argue whether this option is healthy for the kid. I’m also not sure whether it’s comfortable for the parent. I never carry my Boys in this position.

grows with baby

Be aware of the CONS

– only up to 32lbs

– the narrow seat can be harmful to babies hips (I’d surely use only the wide seats)

Active Family rating: 8/10

Go to the product page for details.

See all carriers in Active Family Store.

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2 | Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier | pros and cons

+ waist belt for parent’s spine support

+ adjustable from baby to toddler

+ adjustable for multiple wearers of different sizes and body types

+ designed with parent’s comfort in mind (even thinking about moms after C-section!)

+ breathable material, meeting safety standards

+ hood for the kid for sun and wind protection, with UV protection 50+

+ machine washable fabric

+ back carry option (see all carriers with back carry option in Active Family Store)

+ wear on the hip position option

+ easy to clean and quick-dry

? forward facing position option – I’m not sure whether it’s comfortable for the parent. I never carry my kids in this position.

newborn insert sold separately

Be aware of the CONS

– only up to 33 lbs

– polyester

Active Family’s rating: 8/10

Go to the product page for details.

See all carriers in Active Family Store.

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3 | Infantino Cuddle Up Hoodie Carrier | pros and cons

+ waist belt for lumbar support

+ up to 40lbs

+ back carry option (see all carriers with back carry option in Active Family Store)

+ sweet removable hood allowing the baby to hide from strangers’ looks or from bad weather conditions (cold, wind, sun)

+ adjustable for multiple wearers

+ machine washable fabric

only face in kid position (for us it’s not a disadvantage, because we’ve never felt the need to wear Active Boys in facing out position)

Active Family rating: 9.5/10

Go to the product page for details.

See all carriers in Active Family Store.

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Active Family’s picks

MiaMily hipster plus 3D baby carrier with hip seat light aqua blue

4 | MiaMily Hipster Plus 3D Baby Carrier | pros and cons

Swiss candidate for best baby carriers 2018.

From newborn (with an insert, sold separately) up to 44lbs (4 years).

+ approved by International Hip Dysplasia Institute as a hip healthy product

+ designed with parent’s comfort in mind

+ back carry option (see all carriers with back carry option in Active Family Store)

+ wearing on side option

+ single shoulder wearing option (with a strap sold separately)

+ storage pocket under hip sit

+ crossable shoulder straps

+ hip sit only option

+ up to 44lbs

+ free head cover, 2 teething pads, and foldable tote bag

+ machine washable

? forward facing position option – I’m not sure whether it’s comfortable for the parent. I never carry my kids in this position.

? too many parts and options – complicated

Active Family rating: 8/10

Go to the product page for details.

See all carriers in Active Family Store.

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5 | Woven Wrap Carrier | pros and cons

+ 100% cotton

+ multiple positions possible

+ adjustable for multiple wearers like no other carrier

+ distributes baby’s weight perfectly for parent’s comfort

+ when you don’t carry or when the kid grows it can be used as a cover, blanket or whatever you need 🙂

+ machine washable

+ simple to wash and store, no little parts, nothing to destroy 😉

up to 35 lbs

Be aware of the CONS

– time-consuming to put on

Active Family rating: 7/10

Go to the product page for details.

See all carriers in Active Family Store.

I hope this list of best baby carriers 2018, their advantages and disadvantages based on my almost four years of experience as Active Mom will help you make a better choice and find the best carrier for you and your little boy or girl.

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Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed after 4 years of being a mom. Infantino cuddle up carrier, Infantino Flip baby carrier, Ergobaby 360, Miamily Hipster Plus, traditional woven wrap. Baby carrier's features divided into advantages and disadvantages. Baby carriers rating. How to choose a baby carrier? What to loo at? What's important in a baby carrier, newborn carrier, toddler carrier. Amazon bestselling soft carriers reviewed #babywearing #babycarriers Baby carriers best, baby carriers backpack
Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed after 4 years of being a mom. Infantino cuddle up carrier, Infantino Flip baby carrier, Ergobaby 360, Miamily Hipster Plus, traditional woven wrap. Baby carrier's features divided into advantages and disadvantages. Baby carriers rating. How to choose a baby carrier? What to loo at? What's important in a baby carrier, newborn carrier, toddler carrier. Amazon bestselling soft carriers reviewed #babywearing #babycarriers Baby carriers best, baby carriers backpack
Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed after 4 years of being a mom. Infantino cuddle up carrier, Infantino Flip baby carrier, Ergobaby 360, Miamily Hipster Plus, traditional woven wrap. Baby carrier's features divided into advantages and disadvantages. Baby carriers rating. How to choose a baby carrier? What to loo at? What's important in a baby carrier, newborn carrier, toddler carrier. Amazon bestselling soft carriers reviewed #babywearing #babycarriers Baby carriers best, baby carriers backpack
Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed after 4 years of being a mom. Infantino cuddle up carrier, Infantino Flip baby carrier, Ergobaby 360, Miamily Hipster Plus, traditional woven wrap. Baby carrier's features divided into advantages and disadvantages. Baby carriers rating. How to choose a baby carrier? What to loo at? What's important in a baby carrier, newborn carrier, toddler carrier. Amazon bestselling soft carriers reviewed #babywearing #babycarriers Baby carriers best, baby carriers backpack
Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed after 4 years of being a mom. Infantino cuddle up carrier, Infantino Flip baby carrier, Ergobaby 360, Miamily Hipster Plus, traditional woven wrap. Baby carrier's features divided into advantages and disadvantages. Baby carriers rating. How to choose a baby carrier? What to loo at? What's important in a baby carrier, newborn carrier, toddler carrier. Amazon bestselling soft carriers reviewed #babywearing #babycarriers Baby carriers best, baby carriers backpack
Best baby carriers 2018 reviewed after 4 years of being a mom. Infantino cuddle up carrier, Infantino Flip baby carrier, Ergobaby 360, Miamily Hipster Plus, traditional woven wrap. Baby carrier's features divided into advantages and disadvantages. Baby carriers rating. How to choose a baby carrier? What to loo at? What's important in a baby carrier, newborn carrier, toddler carrier. Amazon bestselling soft carriers reviewed #babywearing #babycarriers Baby carriers best, baby carriers backpack

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