Best Baby Carriers

The right baby carrier keeps your baby close, even when you don’t have any spare hands to carry them. This can promote parent and baby bonding, gently helps your baby transition from womb to world, and more easily lets you cross off tasks from your to-do list. Continue Reading...


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Price$59.95 to $499.99
$59.95
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Minimum Age At most 7 months
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Maximum Age At least 12 months
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38 listings

Best Baby Carrier

Redsbaby Connect Plus
  • Award Winner 2022
4.9 from 212 reviews

The Redsbaby Connect Plus provides a highly versatile and customisable baby carrier, with careful thought also given to the carrier's ergonomic support and comfort.

Price (RRP) $209.00

Extremely supportive and comfortable
Lots of versatility
Suitable for newborns to 3 year-olds
  • Build Quality
    4.9 (193)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (196)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (171)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (192)
  • Safety
    4.9 (153)
  • Minimum Age 0 months
  • Maximum Age 36 months
  • Colour / FinishTruffle, Indigo, Glacier
2nd Best Baby Carrier
Manduca

Manduca

 · includes 5 listings
4.8 from 116 reviews

The Manduca Baby Carriers draw upon an orthopedically sound design to support babies. They're also lightweight and wearer-friendly, so parents and carers can remain just as comfortable as the bubs being carried around.

Price (RRP) $109.95

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
3rd Best Baby Carrier
Hug-a-Bub Carrier

Hug-a-Bub Carrier

 · includes 9 listings
4.5 from 244 reviews

Made to softly yet securely support your baby using organic cotton, Hug-a-Bub won the 2019 Awards for Best Baby Carriers.

Price (RRP) $89.00 to $120.00

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (4)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    2.8 (4)
  • Safety
    3.3 (3)
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Cream / Vanilla, Byron Blue, Black, French Sailor, Earth, Uluru Sunrise, Ombre Dusk, Latte, Watercolour Grey, Ombre Dusk, Grey Palms, Charcoal and Sand / Stone
Redsbaby Connect Carrier
4.9 from 58 reviews

Latest review: Not a bad product. Very breathable and easy to us

Price (RRP) $159.00

  • Build Quality
    4.8 (53)
  • Value for Money
    4.8 (53)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (48)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (51)
  • Safety
    4.9 (40)
  • Minimum Age 0 months
  • Maximum Age 24 months
  • Colour / FinishIndigo, Glacier
Redsbaby Connect Wrap
4.7 from 83 reviews

Latest review: This wrap is insanely comfortable, easy to use and looks great! Absolute life saver for when you want to get things done around the house or are out and

Price (RRP) $79.00

  • Build Quality
    4.8 (79)
  • Value for Money
    4.7 (79)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (73)
  • Ease of Use
    4.4 (79)
  • Safety
    4.7 (59)
  • Minimum Age 0 months
  • Maximum Age 12 months
  • Colour / FinishTruffle, Glacier

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BabyBjorn One
4.4 from 98 reviews

The $229.95 BabyBjorn One baby carrier is suitable for babies 0-3 years, or who weigh 3.5-15 kg.

Price (RRP) $270.00

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    3.5 (2)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Minimum Age 0 months
  • Maximum Age 36 months
  • Colour / FinishBeige, Grey, Yellow
Boba Wrap
4.7 from 33 reviews

The Boba Wrap, $74.90, is suitable for babies 3.63kg to 15.87 kg and is made from French Terry cotton and Spandex.

Ergobaby All Position Omni 360 Carrier

The $299 Ergobaby All Position Omni 360 Carrier is the 2020 Award Winner in the Baby Carriers category.

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (2)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
Baby K’tan

Baby K’tan

 · includes 6 listings
4.6 from 15 reviews

Latest review: I love my Baby K'tan Breeze. It is such a lovely light weight easy to use design. I have a bigger baby boy and the wrap tucks him in very securely so i know his safe while still having my hands free.

Price (RRP) $109.99 to $119.99

  • Colour / FinishBlack, Heather Grey, Eggplant, Denim, Black/Grey, Turquoise, Charcoal, Black, Graphite Grey, Misty Blue, Leopard Love, Sweetheart Grey, Sweetheart Black, Savvy Snake, Mad for Plaid Grey, Mad for Plaid Black, Floral Garden, Dandelion and Natural
BabyBjorn One Air
4.7 from 9 reviews

Latest review: After emailing customer service for advice on where to purchase a lost buckle they emailed back within minutes. Within a day or so the buckle was on our way free of charge. We’ve used Baby Bjorn p

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (2)
  • Safety
    5.0 (2)
BabyBjorn Mini
4.4 from 8 reviews

Latest review: I have a few carriers and I find this to be the most compact and easiest carrier to travel with. They have a few cute designs and it’s my f

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Safety
    4.5 (2)
  • Colour / FinishBeige, Anthracite, Light Grey, Grey Beige, Dusty Pink
Mother’s Choice Cub Baby Carrier

Latest review: The perfect hands free accessory, Bub loves being in the cub carrier and falls asleep in no time while I do a quick vacuum! So glad I purchased this after it was recommended by Janelle QLD rep! A

Price (RRP) $59.95

  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (1)
  • Colour / FinishGrey
Phil & Teds Escape Carrier
3.8 from 8 reviews

Latest review: We bought this a few months ago for a holiday and I must admit I was a bit skeptical, I didn't think we would use it much. My 15 month old son LOVES it! He is comfortable in it and is up high, so he

Price (RRP) $329.00

  • Minimum Age 6 months
  • Maximum Age 60 months
  • Colour / FinishRed, Grey
Walkabout Slings Classic
3.7 from 7 reviews

Latest review: I was hesitant about purchasing the walkabout sling after reading other reviews, but for the price I decided to go for it. I think it was sub great value for money. Once I got the hang of how to use

Price (RRP) $119.00

  • Colour / FinishLavender, Bubble Gum, Silver Grey, Royal Blue, Black, Sky Blue, Hot Pink, Light Blue, Green, Olive Green
Tula Free-to-Grow Baby Carrier

Latest review: Completely loving this carrier for my 3 week old! I recently bought an Ergobaby Sport, because well, everyone raves on about Ergo. Anyway, I hate the thing. I could NOT clip the backstrap on, for the

  • Colour / FinishSand, Aubergine, Ash, Rain, Coast Mermaid Cove, Coast Critter Squad, Play, Scottsdale, Coast Peggy, Discover, Camosaur, Lanai, Lovely, Shoreline, Twilight, Coast Urbanista, Celebrate, Coast Beyond, Blossom, French Marigold, Soar, Coast Overcoast, Coast Blink, Coast Botanical, Stardust, Horizon, Charmed, Ginger Dots, Patchwork Checkers

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Macpac Possum

Macpac Possum

 · includes 2 listings
4.5 from 4 reviews

Latest review: I love this backpack. We bought it 6 years ago to carry around our first child (9 months old) during an overseas trip. We still had our lightweight pram, but when access for pram is not possible eg

Price (RRP) $399.00

  • Colour / FinishBlue
Macpac Vamoose

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 · includes 2 listings
4.3 from 3 reviews

Latest review: Comfortable pack to wear. Rain protection is good for the little person being carried. Be careful when putting the pack down. My one was torn on the stretchy elastic part that basically sits on the

Price (RRP) $499.99

  • Colour / FinishBlue
Panda Child Carrier Corazon
5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: We love hiking and doing long walks to places where you can't really take a pram. But our son got often overheated in the traditional baby carrier and also as he was getting bigger it was also more

Price (RRP) $440.00

  • Minimum Age 7 months
  • Maximum Age 48 months
  • Colour / FinishCherry Red, Royal Blue, Pure Black
Hippychick Hipseat
5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: My Hippychick has been amazing - a lifesaver for my bad back. I would recommend it to anyone with a heavy baby or toddler. Easy to take anywhere, washes in the machine, simple to put on Gets a bit

  • Minimum Age 6 months
  • Maximum Age 36 months
  • Colour / FinishBlack, Coffee, Denim Blue, Grey, Navy, Pink, Purple, Teal
Ergobaby Hip Seat
3.3 from 3 reviews

Latest review: I had high hopes, so many of my friends used Ergobaby. I was so excited to get mine. I was so disappointed when I received it, it had a foul odour, like stale vomit. It looked brand new, it had tags

Price (RRP) $199.00

  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.0 (1)
  • Colour / FinishOxford Blue, Carbon Grey, Raven
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Types of Baby Carriers

Wraps

These involve wrapping a large piece of fabric tightly around your body and baby’s body. You may need to practise a few times to get the hang of it, especially if you’re new to baby wrapping. The sturdiest baby wraps are made from cotton, linen, wool or hemp, and are called woven wraps. You can even wear your baby on your back using a woven wrap.

Wring slings

A wring sling is like a version of a woven wrap that has rings below the shoulder. After threading the fabric through the rings and putting the sling on yourself, you can wrap your baby from bottom to top (shoulders). With a ring sling, you can front carry, back carry or hip carry. Adjust the looseness or tightness by pulling on the fabric or pushing it back through rings.

Soft structured carriers (or SSCs)

These come with padded shoulder straps and a buckled, padded waistband. They are supportive and don’t require much practise to use (other than figuring out which positions your baby likes to rest in best). SSCs may have options for front-carry facing in, front-carry facing out, back carry and hip carry.

Less common baby carriers include mei tai carriers, and frame/backpack carriers (mainly for hiking with toddlers).

Baby Carrier Quick Tips

  • Make sure the carrier you choose is age appropriate for your baby. For example, some carriers aren’t suitable for newborns or babies that can’t hold their heads up.
  • Look for a carrier that evenly distributes weight and mainly puts it on your hips (especially in a structured soft carrier).
  • Choose a carrier that will be comfortable to wear year-round. Some SSCs come with newborn inserts, but these can often get hot and heavy in summer.

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