Highlights of this report

More popular carriers

The 4 most popular carriers in our assessment. Read more

Products compared

The carriers we looked at, and what they're most suitable for. Read more

Safety tips

What's important, and sling safety. Read more

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    A baby carrier can be a godsend. But you need to try before you buy.

    Baby carriers are great for soothing a colicky baby, getting a grizzly bub to sleep, managing an outing with two kids, or just keeping your hands free around the house.

    We assessed 8 carriers: front packs, soft structured carriers, slings and wraps. We didn’t assess backpacks – these are only suitable for older children.