There are a ton of options for keeping baby close to you, but what carrier was easiest for mom and dad to figure out and kept baby comfy?

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  •   -   04/23/2018

    Structured carriers are my favorite! My Kinderpack and Tula are truly hands free, and I can comfortably wear baby/toddler/preschooler for hours. Perfect for theme parks, hiking, museums, and the zoo!

    •   -   04/24/2018

      I really wanted a Kinderpack for a while, but now my preschooler is just too big to carry comfortably. We did have a structured carrier as a backup, and it had its uses, too!

  •   -   04/23/2018

    The tie style carrier worked okay for us up to about 6 months and then got unwieldy (although we still used it). Started using a frame hiking carrier around 2 years and its been a life saver for places where it would be awkward to take a stroller.

    •   -   04/24/2018

      I know what you mean about it being unwieldy! I loved that it was adjustable so that was the tradeoff. I recently looked at hiking carriers and they've come a long way from the ones my parents had when I was a kid!

  •   -   04/24/2018

    I loved my Baby Bijorn when my kids were babies. The tie carries definitely intimidated me!

  •   -   04/23/2018

    I tried to use it but she hated it! We used it once or twice to shop but that was it.

    •   -   04/24/2018

      It's just like any other baby gear- some moms love it, but it's useless for others! And it sounds like your daughter just knows what she likes (and doesn't)!

  •   -   04/23/2018

    They can be difficult to figure out at first, but I swear by a Moby wrap carrier with my babies. It's become my go-to gift because they're easy to size and there are tons of easy to find YouTube videos with instructions.

  •   -   04/24/2018

    Structured carriers for us! however I wish I had a wrap carrier if seems to be so easy to transport not as much bulky in the diaper bag and easier to wear.

  • Anonymous
      -   04/24/2018

    I needed a carrier that wasn't too big for me and can be adjusted for my size and baby's; after researching so many carriers, I found the Lillebaby carrier worked out great for my little one and I.

    •   -   04/24/2018

      We loved our Lillebaby too! My baby always wanted to face out, and there weren't many carriers with that option.

  •   -   04/24/2018

    We love our hiking pack carrier for actually hiking -- even now, when my son is 21 months! But it was the Lillebaby or a Moby wrap for everyday use. I found them each to have advantages in different situations.

  •   -   04/25/2018

    I used ring slings and wraps when my kids were tiny, but then found it most comfortable to use a structured carrier. None of my 3 have wanted anything to do with the carrier past about 9 months though - they all hate being restrained and seem uncomfortable with the lack of movement when they're in the carrier. I wish they'd let me carry them more!

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