Mum’s picks 2018: best baby carriers

UK mum’s have voted in their thousands to tell you the best baby and toddler products of 2018.

Baby carriers and slings are a great alternative to pushchairs and particularly useful when you need to remain hands free while transporting your baby. They are also invaluable to use at home if you have a baby who doesn’t like being put down. You’ll want a carrier that ticks the boxes for quality, style and safety. Parents reveal which carriers were their favourites in 2018.Image of Mums' picks 2018 best baby carriers runner-up Chicco Close to You

5. Chicco Close to You

Why mums love it

Offering three different positions for both parent and baby, the Close to You baby carrier adapts to your child’s growth. It includes a removable bib and is made with a soft breathable fabric making it comfortable for both of you. This carrier is suitable from birth to 15kg.

Price: from £39.95

What mums say…

“So quick to put on.”

“Easy to use!”

Image of Mums' picks 2018 best baby carriers runner-up Mothercare Three Position

4. Mothercare Three Position

Why mums love it

Suitable from birth, with a cushioned removable insert for newborns, this baby carrier adapts to your child’s needs. The Mothercare Three Position baby carrier has wide cushioned straps, making it comfortable to wear in any of the three options and is suitable from birth to 12kg.

Price: £36.00

What mums say…

“I think it’s great and my baby always falls asleep in it while I can get some housework done if she’s being fussy. Really affordable too, would definitely recommend.”

“Good price, versatile positions and easy to put on alone.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best baby carriers runner-up Ergobaby Four Position 360

3. Ergobaby All Position 360

Why mums love it

This carrier can be worn in four positions and is designed with the safety and comfort of both baby and parent in mind. It’s made with 100% cotton and is machine washable. Used with the cushioned insert it is suitable from birth and can be used up to 15kg.

Price: from £104.99

What mums say…

“It’s so easy to put on and the weight is evenly distributed so doesn’t hurt my shoulders or my back. Little one loves facing out and falls asleep fairly quickly when facing inwards.”

“It’s very comfortable to wear and the newborn insert was perfect. Even in warm weather it wasn’t too warm, which was one concern, but baby is all snuggly in cold weather too. It’s so easy and comfortable and our boy enjoys being in it. We hardly use the pram.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best baby carriers runner-up BabyBjörn One Carrier

2. BabyBjörn One Carrier

Why mums love it

This multifunctional back and front baby carrier can be easily adjusted and put on and removed without the need for assistance. The BabyBjörn One Carrier is made with fabrics free from harmful chemicals and is machine washable. It is suitable from birth to three years old. This carrier provides support to baby’s head, back and hips.

Price: from £124.99

What mums say…

“I really like how easy it is to use and to get my little one in, even by myself.”

“The clips are easy to use without looking at them and, as I am breastfeeding, you can feed quite secretly in it too! My little one seems to like it and enjoys being snuggled next to me.”Image of Mums' picks 2018 best baby carriers winner Close Parent Caboo+ Cotton Blend

1. Close Parent Caboo+ Cotton Blend

Why it’s a winner

Suitable from birth onwards and offering great support for your newborn’s head and neck, this carrier is easy to put on and adjust to your needs. With no tying necessary, a supportive back panel and discreet support for breastfeeding, the Close Parent Caboo+ is comfortable for you and your baby.

Price: from £64.99

What mums say…

“Close Parent Caboo+ has been brilliant from birth. Also, as a solo mummy, it is a life saver when he won’t settle anywhere else and I can put it on without help.”

“Baby is nice and close. He’s secure against my chest and his head is well tucked in. Also, it is so easy to put on with no fiddly clips or buckles.”

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