Baby Carriers & Slings
Find the best baby carrier or baby sling for your newborn, baby or toddler. Baby carriers and baby slings hand-picked by our expert team of consultants - tried and tested by parents, for parents. Choose different types of baby carriers from the best babywearing brands such as Tula, Ergobaby, Didymos, Isara and Little Frog, all available online with free, fast UK delivery. Find out more on our Babywearing Blog.
What Is A Baby Carrier?
A baby carrier is the only parenting tool that lets you do your own thing, hands-free, while your baby relaxes, connected and safe next to you. It's an absolutely necessary element in your family life. It enables you to meet your baby's needs - emotional, psychological, physiological - whilst still having your hands free to get on with the everyday....
Why Are Baby Carriers Important?
Baby carriers are hugely important, vital even, for your little one. Carrying your baby in a baby carrier or baby sling is perfectly normal, but it’s the shared emotions that make it special.
Babywearing is less about the sling, and more about what happens when baby is carried. They are physically connected to you, sharing each moment, each breath, every heartbeat. It is a deep connection, filled with love. It makes complete sense then, that carried babies fuss and cry less. They know you are there, they feel secure, bonded, connected.
When your baby is carried, you are also connected to them. You are bonding with them too, laying the foundations of the relationship you will together. It also allows you to make breakfast (eat it too!), step out for a walk, or help care for other members of the family.
We hand-pick each baby carrier brand, and our expert team tests each design. So that we know they work well, and so we can best advise each family based on their individual needs. We carry an amazing selection of baby carriers and we know the choice can seem overwhelming. The easiest place to start is by looking at the types available and asking us if you have any questions or if we can help.
Which is the Best Baby Carrier?
Ultimately the best baby sling for you is one that your little one and you both find comfortable, one that will work for you and your family. There are a few things to take into account though, and a few things to think about. You can help to narrow your choice down by checking out our latest selection of the Best Baby Carriers for 2021.
Can You Use a Baby Carrier With a Newborn?
Yes, there are many baby carriers that you can use with a newborn. Many buckle carriers are suitable from newborn. Stretchy wraps are specifically designed to be used from newborn, and ring slings and woven wraps can be used from newborn.
What Are The Best Baby Carriers for Newborns?
You can find our full list of the best baby carriers for newborns in our post here - The Best Baby Carriers for Newborns.
How Long Can a Newborn Be in a Baby Carrier?
There is no exact maximum time for a baby in a carrier, and in fact it will likely change as your baby grows and develops. It's unlikely baby will spend more than a few hours in a carrier but in reality it will depend on the situation, the carrier used, your baby's age, and how comfortable you are.
Can you carry your baby too much?
Not at all! Babies love to be held. It's just not possible to spoil an infant by holding them too much. Since babywearing can reduce crying, this means less stress for everyone.
What age do baby carriers go up to?
Babies can be carried in a carrier from newborn up to toddlerhood and beyond. Indeed there are even preschool carriers that allow you to you carry big kids up to 5 or 6 years old.
Which Baby Carrier Should I Choose?
Choose a baby carrier that you like - you're far more likely to use a sling or carrier that you love the look of. Whether it's a certain style like a baby bjorn carrier, or a newborn baby carrier, or a certain colour or pattern, choose the one you really love! Check out each style for the specifics of each: Stretchy Wraps, Ring Slings, Buckle Carriers, Woven Wraps and Mei Dais. If you'd like more detailed advice, or you have a specific query, just ask. We love helping families to both start or continue their carrying journeys.