Let's face it, leopard print baby carriers are hugely popular right now. They are one of the hottest babywearing trends we’ve ever seen, and with good reason!
The leopard prints are gorgeous and so easy to wear - these prints will rock the jeans and winter jacket look just as well as they'll complement a more elegant look.
The leopard prints usually come in 2 colourways - white or neutral tones with leopard spots or darker, charcoal tones with leopard spots.
The leopard print baby carriers come in an amazing selection of styles, so we know there’s one you’ll love!
Check out our selection of styles:
- Stretchy Wraps
- Ring Slings
- Woven Wraps
- Meh Dais
- Half Buckle Carriers
- Buckle Carriers
There's a leopard print design in each style so let's check them out!
1. Leopard Print Stretchy Wraps
The first type of carrier is the stretchy wrap carrier. These literally wrap around the parent's body, creating a womb-like pocket for the baby. They're ideally suited for newborns, and are amazing for the fourth trimester period.
Our top pick leopard print stretchy wrap is the Coracor Stretchy Wrap. The Coracor Baby Wrap has several colours of leopard print available, and are all made from organic cotton and designed in Sweden.
2. Leopard Print Ring Slings
Ring slings are similar to wraps - most are made from woven wrap fabrics, but are different in that, instead of being tied, they're looped through rings at shoulder-level. Again, they're ideal for newborns and infants, and as they are relatively quick and easy to use, but are great for quick up and downs for toddlers too.
Our top pick leopard print ring sling is the Didymos Leo Ring Sling. It has a gathered shoulder, is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is woven in Germany. The Leo has a smaller-scale leopard print, which makes it more of a subtle design, but super easy to wear.
3. Leopard Print Woven Wraps
Woven wraps are similar to stretchy wraps in that they comprise one long piece of fabric with no buckles, fasteners or rings. Woven wraps can be tied in different ways for different carries. It has a slight diagonal stretch, making it firmer - this makes them supportive enough to hold a heavy toddler.
Woven wraps can be tied for front, back and hip carries. A woven wrap will allow you to continue wrapping with a larger, heavier baby, toddler and even a preschool child.
Woven wraps are incredibly versatile - depending on the length of the wrap, they can be used for many different carrying positions on the front, hip, and back and from newborn through to toddlers. On average, a 4.5 - 4.7m wrap will allow for most carrying positions.
Our top pick leopard print woven wrap is the Didymos Leo wrap. Leo is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is woven in Germany. The Leo has a smaller-scale leopard print, which makes it more subtle but super easy to wear. This design is available in sizes 5 (4.2m), 6 (4.6m) and 7 (5.2m).
4. Leopard Print Meh Dais
The basic design of a Meh Dai is a main panel with two pairs of straps. One pair ties ties around the waist, securing with a knot, and the other pair, sits on the shoulders and crosses on the wearers back then around baby, distributing the weight evenly across the shoulders, back and hips.
It is very simple in design, yet very supportive in style. Once again, there are no buckles, or rings, just fabric, and sometimes padding in the shoulder and waist straps for extra support. They can be used for front, hip and back carries, and most can be used from newborn through to toddlerhood and beyond.
Our top pick leopard print meh dai is the Didymos Leo Meh dai (can you tell we love this print!). The design is unpadded and lightweight, is made from GOTS certified organic cotton and is woven in Germany.
5. Leopard Print Half Buckle Carriers
Half Buckle Carriers are halfway between a full buckle carrier and a meh dai. They offer the ease of a clip buckle at the waist, with the adjustability of long shoulder straps for a truly snug fit, without you having to reach for back or side clips. They are suitable for front, hip and back carrying, and most are suitable for newborns.
Our top pick leopard print half buckle is the Manduca Twist Leo. Made from organic cotton, it’s super-comfy, super-easy to use, and the softest most gorgeous Leo print ever!
6. Leopard Print Buckle Carriers
Soft-structured or buckle carriers are versatile and relatively easy to learn compared to other types of baby sling. The basic design is a front panel, a padded waist strap and two padded shoulder straps, all of which are adjustable to achieve a comfortable fit, and secure with buckles.
Buckle carriers can be supportive and baby can be worn on the front or back, sometimes on the hip too. Buckle carriers are probably the most popular design of carriers. Some buckle carriers can be used from newborn, some can be used from 3-4 months onwards.
Our top pick leopard print buckle carrier is the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One. With its sturdy waist belt and padded shoulder straps, the One is a super comfortable carrier for both you and your baby. It's simple to use, quick to put on and take off. Designed to offer good support for babies from newborn all the way to toddlerhood, you'll love using it and your baby will love being carried in it. This Beige Leopard design is made from BabyBjörn's 100% cotton fabric, so it's super-soft and really comfy.