Best Baby Carriers For Newborns

Best Baby Carriers For Newborns

Which is the best baby carrier for your newborn? Find out here with our top picks from our experts, to help make choosing a baby carrier for your newborn easier.

 

 

Newborn babies love being carried in arms; you've probably figured this out already. So it makes sense to have a baby carrier in your parenting toolkit. Indeed, we'd go so far as to say that a baby carrier is the best investment you can make, even right from the beginning with your newborn.

Here, we consider the best baby carriers for newborns (by baby carriers, we mean those with a bit more structure; we talk about the best baby slings for newborns separately in this post here). There are lots of different types of baby carriers, but regardless of the kind you choose, they all allow you to be hands-free whilst your little one is snuggled up safe and close next to you in a close enough to kiss, ergonomic position that is comfortable and supportive both for you and your baby.

So let's dive right in - here our are best baby carriers for newborns.

 

Mamaruga Zensling

Mamaruga Zensling

Mamaruga Zensling - From £84.95

 

Why We Love It

The Mamaruga Zensling is an amazingly soft buckle carrier. It fastens with a buckle waist and side buckles, just like a standard buckle, yet it has the softness of a wrap. It's lightweight, with a lightly padded waist, and adjusts across the seat (narrows for newborn babies) and at the sides to shorten the panel. It's easy to get a perfect fit for your little one every time. Given that it's so adjustable and soft, it’s a wonderful option for your newborn and as they grow.

 

Pro Tip

The Mamaruga Zensling is suitable from newborn and no infant insert is needed. It will last until your baby is preschool age, so it's a great carrier to use right through your entire babywearing journey.

 

What LTBN Parents Say

"I bought this after seeing it at a sling show. My baby is 9 weeks old and this is so soft and comfortable with the benefits of being a buckled carrier and not needing to wrap. I put my 2.5 year old in it the other day and she was perfectly comfortable too! I also think it's a great price!" - Hannah

 

 

Tula Free To Grow

Buckle Carriers

Tula Free To Grow - £138.95

 

Why We Love It

As you welcome your baby to the world, the Tula Free To Grow Carrier seamlessly adjusts and lets you hold them close from the very beginning. With the Tula Free To Grow Carrier you can comfortably carry your baby from newborn to toddlerhood (7 - 45 lbs). You can enjoy multiple ergonomic carry positions with an adaptable panel that adjusts in width and height to fit your baby at any stage, and fully adjustable shoulder straps and waistband for optimal comfort for you.

 

Pro Tip

The Free To Grow comes in a wide range of prints and designs so you're sure to find a design you really love.

 

What LTBN Parents Say

"I purchased my Tula Free To Grow carrier after having tested one at a local sling library, and liking it best of all the carriers I tried on. Apart from fantastic usability, it is really stylish with beautiful design and fabric prints. My baby tends to fuss being put into any carrier or sling, but the Tula is so easy to put on and adjust I am able to get out and about with minimal disruption and zero fussing from my baby. I can even take him out of it without waking him up! I absolutely love it, and it has made everything so much easier in these early days of parenthood. Can’t recommend highly enough." - Stefanie

 

 

Ergobaby Adapat Baby Carrier

Baby Carriers for newborns

Ergobaby Adapt Baby Carrier - from £109.95

 

Why We Love It

Ergobaby’s first ever insert-less newborn-ready baby carrier gives you the renowned comfort and ergonomics for baby and parent, and an innovative ergonomic seat that gradually adjusts to your growing baby. The new Ergobaby ADAPT is easy-to-use, from newborn to toddler (7-45 lbs), no insert needed. Extra-padded crossable shoulder straps and lumbar support waistbelt offer a new level of convenience and comfort for parents.

 

Pro Tip

This is a baby carrier with an easy-to-use design, and no infant insert needed for newborns.

 

What LTBN Parents Say

"I absolutely love it, makes outings so much easier; even just going to the shops. Our little man never wants to be put down, and now I can carry him around and get on with things while he naps :) " - Liz

 

 

Integra Baby Carrier

Buckle Carriers

Integra Baby Carrier - From £74.95

 

Why We Love It

If you're looking for a simple, stylish answer to carry your newborn, then the new Integra Baby Carrier is the carrier for you. It's a supportive baby carrier with a softly shaped body and wide base - providing superb anatomical positioning for your little one. It has an un-padded waist, so it fits snuggly to your waist or hips - super comfy for you. The shoulder straps have just enough padding to make them comfy, even for when your baby starts to get bigger. Quick-release, dual adjustable buckles make it an easily adjustable carrier, for a great fit, every time.

 

Pro Tip

The Integra Baby Carrier is a perfect small-form carrier, and is especially suited for newborns. Plus, there's no need for an infant insert.

 

What LTBN Parents Say

"Really, really happy with my Integra. This pattern is beautiful. But the ease of use is the biggest attraction. I love the fact that it's so lightweight and easy to fold away. It literally fits in my handbag." - Sally

 

 

Didymos Didyklick

Buckle Carriers

Didymos Didyklick - From £114.95

 

Why We Love It

The Didymos Didyklick combines the comfort, support and mouldability of a woven wrap with the simplicity and practicality of a buckle carrier. It's easily adjustable - the padded waist belt is secured with a clip-buckle (just like a regular buckle carrier) ensuring support around the waist. The large, adjustable body panel made of wrap fabric creates a soft pouch offering a safe place for your little one. For newborns it provides a snug cocoon which is easily adjustable to their size. The wide shoulder straps can be tied in a variety of ways to mould around your shoulders allowing a high degree of adjustability and support for all shapes and sizes. Plus it's made from organic cotton and is suitable from newborn. Perfect!

 

Pro Tip

The Didyklick allows you to carry your baby on your front, hip and back at the appropriate ages while your child is always supported across the back and the bottom ensuring the natural spread squat position.

 

What LTBN Parents Say

"This Didyklick is BEAUTIFUL! The Klick has a very soft and comfy waist. The wrap is light and airy, perfect for summer. The shoulder straps are neither cushy or diggy, but my baby is only 15 pounds. Each Klick strap uses about 1/2 the wrap width. I really like the “spacing” of the carrier. My baby had plenty of room to move, did not feel plastered to me, but was supported when sleeping. I’ve tried many carriers and the Didyklick has surpassed my expectations!." - Dave