Below are two videos showcasing my favorite babywearing carriers and wraps. I tried to cover some basic information as well as some pros and cons of each. If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask them in the comment section below. I also put a summary list of the pros and cons below the videos, with links. Remember… these are my opinions. Certain baby wearing carriers can be great for some moms and not for others. It can depend on the size and shape of the mama, the baby’s body and desires, the climate, the way they’ll be used, etc. My review is based on trying many different models, (some of which are not even mentioned in the video – ring slings, Karma Baby – because they didn’t work for us). To save time, I went ahead and showcased the ones I liked the best and used the most.
Pros: Looks and feels all-jedi-bad-ass when it’s on, very earth mama, pretty, versatile, folds up easily for travel, organic available in some
Cons: Not always easy to use, fairly steep learning curve, baby sags after a while (although the “woven” wraps might help with that), no pocket
Pros: great sun shade, ability to wear front/facing out, super cute, rolls up fairly small, supposed to be able to use with an infant but I didn’t try that, multiple positions
Cons: waist buckle doesn’t have a second security feature, no pocket, have to buckle shoulder straps every time you put it on which isn’t super easy, the place where the baby’s butt goes doesn’t feel as secure as it does in the Ergo and Beco, not organic but I use these organic sucking pads with it
Pros: organic option, easy to use(!), has a pocket, sun shade, rolls up fairly small, infant insert available, multiple positions, waist buckle has second security feature, super comfy
Cons: there aren’t any really… this carrier does not allow for front/facing out, but I don’t use that position much in the other carriers that allow it anyway. Kamea likes this carrier quite a bit, but prefers the one mentioned below…
Pros: organic option, easy to use(!), multiple positions including front/facing out (neat to have even if I don’t use it much), waist buckle has second security feature, super comfy and sturdy, can be used with an infant but I have not tried that, it’s Kamea’s favorite.
Cons: the black collects lint like mad, doesn’t roll up very well, no sun cover, no pocket, due to its “sturdiness” it might not be optimal in hot weather like we experience here in the desert.
I forgot to show you (in the video) the cover I have for babywearing in cold weather. It’s very cool, useful, and super snuggly. Here is a link.
What are your favorite baby wearing carriers and why?