Looking for the best soft structured carriers for your baby? We’ve got you covered. From the budget parent to the minimalist and more, in this guide we’ve rounded up the best soft structured carriers in 2018 for all types of parents according to Gugu Guru’s gear expert and Chief Baby Planner Julie McCaffrey.
Best Soft Structured Carriers Gugu Pick Best All Around: Tula Explore
The Tula Explore is truly a baby carrier that will grow with your baby from infancy through toddlerhood while keeping them in an ergonomic position and you comfortable no matter what carry option you use. This carrier works from 7 lbs without the need for an infant insert all the way up to 45 lbs. Parents can personalize their fit with padded shoulder straps that provide optimal neck & shoulder comfort and quick adjustments for multiple wearers.
Best Soft Structured Carriers Minimalist Pick: BABYBJÖRN Carrier One
The BABYBJÖRN One is an ergonomic 4-in-1 carrier that is super easy to use and adaptable as your baby grows. With it’s built in infant insert you can choose to carry your infant in one of two height positions to ensure they are in the safest and most comfortable position. Made without the use of any harmful substances the BABYBJÖRN One can be used from 8 lbs up to 33 lbs. Padded shoulder straps and a pressure relieving waist belt ensure you are comfortable carrying in any position.
Best Soft Structured Carriers Budget Pick: Infantino Carry On
The Infantino Carry On is a 4-in-1 carry that will grow with your baby from 8 lbs up to 40 lbs and features 6 intuitive pockets all for under $50. This carrier features a design that allows you to fill the pockets and they will stretch away from your child ensuring that your little one stays comfortable. A breathable mesh panel ensures both you and baby stay cool and the padded shoulder straps and waist belt will allow you to carry comfortably in any position.
Best Soft Structured Carriers Parents of Multiples Pick: Twingaroo
This innovative twin carrier can be used as a single carrier or a twin carrier with the use of a conversion strap. The Twingaroo can carry twin babies from 10 lbs up to 35 lbs each but do keep in mind a baby needs to have good head and neck control to be the baby in the back carry position. The Twingaroo features a diaper bag that includes two insulated bottle holders and 2 separate compartments for storage. The wide, padded waist belt disburses weight evenly so you can carry two babies comfortably for an extended period of time.
Best Soft Structured Carriers Eco-friendly Pick: LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE Organic
The LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE 6-in-1 Organic baby carrier grows with your baby from 7 lbs up to 45 pounds and allows you to carry them in one of 6 ergonomic positions without the need for an infant insert. Both the shell and lining fabrics of the LÍLLÉbaby Organic COMPLETE are made with 100% organic fabrics. Wide, padded shoulder straps and waist belt evenly distribute baby’s weight and shoulder straps can be carried in either a backpack style or X style for real comfort.