The Best Baby Carrier & Sling Wraps in 2021

November 29, 2020

What are the best baby carrier and sling wraps in 2021?

Babyr carriers or slings wraps are designed to provide a snug, safe and supportive way to hold your baby on you while leaving your hands free.

Baby carriers and slings wraps are slightly different even though they both fulfil the same purpose more or less.

Baby carriers allow you to carry your baby on your front or back, they usually feature safety clips, buttons or buckles that you need to adjust, they also come with padded shoulder straps and offer different sitting positons (front and back) and they are easier to wear than baby slings. Baby wraps are recommended from birth to the ages of 3 to 4 years old.

Baby slings on the other hand are much simpler in their design and construction. A baby sling is a piece of stretchy cloth or fabric that wraps around your baby or infant and keeps her close to your chest. A baby sling doesn’t feature any buckles or safety clips, it has to be tied tightly and securely and in the beginning it takes some practice to get used to it but don’t be daunted. Baby slings are also cheaper than baby carriers.

Both baby carriers and sling wraps allow you to have your hands while your baby sits safely and securely against your body and is with you at all times.

Top 5 baby carrier and sling wraps

Read on to discover the best baby carriers and sling wraps on the market currently:

  1. Ergobaby Baby Carrier Omni 360
  2. LILLEbaby Ergonomic Baby Carrier
  3. Boba Sling Wrap
  4. Baby Tula Explore Carrier
  5. Infantino 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

1) Ergobaby Baby Carrier Omni 360


  • 6 positions
  • Zip-down front for temperature control
  • Lumbar support
  • 100% cotton
  • Removable sleeping hood
  • Storage pocket


  • N/A

The Ergobaby Omni 360 gets the award of the best baby carrier in 2021. From security features to the quality of construction and ease of use, it’s hands down the best option on the market today. The only thing that may make you think twice about getting one is its price, but given the value you get, we think it’s well worth it.

The Ergobaby carrier is suitable for babies from birth up to 2 years old or 45lbs. It’s made from 100% premium cotton, it comes with a padded lumbar back support and padded shoulder straps so that it alleviates any pressure you’re feeling on your shoudlers and back. It’s designed to be worn on the fornt, back or on your hip.

It features a detachable storage pouch which increases the storage space (think of pacifiers and small toys you can store inside), a UPF hood for sun protection and it’s machine washable making cleaning it a breeze.

Ergobaby 360 specifications

Weight1.98 pounds
Dimensions6.18 x 9.13 x 10.43 inches
Weight range7 – 45 lbs
Age range0+

2) LILLEbaby Ergonomic Baby Carrier


  • 6 Positions
  • Multiple colors available
  • Large storage pocket
  • Zip-down front for temperature control
  • Lumbar support
  • Sleeping hood
  • Machine washable


  • N/A

The baby carrier by LILLEbaby is another excellent option if you’re on the market for a quality and safe baby carrier. It offers 6 different carrier positions for true 360-degree versatility.

It features two way straps so that you can easily wear it on the front or back, it comes with a large storage pocket for small items and what caught our attention is the zip-down front that you can unzip to help control the baby’s temperature if she gets too warm in the pouch. Great attention to detail!

Finally LILLEbaby carrier also comes with a removable sleeping hood and the torso can be extended so that the carrier will grow with your baby.

LILLEbaby Ergonomic Carrier specifications

Weight1.6 pounds
Dimensions11 x 4 x 14 inches
Weight range45 lbs
Age range0+

3) Boba Sling Wrap


  • Easy to use
  • Machine washable
  • Great value for money


  • Only up to 18 months old
  • Single position
  • No lumbar or shoulder support

The baby sling wrap by Boba is a great baby carrier alternative for the first three months of your baby’s life. It’s very easy to use – it comes with simple tying instructions.

It’s made from a mixture of spandex and cotton and provides support for babies from birth up to 35 pounds. It boasts a one size fits all mechanism so it grows with your baby.

The main downside is that it can’t be worn on the back or any other positions other than on the front and it doesn’t provide any lumbar or shoulder support so if you’re wearing it for prolonged periods of time, you’ll start feeling the weight.

Boba Sling Wrap specifications

Weight1.6 pounds
Dimensions6 x 6 x 11.5 inches
Weight range35 lbs
Age rangeBirth – 18 months

4) Baby Tula Explore Carrier


  • Mesh panel for temperature control
  • 6 Positions
  • 100% Cotton
  • Machine washable
  • Padded shoulder straps and waistband


  • No lumbar support

Baby Tula’s carrier offering is a great all around baby carrier that will serve you well for years.

It’s made from 100% cotton with a large breathable mesh panel which helps with the temperature control should your baby get too warm.

Much like the Lillebaby carrier, the Tula baby carrier offers 6 different carrier positions to choose from. It also features a one size fits all waistband, dual-padded shoulder straps for additional comfort and a detachable sleeping hood that also serves as a sun protection canopy.

Baby Tule Carrier specifications

Weight2.64 pounds
Dimensions11.1 x 10.9 x 5.7 inches
Weight range45 lbs
Age range0+

5) Infantino 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier


  • 4 positions
  • Adjustable leg openings and seat
  • Machine washable


  • Supports up to 32 pounds
  • No lumbar or shoulder support

The Infantino convertible baby carrier is the budget option in our roundup of the best baby carriers but that doesn’t mean that it falls behind its competitors.

It’s a great budget-friendly alternative offering 4 different carrier positions. It features an adjustable seat, leg openings and straps and comes with a waist belt for extra support and a customized fit.

It can carry a baby of up to 32 pounds and comes in three different colors for you to choose from. Compared to the other baby carriers in our roundup it’s definitely not the most feature-rich option but still a great budget alternative that can stand on its own.

Infantino 4-in-1 convertible carrier carrier specifications

Weight1.3 pounds
Dimensions10.2 x 10.2 x 4.3 inches
Weight range32 lbs
Age range0+

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