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There comes a time in every parent's life when they're introduced to something so genius, so life-changing, that they simply can't imagine how they mustered through life without it. And that something is a baby carrier. Whether it's for closer baby bonding, hands-free convenience or an attachment parenting lifestyle, a baby carrier can be an essential baby product for the sleepless newborn days all the way through the heavy toddler years. You just have to find the right one for you.
To make your search easier, Babble tested dozens of baby carriers in every style imaginable - soft-structure, slings, wraps, backpacks - to find the best for your particular lifestyle. Don't see your favorite? Feel free to nominate it!
READERS’ CHOICE | Kokopax Eco Classic Back Carrier
The Kokopax might not have all the pockets and storage for long treks through the city or the support for hours of hiking, but it’s a simple back carrier your child will love riding in. Unlike the other back carriers we reviewed, this one sits your baby up high in his or her own little seat rather than squished against your body. It won’t fit in your diaper bag and it’s not meant for climbing up mountains, but we recommend having one in your baby-wearing arsenal if funds allow.
Get it from Amazon, $179.99