Anonymous

I'm all for baby wearing... but which ones are the easiest to put on? I've come across wraps and carriers that are very complicated to put on... I feel like I need 4 arms.

  • antigrav_kids
    Apr 16

    I love Moby wraps. It did take about 6 times watching the video before I was able to do the basic carry correctly. The advanced carries? Get out! I never mastered carrying a kid in my back for example 😊

  • Christina
    Apr 16

    Daughter lived in baby k’tan for almost a year (and 100%+ in height). We then got lillebaby. Huge back support pad. You should be able to test them at buy buy baby, but not sure how far one is from you.

  • JJ
    Apr 16

    Definitely try to try some on before purchasing if possible

  • Alexis
    Apr 16

    Kangaroo one seems easy enough and and hip waist support for toddlers.

  • Anne
    Apr 16

    For me the BabyBjorn was the easiest to get on and off. I went to a store and tried on a whole bunch of carriers to find one that worked for me!

  • Julie
    Apr 16

    I like my Lille baby the most but I’ve heard awesome things about the moby. When my babe was tiny tiny, I liked the plain cloth wraps with the rings.

  • Courtney
    Apr 16

    We had a beco butterfly and now have a beco toddler carrier I love the brand! It’s easy to put on once you get the hang of it and so comfy!

  • Liza M.
    Apr 16

    Another vote for K'tan!

  • Liz
    Apr 16

    My son loves being in the boba wrap!!! The basic wrap also works for forward facing. Takes a couple practices to get it but it’s super easy to do. We also have an ergo baby 360 but my husband uses it more than I do. I’m not a fan of it. Baby sinks in a lot more in it I feel. In boba wrap you can adjust to your body and your little one.

  • Katie
    Apr 16

    I love the boba wrap when they are smaller but as they got bigger the Bjorn was more supportive and great for forward facing. The boba is an intimidatingly long piece of fabric but really easy once you get the hang of it. And the bjorn was very easy too.

  • Adrienne
    Apr 16

    Lillebaby! Hands down. Easy to put on, ergonomic and comfortable. And has 6 positions so you can use it even when baby is older and you want to back carry. Plus, no infant insert is needed.

  • Chelsie
    Apr 17

    I use a few different ones. Ergo 360 for longer wearing, better support and options (face in or out, front or back, etc) I also love my ring sling for shorter wearing or when baby just wants to be on me around the house. I was able to use the ring sling for my first until she was almost 2 by wearing her on my hip. She could rest her head and fall asleep easily while I didn't have to use both arms holding her entire weight

  • Angie
    Apr 17

    I have a kinderpack and love it! I always recommend it. ;)

  • Terri
    Apr 17

    I use a boba wrap, a baby ktan and a Lillebaby. I honestly was nervous about the strap on my Lillebaby, but this particular structured carrier has an added piece of fabric with the back strap which helps me get it on myself and I don’t have to feel like an acrobat!

  • Ashley
    Apr 17

    I loved the ergo baby with infant insert, still use it as a back carrier for my 2 year old and she loves it.

  • Joni
    Apr 20

    I have a Lillebaby All Seasons Complete and a Lenny Lamb ring sling, and have used a Beco, a Lenny Lamb carrier and a woven wrap. By far, the ring sling is the fastest to get in and out of, and the least amount of fuss overall. I use it all the time for quick carries out and about to the grocery store, etc., and it was indispensable when my son was a newborn and insisted upon being held/carried/worn 24/7. It took me maybe a couple of weeks of use to feel 100% confident with it, but it sticks with your baby a lot longer than a K’tan in addition to being dead simple and fast to use once you have it down. Once your baby gets a little bigger, you may want something that distributes weight more evenly when you’re going on long walks/hikes. The Lillebaby is versatile and I like that it’s adaptable for different types of weather, but it can be fussy moving between different carries, and it has a lot of extra parts to swap in and out depending on what you want to do with it and how big the child you’re carrying in it is. I still love mine, regardless, and the lumbar support is amazing despite its fiddliness. Even though I originally bought a Lillebaby, and I still think it’s great, I think I’m going to invest in a Lenny Lamb Baby sized carrier. It is much simpler than the Lillebaby, but it is so incredibly comfortable. It doesn’t do hip carries or outward facing carries, but I don’t use those carries on my Lillebaby that often anyway. It starts at a higher weight than the sling or the Lillebaby, around 14 lbs. or so, which is around the 5-6 month mark for lots of babies, which is when weight and comfort become bigger issues. I’ll probably just use my ring sling or Lillebaby until then, so it’s not a huge deal. If you can find a chapter of babywearinginternational.org nearby, you can find a meeting and go try on lots of carriers, before Baby even gets here. They have weighted dolls so you can actually get a feel for how a carrier fits, and what it will be like to carry a baby in it. You can even borrow a carrier for a month to test it out once your little one is born. I highly recommend that.

  • Sarah
    Apr 22

    We loved the Ergo