Best Front Facing Baby Carriers

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Designed for babies from birth to three years of age, the Bjorn Carrier is ideal for children weighing between 3.5 kgs to 15 kgs. It has two carrying positions, front as well as back, which makes it a highly popular choice among new parents.

This carrier evenly distributes the child’s weight across the hips – a claim that has been tested and acknowledged by the Hip Dysplasia Institute which has now given it the tag of ‘hip healthy’ baby carrier.

Designed to adapt to a growing baby’s weight without increasing the stress on the back and shoulders, one of its most unique functions is the ability to move the baby from front position to back position without unstrapping the carrier.

Made out of 60%cotton, 40% polyester with complete cotton lining, accessories like the bib, etc are also fairly cheap.

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EDITOR’S CHOICE – Baby Bjorn Carrier One

EDITOR’S CHOICE – Baby Bjorn Carrier One

Designed for babies from birth to three years of age, the Bjorn Carrier is ideal for children weighing between 3.5 ...

User Rating: 3.6 (1 votes)
2 Langforth Baby Carrier

Langforth Baby Carrier

The Langforth Baby carrier comes equipped with a sling position especially designed for babies in need of ...

User Rating: 3.8 (1 votes)
3 Brighter Elements Baby Carrier

Brighter Elements Baby Carrier

Made from 100% cotton, this carrier allows parents to easily adjust between five different positions for added ...

User Rating: 3.5 (1 votes)
4 SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby Carrier

SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby Carrier

The Ergonomic baby carrier is designed to position the baby in 6 different carrying positions that can comfortably ...

User Rating: 3.55 (1 votes)
5 Bebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1

Bebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1

Suitable from 3 months to 36 months, the Bebamour is capable of supporting a baby’s weight from 0-19.9 kgs. Its ...

User Rating: 3.55 (1 votes)

Also known as the ‘hug hold or the ‘snug hold’, front baby carriers are designed to carry a toddler in an upright position, snug against the chest. Essentially, most forward facing carriers are available in three different variations, the cradle carry, the forward-facing carry and the upright, facing inwards.

Two Positions for Forward Facing Carriers

Cradle carry: For newborns, most moms prefer the Cradle carry. A ‘classic position’ with the baby lying down, the cradle carry is recommended mostly when breastfeeding.

Upright facing: This is one of the most popular with carriers such as the ERGO baby carrier as the structure of these carriers is designed to support the baby’s head control. Therefore, these can be used at a very young age.

Front facing carry or the forward-facing carry: The front facing carry or the forward-facing carry is designed so that the child is facing outwards with his/her back towards you. It is recommended that your child have adequate neck and head control before you try out the front-faced position. These types of carriers are best suited when the child is active and is curious about the world around him.

One of the distinctive drawbacks of front carriers is that they cannot be used for long stretches as they can be a strain on your spine.

Benefits of a front facing baby carrier

  1. Suitable for infants as well as newborns, which makes it a nice accessory to have for babies in early years.
  2. Easy to place the child in and take off. A bit of practice is all it takes.
  3. Most convenient carriers for everyday use
  4. Available in male friendly sizes, designs and styles.
  5. As the child is placed in front and within view at all times, you can easily keep a check on him/her.
  6. Most allow for easy access to storage compartments making it easy to reach for things like binkies, keys, cellphone, etc quickly.
  7. The back brace which supports the carrier is wrapped around the upper and lower back region making the design structure sturdy and comfortable.
  8. Allows freedom of arms when the child is strapped on.
  9. Adjustable straps for the adult and the child allow for a comfortable fit.
  10. Easy to wash and clean and tucked away when not needed.
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EDITOR’S CHOICE – Baby Bjorn Carrier One

Baby Bjorn Carrier One

Designed for babies from birth to three years of age, the Bjorn Carrier is ideal for children weighing between 3.5 kgs to 15 kgs. It has two carrying positions, front as well as back, which makes it a highly popular choice among new parents.

This carrier evenly distributes the child’s weight across the hips – a claim that has been tested and acknowledged by the Hip Dysplasia Institute which has now given it the tag of ‘hip healthy’ baby carrier.

Designed to adapt to a growing baby’s weight without increasing the stress on the back and shoulders, one of its most unique functions is the ability to move the baby from front position to back position without unstrapping the carrier.  

Made out of 60%cotton, 40% polyester with complete cotton lining, accessories like the bib, etc are also fairly cheap.

EDITOR'S CHOICE - Baby Bjorn Carrier One

Designed for babies from birth to three years of age, the Bjorn Carrier is ideal for children weighing between 3.5 kgs to 15 kgs. It has two carrying positions, front as well as back, which makes it a highly popular choice among new parents.

Disadvantages

  • You have to lift it over your head to put on or take off. Some moms find this annoying.
  • People who are short in stature sometimes find it too heavy, hot and bulky for their frame
  • No pockets whatsoever, so no place to store your keys, ID or even your cellphone.
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Bebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1

Bebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1

Suitable from 3 months to 36 months, the Bebamour is capable of supporting a baby’s weight from 0-19.9 kgs.

Its large base makes for an extremely comfortable seat and is designed with a waistband which keeps you comfortable while balancing out the weight of the baby.

It has a well designed hip-seat ideal for babies at a younger age. The product comes with a lifetime guaranty and is designed to position the child in a front facing as well as well as a chest facing position. What’s more, it even has a little fanny pack on one side that you can put your essentials in.

Bebamour New Style Designer Sling and Baby Carrier 2 in 1

Its large base makes for an extremely comfortable seat and is designed with a waistband which keeps you comfortable while balancing out the weight of the baby.

Disadvantages

  • The material used is 100% polyester although it has a cotton like feel to it.
  • The baby cannot be breastfed while in this carrier.
  • Does not come with a hood.
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SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby Carrier

SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby Carrier

The Ergonomic baby carrier is designed to position the baby in 6 different carrying positions that can comfortably shift the child to your front, the hip area, back area or even facing in or out. The carrier is machine washable, light in weight and compact. The design has padded lumbar support along with neck support as well as a sleeping hood.  Designed with 3D mesh, this carrier assists with better air circulation around the  brace to enable better comfort, so it’s definitely a must-have if you live in an area that gets over 85.

SIX-Position, 360° Ergonomic Baby Carrier

The Ergonomic baby carrier is designed to position the baby in 6 different carrying positions that can comfortably shift the child to your front, the hip area, back area or even facing in or out.

Disadvantages

  • The sizes are a big big, so if you are of petite size or even if you have a short torso, you will probably have to crisscross the straps in order to get a sufficiently snug fit. One mum who was 5’4″ (130 lbs) said that although she wore the carrier with the straps parallel, she had to tighten them to the smallest size.
  • The mesh material might be a bit scratchy against the baby’s skin.
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Brighter Elements Baby Carrier

Brighter Elements Baby Carrier

Made from 100% cotton, this carrier allows parents to easily adjust between five different positions for added comfort. It supports babies of all sizes (6 months onwards) thanks to its ergonomic design that helps evenly distribute the weight of the baby over the user’s hips, so that your back and shoulders don’t get sore. The carrier is also equipped with a storage pouch, a detachable sleeping hood and a hip seat for use around the home or on short trips.

Brighter Elements Baby Carrier

Made from 100% cotton, this carrier allows parents to easily adjust between five different positions for added comfort. It supports babies of all sizes (6 months onwards) thanks to its ergonomic design that helps evenly distribute the weight of the baby over the user’s hips

Disadvantages

  • Not really made for plus size people. The waist belt is a tad too short.

  • So if you are plus size (above size 16), do not opt for this carrier.
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Langforth Baby Carrier

Langforth Baby Carrier

The Langforth Baby carrier comes equipped with a sling position especially designed for babies in need of breastfeeding on the go. It is designed with a detachable PE board enabling better support for the baby in the carrier and can comfortably hold a child anywhere between 7.9 pounds to 26.4 pounds. It is super easy to put on and most caregivers are able to get the baby in and out comfortably. It is sturdy and well made.

Langforth Baby Carrier

The Langforth Baby carrier comes equipped with a sling position especially designed for babies in need of breastfeeding on the go. It is designed with a detachable PE board enabling better support for the baby in the carrier and can comfortably hold a child anywhere between 7.9 pounds to 26.4 pounds.

Disadvantages

  • The biggest drawback of this carrier is that there is no waist belt and hence no hip support. This puts all of the baby’s weight on the users shoulders which tends to be a strain for long durations.

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