Expert Advice on Choosing & Using Baby Carriers

Looking for information about choosing a great baby carrier for your family?  Need tips on getting comfortable or troubleshooting your carrier?  Find it all in our Expert Advice library!

To get started, click on one of our three main categories to see all the articles we've written for you.

Babywearing 101 - basics about babywearing and different carrier types

Choosing Your Carrier - all about different type of baby carriers and how to choose.  Comparison charts galore!

Using Your Carrier - tips, troubleshooting and advice on getting comfy in your baby carrier - it's all here!

 

Getting Started
How Many Baby Carriers Do You Really Need? The Perfect Pair...

Okay, so you’ve only got one or two handbags and you only want one or two baby carriers. You don’t care about your carrier matching your evening wear or being usable in the shower....

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Choosing the right baby carrier: Questions to get you starte...

Different baby carriers are appropriate for different needs. There are hundreds of different kinds of carriers out there for any size child, any kind of weather and any budget. The...

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Choosing the right baby carrier - getting started but not ov...

Different baby carriers are appropriate for different needs. There is a perfect baby carrier (or set of two or three) for your family. How to choose a baby carrier for you, with...

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Quick Baby Carrier Buying guide

Don't want to do a lot of research?  Just want to get a carrier and go?  Here are our recommendations! You want: We recommend: An easy to use carrier for a new parent ...

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Comparison Charts
Toddler Buckle Carrier Comparison Chart: Tula vs. Lillebaby ...

Toddler Buckle Carrier Comparison Chart When it's time to upgrade to a Toddler Buckle Carrier, which one do you choose?  Our Toddler Buckle Carrier comparison chart can help!  Thi...

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Sakura Bloom Ring Sling Comparison Chart

Trying to figure out which Sakura Bloom ring sling to try?  We've compiled our take on each of the different Sakura Bloom fabrics into this handy comparison chart! Compare the S...

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The Ergo Baby Carrier Comparison Chart

The ERGOBaby Comparison Chart Ergobaby Standard vs. Adapt vs. 360 vs. Omni Wondering about the differences between the Ergobaby Original, the Ergobaby Adapt, the Ergobaby...

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Choosing the Best Buckle Carrier for Your Child: a compariso...

We’ve tried to include answers your most persistent questions about our buckle carriers in the charts below. We also welcome your feedback on how to improve!  To let us know, pleas...

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Ring Sling Comparison Chart: Maya Wrap vs. Sakura Bloom vs. ...

We love and highly recommend ALL of the ring slings that we offer: all of these ring slings are fabulous and well-loved by babywearers everywhere!  There are some differences betwe...

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Compare Wrap Baby Sling Brands

Each one of our baby wraps is wonderful in its own way, and we love them all. Of course, there are differences between them, and that's why you're on the this page. If you are havi...

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Baby Carrier Comparison Chart: Compare Baby Wraps, Buckle Ca...

If you are having difficulty deciding which type of carrier will work best for you, our Baby Carrier Comparison Chart offers a quick snapshot of the basic types of carriers! Cli...

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Baby Carriers for Men
Baby Carriers for Men: Dads, Grandpas, Uncles and all men wh...

Babywearing: a special gift for Dads Many Dads of young children get the feeling that Mom is the only one who can comfort the baby. This is particularly true in families where the...

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Choose by Ease of Breastfeeding
Best carriers for breastfeeding an older infant or toddler

If you are looking for a baby carrier for breastfeeding your older child or toddler, the good news is that just about any carrier can work for you.  Once babies have good head cont...

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Best baby carriers for a breastfeeding your baby

Looking for a carrier for breastfeeding?  If you are planning to breastfeed your child (or are buying a sling for a mama who plans to nurse her baby), having a carrier that makes b...

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Choose by Holding Position
Versatile Baby Carriers that can do it all!

When you buy a carrier, you want a great value.  If you are looking to buy a single carrier, you will want one that is versatile and can carry your child in many different position...

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Best backpack carrier for your baby, toddler or older child

Looking for a good baby backpack carrier for your baby or toddler?  Backpack carriers are a must in any babywearing household, especially as baby gets heavier.  Backpack carriers a...

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Best hip carrier for your child

After your child reaches 4-6 months and has good head control, you'll find yourself reaching for your best hip carrier, since putting baby on your hip is one of the easiest and mos...

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Best Front Carriers for your baby or toddler

Looking for a front carrier to carry your baby or toddler?  The good news is, most baby carriers are able to carry your child in an upright, facing in carry.  This carry, also call...

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Choose by Size of Wearer
Babywearing is for EVERY BODY! An Educator's Guide for Plus-...

Plus Size Babywearing Guide Finding the right baby carrier for plus-size wearers is absolutely doable!   This babywearing guide was written for Carry Me Away by Laura Bunnell, a b...

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Best baby carriers to use while pregnant; carry your toddler...

Yes, it really is possible for most people to wear a baby or toddler while you are pregnant! While pregnancy is not a time to add new stressors to your body, if you have already be...

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Best baby carrier for petite mom, dad or other babywearer

The best baby carrier for petite moms can definitely vary between wearers!  That being said, here are our recommendations for the best carriers for a petite mom, dad or other babyw...

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Best baby carrier for plus size mom, dad or other babywearer...

The most important aspect of a baby carrier is that it fit you JUST RIGHT. The best plus-size baby carrier is the one that fits you and your body best.  Having a carrier that is to...

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Choose by Weather & Climate
Best baby carriers for winter, snow and cold weather

Babywearing in cold weather and winter is less about choosing  the right carrier and more about how you dress yourself and baby around the carrier.  It's also about the right acces...

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Best baby carriers for hot, humid weather or tropical climat...

First, reality: wearing your baby next to your body in hot weather is going to be hot for both of you. There is just no way around that! That being said, there are a few things to ...

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Choose by Your Child's Age
Toddler Buckle Carrier Comparison Chart: Tula vs. Lillebaby ...

Toddler Buckle Carrier Comparison Chart When it's time to upgrade to a Toddler Buckle Carrier, which one do you choose?  Our Toddler Buckle Carrier comparison chart can help!  Thi...

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Do you need a Toddler Carrier?

Do you need a toddler carrier?  Ever since baby carrier companies started marketing carriers specifically for toddlers, babywearing folks have been trying to figure out whether the...

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Premature Babies and Kangaroo Care

With guidance from your health care professional, premature babies may especially benefit from being worn in a baby sling. If you have a preemie, you have more than likely been edu...

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Best carriers for toddlers

Best carriers for toddlers and older kids: As your baby becomes a toddler, you'll want to find a carrier that is supportive enough to carry their weight and be comfortable for you ...

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Choosing a carrier for your baby 6-18 months

Once your baby is older and has good head control you will find that a different range of  baby carriers appeal to you.  Now past the newborn stage, baby is bigger, more active and...

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Choosing the best baby carrier for your newborn baby.

The good news is that most of the carriers at Carry Me Away are appropriate for use with a newborn! Our quick picks for newborn baby carriers are: stretchy wraps and ring slings...

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Choosing for Different Activities
Baby Hiking Carriers - our favorites for taking day hikes wi...

Getting outdoors with your small children is a great way to spend family time, to introduce them to nature, to model healthy activities and to get some exercise.  Plus, babies and ...

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Baby Carriers for Hiking: framed backpacks vs. soft carriers...

Baby Carriers for Hiking: framed backpacks vs. soft carriers - Pros and Cons So you want to buy a hiking carrier for hiking with your baby and you're wondering which style will be...

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Frugal Babywearing
Cheap Baby carriers & Frugal Babywearing: baby carriers with...

Looking for cheap baby carriers?  Can't imagine spending $150 on a baby carrier?  While there are many luxury baby carriers out there, you don't need to spend over a hundred dollar...

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Special Needs Babywearing
Premature Babies and Kangaroo Care

With guidance from your health care professional, premature babies may especially benefit from being worn in a baby sling. If you have a preemie, you have more than likely been edu...

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Special Needs Babywearing

Many parents with special needs children or who themselves have disabilities wonder if they will be able to wear their children. While every situation is unique and we recommend th...

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Compare Different Baby Carrier Brands
Which size Tula should I buy? Standard vs. Toddler Tula Car...

One of the most common questions we get asked is which size Tula to purchase. This is a natural question since there are indeed two sizes and since many parents looking for a great...

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Sakura Bloom Ring Sling Comparison Chart

Trying to figure out which Sakura Bloom ring sling to try?  We've compiled our take on each of the different Sakura Bloom fabrics into this handy comparison chart! Compare the S...

Learn more
The Ergo Baby Carrier Comparison Chart

The ERGOBaby Comparison Chart Ergobaby Standard vs. Adapt vs. 360 vs. Omni Wondering about the differences between the Ergobaby Original, the Ergobaby Adapt, the Ergobaby...

Learn more
Choosing the Best Buckle Carrier for Your Child: a compariso...

We’ve tried to include answers your most persistent questions about our buckle carriers in the charts below. We also welcome your feedback on how to improve!  To let us know, pleas...

Learn more
Ring Sling Comparison Chart: Maya Wrap vs. Sakura Bloom vs. ...

We love and highly recommend ALL of the ring slings that we offer: all of these ring slings are fabulous and well-loved by babywearers everywhere!  There are some differences betwe...

Learn more
Compare Wrap Baby Sling Brands

Each one of our baby wraps is wonderful in its own way, and we love them all. Of course, there are differences between them, and that's why you're on the this page. If you are havi...

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Compare Mei Tai Baby Carrier Brands

Choosing between Mei Tai Carriers So you've narrowed down your choice and you know you want a mei tai carrier for your baby. Congratulations! Both of the mei tais carriers we o...

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