Best baby carrier for plus size mom, dad or other babywearer – our favorites!

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 too big, too small or uncomfortable in any way sets you up to fail on your babywearing venture. If your carrier is too big, your baby will be worn too low on your body. This poses both safety risks to the baby and shoulder/neck/lower back pain for you. If your carrier is too small, it will cause both you and your baby discomfort. If you have any questions about fit, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance in finding the right size for you!

To get started choosing, please read our Babywearing Educators Guide for Plus-Sized Caregivers.  In it, babywearing educator Laura Bunnell shares her tips and considerations for finding the right baby carrier for plus-size wearers.

Once you’ve narrowed down the type of carrier you want, head on back to this page, where we review all the baby carriers offered by Carry Me Away from a plus-size perspective, along with reviews from our babywearing team and customers![divider_flat]

Shop our favorite Size-Friendly Carriers

[divider_flat]Buckle Carriers: 

Buckle carriers tend to be the most challenging to fit for people looking for a plus-size baby carrier, and indeed for many babywearers.  Buckle carriers fit different bodies very differently, so don’t give up after trying just one.  You may find you need to try several before finding the best plus-size baby carrier for you but once you experience the convenience and support of a buckle carrier, you’ll be glad you did!

Size Friendly Infant Buckle Carriers

These carriers can be used from birth without an infant insert.

[print_lp_product_2 product=”84055″ title=”Lightweight and Super Adjustable For Baby” description=”The Tula FTG has a lightweight cotton body that is floppy and moldable so it hugs your baby to you.  It is cool to wear and you can also get a Coast version that has a mesh center panel for additional airflow. This carrier has several adjustments so your baby can be properly supported as they grow. Waistband that extends to 57″.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now ” product_name=”Tula Baby Carrier: Free-to-Grow” image_id=”93961″][/print_lp_product_2]

Positions: facing in, back carry

Age: use from birth (7lbs) to about age 2 or up to 45 lbs

[print_lp_product_2 product=”2987″ title=”Simple, Streamlined & Versatile” description=”Beco’s line of carriers get very high reviews from our plus-size team and customers. Perfect-fit adjustors (PFAs) add extra adjustability, crossable straps are comfortable and may be easier than trying to reach a chest strap. Waistbelt fits up to 59″.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Beco Gemini” image_id=”121668″][/print_lp_product_2]

Positions: facing in, facing-forward and back carry.

Age: use from birth (8 lbs) to about 18 months or 33 lbs.

Beco Gemini Plus-size Reviews:

      • I’m a size 22 and the waist belt adjusts to my size with room no matter how I wear it, so a big thumbs up for plus size moms and dads.  – Rosa
      • “I’m a big girl…like 3x-4x big.  I was worried the carrier wouldn’t fit me because of my size. I am in LOVE with this carrier! It’s a comfortable fit and easy to put on.” – Jen
      • It is my burly, broad-shouldered, 6’4 tall husband’s favorite carrier because of how easy it is for him to convert it from my comfort preference to his, and how comfortable it is for him to wear our babies in it for hours. – Rosa
[print_lp_product_2 product=”119934″ title=”Super Ergonomic Forward-facing carry” description=”Offers the most ergonomic forward-facing position. Soft fabrics and not overly padded. Great fit for plus-size!” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Tula Baby Carrier: Tula Explore” image_id=”-1″][/print_lp_product_2]

Positions: facing in, facing-forward and back carry.

Age: use from birth (8 lbs) to about 2 years or 45 lbs.

Size Friendly Baby Carriers for babies 6 months and up

[print_lp_product_2 product=”60532″ title=”Simple Comfort and Easy to Use” description=”Our most popular plus size buckle carrier. Perfect Fit Adjustor buckles help get a perfect fit and the waist belt fits up to 57”” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Tula Baby Carrier – Standard” image_id=”104380″]

Positions: facing in and back carry.

Age: use from 15 lbs (or about 6 months) up to about 2.5 years or 45 lbs.  Can be used from birth with an additional infant insert.

Plus-size Reviews for the Tula Carrier:

      • Tula- my golden carrier. Fits my waist and wide shoulders with no issues. Easy to adjust while wearing. Was able to nurse in this carrier with a little practice.  – Hannah (5’8″ sz18 XL/2x 42dd (DDD while nursing) )
      •  The Tula shoulders always fit great, sometimes I wish the padding was just a smidge longer. The waistband I’m at almost the end, but it’s still comfortable and I can wear on the back or front without any parts of me being squished weirdly. Tulas are like my favorite pair of jeans. Not perfect per say but I always fall back on them cause I know how they fit. I have about 1.5″ inches of waistbelt webbing left over – Katie (5’4″ size 18-22 over the mom years, xxl tops 42c)

[print_lp_product_2 product=”118742″ title=”Soft & Flexible, and a great value” description=”Soft and floppy, this carrier molds nicely to your body without the stiffness in the padding that some other carriers have. Include Perfect Fit Adjustor buckles and a waistband that extends to 64”. Dual adjust straps make this easier to tighten. ” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Soul Full Buckle Carrier: Standard” image_id=”118798″][/print_lp_product_2]

Positions: facing in and back carry.

Age: use from 15 lbs (or about 6 months) up to about 2.5 years or 45 lbs.  Can be used from birth with an additional infant insert.

Other brands of buckle carriers that our plus-size reviewers recommend:

Angelpack Max

Kinderpack

Action Baby

Lenny Lamb

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Wraps

Wraps are so versatile that pretty much any longer wrap will make a wonderful plus-size baby carrier.

Stretchy Wraps – Great Plus-Size Baby Carrier for Newborn Wearing!

[print_lp_product_2 product=”67648″ title=”Cuddly Cocoon at a starter price” description=”The Moby Wrap is 18 ft long and is a popular choice for a plus-size baby carrier when wearing a baby under 20 lbs. Some wearers may need to knot the Moby at the back instead of the front, which doesn’t affect use. Its stretchiness is also very comfortable.  The Moby can comfortably fit wearers up to size 2x. The bamboo fibers in the Evolution Moby keep it cooler and more breathable than the classic Moby” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now ” product_name=”Moby Wrap : Evolution (Bamboo)” image_id=”3956″][/print_lp_product_2]

[print_lp_product_2 product=”3611″ title=”Soft snuggles with support to last through toddlerhood” description=”Wrapsody Hybrid wraps are a great alternative to the Moby for babywearers looking for a plus-size baby carrier that offers more support and can be used in a back carry.  It is the same length as the Moby, and also has some stretch.  Since Wrapsody Hybrid carriers are more supportive than the Moby, they can be used with heavier/older children and for back carries.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Wrapsody Hybrid Wraps” image_id=”105026″]

Woven Wraps

[/pri[print_lp_product_2 product=”2871″ title=”The coolest wrap on the block” description=”Wrapsody Breeze wraps are a great baby carrier for plus-size mom or dad looking for a woven wrap. They are a budget-friendly option, too. Because they are gauze, Wrapsody Breeze wraps are very lightweight and cool, which is great if you run warm.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Wrapsody Breeze Wrap” image_id=”6684″][/print_lp_product_2]

Other woven wraps on the market also offer very flexible wrapping options and make a great plus-size baby carrier.  More and more wrap companies are offering wraps in longer lengths (beyond size 6 or 7).  Although Carry Me Away does not offer a wide selection of woven wraps, we wanted to create this list of woven wrap companies who offer wraps in longer lengths for those who are interested!

Woven Wrap Companies that routinely offer wraps in size 8 and up

Risaroo

Cari Slings

Pavo

Kokoskaa

Didymos

Natibaby

Oscha

Bijou

[divider_flat]Ring Slings

Ring slings are a great choice for plus-size baby carrier because they are super adjustable and can be bought in longer sizes. We love ring slings for wearing infants and also for shorter carries with older babies and toddlers. All of our ring slings are open-tailed – this allows you to adjust the top and bottom rails separately to get a perfect fit. If you are over a size 16 (or you are size 16 but would like a longer tail), look for a ring sling that is at least 79-80″ long.

[print_lp_product_2 product=”2816″ title=”Lightly Padded Shoulder for Easy-to-Learn comfort” description=”This classic sling has a lightly padded shoulder that makes it so easy to learn on and many plus-size babywearers find the padding makes these more comfortable than a completely unpadded ring sling. Lightweight woven cotton in a ton of pretty colors and a handy pocket on the tail. Please note that Maya’s sizing does not necessarily correspond to t-shirt size. The size Large Maya Wrap ring sling is around 79” long and will fit most plus-size wearers.  The XL sling is 85” which is very generously sized.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Maya Wrap Lightly Padded Ring Sling” image_id=”120834″][/print_lp_product_2]

Age: Newborn (7lbs) up to 2 years (35 lbs)

Positions: facing in, facing out, hip carry

Maya Wrap Plus-size Reviews:

      • I love that the Maya Wrap comes in different sizes – the XL gives me plenty of room and I even have the long tail I love.
      • Super comfy and easy to adjust
      • Great price point!
      • I love a long glamorous tail on my ring slings and having the option of a longer size is always ideal.
[print_lp_product_2 product=”118859″ title=”Gorgeous fabrics, great price” description=”Beautiful linen and wrap-conversion cottons, with sizes up to a generous 96” long. Gathered shoulder lets you spread fabric out as you like.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Soul Ring Sling” image_id=”118897″][/print_lp_product_2] [print_lp_product_2 product=”83270″ title=”Great Budget Choice” description=”Moby Ring slings are a great budget-friendly sling that is also size-friendly.  Moby Ring Slings are 86” long unwashed, although there is some shrinkage (to 81” or so) after washing. Gathered shoulder. ” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Moby Ring Sling” image_id=”121686″][/print_lp_product_2]Moby Ring Sling

Age: Newborn (7lbs) up to 2 years (35 lbs)

Positions: facing in, facing out, hip carry

Moby Ring Sling Plus-size Reviews: Finding ring slings that fit both myself and a toddler is a challenge, finding a ring sling that fits myself and a toddler while still having tail left over is rare. The MOBY ring sling fits like a dream. I am able to carry my son on my front, hip or back and have a nice size tail. The kind that makes you feel glamorous even in sweat pants and a 3 day old mom bun.” – Hannah (5’8″ size 16/18)

[divider_flat]Meh Dais

Meh Dais can be a great choice if you are looking for a plus size baby carrier. They are extremely adjustable. (note: Meh Dai is also frequently referred to as Mei Tai – the spelling has changed to more accurately reflect the proper pronunciation and origin.)

[print_lp_product_2 product=”116400″ title=”Wide straps and Lots of Adjustability” description=”Wide straps cup your shoulders like a wrap, and the bottom of this carrier adjusts for to use with an infant or up with an older baby. Option for 88” straps accommodates bigger bodies. ” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Kol Kol Meh Dai” image_id=”116444″][/print_lp_product_2]

Age: Newborn (7lbs) up to 2 years (33 lbs)

Positions: facing in, back carry, high back carry

[print_lp_product_2 product=”70621″ title=”Cushy Fabrics and Super Comfy” description=”This is a classic design that has been recently updated and has a very generous strap length of 98”. This carrier fits many different bodies.” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Maya Tai” image_id=”71452″][/print_lp_product_2]

Age: 6 months (15 lbs) up to 2 years (35 lbs)

Positions: facing in, back carry, high back carry

Maya Tai Plus-size Reviews:

  • The strap lengths are more than long enough for us plus size baby wearers to not only use comfortably but to also give us many options for pretty finishes! -Rosa (size 22)

[print_lp_product_2 product=”4216″ title=”Super flexible and versatile” description=”A combination of a buckle carrier and a meh dai, the Pikkolo is a great choice for wearers struggling to find the perfect fit. Adjustment options include ability to cross straps on back, dual-adjustable straps, and optional support belt to turn it into a soft structured buckle carrier. Waistband extends to 54”” more_button=”Learn More” buy_button=”Buy Now” product_name=”Pikkolo Baby Carrier” image_id=”-1″][/print_lp_product_2]

Some other mei tais that are a good choice for a plus-size baby carrier and get good reviews from our bigger customers are:

BBSlen

Fidella Flytai

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