The 5 Best Baby Carriers for Fathers of 2019

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First Look

Best Overall: Ergobaby Performance Baby Carrier at Amazon

"Rip-stop water repellent polyester with a cotton lining… wicking capacity to keep baby and dad drier."

Best Wrap: Moby Classic Wrap Baby Carrier at Amazon

"The Moby Wrap is just one long piece of stretchy fabric that lets you wrap the baby right up close to Dad."

Best Budget: Boba Air Baby Carrier at Amazon

"A little more “structured” than the Moby and less confusing to get on and get the baby in."

Best Multi-Position: Beco Soleil Baby Carrier at Amazon

"Shoulder straps come really long and are adjustable, allowing it to work for even quite tall dads."

Best Support: Onya Baby Outback at Amazon

"With a nylon body and air mesh lining, this is one of the most comfortable baby carriers that dads can find." 

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Ergobaby Performance Baby Carrier

Ergo baby carrier
Amazon.com

This is one great baby carrier for dads. It looks great and has tons of features. The Ergobaby Performance is rip-stop water repellent polyester with a cotton lining, is quite a bit lighter than standard carriers and has wicking capacity to keep baby and dad drier in case of unexpected moisture. Shoulder straps are padded and there is lots of on board storage for baby and dad’s needs.

Best Wrap: Moby Wrap Baby Carrier

Moby Wrap Baby Carrier
Amazon.com

While Moby Wrap front baby carriers are marketed primarily for mothers, a lot of new dads like them as well. Unlike the strap-based baby carriers, the Moby Wrap is just one long piece of stretchy fabric that lets you wrap the baby right up close to Dad. It is so flexible that a dad can use it almost anywhere and anytime. It does take a little getting used to, but dads will figure it out and really enjoy it. Wrap carriers are great for getting chores done inside since they leave you hands free but provide baby with that extra comfort they need.

Best Budget: Boba Air Baby Carrier

Boba Air Baby Carrier
Amazon.com

Very lightweight and easy to fold and store, the Boba Air Baby is a great carrier. Many of the other carriers we have reviewed have frames and work only as a backpack, but the Air Baby is, like the Moby, made of soft, stretchy material. But it is a little more “structured” than the Moby and less confusing to get on and get the baby in, so it is a little more intuitive for dads. It also only works with the baby facing dad (or mom) and in front. But for ease of travel and storage, this one is a winner!

Best Multi-Position: Beco Soleil Baby Carrier

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This is another carrier that is a hit with fathers. It allows a dad to carry the baby front or back; they advertise that it allows carrying on the hip, but the dads I know can’t seem to make that work for them (maybe it is a mom thing). The best thing the dads suggested is that it works for children from infants to toddlers; it comes with a removable insert to work for smaller children. It is comfortable for both dad and baby; the seat comes with a high back panel to support the child in the carrier. The shoulder straps come really long and are adjustable, allowing it to work for even quite tall dads. This one is a father’s favorite.

Best Support: Onya Baby Outback

Onya Baby Outback
Amazon.com

With a nylon body and air mesh lining, this is one of the most comfortable baby carriers that dads can find. The shoulder straps are long, easily adjustable and well padded and the waist strap is wide and supportive. One feature a lot of dads like about this is that there is a teething pad built into the shoulder pads and into the corners of the carrier so that a teething baby doesn’t just chew on the raw shoulder strap or on the carrier cover. It also will support a child up to 79 pounds so it is made to last for babies and toddlers.

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