We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Slings, Carriers and Backpacks

Our parents reviewers put the newest carriers to the test! Read on to find the carrier that's right for you (34 Photos)

Kate Bayless on Jul 11, 2013 at 5:11PM

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We Love, You Need: The Best Baby Slings, Carriers and Backpacks


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Best Baby Carriers, Baby Slings and Baby Backpacks

In the market for a baby carrier, baby sling or baby backpack? We asked parents to put the newest backpacks, front packs, hip carriers, baby slings and wraps to the test. Here are our favorites -- click through to find the right carrier for you and your baby.

Hotsling Carrier
Stylish, yes, but the Hotsling carrier is more than just a pretty face. It comes in two sizes and has an infinitely adjustable pouch for the best fit for you and your baby.

Carrier Stats
Type: sling
Weight range: 8 to 35 lbs.
Price: $65
Made of: 97% cotton 3% spandex. Filling - 100% cotton.
Parent Rating:
Get It Now: Hotslings 

Style: "I loved its style, comfort, durability, and how easy it was to put on."

"The sling is very fashionable, and I got a lot of compliments from women asking me where I got it from."

Comfort: "I loved the comfort and durability of the fabric."

"It was easy to put the baby in, but to take her out, I needed some help or to be near the bed." 

"The carrier held my baby very safely. When I was doing chores, I didn't feel like I had to have an arm or hand around her to keep her from falling out."

What It's Missing: "I wish I could undo the buckles or adjust them to open up wider before taking the baby out."

Bonus: "I bottle-fed my baby while walking around the neighborhood without having to take her out of the carrier."

--Laila and her 4-month-old, from New York, N.Y.

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