Best Cheap Baby Carriers
One must-have item in your arsenal of baby gear is a cheap baby carrier. Baby carriers come in several styles, including cheap baby slings, cheap front carriers, and not-so-cheap backpack carriers. Each type of discount baby carrier frees up your hands, which means you can work, run errands, and do household chores with your baby as close as could be. Experts at The Cradle also note that discount baby carriers are soothing for infants, provide stimulation, and enhance mental development.
Our Top Pick
BabyBjorn Original Review
The best, awesome, favorite and worth every penny are just some of the great user comments from Amazon of the BabyBjorn Original. Users posting BabyBjorn Original reviews at Babies R Us agree saying that it is easy to use, comfortable for both wearer and baby, and it's sturdy. Target users also rate the low cost baby carrier extremely high saying it's a great quality baby carrier that is easy to adjust and easy to use.
As a front carrier designed for babies weighing in between eight pounds (21 inches long) up to 25 pounds, the BabyBjorn Original (starting at $54, Amazon) is one of the cheapest in this baby carrier manufacturer's line. The inexpensive baby carrier is completely adjustable for the wearer with adjustable straps and it's adjustable for the baby with an adjustable seat and buckle. Infants can be worn facing in while older babies can be worn facing out. It's made from 100% Cotton/Oeko Tex Class 1 Certified material and has a head rest to support a baby's head, but folds down once they no longer need the support. Perhaps the best feature of the BabyBjorn Original is its front buttoning system. This allows the baby to be removed from the carrier seamlessly and transferred to a crib without him being woken up.
We love this cheap baby carrier. As every parent knows, don't wake a sleeping baby and the front button system on this carrier is very handy for just that. If that's not enough, the user reviews have convinced us that this carrier is the best of the best - maybe even better than some pricier versions. The multiple reports of quality, durability, ease of use, comfort and adjustability all make us crazy about this low cost baby carrier.
Moby Wrap Original Review
Users at Babies R Us really like the Moby Wrap Original with one Moby Wrap Original review saying it is easy to use once you get the hang of it and it is really comfortable for wearer and baby. Comfort is a big selling point of the cheap baby carrier for users at The Sling Station who call the carrier comfortable, soft, super useful and awesome.
The Moby Wrap Original (starting at $40, Amazon) is a sling style baby carrier that is suitable for preemies up to babies weighing 35 pounds. Because it is basically just one long piece of fabric, it can be worn many different ways making it extremely adjustable and giving the wearer many wearing options such as on the front, on the back, sideways and on the hip. Additionally, the baby can face in or out. The fabric is 100 percent cotton and it can be used as a pillow or blanket when not in use as a carrier.
We really like the multitude of options for both the wearer and the baby in this cheap baby carrier. That coupled with users' many positive comments on comfort, we really think this carrier is a great price and worth a try.
Maya Wrap Lightly Padded Sling Review
One user at Cotton Babies says in a Maya Wrap Lightly Padded Sling review that it is a lifesaver, great for wearing it around the house and to run errands in. Other users on the site also really like this sling saying that it is very easy to use and convenient to breastfeed in. Baby wearers at Attached to Baby also like this low cost baby carrier saying the padded shoulder is very comfortable and soft, breathable fabric gets even softer with use.
A purely sling style baby carrier, the Maya Wrap Lightly Padded Sling (starting at $48, Amazon) can only be worn in the sling style or on the hip and the baby must be laid down or face in. It can hold babies up to 35 pounds and the ring on the shoulder makes it adjustable. The extra fabric from the ring can be used to cover mom and baby while breastfeeding. The material used is a breathable, woven fabric and the carrier has a pocket for keys and a cell phone. Although it is adjustable, it can be purchased in different sizes to accommodate different wearers.
We really like the padding in this sling and the fact that the extra fabric acts as a cover for breast feeding. How convenient! User reviews are great making us even more convinced that this sling is a good choice in cheap baby carriers.
Infantino Front 2 Back Rider Baby Carrier Review
Users at Amazon are not big fans of the Infantino Front 2 back Rider Baby Carrier saying that it is extremely hard to get on and off by yourself, the straps are complicated and the clips come undone making it unsafe to carry your baby in. The same complaints are echoed at Babies R Us Infantino Front 2 Back reviews where users also comment that the carrier is extremely uncomfortable especially for breastfeeding moms with a strap cutting across the chest area. It is reported that the lumbar support is also useless and does nothing to make this low cost baby carrier comfortable.
The Infantino Front 2 Back Rider Baby Carrier (starting at $28, Amazon) is designed to be a front and a back carrier, while the baby can ride facing in or facing out. It is made out of BreatheMesh ventilated fabric and accommodates babies weighing eight to 32 pounds. It comes with a lot of extras such as a bib that folds and snaps down, pockets for keys and such, a lumbar support system and memory foam in the straps for added comfort to the wearer.
Despite the low cost and the many extras with this carrier the user reviews scare us. Not only do users report that this cheap baby carrier is not comfortable, but some users worry about the actual safety of the product to the baby since the clips seem to come easily undone. Our bottom line - stay away from this budget baby carrier.
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