Comfort for all concerned weighs heavily in parents' assessments of baby carriers, according to baby carrier reviews on a variety of websites. The BabyBjorn Original scores high on the comfort scale in scores of reviews posted on Babies R Us; one mother, for example, says the BabyBjorn Original doesn't strain her back and the baby seems relaxed and secure, while another reports it's the most comfortable model she's tried and the easiest to use. We noted similar comments about the BabyBjorn Original on Amazon, where one mom reports that she and her husband use this model most of the year and switch to the BabyBjorn Air (starting at $75), with its mesh fabric, during the hot months. Baby carrier reviews also give the Moby Wrap Original high marks for parent and child comfort. One mother who posted a review on Babies R Us says she can wear the Moby Wrap for hours without neck or back pain, although it takes some getting used to; several users comment in reviews that their babies fall asleep right away once tucked inside. The Maya Wrap Lightly Padded Sling also wins praise in baby carrier reviews on AttachedtoBaby.com; one user writes that the breathable fabric is soft and gets softer with use, and the padded shoulder is comfortable without being bulky.
Comfort proves to be a sore point with the Infantino Front 2 Back Rider, however. Parents posting baby carrier reviews on Babies R Us complain about sore necks and backs, and one mom says the chest strap is tight and cuts across her breasts when the carrier is on her back. Reviews of the Infantino Back 2 Front also grumble about inadequate lumbar support, poor weight distribution, rough mesh, and a front flap that doesn't pull down far enough when the baby is facing front. Although most users say the Chicco Smart Support Backpack is comfortable enough, several baby carrier reviews on Target and Amazon report sore shoulders and several moms say the chest straps and the pack's dimensions seem better suited for men, and for women taller than 5'5".