The 10 Best Forward Facing Baby Carriers

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you’ve enjoyed the benefits of baby wearing since your child was a newborn, you can continue to hold him or her close well into toddlerhood with a forward-facing carrier. The right model will keep both of you comfortable around the house and when out and about. But before using one of these, ask your pediatrician whether your infant’s developing neck, back, and hips are strong enough. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Infantino Flip 4-in-1

2. Lillebaby Six-Position

3. Brighter Elements Ergonomic

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Editor's Notes

February 11, 2019:

Virtually all of today’s baby carrier models that are made for forward facing children are also ones where they can be positioned to face you. This is incredibly convenient and can save you a good amount of money by not having to buy 2 different ones; however, also be sure to read up and find the right model for you from the start. The Infantino Flip 4-in-1, Lillebaby Six-Position, and Brighter Elements Ergonomic, which all made our list, are known for properly distributing the baby’s weight, to help ward off muscle strain and back pain for the wearer. The Baby Bjorn Original has stood the test of time, as it's an improved version of a baby wearer created by the Swedish company back in 1973. In all, carriers should be used carefully and after consulting with your pediatrician. For safety’s sake, don’t wear a sleeping baby facing forward, as a chin-to-chest position can obstruct the airway. In addition, look for a carrier that supports the back of your child’s thighs, since developing hips are fragile and need support to avoid dislocation or dysplasia. The Bebamour Design model featured here is praised by many users for holding their babies’ hips in a natural and comfortable position.

4. Baby Bjorn Original

5. BabySteps with Hip Seat

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6. Bebamour Designer 2 in 1

7. Boppy ComfyFit

8. Infantino Flip Front 2

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9. Evenflo Breathable

10. Infantino Go Forward

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