The 10 Best Toddler Carriers for 2023 recommended by Wear My Baby (2023)


Best for 12 months+: Lenny Lamb Preschool Carrier

Best for Compact & Lightweight: Izmi Toddler Carrier and Izmi Breeze Toddler Carrier

Best on a Budget: Izmi Toddler Carrier and Izmi Breeze Toddler Carrier

Best for 2-3 years+: Tula Toddler Carrier and Lenny Lamb Preschool Carrier

Best for Plus Size Mums: Easy Feel Extend Plus and Lenny Lamb Preschool Carrier

Best for Petite Mums: Izmi Toddler Carrier and Lenny Lamb Preschool Carrier

Can you carry a 2 year old in a carrier? Is there a toddler carrier for a 3 year old? Can you put a 4 year old in a carrier? Yes, Yes, and Yes

So what are the best toddler carriers and preschool carriers for 2023? Which is the right one for your family? Well, as I explained in Do I Need A Toddler Carrier? the most important thing is that your carrier fits both your toddler – and you.

How you adjust your carriers is just as important as which one you buy. That’s why my team and I offer a FREE 15-minute video fit check with every purchase from Wear My Baby, to make sure you’re safe and comfortable.

Top 10 Best Toddler Carriers and Preschool Carriers

1. Lenny Lamb Preschool Carrier from £139

Lenny Lamb Preschool carriers are the most adjustable toddler carriers on the market. They fit children from 15 months to 7 years, and mums from a UK size 6 to 24. They’re buttery soft and come in a wide range of exquisite designs, colours and fabrics, and work for front and back carrying.

They’re less bulky than most preschool carriers, thanks to light padding on the waistband and shoulder straps. When front carrying, shoulder straps can be worn rucksack (‘H’) style, or crossed in an X position for total versatility – meaning you’re guaranteed to be able to do this one up easily on your own.

The Lenny Lamb Preschool gives a great, high back carry too. Max weight for this one is 30kg/66lbs.

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2. Izmi Toddler Carrier and 3. Izmi Breeze Toddler Carrier £95

The larger version of the super-easy and lightweight Izmi Baby Carrier. With a wider and taller body panel and a lightly padded waistband, it’s ideal from around 9 months to 3 years. This one works brilliantly for front carrying, and it’s great as a back and hip carrier too.

It’s THE lightest and most compact toddler carrier on the market, and incredibly good value at just £95. With zero bulk and minimal padding, it’s the perfect toddler carrier to keep in your bag or under the buggy just in case those little legs get tired. With less padding, you’ll stay MUCH cooler!

The soft cotton and lack of bulk make it the perfect travel companion for trains and airports. It’s also ideal for wearing around the house, as it’s comfy to sit down in and you won’t get too hot.

Live somewhere hot, or looking for an extra breathable toddler carrier? The Breeze version features a super soft mesh panel for extra ventilation. More airflow means a cooler and happier toddler.

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4. Tula Toddler and 5. Tula Preschool Carriers £149.90

This popular toddler carrier – and the sized-up Preschool version – are real classics; simple to use rucksack-style carriers for front and back carries from around 2-4 years (Toddler) and 4-8 years (Preschool), they do what it says on the tin – and do it really well.

They offer a sensible level of padding to the shoulders and waistbands and they fit a wide range of adults – not ideal for Very petite mums, who are likely to find the waistband too deep and bulky.

We love how simple and supportive they are- and the huge range of gorgeous prints it comes in. Superb as back carriers, really nice as front carriers too.

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6. Manduca XT from £149

I adore the Manduca for 1month-olds up to 3-year-olds, making it ideal if you’re looking to carry a baby and a toddler! With very similar features, function and fit as the Lenny Lamb Preschool Carrier, the Manduca XT will easily fit Dads, and Mums from a UK size 6 to 24.

The body panel is neatly height adjustable with its nifty zips, so your toddler can either snuggle in or ride with their arms out. Just like the Lenny Lamb Preschool, it’s an all-around, brilliantly universal toddler carrier for front and back carrying.

Can’t choose between the two? Then pick the one you like the look of best: after all, you’re going to be wearing it!

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7. Easy Feel Extend Plus Carrier £160

THE most long-lasting carrier on the market, this ingenious carrier adjusts to fit 1.5-year-olds up to age 7, 8, or 9 yrs and beyond! Whilst most families won’t need to carry for this long, the Easy Feel Extend Plus is deliberately designed to consider families of children with additional needs.

Made from strong-yet-soft woven Ikat cotton fabrics, this really is the ultimate carrier for comfort and longevity. This is a fairly bulky carrier with wide shoulders straps and waistband, so it’s best for average to plus size parents. Max weight is 29kg (54lbs).

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8. Cococho Carrier £179

This one is unlike anything else on the market – and it’s brilliant. Unlike most soft structured carriers, you load and secure baby into the carrier first, before putting the carrier on your chest or back.

This gives you loads of reassurance when you’re getting to grips with back carrying and it’s a brilliant, lightweight alternative to more cumbersome framed back and shoulder carriers.

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The Cococho is great for front carrying, too. You can use it from newborn, but it’s ideal from 3-4 months to at least 3 years.

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9. Lenny Lamb Ring Sling from £44.95

The ideal solution for little ones who want to come up for a quick cuddle – then down again! Thesebeautiful slings are perfect for quick trips out and for around the house, and are adjustable from birth to around 3 years old.

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10. LittleLife Traveller S4 Carrier from £129.00

This is a superb back carrier, ideal for babies from 6 months old to 24 months. It’s mega practical: essentially a rucksack with two big compartments – one for your stuff and one for your baby. Perfect for long walks when you have lots of things to carry.

Your toddler will sit high on your back so they get a good view, but not so high that you feel unbalanced. Unlike big heavy framed hiking carriers, this truly fits mums and dads comfortably.

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The 10 Best Toddler Carriers for 2023 recommended by Wear My Baby? ›

Most carriers allow you to carry up until around 2 years of age, but some like the Isara The One, the Tula Preschool Carrier and the Little Frog XL Carrier allow you to carry until your child is 5 or 6 years old.

Which toddler carrier is the best? ›

TL;DR Best Soft-Structure Toddler Carriers For Travel
Toddler Carrier NameProduct WeightRecommended Age/Weight
BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Air2.81 lbsBirth to 3 years
Baby Tula Explore Baby Carrier2.69 lbsBirth to 4 years
LÍLLÉbaby toddler baby carrier1.75 lbs20 lbs to 60 lbs
Ergobaby Omni Breeze2.29 lbsBirth to 48 months
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Is there a baby carrier for 2 year old? ›

Most carriers allow you to carry up until around 2 years of age, but some like the Isara The One, the Tula Preschool Carrier and the Little Frog XL Carrier allow you to carry until your child is 5 or 6 years old.

What is the best baby carrier in the world? ›

Best Overall: Ergobaby Omni 360

If you're looking for one baby carrier to do it all, the Ergobaby Omni 360 should be your top pick. Made of durable and breathable mesh with extra padding on the shoulders, the carrier is safe for babies from 7 pounds up to 45 pounds, so it'll likely be the only carrier you need.

What baby carrier does Kylie Jenner use? ›

Exhibit A: Jenner's newest accessory for baby Stormi, a Gucci carrier. Not happy with a regular cloth or something from Baby Bunting, Jenner opted for a Gucci logo print swaddle-cum-carrier for a trip to Stormi's cousins, North and Penelope's birthday party over the weekend.

How do I know what baby carrier to buy? ›

Make sure you baby is comfortable by checking that they are sitting ergonomically in a seat with a wider bottom and that the baby is being closely held in a soft carrier. Versatility - choosing a carrier which has more versatile positions means you'll get more use out of it.

Can you carry a 2 year old in a carrier? ›

Toddlers are heavier than babies, so if you want to carry your 2 year old you will need to be sure your toddler carrier has at least two carrying options, allowing you to use it as both a front carrier and back carrier (think backpack carriers).

Can a 3 year old go in a baby carrier? ›

Preschool carriers typically work well for children of 3-5 years of age. Even big kids need cuddles sometimes! We have a range of preschool carriers (buckles) to keep you on the move when little legs get a little tired. Preschool carriers typically work well for children of 3-5 years of age.

Is TushBaby worth it? ›

My 1 year old is super wiggly and so heavy. The TushBaby helps to solve that because I can't put her in a regular carrier for more than 5 minutes before she gets upset. Using this carrier, I can pick her up and put her down to explore and much as needed and it really helps alleviate all the weight off my back.

How old is a toddler age? ›

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) , kids between the ages of 1 and 3 are considered toddlers. If your baby has celebrated their first birthday, they've automatically been promoted to toddlerhood, according to some.

What is the easiest way to carry a toddler? ›

The easiest way to carry a toddler is at the front of your body, with their weight resting on your chest and arms. Keep your arms around their back and under their backside. Having your child face backwards over your shoulder is a great position to soothe a toddler who is getting ready for nap time or bedtime.

What do you use to carry a toddler? ›

The most popular type of toddler carrier is the soft structured carrier. It comes with heavily padded shoulder straps and a padded waistband with a soft pouch to support your child. The ergonomic design and adjustable fit generally make them the most comfortable of all the carriers.

What is the easiest baby carrier to use? ›

Best easy-to-use baby carrier: Baby K'Tan Baby Wrap Carrier. This wrap is super easy to wear and quick to slip into. This goes on like your favorite t-shirt and has no buckles, hip belts, or rings to deal with while wearing.

Which is better baby carrier or stroller? ›

Strollers allow your baby to interact more with the world at large than a carrier. After the first few months, most babies/toddlers are happy to nap reclined in the stroller. This is much easier on the wearer since big, sleeping babies are heavy.

What month should I stop using baby carrier? ›

Babies under four months of age are unable to hold their neck on their own. Using a baby carrier in an incorrect manner can increase the risk of neck injuries. Between the age of 4-6 months, your newborn will be out of his bobblehead phase.

Which baby carrier is best for 1 year old? ›

A 1-year-old will likely enjoy being carried in a soft structured carrier, ideally riding on their caregiver's back. The Ergobaby Omni Breeze is my pick for carrying an older baby or toddler during shorter hikes or neighborhood walks.


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