Often times baby gear is centralized around a moms wants and needs, but we are here to tell you all about the best baby carriers for dads. That’s right baby wearing is for dads, too! Baby carriers are great for bonding and they make it easy to transport your baby without any hassle! Say goodbye to juggling a stroller, a grocery cart, and the baby.
Even when gender neutral, many baby carriers leave out some must-have features for dads like extra support or the capability to carry the baby in several different ways. The following are the best dad baby carrier options according to the Rookie Dads we rounded up for testing. All have a focus on bonding dad and baby while looking good and providing optimal functionality.
10 Best Baby Carriers for Dads
Neutral Dad Baby Carrier Options
For parents with back and shoulder issues, this baby carrier is a great choice. The unique design makes it easy for parents to stand up straight and feel that the baby still has support. Both the carrier and the hip seat evenly distribute the baby’s weight which makes for a comfortable experience for all.
This baby carrier has 8 different carrying options. It has the traditional carrying option of your baby outward on your chest. You can also backpack style carry or use the hip seat to assist with holding your baby as they grow.
The Carry On Multi-Pocket Carrier is one of Infantino’s top-performing products. One of the features we love the most is the adjustable seat that has the capability to grow with your babies! The seat cinches to accommodate small newborns and can be expanded to seat toddlers comfortably as well.
The six intuitive pockets on the carrier serve as a handy tool belt that will make everything you need easily accessible; pacifiers, keys, wallets, diapers, and onesies are now a quick grab away!
My family is always on the go, so we have this carrier with us at all times. It’s extremely comfortable to carry and totally functional.
This baby carrier is a solid choice because it is built for all seasons. Plus, it has six different positions to carry the baby from forward and rear facing and even on the hip. Offered in classic neutral black or blue, this carrier has a high pocket for baby to sit securely.
The breathable mesh fabric makes it breezy for the warmer months and the zipper flap in the front can keep baby warmer in the cooler months.
Several baby carriers on this list have a grow-with-me features, but this is one of my favorites for carriers for big babies and toddlers. This carrier will make it easy for dads to carry their baby from the infant stage all the way through the toddler stage. Trust me, there will be many times when your toddler still wants you to carry them.
This 4-in-1 baby carrier is made of breathable mesh and offers four different ways to carry your baby, from a cuddle wrap style for infants to riding on the back style with toddlers. This model is lightweight, easy to use, and looks good in a neutral grey.
The Cuddle Up Hoodie Baby Carrier by Infantino is a great budget-friendly option. The fabric is a neutral grey and comes with the option of a removable bear or fox hood to keep baby warm and dry.
The backpack style straps go over your shoulders and around your waist. This supports your baby’s weight evenly and you can wear it in a variety of ways. Plus, the straps are easily adjustable and offer plenty of room making it a great dad baby carrier.
The front has a kangaroo pocket for keeping dad’s hands warm or storing a small item. You can wear the baby two ways, on your front or as a backpack.
Best Dad Baby Carrier Options with More of a Masculine Style
This men’s baby carrier has a very similar look and it feels to a tactical vest. Available in three colors, this baby carrier allows wearers to carry baby on their chest and allows baby to face in towards dad or out to explore.
The vest has a supportive back panel and backpack style straps to keep everyone comfortable and the hands-free design allows dad to put on or take off the vest one-handed, ideal for when carrying baby solo. There’s a built-in sunshade, mesh for breathability, and MOLLE webbing to attach a tactical backpack for a day out.
Here is Another tactical baby carrier that operates a lot like a backpack. The straps are wide and cross in the back to provide adequate support and structure. The front has two solid panels to support the baby and keep them protected. The front panel folds down and can be secured with velcro allowing the baby to look out once they’re big enough for forward facing.
This is a great lightweight and minimal baby carrier that works with many tactical backpacks to make it easy for dad to carry the baby and go about the day.
Wrap style baby carriers don’t have to be complicated. This one by Boppy can be put on in three easy steps that make carrying your baby safely a breeze. The “click, strap, tie” setup gives you plenty of support with padded straps and it has a crisscross design. This design also gives baby’s hips plenty of room and the baby can face forward or snuggle up.
This is a great wrap-style baby carrier because it comes in neutral colors, has a yoga comfort style fit and look, and folds into a small carrying pouch to stow and go. Dads will love to carry their baby in this wrap!
Baby wraps aren’t just for moms, this wide wrap by Moby has the classic baby wrap design and is great for dads to use too. The wrap itself is one piece that uses a method of crisscrosses that evenly distributes the baby’s weight, making it easy to carry for long durations. This wrap also promotes bonding and helps keep baby close, protected, and comforted.
It’s a perfect option for staying hands free while knowing your baby is supported. The Moby Wrap also comes in a variety of colors so you can find one that fits dad’s look and style.
Bonus; this wrap is 18 ft long making it the best baby carriers for big dads on our list. With that amount of material you have plenty of room to adjust the wrap perfectly no matter your size.
The Solly Baby Wrap is our favorite wrap overall, but it also makes for a great wrap for dads. It was designed with the everyday parent in mind, creating a solid baby wrap that can hold baby securely while keeping everyone comfortable. The fabric is stretchy but stays in place, which is something I find to be extremely important when using a wrap.
It comes in tons of color options making it easy for this wrap to fit with dad’s style and the overall design makes it comfortable.
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