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Road Test: Parent approved carriers

Go hands-free with a reliable baby carrier.

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One and done

Ergobaby ADAPT; 7 to 45 pounds, $145
With the ergonomic design parents have come to expect from Ergobaby but without the need for a bulky newborn insert, this straightforward carrier is loved by both moms and dads.

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Ready for anything

Onya Baby Pure; 7 (with booster) to 45 pounds, $129
Rugged construction means this soft- structured carrier is up for any adventure, and the zip-up front panel makes sure everyone keeps their cool the whole time.

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Every which way

Stokke MyCarrier Front and Back; 7.7 to 33 pounds, $199
An adjustable seat ensures appropriate support, while the ability to place baby in the carrier before using it in back carry mode eliminates the circus act.

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Sling fling

Bundle Copper Sling; 5 to 35 pounds, $65
Made in the USA from start to finish, this 100 percent linen sling is a breeze to slip on and tuck your little roo into, whether cozied up in the pouch or straddled across your hip.

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Black tie affair

Petunia Pickle Bottom for MOBY PPB Wrap; 8 to 35 pounds, $55
A long-time favorite for keeping newbies close with a fresh new print from Petunia Pickle Bottom, this easy-on-the-eyes wrap is easy on the wallet, too.

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Style profile

Cybex YEMA; 7 to 26.5 pounds, from $199
The seamlessly adjustable seat panel helps maintain a spread squat position as baby grows, while a fashion- conscious aesthetic ensures mom maintains her sense of style.

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Close call

Baby K’tan Nautical; 8 to 35 pounds, $60
Somewhere between a wrap and a soft-structured carrier, this hybrid option has a double-loop design that goes on like a T-shirt to minimize the origami and maximize the snuggle time.