Best Wrap Carriers

Here are our picks for best baby carrier wraps by subcategory:

FYI: Our editors develop these lists by summarizing favorites from the TotScoop community, synthesizing expert reviews, and researching the latest industry news and releases. Our picks are 100% unbiased — we never accept compensation in exchange for coverage. That said, we may receive a small percentage commission (at no cost to you) on any purchases that you make after clicking through links from our site; thanks for your support!

Note: Woven wraps come in so many different materials, patterns, and lengths that it simply doesn’t make sense for us to recommend individual products. So for the woven wrap categories, we’ll focus on helping you to discover and select the woven wrap brands most likely to meet your needs.

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Best stretchy wrap

Stretchy wraps are fantastic for newborns (up to 15 pounds or so); for an older baby, see our woven wrap recommendations below.

WINNER: Boba Wrap

Boba WrapFrom the maker of the Boba 4G, the Boba Wrap (MSRP $38; formerly known as the “Sleepy Wrap”) is similar to the popular Moby, but features a more stretchy, airy fabric (due to 5% spandex content) and measures slightly shorter and narrower. Some parents prefer the added stretch (bounces back and thus more forgiving to tie), and some don’t (may feel less secure if not tied tightly enough). It’s also more reasonably priced, and less toasty than the Moby in hot weather. Like all stretchy wraps, it’s best suited for newborns and younger infants (under 15 pounds).

Runner up: Moby Wrap

Moby WrapThe Moby (MSRP $45, Amazon $38) is a tried and true stretchy wrap — the most popular one on the market. The fabric is 100% cotton knit, allowing some stretch while still providing good support. The thicker fabric can get hot in warmer weather. Available in a wide variety of colors, plus several print/applique designs. The Modern line features a new midweight fabric that is slightly thinner and cooler. Like all stretchy wraps, it’s best suited for newborns and younger infants (under 15 pounds).

Runner up: Baby K’tan

Baby K'tanThe Baby K’tan (MSRP $50) aims to provide the benefits of a stretchy wrap, while eliminating the length and complexity of a full-length wrap. It is composed of two stretchy loops that are attached to one another, plus an optional sash for additional support in selected positions. It’s not as versatile as a full wrap, and in our opinion it isn’t quite as comfortable — but it’s a great option for more convenience-oriented folks who just can’t be bothered to wrap yards and yards of material around themselves. As an added benefit, it’s also not nearly as hellish in hot weather. 100% cotton. Like all stretchy wraps, it’s best suited for newborns and younger infants (under 15 pounds).

Runner up: ErgoBaby Wrap

Ergo WrapThe ErgoBaby Wrap (MSRP $80) is similar to the Moby and Boba wraps, with the exception of a helpful additional integrated pocket in the middle of the wrap (can be used for self-storage as well as wallet/keys/etc. on the go). At almost twice the cost of the Moby or Boba, in our opinion this isn’t enough to justify the incremental cost, but it’s a fine option if you find it on sale or grandma’s buying. The material is similar to the Boba — stretchier (5% spandex) and airier than the Moby. Like all stretchy wraps, it’s best suited for newborns and younger infants (under 15 pounds); and like most full-size wraps, it can get hot in warmer weather.

Best overall woven wrap

WINNER: Didymos

Didymos IrisDidymos is the gold standard of German-style wraps. Their wraps are expensive (MSRP $130+ for a standard size 5), but are high quality, supportive, and have high resale value. Didymos wraps are available many different designs, including their classic “Indio” geometric pattern as well as various stripes and jacquards. In addition to their regular line, they also release gorgeous Limited Edition models. You can’t go wrong with a Didy!

Runner up: Storchenwiege

Storchenwiege Leo MarineStorchenwiege (based in Germany) is known for producing incredibly sturdy, durable, supportive, “workhorse” wraps. Because of the supportiveness, they’re great for toddlers. However, they tend to take longer to break in, as they can be a bit stiff fresh out of the box.

Best woven wrap for beginners

WINNER: Girasol

wovenwraps.com baby carriers woven wraps for traditional baby wearingGirasol is a German company that produces wraps woven in Guatemala using the traditional weaving methods of the Mayan Indians. Girasol wraps feature lots of colorful designs (e.g. rainbow stripes), are thin-to-medium in thickness, and come with or without fringe. Many retailers carry exclusive Girasol designs. Girasols are soft out of the box, requiring no break-in period. These nice, reasonably priced wraps are a great choice for beginners.

 

Runner up: BBSlen

BB Slen_Blue CuracaoBBslen wraps are produced in India under fair-trade conditions for a Belgian company. They are made of 100% cotton and come in colorful solid and striped designs. Inexpensive, sturdy, and on the thinner side, yet still supportive, these are excellent wraps for beginners. If you’re not sure yet if wrapping is for you, this is a great wrap to try before investing in something more expensive. Supportive and particularly wide, these work great with taller/older babies and toddlers too.

Runner up: Vanatai

VanataiVanatai, based in the Czech Republic, produces relatively inexpensive, soft, and easy-to-use wraps. They’re also some of the thinnest wraps out there, so they fit compactly in your diaper bag, and are a great choice for summer or warm climates. However, they aren’t as supportive for bigger babies or toddlers. Vatanais have longer tapers than most brands. This is a greater starter wrap for a beginner.

Runner up: Dolcino

DolcinoDolcinos are soft wraps on the thin-to-medium side that require little to no breaking in. For this reason, they’re great for beginner wrappers!

Best woven wrap for toddlers

WINNER: Storchenwiege

Storchenwiege Leo MarineStorchenwiege (based in Germany) is known for producing incredibly sturdy, durable, supportive, “workhorse” wraps. Because of the supportiveness, they’re great for toddlers. However, they tend to take longer to break in, as they can be a bit stiff fresh out of the box.

 

 

 

Runner up: BBSlen

BBslenBBslen wraps are produced in India under fair-trade conditions for a Belgian company. They are made of 100% cotton and come in colorful solid and striped designs. Inexpensive, sturdy, and on the thinner side, yet still supportive, these are excellent wraps for beginners. If you’re not sure yet if wrapping is for you, this is a great wrap to try before investing in something more expensive. Supportive and particularly wide, these work great with taller/older babies and toddlers too.

Runner up: Oscha

Oscha Starry NightA newer but very popular player in the wrap world, Oscha produces hand-crafted wraps and slings in Scotland. They offer two types of wraps: hand-dyed 100% Irish linens, and jacquard weaves (available in cotton plus silk, linen, and wool blends). The linens are on the thinner side and are a great choice for warmer climates. Oschas are known for their strong support and thus are well suited for carrying toddlers. Oscha slings are very trendy at the moment, and so can be hard to get your hands on!

Best woven wrap for hot weather

WINNER: Wrapsody Bali Baby Breeze

Wrapsody BreezeBali Baby Breeze (MSRP $83) is a line of thin, light, and airy wraps that are perfect for hot weather. They are made of 100% cotton gauze, and are hand-batiked in Indonesia. They feature a self-storing pocket.

Runner up: Oscha

Oscha dyed gradA newer but very popular player in the wrap world, Oscha produces hand-crafted wraps and slings in Scotland. They offer two types of wraps: hand-dyed 100% Irish linens, and jacquard weaves (available in cotton plus silk, linen, and wool blends). The linens are on the thinner side and are a great choice for warmer climates. Oschas are known for their strong support and thus are well suited for carrying toddlers. Oscha slings are very trendy at the moment, and so can be hard to get your hands on!

Runner up: Vanatai

VanataiVanatai, based in the Czech Republic, produces relatively inexpensive, soft, and easy-to-use wraps. They’re also some of the thinnest wraps out there, so they fit compactly in your diaper bag, and are a great choice for summer or warm climates. However, they aren’t as supportive for bigger babies or toddlers. Vatanais have longer tapers than most brands. This is a greater starter wrap for a beginner.

Best indigenous design/fair trade woven wrap

WINNER: Girasol

wovenwraps.com baby carriers woven wraps for traditional baby wearingGirasol is a German company that produces wraps woven in Guatemala using the traditional weaving methods of the Mayan Indians. Girasol wraps feature lots of colorful designs (e.g. rainbow stripes), are thin-to-medium in thickness, and come with or without fringe. Many retailers carry exclusive Girasol designs. Girasols are soft out of the box, requiring no break-in period. These nice, reasonably priced wraps are a great choice for beginners.

Runner up: Ellaroo

Ellaroo wrap 2Ellaroo produces lightweight, 100% cotton wraps with fringes hand-loomed in Guatemala under fair-trade conditions. Ellaroo wraps are on the thinner side —Girasol ear great for summer and for new babywearers.

Runner up: BBSlen

BBslenBBslen wraps are produced in India under fair-trade conditions for a Belgian company. They are made of 100% cotton and come in colorful solid and striped designs. Inexpensive, sturdy, and on the thinner side, yet still supportive, these are excellent wraps for beginners. If you’re not sure yet if wrapping is for you, this is a great wrap to try before investing in something more expensive. Supportive and particularly wide, these work great with taller/older babies and toddlers too.

Best luxe woven wrap

WINNER: Natibaby

Natibaby SwallowsNatibaby is a Polish company that produces some absolutely gorgeous wraps – featuring unique motifs such as dragonflies, butterflies, dandelions, African sunsets, elves, etc. They come in cotton, bamboo, hemp, silk, and wool.

Runner up: Ellevill

Ellevill Zara FreshEllevill offers high-end, luxury wraps in absolutely stunning traditional Norwegian patterns. They come in cotton plus silk, wool, linen, and bamboo blends. They are on the thinner side, and have longer tapers than most brands. US residents must buy from a US distributor.

Runner up: Oscha

Oscha Starry NightA newer but very popular player in the wrap world, Oscha produces hand-crafted wraps and slings in Scotland. They offer two types of wraps: hand-dyed 100% Irish linens, and jacquard weaves (available in cotton plus silk, linen, and wool blends). The linens are on the thinner side and are a great choice for warmer climates. Oschas are known for their strong support and thus are well suited for carrying toddlers. Oscha slings are very trendy at the moment, and so can be hard to get your hands on!