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Best Baby Carriers in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best baby carriers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Baby carriers have been a fairly convenient and popular option to get the babies out while they are still in their infancy. The carriers gain popularity because they let parents travel conveniently without being much concerned about their baby’s safety.

This buyer’s guide on baby carriers not only gives you detailed information about the product but also throw light on the 7 best baby carrier options available in the Indian market.

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Maximum Weight Recommendation

Pro's & Con's

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Closure Type

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3 in1 Baby Carrier for kids

TRUMOM (USA)

3 in1 Baby Carrier for kids

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9.7 / 10

03/2021

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0 to 36 months

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12 kg

Side impact protection
Neck and head support
Front pocket for use
Comes with removable bib
Black
Polyester
Shoulder strap and padded strap
Buckle
Front
630 g
15 days

LuvLap

Elegant Baby Carrier with 4 carry positions

18291

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9.6 / 10

03/2021

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6 to 24 months

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15 kg

Side impact protection
Neck and head support
Front pocket for use
Blue
Polyester
Shoulder strap and padded strap
Buckle
Front
599 g
No warranty

Chinmay

Kids 3 in 1 Baby Carrier Cum Kangaroo Bag

4WAY_DB_Ck

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9.5 / 10

03/2021

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0 - 1 year

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25 kg

Good quality material
Great design
Double protection safety buckle
3D ventilation
Navy blue
Cotton
Shoulder strap and padded strap
Buckle
Front
500 g
No warranty

Mom's Pride

3 in 1 Baby Carry Bag Backpack

B08KW37T8G

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9.4 / 10

03/2021

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0 - 2 years

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4 to 12 kg

Good quality material
Breathable fabric
Detachable head support and appropriate cushioning
Durable safety belt
Navy blue
Polyester
Shoulder strap and waist strap
Buckle
Front
360 g
No warranty

LuvLap

Blossom Baby Carrier with 2 carry positions

18172

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9.3 / 10

03/2021

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6 to 24 months

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12 kg

Good quality material
Very comfortable for both the baby and parents
Certified as per European Standard EN 13209
2 Carrying positions
Black
Polyester
Shoulder strap
Buckle
Front
690 g
No warranty

Motherly

Multifunctional Baby Carrier

B08H1S6SZD

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9.2 / 10

03/2021

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0 to 36 months

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18 kg

Good quality material
Facilitates private breastfeeding
Hand-free waist stool with large storage capacity
Foldable head support for sheltering the baby from sun and wind
3600 air permeability, breathable & ventilating straps
Suitable for all seasons
Green
Polyester
Shoulder strap and waist strap
Buckle
Front
680 g
No warranty

INFANTSO

4-in-1 Adjustable Hip SEAT Baby Carrier

INFANTSO-1207

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9.1 / 10

03/2021

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3 to 24 months

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3.6 to 15 kg

Hip seat allows for a natural sitting position for the baby
Highly secure for babies
You can carry the baby in different ways- front carry face in, front carry facing out
Wine red
Polyester
Shoulder strap and waist strap
Buckle
Front
680 g
No warranty

TRUMOM (USA)

3 in1 Baby Carrier for kids


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9.7 / 10

03/2021

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Side impact protection
Neck and head support
Front pocket for use
Comes with removable bib

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0 to 36 months

Maximum Weight Recommendation

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12 kg

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Black

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Polyester

Strap Type

Shoulder strap and padded strap

Closure Type

Buckle

Orientation

Front

Weight

630 g

Warranty

15 days

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Chitransh Waghmare

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Buyers Guide - Best Baby Carrier in India 2021

For the baby's safe ride!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for baby carriers

Here’s a sneak peek into the most significant features to consider before buying a baby carrier.

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Use Cases: The best baby carrier for your little one

Which type of baby carrier is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for baby carrier

Best practices for baby carrier usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best baby carrier

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for baby carriers

1.1 Types

There are different types of baby carriers and wraps. When choosing this, you should consider your child's size and the variety of activities for which you will be using the baby carrier or wrap. Here are the characteristics of the main types.

  • Soft wrap: It refers to the long piece of material that has to be tied around your body. It is also known as a stretchy baby carrier.

  • Woven wrap: It refers to the long piece of material that has to be tied around the body, however, it cannot be stretched.

  • Ring sling: It allows you to adjust the tightness of the baby carrier with ease.

  • Meh dai or Mei Tai: This is Asian style baby carrier that has a panel of fabric and it features 2 wide padded straps that go around the user’s waist, while the other goes around the shoulders.

  • Soft-structured carrier: It has padded shoulder straps and also adjustable belts so that it can be used for both infants and older toddlers.

  • Structured carrier: It has gained popularity in the market in recent times. This carrier features a frame usually made of aluminium and there are used for longer trips and outings.

There are different types of baby carriers and wraps. When choosing this, you should consider your child's size and the variety of activities for which you will be using the baby carrier or wrap. Here are the characteristics of the main types.

  • Soft wrap: It refers to the long piece of material that has to be tied around your body. It is also known as a stretchy baby carrier.

  • Woven wrap: It refers to the long piece of material that has to be tied around the body, however, it cannot be stretched.

  • Ring sling: It allows you to adjust the tightness of the baby carrier with ease.

  • Meh dai or Mei Tai: This is Asian style baby carrier that has a panel of fabric and it features 2 wide padded straps that go around the user’s waist, while the other goes around the shoulders.

  • Soft-structured carrier: It has padded shoulder straps and also adjustable belts so that it can be used for both infants and older toddlers.

  • Structured carrier: It has gained popularity in the market in recent times. This carrier features a frame usually made of aluminium and there are used for longer trips and outings.

1.2 Ergonomics

A baby’s body is very different from an adult as the bones are still soft and flexible. Unfortunately, earlier, less was known about ergonomics, and baby carriers were manufactured in which the baby sat in an upright position. This was very taxing on both the back and the hips. Manufacturing of the same hasn’t stopped yet. However, there are also many ergonomic baby carriers.

An ergonomic baby carrier is when a baby is a little “lumped together” with a round back. In addition, the knees are just above the hips. The baby’s body forms a kind of M shape or a frog pose. There is no chance that the baby will develop hip deformities or abnormalities in the upper legs in this position.

A baby’s body is very different from an adult as the bones are still soft and flexible. Unfortunately, earlier, less was known about ergonomics, and baby carriers were manufactured in which the baby sat in an upright position. This was very taxing on both the back and the hips. Manufacturing of the same hasn’t stopped yet. However, there are also many ergonomic baby carriers.

An ergonomic baby carrier is when a baby is a little “lumped together” with a round back. In addition, the knees are just above the hips. The baby’s body forms a kind of M shape or a frog pose. There is no chance that the baby will develop hip deformities or abnormalities in the upper legs in this position.

1.3 Safety

Safety is of prime importance here.

You must consider that how is the stitching along the necessary seams, and where are the buckles and zippers attached? 
What is the zipper’s quality?
What quality do the clips, fasteners, adjustment sliders, loops and velcro have?
Can these components stand the test of time, with timely wear & tear and repeated adjustment?

Safety is also about the baby’s position, the fabric’s breathability and supporting the baby’s head, back, knee, and neck. 

Safety is of prime importance here.

You must consider that how is the stitching along the necessary seams, and where are the buckles and zippers attached? 
What is the zipper’s quality?
What quality do the clips, fasteners, adjustment sliders, loops and velcro have?
Can these components stand the test of time, with timely wear & tear and repeated adjustment?

Safety is also about the baby’s position, the fabric’s breathability and supporting the baby’s head, back, knee, and neck. 

1.4 Material

Your child might spend quite some time in a carrier. Therefore, the product needs to be comfortable in every aspect, including fabric. For example, for a backpack, a soft filling is preferred in which your baby feels protected, nurtured, relaxes easily and fall asleep quickly.

The fabric must feel light and cool on hot days. Summer calls for cotton-elastane wraps because they allow the material to breathe, and the fabric is stretchable making it easier to tie. At the same time, the outside must be able to withstand a beating and raindrops.

Your child might spend quite some time in a carrier. Therefore, the product needs to be comfortable in every aspect, including fabric. For example, for a backpack, a soft filling is preferred in which your baby feels protected, nurtured, relaxes easily and fall asleep quickly.

The fabric must feel light and cool on hot days. Summer calls for cotton-elastane wraps because they allow the material to breathe, and the fabric is stretchable making it easier to tie. At the same time, the outside must be able to withstand a beating and raindrops.

1.5 Closing Method

Different brands use different closures for the baby carrier. Some are height-adjustable with buckles and width-adjustable with press studs. You can also close it over your shoulders using click buckles. Then there are baby carriers with only buckles or press studs. Furthermore, baby carriers with Velcro closure or zipper are also available. Which method you choose depends on your own preference. 

Different brands use different closures for the baby carrier. Some are height-adjustable with buckles and width-adjustable with press studs. You can also close it over your shoulders using click buckles. Then there are baby carriers with only buckles or press studs. Furthermore, baby carriers with Velcro closure or zipper are also available. Which method you choose depends on your own preference. 

1.6 Comfort For Yourself

The baby carrier not just be comfortable for your baby but you as well. To make the right choice, we suggest trying on different carriers types. You can borrow them from someone for a while or try them at a store. If you and your partner both are going to wear, it is essential to come and fit together because what is comfortable for you might not be equally suitable for your partner.

If you like slings and want the comfort of a carrier, choose a carrier made of a double layer of sling fabric. This will give you the cosy feeling of cloth and at the same time comfort of a carrier. Some people choose a sturdy and robust carrier with thick padded shoulder straps and extra support in the back. 

The baby carrier not just be comfortable for your baby but you as well. To make the right choice, we suggest trying on different carriers types. You can borrow them from someone for a while or try them at a store. If you and your partner both are going to wear, it is essential to come and fit together because what is comfortable for you might not be equally suitable for your partner.

If you like slings and want the comfort of a carrier, choose a carrier made of a double layer of sling fabric. This will give you the cosy feeling of cloth and at the same time comfort of a carrier. Some people choose a sturdy and robust carrier with thick padded shoulder straps and extra support in the back. 

1.7 Usability

As they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. Some carriers appear to be great, feels best to buy, are super comfortable and reliable, but can be a total pain to put on, take off or adjust. Carriers have developed over the years from being non-ergonomic to being super comfortable. However, some are still relatively poor in this regard. 

We think you can never go wrong when it comes to a baby carrier if you know your purpose in buying it. So, be sure what you want to make of it. If you need one for home or breastfeeding, choose a sling or ring sling. The baby carriers or backpacks should be preferred for a walk with your little one. Specialised baby carriers, such as mountain backpacks, are perfect for those who want to go hiking in the mountains with their baby.

Usability also includes user-friendliness. For example, some carriers can be folded to a small size and comes in handy while travelling.

As they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. Some carriers appear to be great, feels best to buy, are super comfortable and reliable, but can be a total pain to put on, take off or adjust. Carriers have developed over the years from being non-ergonomic to being super comfortable. However, some are still relatively poor in this regard. 

We think you can never go wrong when it comes to a baby carrier if you know your purpose in buying it. So, be sure what you want to make of it. If you need one for home or breastfeeding, choose a sling or ring sling. The baby carriers or backpacks should be preferred for a walk with your little one. Specialised baby carriers, such as mountain backpacks, are perfect for those who want to go hiking in the mountains with their baby.

Usability also includes user-friendliness. For example, some carriers can be folded to a small size and comes in handy while travelling.

1.8 Age

It is extremely important for the parents to follow the guidelines regarding the baby’s age and weight while choosing a baby carrier. Many of the readymade structured carriers require the baby to be at least 6 months old. Some structured carriers also provide support to the spine of newborns. But most importantly parents should ensure that there is no chance for suffocation of the child inside the carrier and he or she should be absolutely comfortable and at ease.

It is extremely important for the parents to follow the guidelines regarding the baby’s age and weight while choosing a baby carrier. Many of the readymade structured carriers require the baby to be at least 6 months old. Some structured carriers also provide support to the spine of newborns. But most importantly parents should ensure that there is no chance for suffocation of the child inside the carrier and he or she should be absolutely comfortable and at ease.

1.9 Washability

The washability is yet another important and obvious consideration for the baby carriers because it is used for a longer duration. Many of the loose fabric options such as ring slings and wraps can be easily washed using a washer and dryer. Whereas, most soft structure careers that are more popular in the market these days are hand washable. However, structured carriers have more seams, pockets, padding, etc. which makes it a bit difficult to wash them thoroughly.

The washability is yet another important and obvious consideration for the baby carriers because it is used for a longer duration. Many of the loose fabric options such as ring slings and wraps can be easily washed using a washer and dryer. Whereas, most soft structure careers that are more popular in the market these days are hand washable. However, structured carriers have more seams, pockets, padding, etc. which makes it a bit difficult to wash them thoroughly.

1.10 Seat Width

For choosing a baby carrier, it is imperative to identify where the position of the baby legs will lie. If the baby’s legs going to keep dangling straight down, then it will cause a certain level of discomfort and eventually lead to pain. Ideally, the baby’s thighs should be spread around the wearer’s torso and supported to the knee joint. A wider seat facilitates the same.

For choosing a baby carrier, it is imperative to identify where the position of the baby legs will lie. If the baby’s legs going to keep dangling straight down, then it will cause a certain level of discomfort and eventually lead to pain. Ideally, the baby’s thighs should be spread around the wearer’s torso and supported to the knee joint. A wider seat facilitates the same.

1.11 Support

Carrying a baby for a long time is a herculean task and it is not always comfortable for the baby as well. Due to this reason, most carrier pads have sufficient padding offering optimum comfort to the baby and even some ring sling models include a shoulder pad. You should always look for these comfort-related amenities to make the best use of the carrier.

Carrying a baby for a long time is a herculean task and it is not always comfortable for the baby as well. Due to this reason, most carrier pads have sufficient padding offering optimum comfort to the baby and even some ring sling models include a shoulder pad. You should always look for these comfort-related amenities to make the best use of the carrier.

1.12 Wide Straps

The carrier strap width is also an important consideration to keep in mind when buying a baby carrier. Small and fewer straps simply mean less comfort. Go for a baby carrier that has at least a shoulder and waist strap to enjoy maximum comfort and convenience.

The carrier strap width is also an important consideration to keep in mind when buying a baby carrier. Small and fewer straps simply mean less comfort. Go for a baby carrier that has at least a shoulder and waist strap to enjoy maximum comfort and convenience.

1.13 Versatility

There was a time when a baby carrier could only support a single carrying position, and you needed separate carriers for babies, toddlers, large children and hiking. TToday’scarriers are versatile enough to support multiple carrying positions as a baby grows. A primary carrier has two positions, usually facing forward and backwards. At the high end, carriers have six positions, including rear-facing newborn (fetal tuck), rear-facing baby (legs out), forward-facing toddler, rear-facing toddler, hip carrier and back carrier (walking carrier).

There was a time when a baby carrier could only support a single carrying position, and you needed separate carriers for babies, toddlers, large children and hiking. TToday’scarriers are versatile enough to support multiple carrying positions as a baby grows. A primary carrier has two positions, usually facing forward and backwards. At the high end, carriers have six positions, including rear-facing newborn (fetal tuck), rear-facing baby (legs out), forward-facing toddler, rear-facing toddler, hip carrier and back carrier (walking carrier).

1.14 Accessories

The baby carriers come with quite a handful and useful accessories. They are given below:

  • Drool bib

  • Teething pad

  • Sunshade

  • Rain hood

  • Winter weather cover

However, from a safety point of view, use an accessory that is recommended by the manufacturer or comes from the manufacturers brand.

The baby carriers come with quite a handful and useful accessories. They are given below:

  • Drool bib

  • Teething pad

  • Sunshade

  • Rain hood

  • Winter weather cover

However, from a safety point of view, use an accessory that is recommended by the manufacturer or comes from the manufacturers brand.

2. Use Cases: The best baby carrier for your little one

2.1 Which type of baby carrier is best for a six-month-old baby?

You can choose between a sling, ring sling, front and back baby carrier for a six-month-old. At this age, a child can keep his or her head upright; thereby, the airway remains clear while he or she is in the carrier, and there are negligible chances of your baby experiencing suffocation.

You can choose between a sling, ring sling, front and back baby carrier for a six-month-old. At this age, a child can keep his or her head upright; thereby, the airway remains clear while he or she is in the carrier, and there are negligible chances of your baby experiencing suffocation.

2.2 Which type of baby carrier offers maximum versatility?

A woven wrap offers versatility, such as Mei Tai and sling. They are like a piece of fabric which you can use for different ages of a baby. Also, they are adjustable enough to carry the baby on your back, hip or front.

A woven wrap offers versatility, such as Mei Tai and sling. They are like a piece of fabric which you can use for different ages of a baby. Also, they are adjustable enough to carry the baby on your back, hip or front.

2.3 Which baby carrier is best for two years old?

Ergonomic/back bags or baby backpacks and back carriers are best for two years old. The reason behind this is that your child is old enough to hold up his or her head. Moreover, he or she must be having a weight that might be hard for you to carry on your chest.

Ergonomic/back bags or baby backpacks and back carriers are best for two years old. The reason behind this is that your child is old enough to hold up his or her head. Moreover, he or she must be having a weight that might be hard for you to carry on your chest.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 What is a baby carrier?

Baby carriers, as the name suggests, are designed to carry babies with you comfortably. It has been used for many years, and today it is available in different types and sizes. Unlike a stroller, a baby carrier efficiently transports your baby in a safe and cosy way. With this, you do not have to push your way through a busy street by car, which can be very annoying. On the other hand, a sling, a backpack or a “Mei Tai” take up less space and are very light.

Baby carriers, as the name suggests, are designed to carry babies with you comfortably. It has been used for many years, and today it is available in different types and sizes. Unlike a stroller, a baby carrier efficiently transports your baby in a safe and cosy way. With this, you do not have to push your way through a busy street by car, which can be very annoying. On the other hand, a sling, a backpack or a “Mei Tai” take up less space and are very light.

3.2 How ergonomic are the baby carriers?

All good quality baby carriers are fairly ergonomic. Moreover, an ergonomic baby carrier will support the baby’s natural position. Also, it will facilitate his or her healthy hip development.

All good quality baby carriers are fairly ergonomic. Moreover, an ergonomic baby carrier will support the baby’s natural position. Also, it will facilitate his or her healthy hip development.

3.3 At what age is it suitable to use a baby carrier?

It is ideal to use a baby carrier for a kid when he or she is at least six months old.

It is ideal to use a baby carrier for a kid when he or she is at least six months old.

3.4 Can the same baby carriers be carried by both males and females?

Yes, there is a good number of pre-shaped careers available in the market that can be used both by men and women.

Yes, there is a good number of pre-shaped careers available in the market that can be used both by men and women.

3.5 What are the advantages of a baby carrier?

Using a baby carrier to carry your babies have some very significant advantages and they are mentioned below:

  • Carrier keeps issues relating to reflux, cramps away.

  • It provides convenience to the parents as the hand remains free.

  • It provides you with the flexibility to move anywhere which is usually restricted by a baby stroller or a pram.

  • Proving to be a vital catalyst in healthy hip and bi development, the baby carrier stimulates the social, physical and motoring growth of your baby.

Using a baby carrier to carry your babies have some very significant advantages and they are mentioned below:

  • Carrier keeps issues relating to reflux, cramps away.

  • It provides convenience to the parents as the hand remains free.

  • It provides you with the flexibility to move anywhere which is usually restricted by a baby stroller or a pram.

  • Proving to be a vital catalyst in healthy hip and bi development, the baby carrier stimulates the social, physical and motoring growth of your baby.

3.6 Which is better between a baby carrier and a pram?

Once the parents start using one of them (carrier or pram), the other goes for a toss, perhaps because both the products are equally great to get used to. Interestingly, in some cases, babies will make this choice themself. Many children find a baby carrier most comfortable. Also, you will notice that the baby cannot be comforted in the pram the way he or she can be relaxed while being carried. Some babies show their happiness when they are in the pram instead of the carrier. 

Once the parents start using one of them (carrier or pram), the other goes for a toss, perhaps because both the products are equally great to get used to. Interestingly, in some cases, babies will make this choice themself. Many children find a baby carrier most comfortable. Also, you will notice that the baby cannot be comforted in the pram the way he or she can be relaxed while being carried. Some babies show their happiness when they are in the pram instead of the carrier. 

3.7 What is the difference between a baby carrier and a sling?

Both a sling or a baby carrier are great options to carry your baby. A sling is a long cloth that is wrapped around your body. It distributes the weight very well over your body and offers comfort to the child when tied properly. Moreover, it is lighter than a baby carrier. On the other hand, a baby carrier is easier to use because it is pre-shaped. There is no fuss of tying it.

All in all, the choice between a baby carrier and sling is ultimately often a matter of personal preference.

Both a sling or a baby carrier are great options to carry your baby. A sling is a long cloth that is wrapped around your body. It distributes the weight very well over your body and offers comfort to the child when tied properly. Moreover, it is lighter than a baby carrier. On the other hand, a baby carrier is easier to use because it is pre-shaped. There is no fuss of tying it.

All in all, the choice between a baby carrier and sling is ultimately often a matter of personal preference.

3.8 Until what age can a baby carrier be used?

There is no single answer to this because the usage of a carrier depends on several factors. For starters, material the baby carrier matters. Next is the weight-bearing capacity of the baby carrier. Maximum weight is often stated with the baby carrier. However, this does not say anything about the age of a child. Irrespective of the carrier’s capacity, you must also be able to carry the weight yourself. A small baby is lightweight to carry him or her for a more extended period, but what about older children? They are heavy, and that’s why many parents stop using the baby carrier around the age of 3-4. 

There is no single answer to this because the usage of a carrier depends on several factors. For starters, material the baby carrier matters. Next is the weight-bearing capacity of the baby carrier. Maximum weight is often stated with the baby carrier. However, this does not say anything about the age of a child. Irrespective of the carrier’s capacity, you must also be able to carry the weight yourself. A small baby is lightweight to carry him or her for a more extended period, but what about older children? They are heavy, and that’s why many parents stop using the baby carrier around the age of 3-4. 

3.9 Can I use a baby carrier for twins?

Yes, you can use a baby carrier for twins as well. There are twin carriers available in the market for your twins. You can also choose a combination of two separate baby carriers. However, this has the disadvantage of sitting with a double number of shoulder and hip straps.

Yes, you can use a baby carrier for twins as well. There are twin carriers available in the market for your twins. You can also choose a combination of two separate baby carriers. However, this has the disadvantage of sitting with a double number of shoulder and hip straps.

3.10 Can I use a baby carrier as a carrier for my dog?

A dog is hard to fit in a baby carrier. So, if you want a carrier for your dog, choose a dog bag. Or get a sling as it is customisable, and you can tie it to size for your dog. 

A dog is hard to fit in a baby carrier. So, if you want a carrier for your dog, choose a dog bag. Or get a sling as it is customisable, and you can tie it to size for your dog. 

3.11 How do I recognise ergonomic baby carriers?

If it is an ergonomic baby carrier or not, it can be detected by the baby’s position. The baby’s buttocks are the lowest point, and the knees are higher. It supports the legs are up to the knee, and the baby sits with a rounded back in an M shape.

If it is an ergonomic baby carrier or not, it can be detected by the baby’s position. The baby’s buttocks are the lowest point, and the knees are higher. It supports the legs are up to the knee, and the baby sits with a rounded back in an M shape.

3.12 Are baby carriers safe?

p>With proper use and the correct way of fastening, the baby carrier will surely keep your little one safe. Below are a few quick tips for you to carry your baby in the safest way possible.

  • Baby’s airways should always be clear, i.e. his or her face must be visible at all times. Newborns cannot hold their heads up and could therefore suffocate without you even noticing it. Check from time to time that the baby’s breathing is not obstructed.

  • Pay attention to the position of the baby’s hips. The baby’s legs should go sideways with the hips spread. If the legs hang down or stay together for a long time, your child is at risk of dysplasia.

  • While using a fabric carrier, practice fastening to keep the carrier tight and save your child from being endangered. Practice with a stuffed animal or a bag of flour.

p>With proper use and the correct way of fastening, the baby carrier will surely keep your little one safe. Below are a few quick tips for you to carry your baby in the safest way possible.

  • Baby’s airways should always be clear, i.e. his or her face must be visible at all times. Newborns cannot hold their heads up and could therefore suffocate without you even noticing it. Check from time to time that the baby’s breathing is not obstructed.

  • Pay attention to the position of the baby’s hips. The baby’s legs should go sideways with the hips spread. If the legs hang down or stay together for a long time, your child is at risk of dysplasia.

  • While using a fabric carrier, practice fastening to keep the carrier tight and save your child from being endangered. Practice with a stuffed animal or a bag of flour.

3.13 Which is better between a carrier with a hard or a carrier with a soft back?

Many consultants indicate that a carrier with a soft back should be preferred so that the baby can sit with a bent back. However, there is no scientific proof that this makes a difference to the development of the baby.

Many consultants indicate that a carrier with a soft back should be preferred so that the baby can sit with a bent back. However, there is no scientific proof that this makes a difference to the development of the baby.

3.14 Is it safe to cycle with a baby carrier?

No. Riding a bicycle is discouraged with a baby carrier on because you cannot steer in this position. Unfortunately, if you fall, you can fall on your child, and the baby carrier offers no protection. So always use a bicycle seat if your child is big enough and do not cycle with infants.

No. Riding a bicycle is discouraged with a baby carrier on because you cannot steer in this position. Unfortunately, if you fall, you can fall on your child, and the baby carrier offers no protection. So always use a bicycle seat if your child is big enough and do not cycle with infants.

3.15 Can I take my baby in a baby carrier in the car?

No. The seat belt will always lie over the baby, and just in case you have to brake hard, then the seat belt can cause severe damage to the baby. And think if the airbags deploy. A baby should never be in a carrier in car.

No. The seat belt will always lie over the baby, and just in case you have to brake hard, then the seat belt can cause severe damage to the baby. And think if the airbags deploy. A baby should never be in a carrier in car.

3.16 For which activities can I use a baby carrier?

You can use a baby carrier for breastfeeding, keeping your hands free at home while your child is hanging on you or while you go out. There are also baby carriers designed to take your baby along when you go for hiking. 

You can use a baby carrier for breastfeeding, keeping your hands free at home while your child is hanging on you or while you go out. There are also baby carriers designed to take your baby along when you go for hiking. 

3.17 What makes a baby carrier safe?

Below mentioned tips can help you choose a safe baby carrier.

  • Pick a baby carrier with the European standard EN 13209-2:2005 or the US standard ASTM F2236-08.

  • It should come with easy-to-understand written, visual or video instructions that clearly display how to use it safely.

  • While buying a carrier offline, take your baby along and let the shop assistant guide you how to make the baby comfortable in it. 

  • Babies should be able to move their heads, arms and legs easily in a carrier.

  • The fabric should not cut into the baby’s face.

  • You should be able to put the carrier on and take it off without any help.

  • Also, you should be able to do any buckles, straps or clips without help and adjust all straps firmly with one hand.

  • Make it a habit of checking that the straps are still secure and there are no signs of damage before putting your child in each time. If there is any damage, contact the supplier or manufacturer.

Below mentioned tips can help you choose a safe baby carrier.

  • Pick a baby carrier with the European standard EN 13209-2:2005 or the US standard ASTM F2236-08.

  • It should come with easy-to-understand written, visual or video instructions that clearly display how to use it safely.

  • While buying a carrier offline, take your baby along and let the shop assistant guide you how to make the baby comfortable in it. 

  • Babies should be able to move their heads, arms and legs easily in a carrier.

  • The fabric should not cut into the baby’s face.

  • You should be able to put the carrier on and take it off without any help.

  • Also, you should be able to do any buckles, straps or clips without help and adjust all straps firmly with one hand.

  • Make it a habit of checking that the straps are still secure and there are no signs of damage before putting your child in each time. If there is any damage, contact the supplier or manufacturer.

3.18 What makes a baby carrier comfortable?

The following tips will support you in choosing a comfortable baby carrier.

  • Choose broad, padded shoulder straps that can go across your back, as well as a wide waist strap. This will distribute the baby’s weight evenly and keep some pressure off your shoulders.

  • The fabric should be such that the carrier is appropriate for different seasons and won’t make your baby overheat in the warmer months.

  • Read the label for height and weight, and buy a baby carrier as per your baby’s size.

  • Use a carrier only until your baby feels too heavy or uncomfortable to carry safely for your comfort.

The following tips will support you in choosing a comfortable baby carrier.

  • Choose broad, padded shoulder straps that can go across your back, as well as a wide waist strap. This will distribute the baby’s weight evenly and keep some pressure off your shoulders.

  • The fabric should be such that the carrier is appropriate for different seasons and won’t make your baby overheat in the warmer months.

  • Read the label for height and weight, and buy a baby carrier as per your baby’s size.

  • Use a carrier only until your baby feels too heavy or uncomfortable to carry safely for your comfort.

3.19 Are there any signs indicating it is time to take the baby out of a carrier?

Yes, take your baby out of the carrier immediately if you notice any of the following.

  • The baby’s face is covered, or the chin is tucked in.

  • The baby is curled into the fetal position.

  • If the baby is grunting, wheezing, or he or she is taking laboured rapid or whistling breaths.

  • There’s a grey or blue tinge on the baby’s skin.

  • The baby is fussy, restless or squirming.

Yes, take your baby out of the carrier immediately if you notice any of the following.

  • The baby’s face is covered, or the chin is tucked in.

  • The baby is curled into the fetal position.

  • If the baby is grunting, wheezing, or he or she is taking laboured rapid or whistling breaths.

  • There’s a grey or blue tinge on the baby’s skin.

  • The baby is fussy, restless or squirming.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for baby carrier

4.1 What are the tips for using a baby carrier?

Here are some quick tips for a smooth experience regarding baby carrier usage.

  • A carrier must provide sufficient support to the baby’s back and head. 

  • Always leave enough space for the arms and legs.

  • Prefer a cotton fabric carrier as your baby can get warm quickly in the sun in a baby carrier or cloth. 

  • Initially, do not take long walks with your baby in the carrier. In fact, if you are using the carrier for the first time, practice a bit. Take someone’s help to put your baby in the carrier until you get used to it. You can also practise it with a doll or teddy before placing the baby in.

  • Never use the back carrier as a seat.

  • Always secure your baby with the (shoulder) straps in order to avoid him or her standing up or sitting crookedly.

  • Take special care while bending or leaning forward. Hold on to something stable while bending down or leaning forward.

  • The baby should get enough oxygen and should be able to breathe freely.

  • Wear footwear that is easy to walk in, and look out for rough surfaces to avoid tripping.

  • Use a carrier in hot weather only when it is unavoidable because your body heat and the carrier will increase your baby’s temperature.

  • While cooking, don’t use a front-wearing carrier or sling because of the risk of burning your baby.

  • Avoid holding hot food and drinks, running and doing any such thing that could put the life of your baby in danger.

Here are some quick tips for a smooth experience regarding baby carrier usage.

  • A carrier must provide sufficient support to the baby’s back and head. 

  • Always leave enough space for the arms and legs.

  • Prefer a cotton fabric carrier as your baby can get warm quickly in the sun in a baby carrier or cloth. 

  • Initially, do not take long walks with your baby in the carrier. In fact, if you are using the carrier for the first time, practice a bit. Take someone’s help to put your baby in the carrier until you get used to it. You can also practise it with a doll or teddy before placing the baby in.

  • Never use the back carrier as a seat.

  • Always secure your baby with the (shoulder) straps in order to avoid him or her standing up or sitting crookedly.

  • Take special care while bending or leaning forward. Hold on to something stable while bending down or leaning forward.

  • The baby should get enough oxygen and should be able to breathe freely.

  • Wear footwear that is easy to walk in, and look out for rough surfaces to avoid tripping.

  • Use a carrier in hot weather only when it is unavoidable because your body heat and the carrier will increase your baby’s temperature.

  • While cooking, don’t use a front-wearing carrier or sling because of the risk of burning your baby.

  • Avoid holding hot food and drinks, running and doing any such thing that could put the life of your baby in danger.

4.2 How to use a baby carrier for a newborn?

  • You can start using the baby carrier immediately for a newborn, provided there are no medical concerns up to the age of 8 months.

  • You can find a relatively stretchy wrap that would be more comfortable for this stage.

  • Always ensure that the baby should be in a situation where you could monitor the baby’s face constantly until he or she is 4 months old.

  • As soon as the baby starts getting more aware of the surroundings, it is essential to enable him or her to see the outside world. When the baby wants to see around, use a woven or stretchy wrap, and tie a front-carry hold with it.

  • You can also use a relatively soft carrier which is essentially meant for making you more comfortable as the baby peeps outside. Moreover, these carriers are designed with a front-carrying option.

  • You can start using the baby carrier immediately for a newborn, provided there are no medical concerns up to the age of 8 months.

  • You can find a relatively stretchy wrap that would be more comfortable for this stage.

  • Always ensure that the baby should be in a situation where you could monitor the baby’s face constantly until he or she is 4 months old.

  • As soon as the baby starts getting more aware of the surroundings, it is essential to enable him or her to see the outside world. When the baby wants to see around, use a woven or stretchy wrap, and tie a front-carry hold with it.

  • You can also use a relatively soft carrier which is essentially meant for making you more comfortable as the baby peeps outside. Moreover, these carriers are designed with a front-carrying option.

4.3 How to use a baby carrier as the baby grows?

  • Place your baby on your hips with legs on either side of your abdomen.

  • Slowly shift the carrier on your back while holding the strips tightly and shielding the baby against any fall with the other hand.

  • Finally, put the strap on the shoulders and adjust the carrier to your comfort.

  • Place your baby on your hips with legs on either side of your abdomen.

  • Slowly shift the carrier on your back while holding the strips tightly and shielding the baby against any fall with the other hand.

  • Finally, put the strap on the shoulders and adjust the carrier to your comfort.

4.4 How to wash a baby carrier?

Here are quick washing steps for a baby carrier.

  1. Buckle the straps of a baby carrier.

  2. Toss it in a pillowcase and tie/zip the top closed.

  3. Wash in cold water and choose the gentle mode (and do not use bleach or harsh cleaners).

  4. Dry on extra-low heat or air dry.

Here are quick washing steps for a baby carrier.

  1. Buckle the straps of a baby carrier.

  2. Toss it in a pillowcase and tie/zip the top closed.

  3. Wash in cold water and choose the gentle mode (and do not use bleach or harsh cleaners).

  4. Dry on extra-low heat or air dry.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about baby carrier

5.1 The use of a baby sling is called babywearing.

5.2 Traditionally, baby carriers were simply adaptations of whatever a culture normally used to carry anything heavy. 

5.3 Premature babies, babies who had low birth weight, are unwell, or age under 4 months are at a big risk of suffocation in baby slings.

5.4 Baby carriers aren’t recommended for babies who can’t hold up their heads yet because they’re at greater risk of neck injuries.

5.5 Usage of a baby carrier, sling or backpack gives you the advantage of having your hands free and most babies like seeing the world from up high.

5.6 The trend of using an on-body baby carrier started in the Western world during the 1960s.

5.7 With the advent of soft structured baby carriers in the mid-1960s, the popularity of baby carriers triggered.

5.8 In 1985, the ring and slings straps were reintroduced in Germany and were made famous among the masses by bye Dr William Sears. 

5.9 In 1990, the new-age pouch carrier was introduced in Hawaii.

5.10 The Chinese baby carrier Mei Tai, which was more popular in the Chinese subcontinent for ages, got popularity in the Western market during mid-2003.

5.1 The use of a baby sling is called babywearing.

5.2 Traditionally, baby carriers were simply adaptations of whatever a culture normally used to carry anything heavy. 

5.3 Premature babies, babies who had low birth weight, are unwell, or age under 4 months are at a big risk of suffocation in baby slings.

5.4 Baby carriers aren’t recommended for babies who can’t hold up their heads yet because they’re at greater risk of neck injuries.

5.5 Usage of a baby carrier, sling or backpack gives you the advantage of having your hands free and most babies like seeing the world from up high.

5.6 The trend of using an on-body baby carrier started in the Western world during the 1960s.

5.7 With the advent of soft structured baby carriers in the mid-1960s, the popularity of baby carriers triggered.

5.8 In 1985, the ring and slings straps were reintroduced in Germany and were made famous among the masses by bye Dr William Sears. 

5.9 In 1990, the new-age pouch carrier was introduced in Hawaii.

5.10 The Chinese baby carrier Mei Tai, which was more popular in the Chinese subcontinent for ages, got popularity in the Western market during mid-2003.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best baby carrier

6.1 TRUMOM (USA) 3 in1 Baby Carrier for kids 0 to 36 months old ( Upto 12 Kg)

Trumom is a very well known brand in the market of baby products and baby accessories. This 3 in 1 baby carrier could be an absolute delight for a parent that needs enough flexibility and prioritize comfort for the kid.

Featuring a shoulder strap and a padded strap, this baby carrier has a maximum weighing capacity of 12 kg and is ideal for babies ageing from 0 to 36 months. The carrier also has side impact protection coupled with softly padded and deep side wings, that shields the child's head, neck and spine; for the best and safest fit.

This adjustable carrier has a soft-touch area on the handle to enable comfortable carrying alongside the chest pads which adds to your baby's comfort.

Fully padded and wavey shoulders straps are capable of absorbing and distributing the weight across the shoulder to enhance the convenience of carrying. This baby carrier also has a front pocket to keep things and a removable bib to protect the user cloth and keep it neat and tidy.

Trumom is a very well known brand in the market of baby products and baby accessories. This 3 in 1 baby carrier could be an absolute delight for a parent that needs enough flexibility and prioritize comfort for the kid.

Featuring a shoulder strap and a padded strap, this baby carrier has a maximum weighing capacity of 12 kg and is ideal for babies ageing from 0 to 36 months. The carrier also has side impact protection coupled with softly padded and deep side wings, that shields the child's head, neck and spine; for the best and safest fit.

This adjustable carrier has a soft-touch area on the handle to enable comfortable carrying alongside the chest pads which adds to your baby's comfort.

Fully padded and wavey shoulders straps are capable of absorbing and distributing the weight across the shoulder to enhance the convenience of carrying. This baby carrier also has a front pocket to keep things and a removable bib to protect the user cloth and keep it neat and tidy.

6.2 LuvLap Elegant Baby Carrier with 4 carry positions

Our second spot has been taken by LuvLap. Carved out high-quality polyester, this baby carrier has both, a shoulder strap and an adjustable strap for enhanced liberty and convenience to carry.

Featuring a maximum weighing capacity of 15 kg, this baby carrier is an ideal fit for newborns as well as babies who are 24 months old. This baby carrier has a front orientation which means it could be tied (buckled up) on the chest.

To make it even more trustworthy, this Luvlap baby carrier boosts a European Standard EN 13209 certification, which guarantees added safety and comfort to your newborn.

Adjustable and padded shoulder straps feature a breathable mesh fabric lining, cushioned armholes and leg opening to place the babies arms and legs through them.

Our second spot has been taken by LuvLap. Carved out high-quality polyester, this baby carrier has both, a shoulder strap and an adjustable strap for enhanced liberty and convenience to carry.

Featuring a maximum weighing capacity of 15 kg, this baby carrier is an ideal fit for newborns as well as babies who are 24 months old. This baby carrier has a front orientation which means it could be tied (buckled up) on the chest.

To make it even more trustworthy, this Luvlap baby carrier boosts a European Standard EN 13209 certification, which guarantees added safety and comfort to your newborn.

Adjustable and padded shoulder straps feature a breathable mesh fabric lining, cushioned armholes and leg opening to place the babies arms and legs through them.

6.3 Chinmay Kids 3 in 1 Baby Carrier Cum Kangaroo Bag Shoulder Belt Sling Backpack Baby Holding Strap Adjustable Carry Bag Baby Carrier Cum Kangaroo Bag

Chinmay baby carrier is a great product with an adjustable strap, adjustable seat, different wearing positions and what not.

The carrier is made up of poly cotton featuring both shoulder and waist straps, and boost high quality and expensive building material.

The ergonomic design makes both parents and kid feel comfortable. Consisting of a safety buckle and a 3D ventilating back pad, this baby carrier is suitable for babies ageing from 0 to 1 year and the recommended weighing capacity from the manufacturer is 25 kg.

Chinmay baby carrier is a great product with an adjustable strap, adjustable seat, different wearing positions and what not.

The carrier is made up of poly cotton featuring both shoulder and waist straps, and boost high quality and expensive building material.

The ergonomic design makes both parents and kid feel comfortable. Consisting of a safety buckle and a 3D ventilating back pad, this baby carrier is suitable for babies ageing from 0 to 1 year and the recommended weighing capacity from the manufacturer is 25 kg.

6.4 Mom's Pride 3 in 1 Baby Carry Bag Backpack Sling Back Position- Front Position Carrier

The baby carrier from Mom's Pride is one of the budget-friendly options. It comes with a decent amount of amenities and offers absolute safety for your baby at a fairly reasonable price.

This baby carrier is made of polyester and available in multicolours. Featuring a shoulder strap and a waist strap, this baby carrier is said to be appropriate for babies ageing from 0-18 months, while the maximum weight recommendations are between 4 to 12 kg.

Features like adjustable shoulder belt, proper cushioning, double-protection safety buckle, ventilating back pad make sit a great baby carrier.

For proper ventilation, the baby carrier also features breathable mesh that is soft and skin-friendly. This is a 3 in 1 baby carrier which comes with an adjustable and durable waist belt adding convenience and safety in carrying the baby.

The baby carrier from Mom's Pride is one of the budget-friendly options. It comes with a decent amount of amenities and offers absolute safety for your baby at a fairly reasonable price.

This baby carrier is made of polyester and available in multicolours. Featuring a shoulder strap and a waist strap, this baby carrier is said to be appropriate for babies ageing from 0-18 months, while the maximum weight recommendations are between 4 to 12 kg.

Features like adjustable shoulder belt, proper cushioning, double-protection safety buckle, ventilating back pad make sit a great baby carrier.

For proper ventilation, the baby carrier also features breathable mesh that is soft and skin-friendly. This is a 3 in 1 baby carrier which comes with an adjustable and durable waist belt adding convenience and safety in carrying the baby.

6.5 LuvLap Blossom Baby Carrier with 2 carry positions, for 6 to 24 months baby

Luvlap Blossom baby carrier is an ideal pick for 6 to 24 months old baby facilitating 2 carry positions. It is equipped with a shoulder strap, adjustable head support & head support buckle keeping the baby’s head secure. The adjustable side opening further offers safety.

It is made up of polyester and comes in multicolour options. Furthermore, the carrier is awarded European Standard EN 13209 certification which ensures buyer have no second thought about the product’s its quality and efficiency.

The carrier can bear a total weighing capacity of 12 kg.

Luvlap Blossom baby carrier is an ideal pick for 6 to 24 months old baby facilitating 2 carry positions. It is equipped with a shoulder strap, adjustable head support & head support buckle keeping the baby’s head secure. The adjustable side opening further offers safety.

It is made up of polyester and comes in multicolour options. Furthermore, the carrier is awarded European Standard EN 13209 certification which ensures buyer have no second thought about the product’s its quality and efficiency.

The carrier can bear a total weighing capacity of 12 kg.

6.6 Motherly Multifunctional Baby Carrier

The Motherly Multifunctional Baby Carrier is one versatile baby caring equipment that features breathable mesh and is made up of high-quality polyester. The fabric of this baby carrier is totally non-toxic, irritation-free and highly durable.

This 6 in 1 carrier is an ideal fit for babies of the age 0-36 months. It has an ergonomic design to add to the comfort of both the parent and the kid. While maintaining the baby’s spine-hip-joint alignment, the 3D cotton stool ensures an oppression-free fixator.

Coming with a number of useful highlights including a hand-free waist stool, it ensures private breastfeeding, easy attachability, a safety reflective strip & buckle attachment. Moreover, it has foldable head support that shields the baby from external weather.

The Motherly Multifunctional Baby Carrier is one versatile baby caring equipment that features breathable mesh and is made up of high-quality polyester. The fabric of this baby carrier is totally non-toxic, irritation-free and highly durable.

This 6 in 1 carrier is an ideal fit for babies of the age 0-36 months. It has an ergonomic design to add to the comfort of both the parent and the kid. While maintaining the baby’s spine-hip-joint alignment, the 3D cotton stool ensures an oppression-free fixator.

Coming with a number of useful highlights including a hand-free waist stool, it ensures private breastfeeding, easy attachability, a safety reflective strip & buckle attachment. Moreover, it has foldable head support that shields the baby from external weather.

6.7 INFANTSO 4-in-1 Adjustable Hip SEAT Baby Carrier Soft & Comfortable with Safety Belt

Our final choice for this comparison is an ideal fit for babies who are 3 months to 24 months old. This easy to use baby carrier can help you in perfectly carrying your baby just with a few minor adjustments.

The carrier has all the amenities to give proper support to the baby's head, neck, spine and hips, which gives an embrace like feeling. You can carry the baby in different ways- front carry facing in, front carry facing out. Checkout reviews and comparison of best kids tricycle, best baby car seats, best baby strollers, best kids cycles, best kids bicycles in India.

Our final choice for this comparison is an ideal fit for babies who are 3 months to 24 months old. This easy to use baby carrier can help you in perfectly carrying your baby just with a few minor adjustments.

The carrier has all the amenities to give proper support to the baby's head, neck, spine and hips, which gives an embrace like feeling. You can carry the baby in different ways- front carry facing in, front carry facing out. Checkout reviews and comparison of best kids tricycle, best baby car seats, best baby strollers, best kids cycles, best kids bicycles in India.