Baby carriers for men: the best carriers for dad and child

When it comes to baby carriers for men, I have good news and bad news.

There are no baby carriers that are specially designed for men, because baby carriers are actually always unisex.

Nevertheless, men often have different demands on the baby carrier they use to carry their offspring around.

This article is about these requirements.

Note: There is a baby carrier that is very often used by men and was actually developed by a man, but this carrier can also be used by mom and dad. But more on that in a moment.

What men want

Caution, this section is of course slightly generalized and some points will be more important to one or the other man and other points less important.

Men want baby carriers with buckles, rather than endless straps that wrap around the shoulders and hips and end up more like a scarf than a carrier.

Men want baby carriers that are quick and easy to put on. Of course, this also plays a role in the first point, because baby carriers with buckles are quicker and easier to put on.

Although you really have to say that after a short period of acclimatization and a few tries, every type of carrier is easy to put on.

Men don’t want colors and patterns that are too flashy, which is unfortunately not always that easy, because the majority of the carriers are more of a product for mothers from a purely visual point of view.

Most manufacturers have neutral colors and patterns, so don’t worry if you don’t find anything that suits you at first glance.

Even if it seems completely irrational, it is important for many men to have a carrier in which they have the feeling that they are not crushing the little one.

I can understand that, especially with the newborns, one is quick to look and tug around on the stretcher so that everything has enough space and the child gets enough air. But worry is completely unnecessary with a high-quality and well-adjusted stretcher.

Baby carrier recommendations

product
description
Rating

Ruckeli
baby carrier

cta button

  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Ergonomic squat spread position
  • Very high wearing comfort

carrying mother rating

4.5 out of 5

As a baby carrier
for men

Kokadi
TaiTai

cta button

  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Ergonomic squat spread position
  • Very high wearing comfort
  • Also suitable for very broad shoulders thanks to the straps

carrying mother rating

5 of 5

As a baby carrier
for men

emeibaby
baby carrier

cta button

  • Infinitely adaptable & grows with you
  • Ergonomic squat spread position
  • Very high wearing comfort
  • Without tie

carrying mother rating

4.5 out of 5

As a baby carrier
for men

Hoppediz
Bondolino

cta button

  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Ergonomic squat spread position
  • Easy to use
  • Very comfortable and easy on the back

carrying mother rating

4.5 out of 5

As a baby carrier
for men

Manduca
baby carrier

cta button

  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Ergonomic squat spread position
  • Easy to use
  • Very comfortable and easy on the back
  • Important: only suitable from the age of sitting

carrying mother rating

4 of 5

As a baby carrier
for men

Note when buying

Here are a few more fundamental things to consider when buying a baby carrier, whether for a man or a woman.

Most baby carriers claim to be suitable for babies, but this is not always the case. If you want to carry your child right from the start, you should use a stretcher with a soft back and an adjustable bridge.

Carrying with a newborn insert and a stiff back is not recommended, as is baby carriers that allow the child to look forward.

The soft back is important so that the baby can sit with a rounded back in the so-called spread-squat position in the carrier. One often reads that the child has to be shaken properly, and that is precisely about the correct posture in the carrier, which is gentle on the back and pelvis.

 

 

A firm back is only recommended from the age of sitting, if at all.

An adjustable bar is also very important to allow the child to adopt the said spread-squat position. The bar is the part of the waist belt or hip belt on which the child sits.

A third important point is that the carrier is ideally made of cloth material, i.e. the material that baby slings are made of.

These fabrics are firm but elastic, lie super soft around baby and carrier and are particularly kind to the skin.

The best baby carrier for men is …

Sorry

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as the best carrier for men.

The models I have shown above are all good and I know many fathers who would describe each of the different types of wear as the best.

Baby carriers, although they often look similar, are very individual products and while one carrier fits perfectly and he never wants to use another, another may have to try two or three carriers to find the best baby carrier for him.

If in doubt, you just have to raid a suitable baby shop and try on everything that can be found there, or you can order a carrying advisor and let us show you what options there are.

Finally, a word to all men who don’t believe in baby carriers.

You’re really missing out on something.

To carry your child so close to your body, to see how it falls asleep safely with Papa in the carrier, these moments cannot be compared with anything.

So jump over your shadow and at least try it out.

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