Traditional carriers have been getting a fashion boost lately. While I’ve always been a girl that prefers the simplicity of basic black, there is absolutely a growing trend in front and hybrid carriers with a little more pizzazz!
The BabyBjorn, which has always been most popular in black primarily for its super practical versatility, created a limited-edition version of their original carrier. Featuring a cool retro print, this limited-edition BabyBjorn option was runway ready for even the most fashion forward of new parents. The company introduces new fashions every year – stay tuned for what comes next!
Jennifer DeLonge, a designer whose furniture we love, has partnered with Snugli to offer carriers in a variety of fun fabrics (think starbursts or the Union Jack), and Petunia Pickle Bottom has also created a line with several of their cool, signature prints.
If you want to break out of black and grey but aren’t quite ready to make a full-on fashion statement, the Britax Baby Carrier lives happily in the middle: it comes in a beautiful khaki color with contrasting trim in subdued stripes.
Slings have always enjoyed a lot more fashion leeway since they’re more simply constructed from fabric and have less of a “gear” feel. We love the Kyoto Sling, which brings together a variety of prints in a vibrant color palette.
Of course, with carriers and slings, your first priority is to find one you’re comfortable in — but it’s nice to know that the options are expanding!