While baby carriers are super convenient, they sometimes can be cumbersome and bulky to carry around for times you aren’t using them but want them on hand. Enter the babywearing shirt. Babywearing shirts are a great way to carry your baby around, without the bulk of a baby carrier, and are available for moms and dads. Here are the best babywearing shirts for bonding with your baby.
Seraphine Cotton Skin to Skin Top
Skin-to-skin time is huge when babies are first born but can get a little daunting, as all you can do is just lie there with your baby on your bare chest. With this skin-to-skin top from Seraphine, your hands will be free, and you can have guests over if you’re not comfortable bearing it all to whoever is visiting. It is machine washable, has handy wrap ties that will adjust to your ever-changing post-partum body, and is available in a variety of styles (including for men). The Seraphine top is only good for sitting down, so keep that in mind.
NuRoo Baby Wearing Shirt
The NuRoo Babywearing shirt has no ties or wraps, the size is adjustable so you can wear it from the first day after giving birth, as well as weeks after when your body has changed, and as your baby grows. Made with a super-soft, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, and includes a support belt- to support both the wearer and the baby. It’s machine washable and dryer safe. Fits babies up to 45 pounds.
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Nesting Days Newborn Carrier
Created by a postpartum doula, the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier was voted #1 “Best C-Section Carrier” by Baby List. It’s lightweight, easy to wash, and dries quickly, which is important for those first few months when fluids run rampant from all of the baby’s orifices. It can be worn longer, with a skirt, or the skirt can fold up over the carrier. Available in a variety of colors and sizes.
DadWare Bondaroo Kangaroo Shirt
Like the Seraphine top, the DadWare Bondaroo Kangaroo Shirt is made specifically for skin-to-skin time, and not for walking around. This ultra-comfortable shirt is made with poly/rayon/spandex french terry, making it extra soft as well. It’s stylish, too, so when the baby isn’t cuddling inside, dad will still look good!
Moby® Wrap Bump & Beyond T-Shirt Baby Carrier in Black
I love multi-purpose clothing, and the Moby Wrap Bump and Beyond T-Shirt Baby Carrier is just that. Wear it as a stylish, bump-supporting maternity top before your baby’s arrival, for skin to skin with your newborn, and finally as a regular carrier for babies up to 19.8 pounds. It’s easy to put on, easy to position your baby, and is machine washable.
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