Top 5 Best Baby Carriers for Tall Parents (2022 Review)

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In this BabySchooling guide, you will learn the following:

  • The best baby carrier for above-average height parents
  • Which is the best carrier to suit your needs
  • Which carrier offers the most support and comfort for both baby and parent 
  • And much more!
Baby Carrier For Tall Parents
Our Top Picks

Below is a summary of the top picks from our BabySchooling.com team. Each pick as the key findings as well as "badges" to help you understand where each pick fell in our ranking. "Best Overall" is a combination of price and value. "Best Budget" is great for parents who want a top quality product but are on a tighter budget. "High End" is for parents who just want the best, and price is no object.

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Mission Critica

Easy to put on and adjust and allows your baby to face both ways

A unique vest-like design makes for comfort and confidence when carrying your baby

Sunshade and MOLLE attachments are great for hot weather and if you need to carry something extra

BEST BUDGET

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Baby Tula Explore

Extra comfortable for both parent and the little one with added padding

Two carrying psitions (front and back) and your baby will always face your body

The hip-healthy carrier holds your baby’s hips in the correct position

BEST HIGH-END

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Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier

4 different positions front carry facing out, front carry facing parent, back and hip and you can use it from birth to 4 years

Adjustable in straps and waist make it possible to be used by mum, dad, and the grandparents

Comfort and safety combined

Reviews of Each Pick

Below are our detailed reviews of each product. Each product included in this review is reviewed by our team of parenting experts. Parents with 1,000s of hours testing and working with products to help you pick the best one for your specific situation.

OUR TOP PICK

Mission Critica

Pros

Well constructed and higher weight limit

MOLLE webbing for additional storage pouches

Easy to put on

Cons

Too much of a military feel

Some reviewers complained about the back support

Mission Critical is very simple to wear a durable carrier, designed for dads. It fits like a vest and with the easy-to-click buckles anyone can work out how to wear it.

It has a great front porch for storage, which is essential for carrying everyday baby items. It also has the MOLLE strap system so it can be adapted to carry more items. You can purchase additional storage items to attach to the carrier. You don’t need a diaper bag anymore. Any dad wearing this will feel confident and secure. It is designed for people with longer torsos so it may not be suitable for mum that well.

BEST BUDGET

Baby Tula Explore

Pros

Easy to adjust padded shoulder straps

Baby sits correctly thanks to lumbar support

One of the soft-structured carriers on the market

Cons

Not good if you suffer from a bad back

No outward-facing front carry option

  • A long life span
  • Comfortable to wear a baby wrap
  • Adjustable straps for parents with different heights

Baby Tula Explore is a stylish carrier that offers lots of different print designs to choose from. This carrier promotes healthy hip and spine development for your little one. With its wide padded waistband, even taller parents can feel that their baby is supported and comfortable in this carrier whether it is the front or back carry position.

With a weight range of 7 to 45 pounds, this carrier is also great value for money. As it is 100% cotton it feels light and ensures that you and your baby stay cool during the hot summer months.

BEST HIGH-END

Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier

Pros

Made from gentle and soft cotton

Promotes correct babywearing

Designed to fit multiple wearers from petite to larger body types

Cons

Difficult to get used to at first

Warm to wear, not so good during hot summer months

  • Adjustable bucket seat support
  • Thoughtful design makes it possible to carry kiddos in backpack-style
  • Cushioned shoulder straps

Ergobaby Omni 360 Carrier is one of the first to follow guidelines regarding support for a baby’s hips. It is also great value for money as it can be used throughout toddlerhood and until around 4 years old. This ergonomic carrier has a rigid frame to support your baby’s hips and back in the correct way.

It allows for flexibility with front, back, and side options and is designed for all body types so the straps can be adjusted for that taller person in your family. Ergobaby 360 also includes babyhood to use when the sun is shining bright. It is of course washable as we know with babies, accidents can happen. 

Babybjorn Baby Carrier On

Pros

JPMA certified hip-healthy design

Four carrying positons

Padded very adjustable head support

Cons

Difficult to get used to with the number of buckles and straps

Takes a long time to dry after washing

  • A hip-healthy baby carrier
  • Large seat area for when baby gets taller
  • JMPA certified baby gear

Babybjorn Baby Carrier is a great baby carrier if you want different ways to carry your baby, as this one has a front-facing and back-facing options, which is great for your baby and also for you. Designed to be used from birth, it has a firm adjustable head support to make sure the baby’s head is properly placed without having to purchase extra support. The baby carrier has a thick waist belt to make sure that your little one is well supported and at the same time has a large seat area for when your baby has grown.

With quick-release clasps, the carrier is very easy to use and there is no need for an infant insert. Taller parents love this carries as the waist belt is adjustable as well as the padded shoulder straps.

Lillebaby the Complete Airflow

Pros

Used from 7 to 45 pounds

Extendable torso for when your baby grows

Many different positions including the fetal position

Cons

Difficult to put on

Not so good for petite parents

  • Six different positions for different stages
  • 3d breathable mesh fabric
  • Pockets to hold phone and keys

You can use this carrier from newborn babies through to toddlers as there are a number of positions for your baby’s comfort and of course safety.

Your baby can sit at the front, at the back, or on your hip. There is also the fetal carrying position for newborns. There is a thick waistband for added support and to make sure the strain is not always on your back and shoulders for taller people. All the straps are adjustable to suit people of different heights. This carrier makes sure that your baby sits comfortably with the correct leg and hip support. 

Buying & Use Guide

Top 5 Best Baby Carriers for Tall Parents

Short on time? We understand. Check out this quick overview of our favorite baby carriers for tall parents.

  1. Mission Critical
  2. Baby Tula Explore
  3. Ergobaby  Omni 360 Carrier
  4. Babybjorn Baby Carrier One
  5. Lillebaby the Complete Airflow 

What Are Baby Carriers Made For Tall Parents (Are They Any Different)?

No matter how deluxe your baby stroller is there is nothing better than carrying a baby in your arms. It is also great that kiddos are certainly more relaxed when he or they can smell and touch its parents.

Therefore every parent wants a baby carrier, but if you are a tall person, that can be a problem. 

There are not many carriers on the market designed for taller dads so check on the length of the strap size, and also check out the maximum height for the product, many will say that the maximum height is 6 feet. Some products have plus straps that allow you to make the carrier longer. 

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Should Tall Parents Even Use Baby Carriers?

Everyone who is a parent knows that baby carriers are great, they give you a chance to bond with your little one and at the same time know that they are safe, connect with them and have them close to you. If you purchase a carrier that is both comfortable for you and your baby then the height of the parent shouldn’t make a difference.

Everyone should use a carrier as it keeps your hands free and also lets your baby snuggle up beside you.  

Are There Different Types of Baby Carriers For Tall Parents?

There are some carriers specially made for taller parents, usually for taller dads so they come in dark colors. Some carriers offer extra-length shoulder straps that you can add to the carrier to make it more comfortable for the parent.

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There is also the wrap-around carrier for smaller babies. These carriers can be made out of one piece of fabric, therefore, fit all body shapes and sizes.

Make sure that when you purchase a carrier you find out what added features it has for taller people as an ill-fitting carrier can lead to shoulder and back pain for you and hip dysplasia for your kid.

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What To Look For When Buying A Baby Carrier As a Tall Parent?

Comfort is the main factor and baby carriers for tall parents come in different sizes. The reason for buying a carrier like this is that you can be hands-free without feeling the baby’s weight distributed unevenly on your chest.

You also don’t want the added pressure to your shoulders which could result in back pain. Make sure you try the carrier before you buy it. Also, make sure that you can adjust the straps so that both mum and dad can use the carrier.

Read Also:Top 5 Best Baby Carriers For Dads (2020 Review)

Storage pockets, headrests, and stretchy fabric are also indispensable features you should definitely look for. You want to feel that both yourself and your baby are comfortable and that your baby is secure. 

Are Baby Carriers Safe For Tall Parents?

As long as your baby is secure then they are safe for both the parent and the baby. Make sure that you have attached everything correctly and that all the clips are secure.

The baby should be at the right height so there is not too much pressure on your shoulders or back. Always make sure that the baby product you have has been checked and follows safety guidelines. 

About The Author

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Review By Tamara May

Tamara is one of our may parents who contributes to BabySchooling.com. She has years of experiance with toddlers and babies. With her loving husband, she has a son and a daughter.
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