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Best Babywearing Shirts
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Babywearing Shirts

By Babylist Team
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Keep that snuggle going strong with the best babywearing shirts.Best Babywearing Shirts

The first few months of your baby’s life, aka the fourth trimester, is often when they crave the most closeness. And who can blame them? The outside world is a pretty big departure from what they’re used to in the womb and takes a little getting used to (for everyone involved!).

Babywearing shirts are a unique way to keep your baby close during this special time and can help ease their transition to the outside world. Stretchy and fitted, these shirts have a womb-like pouch built right in, making it easy to do skin-to-skin contact with your little one. There’s zero learning curve (unlike with many baby wraps, which do take some practice) and kangaroo care has shown incredible health benefits for both preemies and full-term babies alike.

A few things to note about babywearing shirts. They’re designed specifically for newborns, so you won’t be able to use one for very long (be sure to check out our best baby carriers guide for options with more longevity). You and your baby will always need to be in an upright position while babywearing. (Some require you to be sitting down, while others allow you to walk around while wearing your little one.) And, just like regular shirts, babywearing shirts come in sizes, so you won’t be able to swap between parents or caregivers unless you wear the same size. Keep in mind, some of these baby carrier shirts are not meant to be hands-free, so you’ll need to keep one hand on baby at all times. Here are our top picks:

Best Babywearing Shirts

These newborn carrier shirts let you keep your tiny baby in their favorite spot–right on your chest. They allow you to slip baby right in and wear them without all of the wrapping and buckling.

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