The best baby carrier covers

baby carrier covers

by Samantha Ball |
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If you've found the perfect baby carrier for your outdoor adventures, have you thought about baby carrier covers that can help to keep your baby protected from the weather?

It's advised not to dress baby in too much thick clothing when they're in a baby carrier, as they can get warm really quickly. This is where a baby carrier cover can be helpful. Not only are they designed to keep your child snug and warm during cold weather, most come with a water-repellent shell, to protect them from the wind and rain.

Best baby carrier covers at a glance:

Best overall baby carrier covers: Bebear Winter Cover -£36.99
Best wind-repellent baby carrier covers: Winter Cover for Baby - £93.00
Best universal baby carrier covers: Ergobaby Baby Carrier All Weather Cover - £74.90

Best rain proof baby carrier covers: Ergobaby Rain Cover, £29.90

Best caped baby carrier covers: Comfi-Cape 2in1 Carrier Cape and Stroller Liner, £24.99

Most covers are compatible with different brands of baby carriers and backpack carriers, but it's always good to check their compatibility before purchasing.

If you're worried about hiding the design of your funky leopard print carrier too, the good thing about a baby carrier cover is that they can easily be removed, so you don't have to keep them on all the time.

Best overall baby carrier covers

Suitable to use as a pram cover as well as a baby carrier cover, the Bebear Winter Cover is a versatile and universal baby carrier cover. It's suitable for all seasons and even has a big pocket to keep parents hands warm. The pocket is also large enough to store keys and your phone in.

One buyer wrote: "This cover is really well made and very cosy, fits my Tula Free to Grow fine, it's just a shame there isn't an elastic with toggle in the foot part to make it feel more fitted at the bottom. The best thing about it is the pocket, it's a hand warmer really but fits a Terry towel, gloves, hat and my phone and I still have room for my hands to stay warm!"

Pros

  • Can be used three ways
  • Water resistant
  • Cosy and snug

Cons

  • Some mentioned it would be good if it tightened a little bit around the feet
Measurements:N/A
Weight:360g
Washing instructions:Hand wash preferable
  • Water resistant
  • Front pocket
  • Double zipper puller at the bottom
  • Removable head cover
  • Buckle fixings

Best wind repellent baby carrier covers

The Winter Cover for Baby is an ultra light design with a padded cover that helps to keep your baby warm when in their carrier in the colder months. It attaches easily and can also be reversed when baby is forward facing in the carrier. It's also wind and water repellent.

Pros

  • Wind and water repellent
  • Reversible

Cons

  • No onsite reviews
Measurements:57.5 x 49 cm
Weight:255g
Washing instructions:Gentle wash at 40
  • Wind and water repellent
  • Ultra light
  • Reversible with detachable hood
  • Machine washable

Best universal baby carrier covers

Designed to fit all Ergobaby carrier's as well as competitor carriers, the Ergobaby Baby Carrier All Weather Cover is a versatile cover that's designed to keep baby dry and snug. It has a quilted, water resistant shell that's also got a soft fleece inner lining.

One customer said: "This carrier cover is great, keeps our baby warm and dry. Very easy to use, with removable baby hood and clips in to 360 carrier with no problem. Navy colour with cross stitch gives the cover a bit of character. Good quality material."

Pros

  • Fleece lined and cosy
  • Water resistant
  • Easy to attach

Cons

  • Some might prefer a thicker cover
Measurement:78 x 76.5cm
Weight:260g
Washing instructions:N/A
  • Folds compact
  • Attaches easily to carrier
  • Versatile positions
  • Water resistant, quilted shell
  • Fleece lined and soft

Best patterned baby carrier covers

Best baby carrier covers All-Weather Waterproof Sling and Baby Carrier Cover
Price: $59.99

The All-Weather Waterproof Sling and Baby Carrier Cover is a unique patterned cover that can be fitted and removed quickly. It's a versatile design that can also be used as a cosy cover for pushchairs too. The cover can extend to cover ages from newborn up to three to four years too.

One customer wrote: "Brilliant for keeping baby warmer in cold weather, when in the baby carrier, due to its fleeced lining. Funky print and has kept my daughter fairly dry when I have used it in a heavy rain pour. The only two issues I have, it’s not clear how to securely strap it to/around you so I ended up ‘winging’ it…also the hood that covers baby’s head when it’s raining, keeps falling down, so you end up having to hold it up especially if it’s windy."

Pros

  • Waterproof and cosy
  • Universal fit

Cons

  • Some mentioned the hood doesn't stay up when it's windy
Measurements:80 x 100cm
Weight:520g
Washing instructions:Machine washable
  • Waterproof
  • Cosy fleece lining
  • Universal fit

Best waterproof baby carrier covers

The Ergobaby Rain Cover snaps easily onto any Ergobaby Carrier to help provide shelter to your baby from the rain. It's a light and compact design too, meaning that it can fit neatly into your baby bag to take on the go.

One customer wrote: "I have found this really useful! It is easy to attach to the sling. Warm and waterproof and the big hood is handy for sheltering baby or keeping things in. Expensive but well worth the money as I have had lots of use out of it."

Pros

  • Light and compact
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Some mentioned it can be a bit fiddly to attach
Measurements:N/A
Weight:125g
Washing instructions:Machine washable
  • Light and compact
  • Waterproof

Best caped baby carrier covers

Best baby carrier covers Comfi-Cape 2in1 Carrier Cape and Stroller Liner
Price: £24.99 (was £29.99)

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Doubling up as a stroller liner as well as a carrier cover, the Comfi-Cape 2in1 Carrier Cape and Stroller Liner helps to keep your little one comfy and warm. It can be used with any baby carrier in forward or parent facing mode too.

One buyer wrote: "Easy to clean and dry thanks to the quilted nylon finish and much cheaper than the fleecy ones out there. Packs into a small stuff sac like a sleeping bag too so it's always handy in the bottom of the buggy."

Pros

  • Available in different colours
  • Thermal technology
  • Carrier cape and stroller liner

Cons

  • Some mentioned it's not completely waterproof in strong rain
Measurements:78 x 65.5cm
Weight:N/A
Washing instructions:Wash at 30
  • 2 in 1 carrier cape
  • Lightweight and warm
  • Side pockets to keep parents hands warm
  • Universal fit

Best blanket baby carrier covers

This soft cuddly fleece Cheeky Chompers Baby Travel Blanket is perfect for the outdoors. It has handy popper straps, meaning you can fit it to your baby carrier with ease. It also has hidden pouches to keep hands extra cosy, and features sensory ribbon tags for your baby to play with. The Cheeky Chompers cover can also be used on pushchairs.

One buyer wrote: "I am so in love with this blanket! My little girl always seems to kick her blankets off especially in the buggy or car seat so being able to strap these on makes a huge difference! Massive bonus with being able to keep your hands nice and cosy whilst cuddling my little girl on our walks using the baby carrier as well! Highly recommend to others!"

Pros

  • Super soft fleece lining
  • Sensory tags for babies
  • Easy to attach

Cons

  • Colour might not be everyone's choice
Measurements:75 x 68cm
Weight:N/A
Washing instructions:Machine washable
  • Sensory ribbons and tags for baby to play with
  • Cosy hand warmer
  • Fleece lined
  • Handy popper straps

Best baby carrier covers FAQ

Do I need a baby carrier cover?

While they aren't compulsory to have, baby carrier covers are great at helping to protect your baby from cold and wet weather. They're also designed to cover your baby's legs and fasten securely to your carrier, rather than trying to wrap a baby blanket around them that keeps falling down.

What kind of covers are there?

Most carrier covers will help to keep your baby dry, and will be designed to be water-repellent. They often clip onto the baby carrier too with poppers, or zip up around the carrier and your baby.

Some covers are also fleece lined to help keep your baby cosy and snug. A lot of them also have multipurpose use and can be used as a pram liner, or double up as a jacket for the parent wearing the carrier.

Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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