Leopard print baby carriers for style and safety

Leopard print baby carriers

by Lizzie Hutchinson |
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If you've had a baby recently, you'll no doubt be accustomed to carrying your little one around all day long, whether that's in your arms or in their stylish leopard print baby carriers.

Babies love to be held, and we love holding them, too -there's nothing better than a baby cuddle. However, sometimes having a baby in your arms can make things a little tricky, especially if you need to do something like make a cup of coffee, hang out some washing, or text a friend back. That's where the best leopard print baby carriers come in.

Babywearing is the act of carrying your baby with the help of a baby sling or carrier. It's a great way to bond with and soothe your baby, nip to the shop without having to take the pram, and is a great tool for having your baby close whilst running your everyday errands. Baby carrier backpacks are also great if you regularly go on long walks and want to take your baby with you and offer a bit more comfort and support for walking long distances compared to standard baby carriers.

The best leopard print baby carriers at a glance:

Best celebrity-favourite baby carrier: Baby Björn Baby Carrier One – Buy now from Baby Björn

Best high-end leopard print baby carrier: Artipoppe Zeitgeist Baby Leopard Fusion – Buy now from Artipoppe

Best leopard sling: Freerider Leopard Sling – Buy now from Freerider Co

We scoured the market for the best leopard print baby carriers we could find so that you and your little love can benefit from babywearing, all whilst looking bang on-trend.

The best leopard print baby carriers

Best celebrity-favourite baby carrier

Baby Björn has a fantastic range of leopard print carriers available to buy, and I'm in love with the ''Baby Carrier On''. As seen on Gigi Hadid, this fashionable carrier will have you looking stylish whilst walking around with your baby. It's perfect for use from newborn up to the age of three and is made from a cotton blend, making it super soft and flexible.

One parent reviewer said, "Before buying this item, I had done countless research on babywearing. I've read forums and reviews and had watched even YouTube videos just to make sure my baby will have the best product. True enough, it did not disappoint. The materials are luxurious and are of great quality. Easy to use is an understatement. The carrier has made bonding with my lil one so much easier and freeing my hands to do other stuff. Genius product, and would highly recommend."

Read more about where to buy GigiHadid's stylish baby carrier here.


  • Suitable up to three years
  • Made from soft, quality materials
  • Four carrying positions


  • Thick material can get hot in the summer

Best three-in-one leopard baby carrier

At an affordable price, the Nuby three-in-one ergonomic baby carrier has everything you need to wear your baby close and keep them protected from the elements. It has three different positions and can be worn from one week to 18 months. It's really practical with adjustable straps and a padded waist belt for comfortable wearing.

One parent reviewer said, "Honestly, I can't believe some baby carriers are £160!! Get this. Amazing quality; baby falls asleep in this straight away! Looks good and is easy to put on and adjust. Why someone would spend more on one is beyond me."


  • Three different carrying positions
  • Padded waist belt for comfort
  • Includes hood for babies head


  • Can only be hand-wiped clean

Best mesh leopard baby carrier

Created especially for newborns, we love the simplicity of this Baby Björn Mini carrier and the subtle grey leopard print tones. It can be used from the day your baby is born and has a great design that means you can unfasten the whole front section to lift your sleeping baby out. Perfect if you want to place them down for a while in their Moses basket.
It's machine washable, too - an essential feature for all those newborn accidents.

One parent reviewer said, "One of the best purchases I have made. I have used it every day since buying it. It is perfect for going for walks, walking the dog, taking my daughter shopping and getting the housework done without having to put her down. My daughter has been a cuddly baby since birth, and she settles quickly in this carrier. I love how soft it is as made of jersey, unlike other baby carriers. It is easy to take on and off and has no fiddly knots compared to material baby slings."


  • Subtle pattern
  • Machine washable
  • Easy to put on and take off


  • Not ideal for parents with back pain

Best leopard baby carrier with support belt

Tula is another brand that has a great range of leopard print carriers, with specific designs tailored for newborns and toddlers. The Tula standard carrier is just fabulous and looks anything but standard. It has a supportive belt for even weight distribution, a black mesh panel to keep your precious baby cool, and a detachable hood. We can vouch for the comfort of this carrier, although sadly, the leopard print design wasn't available at the time, so we didn't look quite as trendy.

One parent reviewer said, "I am obsessed with this carrier! I'm not sure why I waited so long to purchase this. It fits my bubs perfectly forward facing as well as on the back. It's a little tricky to use in the back when it's just yourself, but after about 10 minutes, I got it. Don't wait like I did!!!"


  • 100% Egyptian Combed Cotton
  • Made with breathable mesh
  • Ideal for summer


  • Not suitable for all newborns

Best leopard baby sling

This Freerider baby carrier wrap sling gives us all of those animal print feels. We absolutely love how snug baby looks in this sling, and it just shouts ''Trendy mum'' to us. Perfect for newborns up to 30lbs and offering a completely custom fit, what's not to love about this stylish sling? Also a winner of the Mother & Baby awards for two years running, it's a brand we love to shout about. It's eco-friendly, too, made from Tencel fibres produced from the pulp of Austrian beechwood trees.

One parent reviewer said, "Ordered the sling after someone recommended it to me after having my little girl, and this happened saved my back! A bit daunting at first, but after a few practices, it's so easy, and you can leave it on without baby, too, as the material is so soft and light, feels very secure, and my baby settles so well in it while I'm pottering round."


  • Great for colic and reflux
  • Biodegradable fabric
  • Sustainably made


  • Material is only patterned on one side

Best luxury leopard baby carrier

If you're a fan of the Zeitgeist Baby Leopard Fusion but are not a fan of the price tag, the Zeitgeist Baby Leopard Gold could be another option at less than half the cost.

Although still on the expensive side, it oozes sophistication and dons the same benefits as the fusion, minus the Japanese mulberry silk.


  • Vegan
  • Machine washable
  • Suitable for all seasons and climates


  • Not suitable for all newborns

Best designer leopard baby carrier

This Dolce & Gabbana leopard baby carrier would be perfect for any designer-label-loving parents out there. Its unique leopard face design is something we haven't seen before and will certainly get you and your bundle of joy noticed. It's designed for newborns to four years old, so is guaranteed to get a lot of use. It comes with lots of accessories, including teething pads and a leopard headcover. The leopard face front pocket is also removable for the days you're not feeling so out there.


  • Multiple zip pockets
  • Suitable up to four years
  • Includes teething pads


  • Not machine washable

Best high-end leopard print baby carrier

One for all the fashionistas out there. Lovingly made from the finest Japanese mulberry silk and cotton, this sophisticated little number will definitely make your baby stand out from the crowd. The Zeitgeist Baby Leopard Fusion is a firm favourite amongst celebrities such as Millie Mackintosh, Myleen Klass and Rachel Riley. This carrier certainly has celebrity approval. Although at just under £700, you might need to be on a celebrity salary to afford it!


  • Three carrying positions
  • Made using luxury fabrics
  • Suitable for breastfeeding


  • Some mums found the carrier difficult to put on and take off

Best variety leopard baby carrier

Okay, how adorable is this? We're in love with this Coracor baby wrap. It's super soft and comes in several designs, including four leopard print colours alone. If you're indecisive, though, you may end up with more than one!

One mum said: "I visited the shop for a consultation as it was recommended by the midwife who delivered my baby. Emily showed us how to safely use two different baby carriers, giving us confidence to wear our baby out and about. I would highly recommend the shop to others, they have a wide range of slings/carriers and take the time to show you how to use them."


  • One size fits all
  • Storage pouch included
  • Safe for babies developing hips


  • Can be tricky to secure a sling at first

Best leopard baby carrier suitable for twins

Made from 100 per cent natural cotton, this lightweight and soft wrap is certified as Hip-Healthy by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. The handy instructional booklet will help you get the hang of using it. Plus, it's suitable for twins, too, so they can enjoy being close to you and each other at the same time.


  • Lightweight
  • Suitable for twins
  • Made in the UK


  • Can be hard to tie securely

Celebrities who love leopard print baby carriers

Leopard print isn't just a recommendation from Mother&Baby shopping experts. It's also super popular with fashionable celebrity parents. Here, mum of two Millie Mackintosh is seen wearing the very popular Artipoppe Zeitgeist Baby Leopard Fusion while Gigi Hadid wears the Baby Björn Baby Carrier One.

Celebrity leopard print baby carriers

Is leopard print still in fashion?

While it's a bit of a love-it-or-hate-it trend, the iconic leopard print has been around since the 1940s and really has stood the test of time, and here at Mother&Baby, we are big fans!

If you're worried a pricey leopard print baby carrier might not be worth the financial investment, we can assure you that leopard print isn't going anywhere in the world of fashion, and you'll look stylish carrying your baby in a leopard print carrier for years to come.

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