Best Twin Baby Carrier 2022

What’s the best twin baby carrier? And how do you carry two babies at once? Often twin parents are happy to carry one each most of the time, or carry one and have the other in a buggy. But many parents LOVE having the option to carry both at once – especially when they are very small. We’ve tried lots of twin-carrying options, so here are our top twin baby carrier choices for 2022.

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BEST TWIN CARRIERS

BEST FOR NEWBORN: IZMI BABY WRAP

NO TYING NEEDED: CLOSE CABOO

MOST LONG-LASTING: TWINGO

FRONT CARRYING: MINI MONKEY

Remember: carrying two babies  – or just one baby!  – can take some practice. It’s always best to get some expert safety and carrying advice to make sure you choose the best carrying option for your family. Not all of the slings listed below are purposely designed for carrying twins, but it can be done safely and comfortably! Live chat with our expert team now, or book a video consultation with us.

BEST TWIN SLING FOR NEWBORNS: IZMI BABY WRAP

Our top choice: the Izmi Baby Wrap.

A stretchy wrap is an ideal way to carry two newborn twins, even premature and low birth weight babies.

Don’t be put off by the generous size of the fabric wrap; with a bit of practice, they really are easy to use. One of their best features is the ability to pre-tie them around you, so you can simply pop your babies in and out, whether you’re at home or getting in and out of the car.

Izmi Baby Wrap comes top of our tried-and-test list. These wraps are high quality, 2-way stretchy wraps: soft, very easy and forgiving to use, but also very strong, slightly wider than most, and very supportive. The Coracor Baby Wrap is brilliant if you’re after something with a pretty pattern (and the same wrapping qualities as the Izmi Wrap). The Hana Baby Organic Wrap and Boba Wrap can work well, too. One-way stretchy wraps like the super popular Freerider can also be a nice supportive option as they have rather less ‘give,’ and can require more technique to get an ideal fit.

The one standard size will fit all wearers and can be used to carry one or two babies on your front.  Stretchy wraps are safety-tested to withstand even a toddlers’ weight but tend to be used mostly for the early months. Many parents find they can carry twins in one stretchy wrap until they are anywhere from  2 – 5 months, depending very much on their babies’ size and development.

BABY SLING FOR TWINS THAT DOESNT NEED TYING

The Close Caboo range of carriers is made from soft, stretchy fabric. It’s basically a pre-tied stretchy wrap, which you tighten by putting the fabric through two rings. With some expert guidance, these can be fabulous for carrying twins in their first few weeks/months. Remember, we offer a FREE 15-minute video fit check with every purchase so we can make sure you’re carrying it safely and comfortably.

THE MOST LONG-LASTING: THE TWINGO TWIN CARRIER

The TwinGo tops our list of purpose-designed, long-lasting twin baby carriers. It comes in regular cotton – and the lighter Air version, which is ideal for hot days and warmer climates.

It has the same design principles as most buckled carriers like the Ergobaby and Tula.  The big advantage of the TwinGo over two separate baby carriers is that you only have one set of shoulder straps. You essentially have one carrier, worn on your back, with a second body panel (with its own removable shoulder straps) that neatly clips onto the front. This makes carrying two babies or toddlers MUCH less cumbersome.

It can also be worn as two entirely separate carriers. Genius. It’s easier to get on and off than you might imagine, although a little practice and guidance may be needed.

One baby will need to have good, consistent head control and be able to sit up with minimal assistance (around 4-6 months) before they can go on your back. Until then you can use the TwinGo is used as two separate front carriers.

You can wear babies on your front in the carrier from 10lbs upwards, or as little as 7-8lbs using the infant insert. The TwinGo has an upper weight limit of 40lb (18kg) if you’re wearing one baby, or a combined weight limit of 70lb (32kg) when used as a tandem carrier.

The body panels have generous zipped pockets, easily big enough to store keys, phone, wallet, baby wipes and a few nappies! Each half of the baby carrier folds in on itself like a pack-a-mac, leaving you with two neat little packages.

It’s better value than buying two top-of-the-range buckles carriers. It’s ideal for twins but works really well for little ones of different ages, too.

BEST TWIN CARRIER FOR FRONT AND HIP CARRYING

The Mini Monkey Twin Carrier is the newest twin carrier on the market. Ideal for carrying one baby on each hip, it works as two connected, adjustable pouches, tightened and secured with buckles. It’s billed as suitable from newborn to 12kg (26lbs) each but is really best suited to twins from 2-3 months to 6-8 months. In that respect it plugs a gap between the newborn stage when twins can comfortably be worn on your front; and the 6-12months+ stage when you can carry one on the front and one of the back, as per the TwinGo.

It can be a little tricky to adjust and get an optimum fit, so you’ll need to spend some time getting it set up. You’ll be somewhat limited in your daily activities as your babies get bigger and hard to reach around, but is a handy option for quick trips at this in-between age. For a double hippy carry, you could also try using two MiniMonkey Mini Slings or Izmi baby Carriers, as these can also be used separately and for a tandem carry (see below).

ABOUT THE WEEGO TWIN CARRIER

The Weego Twin carrier is another purpose-designed twin baby carrier worth noting. This is suitable from newborn and generally used until around 3-6 months. However, it cannot be used for back carrying and we tend to find it harder to get a comfy, safe ergonomically supportive fit for smaller babies. The Twingaroo is closer in design to the TwinGo but can’t be easily worn as 2 separate carriers without purchasing an additional strap conversion kit, so offers less flexibility than the TwinGo & isn’t ideal for babies under around 5-6 months.

USING SEPARATE BUCKLED CARRIERS FOR YOUR TWINS

Another option for twin parents is wearing two regular buckled ‘soft structured’ carriers, one front and one back.

As an alternative to a single twin baby carrier, some twin parents do wear two Ergobaby carriers, two Tulas, two Manducas and so on. If you’ve already got a couple to hand then give it a whirl! It will likely feel very cumbersome with four padded shoulder straps and two passed waistbands, but it’s not impossible.

If you’re in the market for two carriers that will do a similar job to the TwinGo, using two MiniMonkey Mini Slings, two  Integra baby carriers or two Izmi baby carriers can work particularly well. With minimal padding on the shoulders and none at all on the waistband, this combination offers a less bulky (and sweaty) ride than most double-up alternatives.

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BEST FOR VERSATILITY (IF YOU’RE UP FOR A LOT OF PRACTICE!): DIDYMOS DOUBLEFACE WOVEN WRAPS

Our top choice (for beginners): Didymos DoubleFace long woven wraps

If you like the idea of soft fabric and want a truly versatile carrying option for carrying one or two babies, then a woven wrap is brilliant. Two babies on your front, one of each hip, one on front and one on your back… so many possibilities!

It will take some practice to learn how to tie woven wrap well and quickly, but the slightly steeper learning curve (than, say, a buckled carrier) is well worth the effort!

A tandem Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC) is a great first ‘carry’ (way of tying a wrap) for newborns, whether carrying one or two babies – and we do recommend practicing with one baby first until you’re feeling confident. Amanda’s Tandem Hip Carry is a great carry for babies with increasing head control (usually 2-5 months+).  Tandem Trouble is a superb YouTube channel for twin wrapping tutorials, using one or two woven wraps at a time.

Woven wraps come in varying lengths (size 2 to size 8) to accommodate different tying methods (‘carries’) on the front, back or hip.  Most people find a size 7 a good size to learn to wrap twins with, with taller or broader wearers preferring a size 8+.

Our Didymos DoubleFace long woven wraps have contrasting colours on either side, making them ideal for those new to wrapping, and don’t require any breaking in. But there are a vast number of woven wrap brands and designs to explore.

Here are a few options, demonstrated by some experienced twin-wrapping parents, to inspire you:

MORE TWIN BABY CARRYING OPTIONS

Vija Kangaroo care tops/ t-shirts for twins: Not a sling, but a fantastic piece of clothing for keeping your babies close to you, either for kangaroo care or general – highly beneficial –  skin-to-skin contact. These are particularly brilliant for premature/ low birth weight babies and are used in some hospital settings.

Two tie-on Meh Dai carriers, or one Meh Dai and one buckled carrier.

A buckled carrier on your back with a short woven wrap threaded through the front.

A long woven wrap on your front and an onbuhimo on your back.

….or any other combination that works for you!

Oh – and for keeping twins dry when worn front and back, we highly recommend the brilliant BundleBean babywearing rain covers!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Always seek advice from your medical practitioner if your babies have health considerations, and seek guidance on babywearing safety from an experienced babywearing consultant if you would like help carrying two babies. You can also book a video consultation with us, wherever you are in the world, for one-to-one support and guidance from our expert team.

It is typically recommended that you wait until babies are able to sit up well with support, before carrying them on your back. This applies particularly to buckled carriers, which tend to seat baby mid-low on your back and therefore do not offer a sufficiently easy view of smaller babies.

The Twin Sling Facebook group is a great resource for advice and ideas.

This blog was updated in February 2022

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TwinGo Twin Carrier, MiniMonkey Twin Carrier, Weego Twin Carrier, Stretchy Wrap for Twins
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6 thoughts on “Best Twin Baby Carrier 2022”

  1. Thanks. This is a really helpful guide. May I ask if the Close Caboo you mention is just the standard one, or is there a specific edition for twins?

    1. Yes, just the standard one. Caboos are not specifically designed for twins (as per stretchy wraps), but with help from an experienced carrying Consultant, we know many families who have done so very comfortably.

  2. You’re missing the best one! The Weego Twin is the best baby carrier I used for my preemie twins, and I tried almost all of them. It keeps them safe/supported and my girls calmed down instantly when I used it 🙂

  3. Wish you had this post up before my twins were born in summer 2020! It would have saved me from buying the weego twin carrier. What a big waste of money and time. I bought the weego twin carrier to use with my premature babies and it didn’t work for them at all. I waited until each one was at least 2.5 kilo each and still it didn’t work. They didn’t seem to sit well as I walked along with them. Maybe this works for chunkier babies or those with more strength to hold themselves up a bit because this carrier did very little in terms of holding my babies firmly without having to use my hands to securely hold them from under the carrier. I loved the Babybjorn carrier which is solid and stable, but that’s for carrying a single baby. The weego twin is not stable from my experience.

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