Team 5MR October Top Picks

We are Team 5MR have had plenty of time to play with, roll around in, and generally love all of the carriers that come through our doors!

Each month we will bring you our favorite carriers and brands!


Kathleen (5MR Customer Happiness Hero)

Catbird Baby Pikkolo! I love this carrier for the newest squishes on up! No added insert needed for little squishes. You are able to get the perfect fit for a NB up to toddler! The buckles on this carrier are easy peasy and helps mom, dad or caregivers to get the perfect fit! Breast-feeding in this carrier could not be any easier, due to those easy peasy buckles!

It fits nicely into your diaper bag it is not bulky. Lastly, Catbird Baby is a USA born small business started by an amazing woman who also happens to be a fellow babywearing educator!

Matt (Customer Success and IT/Web Manager)

Soul Slings double layer is by far my all time favorite carrier. The double face solid color linen is perfect and goes with all of my favorite whiny boy band t-shirts! Ring slings are great as they can be used from birth through the pre-schooler years and are very intuitive to use and adjust. Easy on and off is so key when trying to make dinner while wrangling our prancing preschooler and the bouncing baby. 
Why Soul Slings? Hands down the nicest and most detail-orientated folks we have ever met. Making budget-friendly and expertly crafted carriers while empowering the local economy is their passion. Supporting this truly amazing company is hands-down a no brainer. 

Kristina (5MR Customer Happiness Hero)

Catbird Baby Mei Tai. I think Mei Tai's are so under rated!. They are so versatile, very daddy friendly, easy to master and compact for a diaper bag. I love that Catbird Baby is a USA company started by a babywearing mom. I support small business, especially moms! The love bus print just speaks to my wanderlust heart. One day I will own that bus and travel the country. 


Rachel (5MR Social Media and Product Manager)

I am and always will be a wrapper, and I love wrapping our pre-schooler! Smitten wraps are by far my favorite for this task not only because I designed them, but because they are truly the only one-and-done carrier on the market. I can 100% attest to Smittens working beautifully from newborn well into the pre-schooler years. Smitten wraps are and have been my go to wraps from the time our son was born through today when our little warrior pre-schooler needed a lift getting home from a day's adventures of pillaging and plundering on the high seas aka the playground.