Best Buys Reviews & shopping Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine Awards 2011/2012 Best sling or carrier Carrying your baby close to you is essential for bonding. Find out which sling or carriers are competing for a coveted Practical Parenting magazine award this year 1 of Ad break There's no doubt that getting up close to your baby as much as possible from the earliest moments after birth are vital to help the bonding process and one way you can help out is by using a baby sling or carrier. Find out why a baby carrier is so vital with our buyer's guide. And check out our buyers guide to slings. Then find out which one is best for you and your baby from these slings and carriers competing in this year's Practical Parenting awards Babies R Us 4 way advance carrierSuitable for babies from 3.5kg right up to 15kg and has four different ways of carrying plus lots of added extras like a toy and two dribble bibs. £39.99. Now read the babies R Us 4 way advance carrier review theBabaSlingThe Babasling has been around for five years and it's still as popular as ever - just check out what our mum reviewers have to say about the Babasling. Suitable from birth to 2 years plus and with five different carrying positions. £39.99 Babybjörn Baby Carrier MiracleCarry your baby in just the one carrier right from newborn to around 15 months with this innovative design. Read our review of the Babybjörn Miracle. £109.99 Continue slideshow > Mothercare 3-position baby carrierThis Mothercare carrier is simple and straightforward. It has three positions: front facing in, front facing out and back position. £39.99 Hippychick HipseatA classic, designed to take pressure off the back and loved by dads. Comes in loads of fab colours. Read our review of the Hipseat. £39.95 Manduca Baby CarrierThe Manduca is a lightweight, 3-in-1 front, back and hip carrier that works from newborn up to 4 years old. From £99 Caboo CarrierIn the Caboo Carrier your baby is held in the frog position, believed to be the correct anatomical position for carrying a baby. £59.99 Continue slideshow > Trek Snuggle baby CarrierThe Trek Snuggle from Mabyland is a two-position carrier with a super soft cotton blanket. £59.99 Want to find out more best buys from the Practical Parenting Awards? Check out: Best buggies under £300 Best lightweight buggies Best travel system under £500 By Daniella Delaney Comments Latest on MadeForMums 2018's celebrity babies - who gave birth this year? Amy Childs reveals her 6-month bump - and visits the MadeForMums Buggy Testing track Constance Hall and children - family facts Is it safe to cover your baby's pram with a blanket in hot weather?