When you’re a city mama, babywearing can be a game-changer. Nothing beats the simplicity of you + baby + carrier when it comes to subway stairs, small shops and endless outings around town. But on hot, steamy days--which we’ve been having an awful lot of lately--even the most committed of us babywearers are tested. Just the thought of strapping on a little furnace (even one that’s just 10 tiny lbs!) can make you sweat. But don’t give up on the carrier just yet! There are plenty of seasonal and lightweight carriers that will keep you and baby cool, calm and collected when you’re out in the summer heat.

Here are 8 of our favorite options for summer babywearing.