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Carrier Guide

Soft Structured Carriers

Soft structured carriers are comfortable and easily adjustable, making them popular with active wearers. These carriers can be worn on the front or back, and some on the side. Note: Some soft structured carrier brands cannot be used with a newborn without an infant insert to insure proper positioning, but other brands can be worn from newborn on up to 35+ pounds.

Why we love them:

  • Parents who want versatility, comfort, and ease of use.
  • Comfortable for long or short outings, good for active parents
  • This type of carrier is able to be shared by parents of different sizes.

Ring Slings

Ring Slings are one-shouldered carriers that consist of a long, wide piece of fabric that is sewn on one side to a pair of light-weight, sturdy rings made specifically for slings. Ring slings are adjustable and can be worn by parents or care-givers of various sizes. Ring slings can be used from birth on and are able to be worn in a variety of positions: tummy-to-tummy, outward facing, on the hip, as well as a back carry.

Why we love them:

  • Ring slings are wonderful for newborns
  • Excellent for short outings with children of all ages
  • Comes in both sized or one-size option, but will fit a wide range, making them practical for parents and caregivers of all sizes.

Wrap Carriers

Wraps are long pieces of cloth that are tied in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of the parent or caregiver. Knit (stretchy) wraps are used for front carries only and are great for newborns, as they are "popable" (meaning the baby can be removed from the carrier easily without untying the wrap). Woven wraps can be used for front, side, and back carries, and can be used comfortably with heavier children.

Why we love them:

  • Versatility, user is able to choose what feels most comfortable to them.
  • Stretchy, "popable" wraps are especially handy for newborns who will need to be taken out frequently, but crave the close comfort of being worn.

Interested in learning more?

We offer a free Baby Wearing 101 Class, or you may visit us to learn more.