|Which Carrier is best?||Baby Sling||Carry Wrap (stretchy)||Pouch Pack|
|For breast feeding||The diagonal cradle position is the natural position for breastfeeding and allows for discreet feeding in public.
||Can put baby in a diagonal position for breastfeeding with the carrier itself providing cover.||Can place baby on a diagonal or keep upright with carrier shape making for discreet feeding.|
|Temperature wise||Coolest carrier – can make an air gap by moving the sling around your body.||Wear one less layer in the summer as the wrap is like a quality weight t-shirt. Stylish and warm in winter.
||Wool padding will draw away moisture keeping you comfortable even on a long tramp.|
|How much time do you have?||Quickest to put on – one click and you’re in or out.||Tie on before setting out and baby can be put in and out up to three times without needing to re-tie.
||The best for when you will be carrying baby for some time. Can be worn on the front, back and side.|
|For longer periods of time||Some people find they need to swap shoulders after 20-30 minutes, others can wear it for hours.||Weight is spread across your torso so comfortably that the wrap feels like a second skin.||Ergonomic design with most of baby’s weight on your hips. Baby is close to your centre of gravity which is great for your back.
|Travelling in an aeroplane||Ideal due to minimum of straps – you can easily loosen it for sitting by tilting the two adjuster clips on the back of the shoulder.
||Very comfortable and cosy, you can adapt the layers of fabric as need be.||Packs in to a small bundle so ideal to take in your bag.|
|If you have back issues||Always wear your baby high so you don’t strain your lower back. The hip seat position helps ensure you don’t put your back out by jutting your hip sideways. Provides natural counterbalance.
||The best! Remember to keep baby’s weight above the navel.||Ergonomic design with comfortably shaped shoulder pads and waistband is tailored to fit your body. This one is designed to put most of the weight on your hips so there is much less load on your shoulders.|
|If your baby has reflux or colic||For some babies the sling offers just the right amount of recline.||Excellent tummy to chest contact helps baby’s digestion.||Great upright carrier that’s comfortable enough to wear full-time if need be.|
|Which position?||Baby Sling
(0 months – 3 years)
(0 months to 12/18 months)
(3 months – 3 years)
|0-3 months||Use in the diagonal cradle position from newborn.||Absolutely excellent for newborns and especially for premature babies, as it replicates the experience in the womb during the fourth trimester.
||Can be used with newborns as the soft body of the pack will gently support baby: no insert required.|
|3 months +||Baby can be sat upright, with their head above the rail, in the kangaroo position or even up-right with legs out if you tighten the sling right up and help support baby's head.||Have baby facing-in for the majority of the time to protect them from possible over-stimulation. Outwards-facing position may suit some children.
||Use in the ‘froggy’ position with baby on the front, they can see plenty from the side view and will often use this time to nestle happily against you.|
|6 months +||Around now you’d want to start using the hip-seat position The new design allows you to tighten the rail to support baby's back.
||As baby is getting heavier you might like to try a different tie and use the hip-seat position.||Baby can put their feet out and will now be big enough to start wearing on the back.|
|12 months to 3 years||Can use as a hip seat up to 3 years or 20kg.||Not recommended for use after 12-18 months. Not suitable for back wearing.||Begin using the optional higher back-panel. You can carry even a large toddler quite comfortably up to 25kg.|