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Baby Carrier Comparison Chart

To try and help you decide which baby carrier is best suited to you we have developed the tables below.
These discuss a few key areas to be considered when making this choice. You can click on the titles for more information.


 Which Baby Carrier? 

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 less layers in  the summer as the wrap is like a quality  weight t- shirt.
Very cosy for 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 (facing in or out), back and  side.

 For longer  periods 

 Some people find they  need to swap shoulders  after 20-30 minutes, others  can wear it for longer but generally this is for your quick trips or getting something done around the house.

Weight is spread across  your torso so comfortably  that the wrap feels like a  second skin.
This one is excellent for bonding with a new-born or doing the kangaroo carry.

 Ergonomic design with  most of baby’s weight on  your hips. Baby is close  to your center of gravity  which is great for your  back.This is the one for comfortable long periods

 Travelling in  plane

 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. Low profile straps and padding mean you can sit comfortably

 If you have back trouble

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.

Spreads the weight so there are no pressure points for you or baby. 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 but this one is not so good if baby prefers to stay upright.

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
 (newborn – 3 years)

 Carry Wrap
(newborn - 12/18 months)

 Pouch Pack
 (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.

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