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Guide to Babywearing

General Comparison of Carrier Types

Ergonomic Carrier Full Buckle Carrier Mei Tai Onbu Ring Sling Soft-Structured Carrier SSC Wrap Wrap Conversion Carrier Wrap Tai

Today's market has a wide array of carrier choices that cater to a variety of budgets and life styles. Choosing a carrier can be a bit overwhelming with all the styles, brands, blends, and designs. Let's start with the basics. What different carriers are there? WRAP RING SLING MEI TAI & WRAP TAI BUCKLE/ SSC ONBU Positions You Can Carry Front, Hip, & (if fabric is woven) Back Front, Hip, & Back Front, Hip, & Back Front & Back Ages You Can Use Safely (Always check individual carriers weight limits) Newborns, Babies, & Toddlers (Stretchy only suitable for Newborns & small...

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What is an Onbu?

Onbu

  We encourage our fellow babywearers to leave a comment about any of your own knowledge or experience on the above topic. This is a organic blog post that will always be changing and growing. We don't want to be just a shop, but a place where newbies can find all the answer to their questions.

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What is a Wrap Tai?

Wrap Tai

  We encourage our fellow babywearers to leave a comment about any of your own knowledge or experience on the above topic. This is a organic blog post that will always be changing and growing. We don't want to be just a shop, but a place where newbies can find all the answer to their questions.

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What is a Mei Tai?

 Today's Mei Tai (pronounced “may-tie”) carriers are an adaptation of older Asian-styled carriers and consist of a panel, two shorter waist straps, and two longer shoulder straps that wrap around baby and the wearers body. Because these carriers are tied each time to create a custom fit, they are easily shared between caregivers. Positions You Can Carry Front, Hip, & Back Ages You Can Use Safely (Always check individual carriers weight limits) Best for older Babies & Toddlers, but can be used safely with Newborns Share-Ability between Users Very shareable! Experience Level Very easy to master and pretty straight forward....

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What is a SSC?

Ergonomic Carrier Full Buckle Carrier Soft-Structured Carrier SSC Wrap Conversion Carrier

A.K.A. Soft-Structured Carrers, Ergonomic Carriers, Full Buckle Carriers, or Wrap Conversion Carriers SSC's offer comfort, support and convenience in an ergonomic design that is comfortable for momma and baby. Some brands manufacture these carriers themselves, but for those that do not, there are shops that will convert your wrap for you. Positions You Can Carry Front & Back Ages You Can Use Safely (Always check individual carriers weight limits) Usually not advised to use until baby has good head control, but some brands offer infant inserts or sizes (just read the specifications) Share-Ability between Users It is, but the straps...

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