Soft structured (buckle) carriers

Soft structured carriers (SSC’s) or buckle carriers; these are based on the same mei tai design of a panel of fabric but instead of long straps there are buckles to simply click and go! Again, like mei tais, they come in different shapes and sizes and we have some of the best for you to have a look at and hire in the library. These are perfect for people who do a lot of forest walks as there are no long tails or straps to drag in the mud and they can often prove popular with Dads as they have a more ‘rugged’ look, like a backpack.

Baby size carriers (Birth to 2 years)

Ergo and ergo infant insert

The Ergo can be used from birth with the infant insert or approximately 4 months without. It features a well padded waist and padded shoulder straps. It’s quick and easy to use and fits a range of parents and children.

Deposit is £90 (£110 with insert)

Kindly subsidised by www.store.ergobaby.com and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Lenny Lamb Ergonomic carrier

These carriers are made from Lenny Lamb woven wrap fabric, they have 3 way safety buckles to prevent accidental opening and 4 way adjustable shoulder straps for a perfect fit. They have an adjustable hood, legs out padding and soft padded shoulder straps. Straps can be crossed or used rucksack style.

Deposit is £76.

Kindly subsidised by Lenny Lamb and purchased with slingmeet contributions

Please be aware that there are a number of fake Ergos on the market at the moment, these are very convincing but haven’t passed any of the safety tests that genuine Ergos have, we strongly recommend that you only purchase from an approved vendor, a list of these can be found here

Tulas (standard size x 2)

These are massively popular buckle carriers, this standard version can be used from 7kg and as it is larger than lots of carriers it will last into early toddlerhood. It is soft and comfortable with a padded waistband and straps, and removable hood.

Deposit is £95.

Purchased with slingmeet contributions with a generous discount from http://www.slingsforparents.co.uk for Rockets and Babame for Dynasty.


Beco Gemini

This carrier features a supportive waistband and wide padded shoulder straps that can be crossed or worn rucksack style, the padded headrest can be worn up to provide neck support or folded and clipped out of the way. This is suitable from birth in the front facing in position and has three additional carrying positions for older babies. Deposit is £99

Kindly subsidised by Slumber-Roo and bought with slingmeet contributions

Boba 4G

This is the upgraded version of the Boba 3G, it retains all of the favourite features with key improvements made to the infant support system that allows it to be used easily with different sized infants. The insert adjusts to two different positions allowing babies from 7lbs to grow into the carrier. Deposit is £99.

Kindly subsidised by Slumber-Roo and bought with slingmeet contributions.


Connecta standard integra

These carriers are great, they are lightweight so can easily be cinched in with the accessory strap to make them suitable for newborns. The lack of waist padding means that they fold very small when not in use – ideal for popping in the changing bag.

Kindly subsidised by Connecta and bought with slingmeet contributions


Connecta solarweave

This uses the same great design as the Connecta Integra but made with Solarweave which is a sun-protective fabric which blocks 95- 99% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. It is highly breathable and non-irritating, even to sensitive skin.  It is very quick drying and is the ideal hot (or wet!) weather baby carrier.

​Kindly subsidised by Connecta and bought with slingmeet contributions.

Connecta standard (petite straps)

Zebra print

Manduca

These carriers are great, they truly grow with your child from newborn to toddler as they can be cinched down using the Size It strap. An ingenious extendable back provides great support for bigger children. The padded shoulder straps can either be crossed over on your back for front carry or used in simple ‘rucksack’ style for both front and back carriers.

Maple Leaf kindly donated by www.lovetobenatural.co.uk and petrol blue purchased with slingmeet contributions


JPMBB Physio Carrier

JPMBB launches an evolutive and four seasons baby carrier to carry on the front and side from birth to 20kg, from 6 months for the back.

Ergobaby 360

Coming soon

The Four Position 360 Baby Carrier provides four comfortable and ergonomic ways to wear baby: Front-Inward, Front-Outward, Hip and Back carry positions.


Scootababy (Hip carrier x 2)

The Scootababy Hip Carrier is a hands-free carrier that distributes weight evenly across the wearers’ waist and shoulder and is suitable for babies from 5 months up to 40lbs (3 years+). Promoting face-to-face interaction that babies and toddlers adore, the Scootababy is a truly innovative carrier that takes up where other infant carriers leave off and excels at carrying heavier babies and toddlers. 

Kindly subsidised by www.slumber-roo.co.uk and bought with slingmeet contributions


Toddler sized carriers (approx 2 years – school age)

Tula (Toddler size)

These are massively popular buckle carriers, this toddler version is huge and can easily accommodate most pre schoolers comfortably. It is soft and comfortable with a padded waistband and straps and removable hood. 

Purchased with slingmeet contributions with a generous discount from http://www.slingsforparents.co.uk

Action Baby Carrier (ABC) Toddler

This is the same great carrier as the baby version, just bigger! It is suitable from 15-45lbs and has a great adjustable body panel to ensure a good fit across the whole weight range.

Kindly subsidised by slingsandbabycarriers and bought with slingmeet contributions.


Connecta Integra (Toddler)

These carriers are great, they are lightweight so can easily be cinched in with the accessory strap and the waist rolled to make them suitable for younger toddlers. They are very generously sized so should last for as long as needed. The lack of waist padding means that they fold very small when not in use – ideal for walking up and down toddlers.

Kindly subsidised by Connecta and bought with slingmeet contributions.