Top 5 Newborn Buckle Carriers

 In Newborn Babywearing, Recommendations

There are many wonderful ways to carry newborn babies, in a safe, comfortable and well-fitting way. Not everyone loves wrap-style carriers, so here are our favourite top 5 newborn buckle carriers!

top 5 newborn buckles

We have been helping families find the best carrier for their needs for many years, and keeping abreast of the continuing innovations in baby and parent comfort, as well as safety and ergonomic design.

Young babies need softness and support, especially during the fourth trimester stage, as they transition from life in the womb to life in the outside world. This is why many parents opt for wrap-style carriers, however, there are now many buckle options that can offer a similar snuggle feel. These five newborn buckle carriers are all fully safety tested, straightforward to use, comfortable and long-lasting, as well as good value.

In this post we look at some of their best features, why we like them, and some guides for how to use them well, and there is a handy chart summarising their main features!

We can help you explore them all in more detail with a 1-2-1 appointment online or at our boutique in Sheffield, arrange this here!

newborn buckle carrier comparison

Mamaruga ZenSling

This carrier has been a hit with so many parents looking for the perfect blend of cuddle and convenience. It keeps baby close enough to kiss in the ideal position for safety and comfort.

  • It is made with a slightly stretchy fabric (97% cotton, 3% lycra) that moulds around you and your child together, with wide shoulder straps that spread for optimal weight distribution.
  • The panel adjusts at the bottom for a perfect knee to knee fit that widens as legs get longer.
  • There are also adjustments on the panel to ensure the right height and shape of the carrier to fit your growing baby.
  • There is an integral sleep hood with ties, which can offer some respite from a noisy world and some protection from the wind.
  • Packs down small for easy transport in a nappy bag or bottom of a buggy.
  • Offers front and hip carries.
  • Can be used for back carries once baby is sitting up (usually around 6 months), with an accessory strap clipped across the chest.
Mamaruga Zensling Grey Rust
  • Weight guides – from 3kg to 20kg.
  • Machine washable, quick to dry.

 

Need some more information or keen to try before you buy? Get in touch, and consider hiring this carrier from our sling library service first!

Ergo Embrace

Ergobaby are a market leader in sturdy baby carriers for years. They have now brought out a soft and cuddle carrier that many parents appreciate for their small and tender newborns.

  • The fabric is slightly stretchy yet supportive, with cross straps that can be spread across the shoulders.
  • Rollable waistband to adjust the height and width of the carrier to fit baby’s size.
  • Packs down small for easy transport in a nappy bag or bottom of a buggy.
  • Offers front carries
  • Offers facing out carries when baby is old enough (about 4months)
Ergobaby embrace oxford blue newborn buckle
  • Weight guide – from 3.2-11.3 kg.
  • Machine washable, quick to dry.

 

Need some more information or keen to try before you buy? Get in touch, and consider hiring this carrier from our sling library service first!

Beco Gemini/Cool/8

The Beco Buckle carrier range is a firm favourite among parents looking for simple to use yet sturdy and comfortable carriers.

  • Sturdy and supportive waistband and panel with wide straps
  • Cross and rucksack strap options
  • Adjustable panel with poppers to fit your newborn or older baby
  • The Cool Mesh range offers UV protection
  • Gemini and Cool have headrests
  • The Beco 8 has a sleep hood, a head rest, and a detachable central mesh panel to add coolness. It also has an insert for especially small newborns.
  • All allow front and hip carries with a facing out option over 4months
  • All allow back carries from appropriate age (around 6months)
  • Very wide range of fit, therefore great for petite or larger caregivers.
beco gemini newborn buckle carrier
  • Weight guide – 3.5-15kg
  • Machine washable, quick to dry

 

Need some more information or keen to try before you buy? Get in touch, and consider hiring one of the Beco carriers from our sling library service first!

Izmi Baby Carrier

The Izmi Baby carrier is lightweight with a simple, non padded waistband, which can work very well for petite parents or those who dislike bulky carriers. It comes in an even lighter “Breeze” version with a mesh central panel.

  • All cotton fabric.
  • Adaptable width waistband.
  • Comes with insert for the smallest babies.
  • Hood that can be poppered away.
  • Wide shoulder straps for comfort and weight distribution.
  • Mostly used for cross straps, can be worn with ruck straps.
  • Offers front and hip carries, and facing out when baby is old enough (around 4months).
  • Offers back carries when baby old enough (usually sitting up age).
  • Suitable from newborn to small toddler.
Izmi Baby Carrier Mid Grey
  • Weight guide – 3.5-20kg
  • Machine washable, quick to dry

 

Need some more information or keen to try before you buy? Get in touch, and consider hiring this carrier from our sling library service first!

Isara The One Baby Carrier

This carrier is made entirely with soft and flexible yet supportive woven wrap fabric, adding a touch of luxury to this extremely versatile carrier. This one carries from newborn to preschool and beyond with some very clever adaptations!

  • One of the most adaptable carriers around – you can adjust the height and length to fit all shapes and sizes; petite, tall and plus size parents with newborns, toddlers, and even preschoolers.
  • The base of the carrier contains two detachable seat transformers, a unique feature that upgrades the seat base to fit even a tall preschooler.
  • Adjustable and removable hood.
  • Cross or rucksack straps.
  • Offers front and hip carries.
  • Offers back carries when baby at a suitable age (usually around 6months)
Isara the one play of lights
  • Weight guide – 3.5-20kg
  • Machine washable, quick to dry

 

Need some more information or keen to try before you buy? Get in touch, and consider hiring this carrier from our sling library service first!

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