Stars and Stripes Essential Full Buckle Baby Carrier
Simply choose your design and size for your Stars and Stripes Essential Full Buckle Baby Carrier – multiple designs available
With the essential carrier, the straps can be worn crossed or rucksack style and baby is always in view due to no hood.
The Melliapis Essential Carrier features our signature topstitching on the shoulder straps, and includes leg padding which makes for a comfier ride for baby.
No padding in the waistband means it can be easily cinched in for smaller babies using the strap provided.
As with all of our full buckle carriers it comes with dual adjustable buckles so it is easy to tighten when carrying baby on your front or back
- 100% Oeko tex cotton (excluding webbing)
- Unstructured/unpadded waistband
- Easily cinched for smaller babies with the strap provided
- Available as a custom order in all sizes
- Folds up small for easy storage
- Current Delivery Time: 3 – 4 weeks
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Yes, our Essential carriers can be used for carrying your baby on your back
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You can carry your baby in a sling for as long as you are both comfortable and baby is content, there is no limit if you are responding to your baby’s cues for feeding and changing. Research says that small babies should not remain motionless for long periods but babywearing in a soft sling is dynamic so that as the parents move the baby would also move and readjust their position slightly. Norholt H, Phillips R, McNeilly J, Price C. Babywearing Practices and Effects on Parental and Child Physical and Psychological Health. Acad J Ped Neonatol 2022; 11(5)
We recommend using our soft structured carriers from around 3-4 months when baby has better head control.
Soft structured carriers (full buckles, half buckles, meh dai and onbuhimo) are sized according to the panel that supports baby and it is usually quoted as a ‘knee to knee’ measurement.
Baby Sized – Newborn to 18 months – body panel 16 inches wide (at the widest point) and 16 inches tall, not including the waistband.
Inbetween Baby/Toddler Sized – 12 months to 2 years – body panel 17 inches wide (at the widest point) and 17 inches tall, not including the waistband.
Toddler Sized – 18 months to 3 years– body panel 18 inches wide (at the widest point) and 18 inches tall, not including the waistband.
Inbetween Toddler/Preschool Sized – 2.5 years – 4 years – body panel 19 inches wide (at the widest point) and 19 inches tall, not including the waistband.
Preschool Sized – 3 years – 5 years – body panel 20 inches wide (at the widest point) and 20 inches tall, not including the waistband.
Our carrier panels taper towards the centre of the panel so the waistband can be rolled over to shorten the height of the panel which in turn reduces the width of the panel where baby sits in the carrier.
All sizes are approximate and depend on the height and centile of the child.