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How to Choose Baby Carrier

How to Choose Baby Carrier

How to decide which baby carrier is best for you?

Our store carries many types of baby carriers, including Pupsik Pouch Baby Slings and soft structured baby carriers like Ergo Baby,Baby BjornManduca and Boba 3G. Which one will suit you better? As often the case in life, there is no such thing as the best baby carrier. All baby carriers serve their specific purpose and often the best in some specific situations.

Pupsik slings are tiny, do not require any adjustments, can be put on and taken off in seconds. Ideal for bonding with your child, taing out on short shopping trips, impromptu situations (baby crying in the stroller and wants to be carried). Soft structured baby carriers are ideal when you have to carry your baby for a long period of time, as they spread the load to the hips in addition to shoulders and back. Perfect for travel and vacations, or for more serious outings aroundthe  town without the stroller. Pupsik slings can be used from birth and are great for putting infants to sleep (in cradle position).

Soft structured carriers can also be used from birth (some requrie adaptors), however vertical position might not be ideal for newborn babies and most parents prefer to start using these carriers only after baby can support its neck.

The table below summarizes the differences between the carriers and will help you decide which one you should get.

Pupsik Pouch Baby Sling Ergo Baby Carrier Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier
Pupsik Pouch Baby Sling Ergo Baby Carrier Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier
Boba 3G Baby Carrier Manduca Baby Carrier  
Boba 3G Baby Carrier
Manduca Baby Carrier  

 

Feature Comparison Table:

Pupsik Pouch Baby Sling and other popular Soft Structured Baby Carriers (SSC)

 

  Pupsik Pouch Baby Sling Ergo Baby Carrier Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Manduca Baby Carrier Boba 3G Baby Carrier
Carrier size when folded
19cm x 11cm x 4cm (volume = 0.84l) 27cm x 17cm x 17cm (volume=7.8l) 30cm x 33cm x 10 cm (volume=9.9l) 34cm x 22cm x 12cm (volume=8.9l) 29cm x 23cm x 9 cm (volume=6l)
Carrier weight 200g 800g 900gm 600gm 730gm
Suitable baby size up to 20 kg up to 20 kg

Miracle Carrier - up to 12kg

One Carrier - up to 15kg

Comfort Carrier - 6-14kg

up to 20kg up to 20kg
Suitable baby age

birth* to 2-3 years old

*Lying down newborn position is ideal for newborns

birth* to 2-3 years old (0-4 months must use with optional infant adapter)

*Sitting newborn position might not be ideal for newborns

Miracle and One Carriers - birth* to 2-3 years old

Comfort - 4 months to 2-3 years old

*Sitting newborn position might not be ideal for newborns

birth* to 2-3 years old

*Sitting newborn position might not be ideal for newborns

birth* to 2-3 years old

*Sitting newborn position might not be ideal for newborns

Carrying positions 4 carrying positions: cradle (0-4m), kangaroo (4m+), hip (4m+), front carry facing out (4-6m)
3 carrying positions: front, back, hip carry

Comfort and Miracle: 2 carrying positions (front facing in, front facing out), leg position can be wide or narrow

One: 3 carrying positions (front facing in, front facing out, back), leg position can be wide or narrow

 

3 carrying positions (front, hip, back) 2 carrying positions (front, back)
Sizing Sized to fit the adult (4 fixed sizes). Cannot be shared between adults of very different sizes. Size free, all belts are adjustbale, can be shared between adults of different sizes. Size free, all belts are adjustbale, can be shared between adults of different sizes. Size free, all belts are adjustbale, can be shared between adults of different sizes. Size free, all belts are adjustbale, can be shared between adults of different sizes.
Can be used for nursing? Yes Yes, using attached hood, but not very comfortable. No Yes, using attached hood, but not very comfortable. Yes, using attached hood, but not very comfortable.
Load sharing Good: Load is spread over wide area on shoulder and back Very good: Load is spread over shoulders, back and hip using padded straps. Very good: Load is spread over shoulders, back and hip using padded straps. Very good: Load is spread over shoulders, back and hip using padded straps. Very good: Load is spread over shoulders, back and hip using padded straps.
What can be adjusted? Only small adjustments due to fabric stretchability. Growing baby size is handled by changing baby position.

3 adjustments:

-shoulder straps

-back strap length

-waist belt

6 adjustments:

-shoulder straps

-waist belt

-head support

-back strap vertical position (Comfort and Miracle only) or back strap height (Carrier One)

- baby height adjustment (2-position through internal zipper for Carrier one, continuous for Mirace)

-narrow and wide leg positions

5 adjustments:

-shoulder straps

-waist belt

-back strap length

-head support through top shoulder straps

-2-position baby height adjustment through attached infant seat

4 adjustments:

-shoulder straps

-waist belt

-back strap length

-2-position baby height adjustment through waist belt straps
Unique features compared to similar carriers Fabric stretches in one direction to make putting baby in easier, unique designs printed only for carrier Very established brand, side zipper pocket to store misc. stuff, several different version (performance, sport) to suit larger body types and warmer climates. Very established brand, unique design of buckles makes it easier to lock and unlock with one hand, unique forward facing position (only on Baby Bjorn carriers), unique back strap heigh adjustment, no seams inside design, breathable mesh version for warmer climate, Asian fit designs specifically for Asian market. Fully organic, all buckles have paddings underneath for extra comfort, anatomically shaped and conically formed, to prevent cutting into your abdomen when sitting, most lighweight of all soft structured carriers we offer. Slightly longer design to suit taller children, detachable footstraps.
Ideal use situation Bonding with your child, Short shopping trips, impromptu situations (child wants to be carried when out with a stroller), putting infants to sleep (in cradle position) Travel and vacations, longer trips around town without stroller. Travel and vacations, longer trips around town without stroller. Travel and vacations, longer trips around town without stroller. Travel and vacations, longer trips around town without stroller.
Price S$45.90 and above S$169 and above S$199 and above $249 and above $189 and above