Carrier Comparison Chart

To help you to choose the type of carrier or sling that might be most suitable for you, we’ve put together a comparison table so that you can compare the different features and options. This table isn’t definitive and there are lots of exceptions so do email southlondonslings@hotmail.co.uk or use our Carrier Information Request Form if you’d like some more help.

Framed Carrier
Mei Tai
Pouch
Ring Sling
SSC
Stretch Wrap
Woven Wrap
Best age:
0-6 months
X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
6-12 months
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Some
Yes
12+ months
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Some
X
Yes
Fits wide age range
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
Some
X
Yes
Carry positions:
Front
X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Outward Facing
X
Some*
Some*
Some*
Some*
Some*
Some*
Hip
X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
Back
Yes
Yes
Some*
Some*
Some
X*
Yes
Good Support for:
Baby’s head
n/a
Some
Some
Some
Yes
Yes
Yes
Baby’s hips
Some
Yes
Yes
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
Details:
Quick to use
X
X
Yes
Yes
Some
If pre-tied
Some
Easy to breastfeed
X
X
Yes
Yes
X
Yes
Some
Easily shared between adults
X
Yes
X
Yes
Some
Yes
Yes
Easily washed
X
Yes
Yes
Yes
X
Yes
Yes
Suitable for long periods of carrying
Yes
Yes
X
X
Some
Some
Yes
Under £50
X
Some
Yes
Yes
Some
Yes
Some

*Caution is recommended with certain carrying positions in certain carriers – ask for advice if you’re not sure whether a particular position is suitable for you, your baby or the carrier you’re using. Follow this link to read more about why Outwards Facing Carry Positions are not as suitable or comfortable as inwards facing carry positions.


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2 Responses to Carrier Comparison Chart

  1. Caroline says:

    Does the library stock any framed carriers?

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