Here at It’s A Sling Thing we are on a mission to bring you the best baby carriers to hire, try and buy, and we have recently added the lovely and affordable Storchenwiege Baby Carrier to our collection for all three, rental, retail and Try Before You Buy.
This carrier is one that we have fitted to so many parents in local library settings where it has proved hugely popular, especially with parents of newborn and younger babies who are looking for something that both fits perfectly now but has the potential to last long-term. These carriers are suitable from birth up to around 15 kg and can be used for front, hip and back carries.
Storchenwiege is a German family based company focusing on creating high-quality, safety tested woven wraps and carriers from woven wrap fabric. The Storchenwiege Baby Carrier is a half buckle carrier, with a buckled waistband and tie-around shoulder straps, that features many of the benefits of their lovely woven wraps. The panel, and, on most designs, the shoulder straps, are made from Storchenwiege’s soft, but supportive, wrap fabric. This molds beautifully around your baby’s body, using the woven wrap fabric’s diagonal elasticity to smoothly support them.
The panel is also height and width adjustable. The width at the base is set with a webbing strap, and the width at the top of the panel, and the panel height, are gathered using a toggle. These both mean that you can fine tune the size of the panel to fit your baby perfectly from newborn all the way to toddler, and offers a great deal of versatility compared to the limited settings offered by press studs. Even the hood, or head support, is adjustable and can be shortened and fitted around the baby’s head, and so can be secured to support one side of the head whilst leaving the face uncovered to allow you to see them and to encourage airflow.
The waistband’s buckled fastening allows you to quickly and easily secure the bottom of the panel before positioning your baby in the carrier, smoothing the soft panel up their back and tying the lightly padded straps around you and baby to ensure your perfect fit. Tie on straps allow you to easily change the carry moving from front to hip or back carry easily, and can be tied in a range of ways to ensure your comfort. They come with matching chest clips to prevent the straps from slipping off narrower shoulders in a back carry, or the straps could also be tied off through the shoulder straps “Tibetan Style” or in a range of other finishes. This versatility means that they suit a huge range of people of all shapes and sizes and can easily be fitted between different sizes and shapes of parents and carers who share a carrier. They are quick and simple to put on and pack down small so are easy to carry in a bag, car or pushchair in case you need it. Our retail and Try Before You Buy stock of Storchenwiege Baby carriers come with a handy carry and storage bag to keep them clean and dry too.
We love these beautiful, soft, versatile carriers as an option that can work from newborn right through to toddlerhood for all body types and shapes. Why don’t you give one a try?