STAGE 2: Our Stage 2 carrier (9 months+) is designed to be used in a front or back carry position. The shortening zip inside the pocket enables you to adjust the height setting as your toddler grows.
Both are made from breathable and UV resistant organic hemp fabric, perfect for warmer climates.
We always talk about the NINO period in babywearing, which stands for 9 months in, 9 months out. It’s probably the most important stage for emotional development, when your baby needs to feel the safety of being against their mamas chest and held closely in their arms. Your baby is also still learning to regulate their own body temperature and often goes through periods of being overstimulated and struggling to fall asleep because of this. Our Stage 1 is made from a lighter and much more breathable hemp fabric and creates more of a hugging feeling around baby, which mimics the feeling of being held snugly in the womb and helps to calm them down so they can fall asleep.
The Stage 2 is made from a cotton canvas and hemp blend, still more breathable than any other fabric of that thickness but less soft and breathable than a Stage 1. It’s a bigger carrier in general, and designed with a more emotionally mature baby / toddler in mind. We have lots of Moms after second hand Stage 1’s so it shouldn’t be difficult to sell to fund a Stage 2, even if it’s just a few months later.
Remember – your baby will double their birth weight within the first 6 months of life, after this weight gain slows down dramatically. So if your baby was born at 3.5kgs, they should reach approx 7kgs by 6 months, but it doesn’t mean they’ll weigh 14kgs by 12 months.
STAGE 2: 9 months+ (max 20kgs)
Are your baby carriers ergonomic and do they comply to the standards of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute for new born hip development?
“Until 200 years ago all babies were carried on their moms and dad, in slings and carriers. Most babies love to be carried and those who spend a lot of time in a sling or carrier around their parents’ bodies tend to cry less than those who don’t. By keeping your baby close to you, you will provide him with physical contact, security, stimulation and movement, which are all excellent conditions for his development.” Read Meg’s full article here.