The Stage 1

NEWBORN TO 14 MONTHS

Step out into the world again with confidence, freedom and style. Made from breathable organic hemp fabric and designed to help you meet the needs of your newborn baby quickly and easily.

STAGE 1 BLUSH (LIMITED STOCK!)
R1,390

STAGE 1 GREY
R1,390

STAGE 1 SAGE
R1,390

STAGE 1 NAVY
R1,390

STAGE 1 CARRIER + TEETHING PADS
R1,590

LIMITED EDITION ALPENGLOW
R2,190

LIMITED EDITION SILVERLINING
R2,190

It was important for me to find a carrier that offers not only the best ergonomics for baby, but also the best support for my back. I asked for advice on the NINO Babywearing Facebook group and Ubuntu Baba came highly recommended. I could not be happier!
Giselle Soares
Best service ever! LOVE LOVE LOVE my carrier! Thank you Ubuntu Baba! I’ve been meaning to let you know that it's been such a pleasure wearing this that even my little Olivia had to give you a smile!
Michelle Mareë
I love the carrier! What a pleasure on the back and my little loves it. I took it for a final test run on the beach this morning along with my preschooler and it worked a charm.
Zani Lamb

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

We offer free shipping nationwide and will deliver your carrier to your door within 2-3 working days. Please allow an extra 2-5 working days for farms or outlying areas.

WHAT IF MY BABY DOESN’T LIKE IT?

We offer a 30 day money back guarantee, provided the product is returned in ‘as new’ condition. Email us on info@ubuntubaba.com and we will arrange collection.

DO YOU OFFER A QUALITY GUARANTEE?

Our carriers come with a lifetime guarantee on all stitching and workmanship.

WHAT MAKES YOUR STAGE 1 BABY CARRIER UNIQUE?

Suitable from newborn to 14 months (max 12kgs), our Stage 1 is light, breathable and easy to use. The softly padded waistband provides extra support for the postpartum body and is very gentle on c-section healing.

WHY HEMP?

Hemp is UV resistant and a great temperature conductor, keeping your baby cool in hot weather and snuggly and warm during the winter months. Hemp fabric “wears in, not out” so your carrier gets softer and comfier, the more it’s worn. The farming of hemp also offers significant benefits for the economic and environmental sustainability of our planet as it grows rapidly and requires little water and no pesticides or herbicides.

CAN I WEAR MY BABY FACING OUTWARDS?

We do not recommend wearing your baby facing outwards in our Stage 1 carrier, as they have not been designed to support an outward facing position, but rather the ergonomic inward facing position that supports the natural flexed c-curve of a newborn baby’s spine.

HOW SOON CAN I USE YOUR CARRIER AFTER MY C-SECTION?

As soon as you feel comfortable and able to walk and hold your baby safely, you will be able to use your carrier. When wearing your newborn the waistband will be positioned around belly button height which is much higher up than your incision, so it shouldn’t place any pressure on your scar. As with anything medical, it’s always best to listen to your medical practitioner’s advice.

DO YOUR CARRIERS FIT ALL SHAPES AND SIZES?

Our carriers are very easy to adjust to fit all body types and sizes, with extra long straps that can be neatly tucked away at the length needed.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BREASTFEED IN YOUR STAGE 1 CARRIER?

It will take some practice, but yes! Please see our instructional video on how to breastfeed in our Stage 1 carrier.

CAN BABYWEARING HELP WITH GAS, COLIC OR REFLUX?

Absolutely. Keeping your baby upright after a feed has been attributed to decreasing the effects of reflux by helping to stop the acid refluxing and your baby vomiting. As soon as your baby has settled after a feed you can put them in the carrier which will keep them in an upright position. The simple natural movement of walking with your baby in a carrier will help calm and settle them.

WON’T I BE SPOILING MY BABY OR CREATING BAD HABITS IF I WEAR THEM FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME?

No, there is no such thing as spoiling your baby. Your baby needs as much love and physical touch as possible to help them feel comfortable in their new environment. This is what baby expert Meg Faure has to say on the subject:
“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.

WHERE ARE YOU CARRIERS MANUFACTURED?

Our factory is based in Retreat in Cape Town and we are proud to say that our products are all 100% South African manufactured.