Stage 1: newborn-14 months

Step out into the world again with confidence, freedom and style. The Ubuntu Baba Stage 1 carrier is designed to help you meet the needs of your growing baby quickly and easily.

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 wore my carrier at a flea market on Saturday and she was very comfy, I breastfed her inside too and she fell asleep! Very happy with my carrier! Thanks!
Joy Terry
My newborn and I both love this carrier. It’s super comfy, and puts her right to sleep, even when all else fails. Has been great for walks, cooking, and spending time with my older son.
Nicolette Rosin
Can't imagine life without my Ubuntu, best thing we ever bought for baby and makes life so much easier. Comfy for me to wear and baby loves it. I use it every day even when just at home and when we go out.
Melissa de la Croix
This is the perfect carrier for us! We enjoy going for long walks with it, and it's ideal for shopping and in and about the house. Great quality, not a stitch out of place!
Irene Le Roux
So suicide hour turned into pleasure hour as little Ethan was UbuntuBaba'd... he slept for 3 hours solid! Love it! I even got the chance to watch Dora the Explorer with my daughter for the first time in two months. Lifesaver!
Leanne Fairweather
We went for a long afternoon stroll and I was so comfortable! I actually feel like it improves my posture. Bubs slept the whole way and I could spend some special time with my big boy.
Didi Pringle
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
It's the greatest gift I have ever bought myself as a Mommy. This baby carrier allows you to bond with baby while having both hands free (a massive bonus as a Mom)! I can hold my Hannah for long periods of time and she falls asleep almost immediately (in baby time). The fabric is amazing and it's so simple and quick to put on. I wish every Mom could own one.
Candice Erasmus
Love my Ubuntu Baba. It’s very comfortable and the only carrier my son likes! He gets hot very quickly and the Ubuntu Baba carrier works perfectly.
Lorica Potgieter Schonken
We struggled for a while to find a carrier that was both easy for me to use, breathable as we live in a very hot area and comfortable for our little girl. It is by far the comfiest carrier we have used and they provided wonderful service and advice to make sure we had a comfy fit!
Laura Bachinger Ritchie
It's perfect value for money. I'm enjoying it. Nice and light weight. I used it a lot while out and about during the festive season.
Nwabisa Magxarha Sishuba
Had my first outing to the shops today wearing my 1 month old in my Ubuntu Baba carrier. What a pleasure! So easy to put on and she just snoozed comfortably while I cruised easily around the the shops.
Emma Brokensha
This is the most comfortable and easy-to-use carrier I've ever tried. I even prefer it to the wrap, which I absolutely loved when my little Isabella was first born. Isabella is also very comfy and I can actually feel a sigh of relief from her when she’s put in the carrier.
Lisa Ferraz
After trying many baby carriers I can honestly say that I love my Ubuntu Baba carrier. I use it every day. Whether it be around the house with my teething baby or it be while shopping for groceries. It is so comfortable! I could wear it for hours.
Pascale Cunningham
Not only has it saved me from mild post natal depression, it also seems to be one of my sons favorite places to be! You can sense the time and effort put into making this and I love the feel of the fabric and it seems to be padded in all the right places. Feeling grateful, blessed and so much more able to go out into the world!
Stefanie Schoeman
After several attempts with different slings, wraps and carriers, this is the only one my 5 month old enjoys. It’s super comfy for both of us and the service was outstanding, thank you!
Claire Miles


Made with breathable and UV resistant organic hemp fabric to keep your baby cooler on those warm summer days. (Our best seller!)

  • Stage 1 Grey


    16 in stock. Delivery in 2-3 days.

  • Stage 1 Sage


    Only 9 left! Delivery in 2-3 days.

  • Stage 1 Navy


    23 in stock. Delivery in 2-3 days.


Made with a combination of imported handwoven cotton on the outside and  our classic organic hemp fabric on the inside. 10% of these carrier sales go towards our Ubuntu Baba Happiness Fund.

  • Stage 1 – Girasol Silverlining Rosé


    Available on backorder. Delivery in 7-10 days.

  • Stage 1 – Girasol Silverlining Azul


    Only 3 left! Delivery in 2-3 days.