One downside to SSCs is that they can be trickier to fit both wearer and baby and may not fit as wide a size range of both wearer and child. Another downside is that while some SSCs do have features such as infant harnesses, inserts, or cinchable waists that make them newborn friendly, newborns will need to be worn “legs in” in most SSCs with some sort of pillow or rolled up blanket.
Brands(* means it is available in our lending library):
Action Baby Carrier (ABC): LX2 and Toddler
Angelpack: LX2 and Toddler
Babyhawk: Oh Snap!
Beco: Gemini, Soleil (soon to have a toddler size)
*Bjorn: One and *We
*Boba 4G (current style). Boba Air is also available – an ultra-lightweight, water friendly carrier
Catbird Baby: Pikkolo
Chimparoo: Trek and Multi 2.0
*Connecta: *Integra, Toddler, and Solarweave available
Emeibaby – standard and toddler sizes
*Ergo: Original, Organic, Performance, and 360
Kanga: available in J (approx. 4 months to 12-14 months), X2 (4 mos-18mos), XT (toddler-5y), and XTP (2y-6y)
*Kinderpack: available in infant, *standard, *toddler,and preschool sizes (also has plus sized straps option)
*Lillebaby: *Original, Organic, All Seasons, and Airflow
Olives and Applesauce (O&A)
Onya: Available in Cruiser, Outback, and Nextstep
Scootababy: For hip carries only, but probably the most comfortable one to do so in!
*Tula: available in *standard and toddler
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Pictures and retail prices (you may find them for less when looking around at various retailers and/or used on swaps).