Q: I'm new. It's overwhelming. Where do I start?
A: If this is your first foray into babywearing, it'd help to know the differences in each type of carrier that JumpSac Baby is offering, before you purchase your first carrier suitable with your baby's age and the kind of activity you will commence using the carrier. For easy reference, we're gonna suggest suitable carriers based on your babies age.
Preemies / Newborn / Small Babies
For preemies, newborns and small babies, it would make sense to choose a baby sling / carrier that moulds nicely and snugly to the baby's body but still strong enough to carry the baby's weight. A non-structured, 'fabric-based' carrier would be perfect to assume this goal. And since you'd generally be more careful with newborns and small babies, not carrying out any activities which are too adventurous / dangerous, wearing your baby in a one-shoulder carrier would be fine, since your baby it still small, and the baby's weight is still very much bearable.
So, a suitable sling or carrier for preemies, newborn and small babies is: the JumpSac ring sling.
Reason: it is 'fabric-based' and can be adjusted nice and snug around the baby's body.
Before purchasing, we suggest that you take a look at the Ring Sling Wearing Instructions. If you follow the instructions closely, you'd see that it's actually easy to wear your baby. Of course there'll be a little learning curve. But with some practice you'd be mastering this ancient babywearing art in no time!
And when you're ready to make that purchase, head over to the Sizing section first, to determine your size. Yes, even though the ring sling is adjustable, we still make them in sizes. This is to make sure the tail of the sling would land just nicely on your thigh. But if you like them any other way (shorter or longer), size up (or down) accordingly.
So you've got your size. What now? It's finally time to head over to the Shop and start choosing your JumpSac ring sling. Now, which sling is for you? Yeah, the vast sea of ring slings at the Shop can be overwhelming. We suggest that you head over to 'What's Your Sac?' article for guide on choosing the right JumpSac Ring Sling for you.
Heavy babies /Toddlers
For heavy babies and toddlers,the JumpSac ring slings would still be fine. However, since your baby is now heavier, you might not be able to wear for long hours using the ring sling (as it is a one-shoulder carrier). You might want to upgrade to a two-shoulder carrier for better weight distribution, if you'd like to carry out more adventurous activities like hiking of if you're traveling on foot on long hours. You might also want to start assuming the back-carry position for the feel of weightlessness (although front carry would still be fine at this stage). Thus, you'd need a carrier that has more body / structure to it.
So, a suitable carrier for heavy babies and toddlers are either the JumpSac Mei Tai or the JumpSac Orbit carrier, depending on your preference. JumpSac Mei Tai fastens by 4 long straps, and JumpSac Orbit fastens by buckles.
Reason: they are 'two-shouldered' carrier, and structured / well padded to support the weight of heavier babies / toddlers.
Toddlers / Really Heavy Toddlers
For toddlers and really heavy toddlers, you might not want to use the JumpSac ring slings for more than 1 hour, as it would be straining your shoulder (since it is a one-shoulder carrier). So, you'd already want a two-shoulder carrier. And since your toddler would probably already be tall, you might now want to just back-carry your toddler (as opposed to front carrying) so that your view wouldn't be blocked. And since toddler are usually more wriggly and have an agenda of their own ;), it makes sense to get a two-shouldered carrier which is really fast to put on.
So, a suitable carrier for toddlers and really heavy toddlers is definitely the JumpSac Orbit carrier.
JumpSac Orbit fastens by buckles .
Reason: they are 'two-shouldered' carrier, and structured / well padded to support the weight of heavier toddlers. Plus, it fastens by buckles which shortens the time to get your toddler into the carrier ;)
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