SSC comparison photos

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Have you ever wondered how various soft structured carriers compare, and if your one year old (++) will still be supported knee to knee?
PAXfriend Tara sampled a few different carriers at her local babywearing meetup, and put together this little collage for us.

For reference, her daughter is 16months old, 23lbs and 36.7″ long (90th percentile in height).

**Tula pictured above is a Toddler sized Tula**

Now, this is only an EXAMPLE, not every baby or babywearer is going to fit a carrier in the exact same way. This pictorial is only to give you a basic idea.

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Although the Toddler Tula is a little big, really for Tara, it seems to be the better option for her tall one year old, if she is hoping to have a carrier for her little one to grow into!

Which carry do you love best for your little (or not so little) one?
When did you find they began to grow out of their Standard/baby sized SSC?

We would love to hear your thoughts!

Comment below, or send us a quick note to help@PAXbaby.com.

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*happy babywearing*

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Beco Gemini vs. Soleil Part 1:

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The Soleil is here, and boy, does it have people talking!

Everyone wants to know the dirt, so we are working on a few extra-special upcoming Beco blog posts dishing the goods on this brand new carrier.

Here’s a great chart that compares and contrasts PAXbaby.com‘s Beco Baby Carriers!

The Soleil versus the Gemini is a tough choice.

 It comes down to so much more than looks with this carrier, definitely weighing out the pros and cons is necessary. Wait, cons… what cons? haha

Things to consider:

How old is your baby?
How heavy is he/she?
Will this be your only carrier?
Will you be needing an infant insert?

If  you need some assistance deciding which buckle carrier will be perfect for your babywearing needs, feel free to email us!

help@PAXbaby.com


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*happy babywearing*

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ANGEL PACK vs. TULA

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Ever wish that you could compare two awesome PAXbaby.com carriers side by side BEFORE, purchasing to see which one would be the best fit for you and your little one?
Either way you are going to have a super-amazing wrap conversion carrier, but let’s break down the nitty gritty for everyone.
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Angel Pack versus.  Tula:

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  • Height of carrier from tip to waistband top
    Angel Pack = 18″  Tula = 15″
  • Depth of waistband at center
  • Angel Pack = 4 1/4″  Tula = 5
  • Maximum length of shoulder strap
  • Angel Pack  = 42″  Tula = 43″
  • Length of padded shoulder strap
    Angel Pack = 19″  Tula = 20″
  • Angel Pack = straight CROSSABLE shoulder straps
    Tula = curved FIXED strap straps

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  • Width of front panel at shoulder strap
  • Angel Pack = 15″  Tula = 16″
  • Width of front panel at waistband
    Angel Pack  = 12 1/4″  Tula = 12 1/4″
  • Waist strap cinches down to
    Angel Pack = 30″ Tula = 29″
  • Waist strap extends to
    Angel Pack = 52″  Tula = 53″
  • Width of shoulder straps                                                                                          Angel Pack= 3.3/4″thick                                                                                                                                       Tula= 3.5″ish thick

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Both of these buckle carriers are excellent choices for little ones from 8-35ish pounds! Angel Pack buckle carriers are manufactured in fair trade facilities in the Dominican Republic while Tula carriers are made in Poland and eventually in Mexico as well! Both crafted by expert textile workers, the quality of sewing on these carriers is excellent!
Supportive, long lasting, and lovely, the wrap conversion carriers compared here will be your reason to babywear EVERY SINGLE DAY!

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Soft-Structured Carrier Comparison Matrix

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Carrier Can it be used for newborns with no other modifications? What size wearer is it best for? What types of carries does it do? What type of head support does it offer for sleeping babies? Do the straps move for different carries? What is the upper weight limit of the carrier? What else do I need to know about this carrier?
Action Baby Carrier No—needs a receiving blanket or something to support newborn Average, plus-sized Front-facing in, back Attached sleeping hood Can cross straps across back for front carries, can move straps for hip carry 40lbs Lightweight body makes it IDEAL for hot climates!
Angelpack No—needs a receiving blanket or something to support newborn Petite, average Front-facing in, hip, back Removable sleeping hood Can cross straps across back for front carries, can move straps for hip carry 40lbs Lightweight body makes it IDEAL for hot climates!  Reversible to plain side so that wearer can change based on preferences.
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Butterfly 2
Yes! Petite, average, plus-sized Front-facing in, back Removable sleeping hood No 45lbs Customizable through Pimp My Carrier program or with a Cutie Cover slipcover!
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Gemini
Yes! Average, plus-sized Front-facing in, front-facing out, hip, back Flip-up headrest Can cross straps across back for front carries, can move straps for hip carry 35lbs Customizable through Pimp My Carrier program or with a Cutie Cover slipcover!
Ergo Classic No, requires a special heavily-padded insert which adds bulk and warmth Average Front-facing in, hip, back Non-removable sleeping hood Can move straps for hip carry 40lbs Front panel is much shorter than most other carriers, meaning that older/taller kiddos may not have as much back support.
Pikkolo Yes! Petite, average, plus-size Front-facing in, front-facing out, hip, back Attached sleeping hood Can cross straps across back for front carries, can move straps for hip carry 40lbs Standard waist belt is unpadded; optional waist support belt available for babies over about 15lbs.
Olives and Applesauce Yes! Petite, average, plus-size Front-facing in, back Attached sleeping hood Can cross straps across back for front carries 30lbs for the infant harness, 40lbs for the carrier Contoured straps mean that no chest belt is required for back carries!
Boba Only for babies 15lbs and up Petite, average, plus-size Front-facing in, back Removable sleeping hood No 45lbs Removable foot stirrups help provide extra leg support for children older than 2 years.
OhSnap! ONLY for babies that are at LEAST 6 months AND 15lbs. Average, plus-size Front-facing in, back Flip-down headrest Can cross straps across back for front carries 45lbs Carrier seat is much deeper than most other SSCs, allowing greater comfort for larger children.
Scootababy Only for babies 5 months and up Petite, average, plus-size Front-facing in (one shouldered), hip, back (one shouldered) None No 37lbs Dedicated hip carrier works for short-term back and front carries as well.

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Babyhawk standard Mai Tei VERSUS the new Oh Snap!

For those of you who have spent hours agonizing over this decision, here are some pictures to help you visualize the differences between the standard Babyhawk Mei Tai and the new Oh Snap! Soft Structured Carrier! Thank you to Becca for the great pix, and if you feel angsty and have to have that awesome peace sign fabric, we have it available for pre-order on the wonderful new Olives & Applesauce SSC!!!

Here is the Mai Tei on top of the Oh Snap! Note the wider & taller body of the Oh Snap! and the angle of the straps!

Babyhawk Mai Tei and Oh Snap! comparison

Babyhawk Mai Tei and Oh Snap! comparison

Back carry with the Oh Snap! & 40 pound 2 1/2 year old!

Back carry with the Oh Snap!

Back carry with the Oh Snap!

Front carry with the Oh Snap! & 17 pound 8 month old!

Oh Snap! front carry

Oh Snap! front carry