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Buckle Carriers

We currently stock the following Buckle Carriers:
(click on the brown text for more details)

Toddler size carriers are available for the above

About Buckle Carriers

Buckle carriers are usually referred to as Soft Structured Carriers (SSCs). Like the mei tai, this type of carrier has a rectangular fabric panel with waist straps and shoulder straps. The difference with the SSC is that the straps are attached using heavy duty buckles instead of being tied on. The waistband is also normally wider and more structured in appearance than that of the mei tai. With a SSC you can carry your baby on your front or back. The Beco Gemini, Ergo and Huckepack carriers also allow a hip position to be used. These carriers are often chosen for being quick and easy to use. Some SSCs are suitable from birth whilst others are only suitable from approx 4 months.

For more detailed information on SSCs, please see our "Sling Advice" section. Or if you would like us to suggest an appropriate carrier to take a look at, just email us with your child's age and any other information you think might be useful and we will point you in the right direction.


 

Connecta - Lightweight and suitable from birth without an insert

Age Standard size: Birth 18 Months
Toddler Size: 18 Months to 3 yrs
Positions Front, back and hip
Crossing of Straps Yes
Breastfeeding possible Yes
Safety EN13209-2 Soft Carriers Certified
Locking buckles no
Cost €92/€102 (Standard/Toddler)

One of the only buckle carriers that is suitable from birth without requiring an insert.

It is possible to cross the straps behind your back with this carier which is particualry useful for those with a petite frame. Crossing straps helps the straps feel particularly secure on your shoulders.

All Connectas are weight tested up to at least 45lb (the latest Standard version which we have in stock is weight tested up to 52lb/25kg).

Solar Connectas (available in Standard Size - Khaki and Cream) are made from a sun-protective fabric which blocks 95- 99% of the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays. It is highly breathable and non-irritating, even to sensitive skin with moisture being wicked away. Connecta Solar is designed to keep your baby cool in the heat of summer as well as offering protection from the sun. Ideal for the hot weather.

Standard Size Connecta:

Please email us for details of our Standard Size Connectas - very limited stock!

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Toddler Size Connecta:

Black (Toddler) Latte (Toddler)
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Tula Standard and Toddler (the original Tula carriers)

Age Standard: Birth to two yrs
Toddler: Two yrs to 4 yrs
Insert Seperate insert is required for the Standard from 0-4 months (sold seperately)
Positions Front, back
Crossing of Straps No
Breastfeeding possible Yes
Safety EN13209-2 Soft Carriers Certified
Locking buckles no
Cost €125/ €135 (Standard/Toddler)

Standard Tula: 3.2kg - 20.4kg (can be used from 3.5kg with Infant Insert). Toddler Tula: 11.34kg - 27.2kg

Key Features:

  • Suitable for front and back carry
  • Pocket on waistband for additional storage
  • Hood to support baby's head
  • Shoulder straps extend
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Machine Washable
  • Made in Poland and Mexico
  • Safety testing complies with EN13209-2

Tula Urbanista (Standard and Toddler) Tula Arrows (Toddler only)
Tula Cloudy (Standard and Toddler) Tula Daydreamer Winter Solstace (Standard only)
Tula So Jelly (Standard Only)

Tula Incognito (Standard only) Zebras look purple in the picture but are actually black and white:)


Tula Blue Zigzag (Toddler Only) Tula Everest (Standard Only)
Tula Arbol (Toddler only) Tula Fletcher (Standard and Toddler)

 

 

Free to grow extensions ( grey brown and black)

Additional extensions that make the carrier base wider - Attaches to standard carrier to allow use with toddler (please ask for the navy ones which are not on the button below)

The infant insert converts the standard carrier for use with babies from newborn. Please note that the infant inserts are listed on the Toddler Button below (2nd button down) and are available in Black or Grey.

 

Standard Size:

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Tula Free To Grow

The New Tula Free to Grow carriers are now available. They are similar to the popular original carrier but with an adjustable width and height so no insert is needed. (See video below)

Well worth considering for a young baby, but for an older baby (8 months plus) it is still worth considering the original standard Tula as it is available at a lower cost.
Age Birth to two yrs
Insert No insert Required
Positions Front, back
Crossing of Straps No
Breastfeeding possible Yes
Safety EN13209-2 Soft Carriers Certified
Locking buckles no
Cost €159.90 (Free Postage!!)
Weight 3.2kg - 20.4kg

 

Key Features:

  • Suitable for front and back carry
  • Pocket on waistband for additional storage
  • Hood to support baby's head
  • Variable width and height settings
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Machine Washable
  • Made in India
  • Safety testing complies with EN13209-2
Doodle Discover
Blossom Indigo

 

 

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Beco Toddler Carriers

Age 18 Months to approx 3 yrs
Positions Front, back and hip
Crossing of Straps Yes
Breastfeeding possible Yes
Safety EN13209-2 Soft Carriers Certified
Locking buckles Yes
Cost €140 (special introductory price)

 

The Beco Todddler is the Soleil's BIG BROTHER. Designed like the Beco Soleil, the Toddler is a generous carrier specifically designed to carry toddlers and pre-school children, aged 18 months plus (20 - 60 lbs). The carrier has PFAs (Perfect Fit Adjusters), a 18" x 19.5" body to provide support for even the sleepiest toddler and a built-in pocket on the waist belt for all your necessities.

The Beco Toddler comes complete with snap-on hood and a zip-close storage bag and fits all parents/carers from Small to XXL.

 

Beco Toddler Scribble Beco Arrows Toddler
Beco Toddler Twilight Becco Toddler Sail

 

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