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 consider. 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.