When can I wear my child on my back in my carrier?

Often we are asked by clients if they can wear their child on their back using their carrier, wrap or sling.   This week we have devised a handy chart for you to check when you can wear your child on your back.

N.B.  It is important to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions in all of these carriers as specific carriers can have instructions and recommendations that differ from others.

Our consultants are all trained and insured to help you learn how to put your baby on your back in your carrier, wrap or sling.  Contact our consultants here to book a carrier fitting or a babywearing consultation. Check out our tip on how to get your baby on your back in a carrier.
Always make sure your baby is safe in a back carry!

N.B. Please remember that Babywearing is not a one-size fits all approach and this chart is merely a starting point. If you want to find out more information about your specific Babywearing needs, please contact one of our insured and qualified consultants.

TYPE RECOMMENDATION
Woven Wrap From birth (in the case of full-term infants).  Please note, this is a learned skill so please seek supervision from an Approved Consultant.
Ring Sling Not recommended (possible for a walking child and an experienced wearer for short periods)
Meh Dai (ie. Hoptye, Fly Tai, Didytai) When your child is able to sit unsupported (ie. no propping)
Full Buckle Carrier (ie. Kokadi Flip, Fidella Fusion) When your child is able to sit unsupported (ie. no propping)
Half Buckle Carrier (ie. Kokadi Tai Tai, Hoppediz Bondolino) When your child is able to sit unsupported (ie. no propping)
Hybrid Carrier (ie. Emeibaby) When your child is able to sit unsupported (ie. no propping)
Waistless Buckle Carrier (ie. Kokadi or Fidella) When your child is walking.