Which Baby Carrier is best for me?
This is a very common question. Everybody’s body build, ache tolerance, budget, needs, preference and expectations of a baby carrier is different.
There is no specific brand or type to suit everyone but there will definitely be one best option for every individual. Be it the fit, the matching features to preference, the ease of use etc.
You can only find out after you have try it on yourself with the perfect adjustment!
Is a trial important?
Definitely! It is advisable to trial before any purchase so you can get a feel of the carrier you are eyeing on and understand whether the carrier matches your expectations.
We have seen too many parents spent thousands of dollars over non ergonomic carriers or options that are unsafe or can cause unnecessary aches.
Are there others ways to learn besides rental?
I am confused, there are too many options. Can you help?
Rentals of Carrier / Item
How long should I rent a carrier / item for?
Duration of rent is depending on your needs.
You can rent for a week or two or to take a risk to purchase directly and see whether baby fits well and wearer is comfortable.
Our minimum rental period is a week. Purpose is to ensure you get sufficient time to wear a carrier over long hours and over a few days to test out the supportiveness and fit.
Benefits of rental includes the reduction of chance having white elephants at home and it definitely will increases the confidence of wearer as professional guidance will be provided if you have any questions in the rental period.
If you are renting for holiday purpose, you have to count the day before and after your flight to give yourself enough buffer time for collection / return.
Are carriers/items that rented clean and safe for use?
Yes. Safety and Hygiene of carriers and items are our important quality assurance.
Each carrier and item is washed after every rental and that is also why we need 2-3 days in-between rents to let it fully dry and properly sanitised before handing over to the next rentee.
Is there a variety?
Do you sell brand new carriers / items after rent?
What are the brands for wraps/slings that are available for tryout so far?
Hana wrap, K'Tan wrap (Active, Breeze), Konny Baby wrap (Cotton, Mesh), Didymos wrap, Lillebaby Dragonfly wrap, JMPBB/Love Radius wrap, gathered shoulders Chimparoo Trek Air-O water sling, gathered shoulders Yaro woven Ringsling, pleated shoulders woven CareRing sling, The Birth Shop cotton sateen ringsling, Shijira woven ringsling, Kol Kol Meh Dai, Infantino Meh Dai, Mini Monkey Mini Sling.
Infant-friendly soft structured carriers:
Kol Kol Leela, Little Frog, Kokadi Flip Babysize, Emeibaby (half WC, full WC), Ergobaby (Omni Breeze, Omni 360 Cool Air, Adapt), Lillebaby (Serenity, All Seasons, Airflow), Chimparoo (Trek, Trek-Air-O woven, Evo), Babyroo (babysize), Kinderpack Koolnit (infant), Fidella Babysize, Tula Free-To-Grow (Canvas, Coast, Explore), Beco Gemini, Manduca XT, Buzzidil, LennyUp, Soul (Anoona, Aseema), Boba X.
Soft Structured Carriers which require an external / removable insert:
Ergobaby 360 (canvas, mesh), standard Tula (canvas, mesh), Boba 4G, Kol Kol standard, JPMBB/Love Radius.
Carriers that does not have insert & not suitable for Newborn:
Lennylamb standard, Connecta, Soul standard, Madame Goo Goo (non-adjustable & adjustable mesh), Lenka.
Tula (canvas), Boba X, Kinderpack Koolnit (standard, Preschooler), Manduca XT, Connecta, Beco Toddler, Madame Goo Goo mesh (adjustable), Kol Kol Carrier, Easyfeel, Isara, Lennylamb, Kokadi, Chimparoo Trek Air-O woven (with foot straps, toddler), Boba (with foot straps).
Brands listed here are not exhaustive and for your reference only. We increase our variety and number of each brand according to needs. If you want to try a brand not listed? Ask us privately in message.
Consultation & Fittings
Is trying on the spot in shops accurate?
Yes and no.
Yes because you can feel the material and roughly get an idea of whether the structure of carrier is what you are looking for.
No because baby may fuss on the spot and leave you wondering whether baby really is comfortable in the carrier you have chosen.
Most of the times baby fuss due to fear (first time in a carrier) and discomfort (diapers not changed, hungry, warm weather or incorrect positioning) rather than a direct answer to you that they are rejecting the carrier.
At times you may also be misled, even if baby sleeps on the spot in the carrier, it assures you really well. But after you buy it home, oh gosh, u have a hard time!
Of course, having a certified babywearing consultant to guide and explain to you the concepts and help you with adjustments is surely a plus point.
During rental, or after a purchase, you will be entitled to contact educator directly for lifetime support* of the best fit as child grows.
How much to hire a Babywearing Educator?
In regards to charges, kindly refer to our clear T&Cs at https://tinyurl.com/BCRSG-TNC
Can I try or rent the baby carriers during my pregnancy?
Pregnant is a good time to start learning and exploring. You do not need to buy or rent one right away but you can expand your scope of learning on the type of category, the differences of features/material/brands/adjustability and how it roughly feel with our weighted doll (about 5kg) for a gauge first. It is also the time to learn tips and keep that in mind before the after birth experience overwhelms you.
After you gave birth, fitting your newborn with the choices that has been narrowed down will be very beneficial ◡̈ That is also when you put Babywearing skills learnt iNYP practice. Be equipped beforehand can prevent confusion and reduce stress during post natal period.
Note: For special needs babies, please indicate medical condition at the time of booking so that we can assist you optimally.
Do I need to make an appointment before coming down?
Yes, please. We do not accept walk-ins and appointments are strictly according to available time slots at http://babycarriersrentalsg.setmore.com/
I cannot come down for fitting, can I opt for delivery?
Yes, delivery can be arranged right to your doorstep and it will be charged accordingly. We have a regular courier man to assist us in the efficiency of the delivery of rented items.
If I opt for courier, how would I know if I wore my child correctly?
Generally, if the carrier you chose has an official video link, it will be sent via private message upon request.
Otherwise, if you are unsure, you can seek advice by taking photos of how you wear your child from the front, side and back and privately message us through the Facebook or Instagram page. Online support will be in the package at no extra charge.
I prefer meeting educator face to face but I need to do my confinement at home. How to go about?
You may feel free to book our educator for a home visit in your cosy nest instead of coming to us in SengKang East Way. Charges may differ which you can read up the specifics in our T&Cs ◡̈
Is your consultant trained?
Yes, our consultant is trained by Germany’s leading babywearing school (Die Trageschule, Dresden - advanced course).
She is a mother of 3, a passionate babywearer more than 1.5 decade and is definitely well aware of your needs and struggles.
She focuses a lot on education as she strongly believes in empowering parents with confidence before selecting a suitable long term option.
She specialises in Slings & Soft Structured Carriers.
Where are you located?
We are located at SengKang East Way and self collection/return is right at our cosy home office.
Are you a Singapore Registered Company?
Yes, we are registered and is a known entity in ACRA.
I have more questions, who can I approach?
Feel free to privately message www.facebook.com/babycarriersrental... and rest assured your questions will be addressed.
Feel free to follow and connect with us in Instagram at www.instagram.com/babycarriersrentalsg too. We hope to assist you in every way we can.
The main purpose of this shop is to provide quality support. If in anyway we have failed to do so, please feedback to us and we will improve on that.