Why we love it: We love the Connecta. I used one with my son for over 6 months - which is a long time for one sling for someone who has over 100 slings to choose from! Connectas have a very simple design, not unlike a mei tai with buckles on the end of the straps. There is no padding anywhere on the sling or straps, which means that it suits a large range of baby and wearer sizes.
The straps can be worn backpack style or crossed over. It reverses to plain brown and you can even rethread the buckles so they are easy to adjust no matter which way round you wear it. It has a flat hood that folds into the carrier itself. It also features a removable chest strap which can also be used around the base of the body of the carrier to make it thinner for smaller babies. Very clever!
Lightweight and easy to fold to store in the car, in a bag or under your pram. We love how easy the Connecta is. This one is a wrap conversion made with a Firespiral cotton wrap.
We love Connectas so much, we sell them too!
Ideal for: newborns, younger babies, older babies
Suitable for: suits all sizes of people
Carries: ideal for front carries and back carries, also possibly hip carries
Special features: accessory strap that can be used to narrow the base of the carrier, crossable shoulder straps
Body panel: no padding, gently contoured at top
Width of main panel: approx. 35 cm / 14 inches
Length of main panel: approx. 45 cm / 17 inches
Waist: no padding, two way adjustable waist belt
Minimum waist setting: approx. 42 cm / 16 inches
Maximum waist setting: approx. 144 cm / 56 inches
Shoulder straps: light padding for 36 cm/ 14 inches, can be worn back pack style or crossed
Minimum shoulder strap setting: approx. 50 cm / 20 inches
Maximum shoulder strap setting: approx. 108 cm / 42 inches
Hood: flat hood that folds away into the carrier itself
Chest strap: separate accessory strap that can be used as a chest strap or to narrow base of carrier
Reversible: yes, to plain black
Manufacturer's weight guidelines: 3.5kg - 24kg / 7.5lb - 53lb
Cost New: approx.£62
Deposit:£40 (waivered if you are a member)
How to Rent
This carrier is available to rent!
These are the steps needed to rent this carrier:
1) select a type of hire
2) select a hire period
3) choose a date from the calendar for the start of your hire
4) select a method of picking the sling up
5) select a method of returning the sling
6) click 'add to shopping basket'
This rental will now be added to your shopping basket and when you have finished shopping and are ready to check out, you will be asked to pay the rental fee.
If you select an option where you collect it from us in person, please check our event calendar to double check we are planning to be where you expect us to be.
If you have selected a postal loan, the rental period will be extended by 2 days to allow for postage so you should have as close as possible to the full amount of time selected to use the sling (dependent on postage selected and when weekends fall). For example, if you pick one
week's postal hire, the sling will be due back 9 days after the start of your loan.
You will be expected to pay a refundable deposit when you pick up the carrier (unless you are a member). If you have asked for the carrier to be posted out to you, then we will email you to request payment of the deposit on the day it is due to be posted to you.
Please check out our rental frequently asked questions (under the 'rent' menu heading) if you have any questions. If your question is not answered there, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.
Babywearing has been practiced throughout the world for centuries and is extremely safe when done correctly.
Your child's safety is your responsibility. Please check yourself and your baby against the TICKS rules for safe babywearing every time you carry your baby, no matter what you carry them in.
You must always read all safety, use and care instructions prior to using this (or any) sling or carrier. Slings and carriers must only be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
If you are unsure about any aspect of using this sling, please stop using it immediately and contact us.