Which Soft Structured Carrier is Right for Me?
What is a Bairn baby to toddler carrier?
Featuring ethically made Oscha fabric, the Bairn is our traditional full-buckle carrier. It is quick, simple and lightweight. The Bairn features a padded waistband and shoulder straps that mould to your body to give you comfy carries from newborn to 2.5 years, while the unique Slider-Cinch waistband means no newborn insert is needed.
✔ Ergonomic Position
✔ Comfy padded waistband
✔ Simple & secure buckles
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Bairn Key Features
Lightweight and Easy to Use
Weighing only around 630g (1lb 6oz), the Bairn is easy to have in your bag for whenever you need it. It is also very simple and fast to put on, 3 clicks and you’re on your way!
The Slider-Cinch waistband enables you to adjust the carrier to fit from the newborn stage all the way to toddlerhood. It allows for quick adjustments, even as your little one sits in the carrier, no need to fiddle with snaps, buckles or zips!
Padded Shoulder Straps & Waistband
The shoulder and waist feature lightweight, flexible padding that moulds to your body – no more thick, unwieldy carriers!
Crossed or Rucksack Style Straps
For super comfortably front carries the Bairn has been designed so you can cross the straps at your back for even weight distribution. It also comes with a Chest Clip if you prefer straight (rucksack style) straps and the Clip is also great for a more comfortably back carry.
The hood is handy to support baby’s head when they fall asleep. It is made in the same soft, beautiful fabrics as the carrier.
Colour Matched Webbing & Webbing Tidies
Webbing is matched with the woven sling fabric, unlike most buckle carriers, this adds to the aesthetics. You can also find small elastic loops at the end of the webbing so you can roll it and secure with the loops to tidy it away.
The Bairn ensures an optimal hip position for your little one. It will hold your child in the ‘M’ position, supporting from knee-pit to knee-pit. Using the Slider-Cinch waistband you can adjust the body panel for the perfect width for tiny babies or bigger kids.
✔ Suitable until 2.5 years
✔ Front & Back Carries
✔ No newborn insert needed
✔ Padded waistband & shoulder straps
✔ All buckle attachments
✔ Dual adjuster buckle waistband
✔ Suitable for breastfeeding in
If you are looking for just one simple to use carrier to last throughout your carrying journey this is the perfect choice for you. Available from £106 (ex. VAT) the simple design of the Bairn also makes it the cheapest of our carriers.
You can easily use the Bairn to lend a support during nursing, check out the video below.
Always ensure your baby’s head is supported by your hand during nursing, not the fabric of the carrier so that they can latch on and off freely. Ensure their nose is free and clear without any fabric, clothing or breast tissue over their airway. Always return your baby to the full upright position after breastfeeding.
Bairn Carrier Measurements
✔ Body panel (excl. waistband): 16.5″/42cm wide x 20″/51cm tall. The panel width can be cinched down to 8.5″/21cm.
✔ Waistband: adjustable from 24″/61cm to 54″/137cm. Padded length is 23.5″/60cm, width is 3.5″/9cm.
✔ Shoulder straps: Shortest length for shoulder 23.5″/60cm, longest length is 51″/130cm. Padded length is 16″/40cm, width is 3″/7cm.
Strap protectors fasten around the shoulder straps to protect them from little mouths and extend the life of your carrier. These are sold separately.
What is a Full Buckle Carrier?
A Full Buckle Carrier typically has a waist belt and shoulder straps with buckles to secure each section and a ‘body panel’ to seat your baby in. There is often a ‘chest strap’, which is either used to draw the straps together at your back when carrying your baby on your front, or used across your upper chest if you are carrying your baby on your back.
Why Choose Oscha?
Founded by mum Zoe, Oscha began when her love for wrapping became a day to day life-saver after her twin boys were born just 16 months after her daughter. With a passion for slings and for design, Zoe’s vision of a wrap company which offers parents elegant, colourful baby carriers quickly became a reality. Zoe and the Oscha team continue to design unique woven patterns and use innovative weaving techniques to make baby carrying a beautiful and comfortable experience for all. Read the full Oscha Story.
Oscha is a carbon-neutral company and our baby carriers are made with zero-waste. Our fabrics are woven in the British Isles from responsibly sourced yarns before they are lovingly handcrafted into slings in our solar-powered Scottish workshop. Plus, each sling sold contributes to our growing Oscha grove which is helping to reforest the Scottish Highlands. Read more about our ethics.