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What is a Nook carrier?
The Nook is our luxurious and innovative full buckle carrier. Filled with clever design features, it gives you the simplicity of a buckle carrier as well as the elegance and extreme comfort of a woven sling. This is why we call the Nook the ultimate luxury buckle carrier.
Made from our ethically crafted fabrics, it includes a number of unique features you won’t find anywhere else. It is suitable for front and back carries and comes in 2 sizes – the Encompass for babies to toddlers, and the Evolve for toddlers to preschoolers.
✔ Ergonomic Position
✔ Strata-linea® padded, buckle waistband
✔ Unique Continuum buckle straps
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Padded & contoured, the Continuum Straps mimic the support of a woven wrap carry by forming a continuous loop around your shoulders and under your little one’s bum for even and comfortable weight distribution when carrying on the front or back.
The padding is soft and mouldable so it moulds to your body without any stiffness, it also makes for a very lightweight carrier.
Fabric covers for the shoulder strap buckles hide them for a streamlined look and to prevent digging.
These allow you to alter the dimensions of the carrier so it will fit your child as they grow, giving you the perfect fit whatever their age. It also means you won’t require a newborn insert.
This unique waistband is gently padded and beautifully contoured with rows of quilt stitching. It prevents digging in at the waist, which you will find in regular baby carriers from webbing and buckles.
The Nook 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.
Fabric Chest Strap
The Nook comes with a luxurious matching fabric chest strap. These are usually made from webbing and the woven fabric adds a touch of class as well as softness. It also has a tongue behind the buckle to prevent digging.
Lightweight & Easy to Carry
Weighing only around 640g (1lb 8oz), the Nook is easy to pop in your bag for whenever you need it.
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 hood is handy to support baby’s head when they fall asleep. It is made in the same soft, beautiful fabrics as the carrier and can be easily poppered on or off. Each side can also be cinched to fit around your baby.
✔ Encompass: up to 2.5 years
Evolve: up to 6 years
✔ Front & Back Carries
✔ No newborn insert needed
✔ Strata-linea® waistband & padded shoulders
✔ Continuum Straps
✔ All buckle straps
✔ Suitable for breastfeeding in
Discover the Perfect Size for You
Our Nook carrier comes in two sizes – the Encompass and the Evolve. The Nook Encompass is suitable from newborn through to about 2.5 years. The Evolve will fit your child from about 2 – 6 years old. You can read more about each size below.
Nook Encompass: One carrier for newborn to toddler
The only carrier you need from newborn to 2.5 years.
If you are looking for just one carrier to last throughout your carrying journey this is the perfect choice for you.
The only carrier you will need from newborn through to about 2.5 years, the Nook Encompass is the ultimate baby to toddler carrier. An in-built cinch means the width of the carrier can be easily adjusted to suit your little one as they grow.
An in-built cinch makes this carrier suitable for newborns, and allows it to extend to fit a toddler with no extra parts or inserts.
Soft & Mouldable
Malleable and soft, our UK woven fabric means our carrier is able to mould to your little ones body to give support without any uncomfortable, structured elements.
Nook Encompass Carrier Measurements
✔ Body panel height of 17″ / 43 cm (from top of waistband).
✔ Body panel width at bottom 16.5″ / 42 cm.
✔ Shoulder strap padding 13″ / 32.5 cm.
✔ Width can be cinched in to approx. 11”/ 29.5cm.
✔ Height can be adjusted to suit.
✔ Waistband: adjustable from 26″ / 66cm to 54″ / 137cm.
Nook Evolve: Designed to grow with your toddler
The ultimate Preschooler carrier, suitable from 2-6 years
The Nook Evolve had been designed to grow with your little one as they move from toddlerhood to pre-schooler age; it will fit from about 2 – 6 years old. It is great for bigger kids with tired legs. It features two in-built cinches used to adjust the height and width of the body panel.
In-built cinches in the sides of the carrier allow you to reduce the height of the carrier to give your young toddler a safe and comfy carry.
In-built cinches above the Strata-linea waistband allow you to narrow the width of the panel to ensure your little one is knee-to-knee and in the optimum position for their size.
Nook Evolve Carrier Measurements
✔ Body panel height 21″ / 53.5 cm (from top of waistband).
✔ Body panel width at bottom 20″ / 51 cm.
✔ Shoulder strap padding 14.5″ / 37 cm.
✔ Width can be cinched to approx. 33cm.
✔ Height can be cinched to approx. 12” / 30.5cm from the top of the waist band.
✔ Waistband: adjustable from 26″ / 66cm to 54″ / 137cm.
Using the Nook
You can easily use the Nook to lend a support during nursing, check out the video below. Laurna is demonstrating with the Bairn Carrier but the same principles apply.
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.
Strap protectors fasten around the shoulder straps to protect them from little mouths and extend the life of your carrier. These are sold separately.
Looking for something a little simpler? Our Bairn carrier is a simplified version of the Nook which is available from £106 (ex. VAT). Learn more
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.