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Introducing the Integra Baby

The Integra Baby carrier is an unstructured buckle carrier that took the baby carrying world by storm. It is extremely versatile, You can cinch the panel to carry your newborn  baby. Unstructured carriers, are great for people who don’t like the added bulk of a structured waistband.

It’s not just us that loves them, you do too. Integra Baby Carriers won the Mumii.co.uk 2018 Gold Award for Best Baby Carrier Brand.

Integra Baby: features and functionality

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Integra baby: experience, expertise, and ethics

Designed by Sarah Sadler, one of the UK’s most experienced baby carrying consultants and carrier designers, the Integra Baby buckle carrier comes in an incredibly extensive range of designs.  For example, there’s the block colours of the Essentials range; the gorgeous most fashionable and classic prints; a stunning woven wrap collaboration collection; Harris Tweed and linen versions; and finally, for hot weather carrying. the UV protective and lightweight solar version. Aren’t they just gorgeous?! 

Above all this, we love that Integra Baby have put the utmost care into making these carriers from sustainable resources. They use recycled paper for their manuals, ship with carbon neutral couriers, and ensure the highest standards in their production. In a similar vein, they also ensure fair working conditions to its staff, supporting them through parenthood and family life. Consequently, their commitment to the natural and working environment makes them an excellent ethical choice.

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Super cool, compact Integra Baby solar

Integra Baby's simple sizing

Integra Baby carriers come in 3 sizes. 

Firstly, size 1: suitable from newborn (from 7.5 lb) until around 2 years of age. 

Secondly, size 2: suitable from around 18 months to 3.5 years.

Finally, size 3,  often known as the preschool size, fits from around 3 years to 5 years (and beyond!). 

These carriers can see you from birth all the way through your carrying journey

Layered: All three sizes of Integra Baby Carriers showing the size increase.

Unstructured versatility

You can shorten the panel length by using the extra length for a deeper apron fold. In order to do this, place the waistband higher on your body than where you’ll position your baby’s bottom. 

The shoulder straps have lovely light padding for added comfort, without adding bulk. The fabric is both sturdy and supportive, yet also soft and moldable around your precious child’s body. 

Find out more about unstructured and structured buckles carriers in our All about buckle carriers article.

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Cinching the panel for newborn sizing
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Waistband positioning adjusts panel length
Optional neck support

The hood has an additional curved top.  So, when clipped to the right height at the back of the neck it can support the neck and head of a young or feeding baby. Additionally, it adds an aesthetically pleasing curve to the top line of the carrier- simple and elegant

Keep track of that strap

Never again will you lose an accessory strap because  the waistband has a little loop that’s perfect for clipping your accessory strap through when not in use. This nifty feature is tiny, but nevertheless very handy!

You can use the accessory strap to cinch the panel, and it also doubles as an optional chest strap during back carries.

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The curved top of the hood offers additional neck support.
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The accessory strap doubles as chest strap and panel adjuster.

Crossing straps in an Integra Baby carrier

This video demonstrates how to effectively tighten shoulder straps on the Integra Baby carrier.

Front carry with a newborn

This video shows how to use the Integra Baby carrier in a front carry with a newborn baby.

Dual adjust buckles for ease and comfort

The addition of dual adjust buckles makes it easier to tighten the Integra Baby.  You can pull either forwards or backwards; whichever direction is easiest and most natural to you. As a result, the carrier is more usable by people with strength, flexibility, and joint issues.

May, over at The Wrapping Years, wrote a beautiful review with gorgeous pictures of our rental Integra Baie Portobello Size 3 

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So, how can I try the Integra Baby carrier?

We have Integra Baby Carriers in sizes 1, 2, and 3 available to hire from our online sling library. Simply search “Integra” in our rental catalogue to find all currently available carriers.

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