Based on a traditional Japanese way of carrying, the Onbuhimo has become an extremely popular type of baby carrier. With comfy shoulder straps but no waist band, Onbuhimo are ideal for during pregnancy or for those who prefer not to have a waist band.
Wearing an Onbuhimo is like giving a hands-free piggyback!
Why choose an Onbuhimo rather than a buckle carrier?
Ideal for pregnancy
No 'muffin top' or tummy rolls from a waist band squishing your middle
More compact than a regular buckle carrier to carry round with you.
Onbuhimo can be very reasonably priced.
Generally worn with a toddler who can help put it on by sitting on a chair or standing.
How different does it feel?
The weight is on your shoulders rather than spread between your waist or hips and shoulders.
For some people, an Onbuhimo is really comfy. For others it can put too much strain on their neck or shoulders.
It is important to get the adjustment right so it fits well - see tips below from Raising Ziggy.
Your child's legs go through the shoulder straps, rather than out the side of the back panel.
We stock a range of Onbuhimo, which is developing all the time! At present we have the following brands you can check out:
- Lenny Lamb - standard and toddler size
- Soul Slings - cotton, jacquard, linen