PAXbaby Sling Exchange I’ve been fielding a lot of questions from moms completely stumped as to which Soft Structured Carrier would fit their bodies the best!  The truth is that EVERY body is shaped differently and will feel differently in a variety of carriers!  It is my job, as your personal babywearing guru, to help narrow down those options and help choose the BEST carrier for your needs!

PAXbaby’s Sling Exchange is the truly the most effective way to figure out which carrier is the PERFECT one, and our carrier rental program provides the opportunity to compare the carriers on your list head to head, to really discover which one fits more of your criteria! Choosing up to 3 carriers, allows you to make a careful, thoughtful decision, while not worrying about keeping the carriers in perfect condition!  When you jump in and buy a carrier without renting first, there is always the fear that you or your baby won’t LOVE the carrier, making it necessary to send it back to exchange for a different brand or style!  This can get pricey and stressful since the carrier needs to be returned in great condition!  However, when renting, we understand that spit up happens!  We want you to USE the carriers, and expect them to return back to PAXbaby headquarters needing a bath!

PAXbaby Boba PAXbaby BabyHawk Oh Snap

Now, for instance, at first glance, the Boba and the Oh Snap! seem very similar, but on further investigation, you will find that the BabyHawk Oh Snap! is recommended for babies OVER 1 year old and features a head rest, more useful while wearing a toddler!  The Boba, on the other hand, is also a “toddler carrier,” but caters to babies as little as 15 pounds!  The Boba comes with a detachable sleeping hood and removable stirrups!  If you are shopping for your toddler, how will you know which carrier would suit you both the best?  By renting both first to compare!!!!

PAXbaby Beco Butterfly II PAXbaby Gemini

The styles of Beco carriers are very confusing to new babywearers!  Which one to get?  Which one will be the MOST comfortable?  No one wants to choose the WRONG carrier, so renting both is an excellent idea!  The Beco Butterfly features the internal Y panel as well as the removable infant insert and sleeping hood, while the Gemini has fewer bells & whistles, but a more streamlined attitude with a head rest, and the ability to carry facing in or out, on the hip, or on your back!  How will you know which you will prefer?  By renting both to compare!

PAXbaby Pikkolo

Another carrier that is getting a lot of attention right now is the Olives & Applesauce, a gorgeous SSC with an optional internal insert, attached hood, and crossable shoulder straps!  Perhaps the best of both Beco worlds, a lot of renters are trying the O&A in addition to the Becos to see how they compare as well as the Pikkolo which is the only other SSC PAXbaby approves that has the forward facing capability!

When I consult with babywearing moms via email, I have a list of questions that I ask that help me pick and choose which carriers would be good options!  These questions are things like your height & weight, baby’s height & weight, previous back injuries, breastfeeding in the carrier, sharing with another babywearer, and so on!  The answers help me to lead you to the PERFECT baby carrier and babywearing nirvana!  Interested in renting?  It’s super easy!  Just jump onto  PAXbaby’s Sling Exchange page, choose your carriers, and check out through the cart!  We will contact you with more information on when to expect your carriers in the mail, and what to do with them after your 2 week trial period!  Wanting to make things as easy as possible, there are no hidden costs or fees, no deposits taken, and as much help & support as you need!  PAXbaby is here to help you wear your baby successfully!

*happy babywearing*

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