We want to help you carry your child comfortably from birth and for as long as your child is happy to be carried! This is why Connecta carriers come in two sizes:
Each size is safety tested to 24kg (52lb) and is suitable to carry children up to 24kg in. The panel size of the toddler Connecta is larger than the standard.
You can carry your baby in your standard Connecta carrier from newborn (7lb or heavier). You’ll use the small accessory strap to cinch the base of the carrier to make it narrow enough for very young babies, until around 5 months old. It will give a supportive and comfortable fit for most children until 2 – 2.5 years.
Technical stuff for your Standard Connecta:
Suitable from 3.5kg to 24kg
Standard main panel is 14” wide and 17” tall
Fits up to 56” waist
Minimum shoulder strap length is 14” (or 12” on the petite strap version)
Maximum shoulder strap length is 38” (or 36” on the petite strap version)
Your toddler Connecta will give a supportive and comfortable fit for most children from 18 months until around 3.5 years or older.
Technical stuff for your Toddler Connecta:
Suitable from 12kg to 24kg
Toddler main panel is 16.5” wide and 22” tall
Fits up to 56” waist
Minimum shoulder strap length is 17” (or 15” on the petite strap version)
Maximum shoulder strap length is 41” (or 39” on the petite strap version)
Standard straps or petite straps – which should I choose?
Connecta Baby Carriers and Connecta Toddler Carriers used to come with two shoulder strap options:
- standard straps
- petite straps
The “petite” refers to the padded length of the shoulder straps, rather than the width or amount of padding or size of the carrier itself. Petite straps have 2 inches shorter of padding than standard straps.
Now all Connecta carriers come with standard straps – so much less complicated for our customers!
For the baby/standard size Connecta Carrier:
Standard strap – 14 inches minimum strap length, 38 inches maximum length
For the toddler size Connecta Carrier:
Standard strap – 17 inches minimum strap length, 39 inches maximum
Standard straps will fit almost everyone for front carries. Many Connecta baby carrier customers who are shorter in stature and/or a smaller clothing size (UK size 10 or under in women’s clothing) find the standard straps can work for a comfortable back carry, depending on how high you were the Connecta baby carrier on your torso. You can also use to the accessory strap to bring the shoulder straps in closer on your chest, they “shortening” the shoulder straps and giving you a tighter fit. You’ll need the accessory strap for a back carry for standard and petite straps, as it keeps the shoulder straps in place on your shoulders and prevents them from slipping off.