There are 3 different types of Izmi Baby Carrier – the original Cotton, the Breeze and the new Essential
Lots of people ask me about the differences between them all so I thought I’d do a blog post going through the similarities and differences between the three
All three carriers are available via South East Slings – and all can be purchased on my try-before-you-buy scheme – so once you know which one you’d like, CLICK HERE to make your purchase
The table below compares the main features:
Other than the mesh panel, the Cotton and Breeze carriers have identical features. The mesh panel on the front gives a bit more breathability for very hot weather, or for babies and wearers who run very hot.
The Essential carrier is a stripped-back version of the Cotton carrier – removing additional extras that not everyone needs – in order to bring the price-point down to as low as possible, whilst still maintaining the comfort and benefits of the original Cotton and Breeze carriers.
DESIGN: All three carriers have the same dimensions and overall design – with unpadded wrap straps, an adjustable width to the base (so the carrier grows as baby gets bigger), a lightweight waistband and integrated head support.
STRAPS: They all have dual-adjust shoulder straps, meaning the straps can be tightened by pulling forwards or backwards – whichever the wearer prefers. These straps are designed to cross over the wearer’s back.
AGE-RANGE: The three different carriers are all suitable from birth to walking and can be used for parent-facing, hip/side carry and (once baby is at the appropriate developmental stage) facing-outwards.
MATERIAL: The Cotton and Breeze carriers are both made from 100% Cotton (the Breeze has a 100% Polyester mesh panel). The Essential is made from 100% Brushed Polyester.
BACK CARRYING: The Cotton and Breeze carriers can also be used for back carrying as they have a sternum strap included to hold the straps securely across your chest when carrying baby on your back (with the straps in a rucksack position). The Essential does not include the sternum strap as not all parents want to use the carrier on their back.
INFANT INSERT: The Cotton and Breeze carriers come with a detachable Infant Insert (which velcros into the waistband). This can be useful when using the carrier from birth and/or with lower birthweight babies. Not all babies need the insert (e.g. babies with a longer torso) and not everyone purchases their Izmi Carrier to use from birth, so the Essential does not include this option.
COTTON BAG: The Cotton and Breeze carriers come with a matching cotton bag, to store the baby carrier in when not in use. The Essential does not include the bag.
PRICE: The Cotton and Breeze carriers have a RRP of £80. The Essential has a RRP of £50.
I hope that’s been helpful to you. If you would like to purchase any of these you can do so on here
If you’d like further information on any of these, to try some carriers out in person, or would like help with your existing carrier, please get in touch.
You can also view videos, demonstrating the Izmi Baby Carrier in each carry position, on my YouTube Channel