HIPSTER™ Essential Baby Carrier Black
This basic, yet innovative design keeps it simple without compromising the necessities. The Hipster™ Essential offers 3 easy to wear carry positions, a compact storage compartment, and 3D seat to ensure the hip healthy and comfort of your baby.
- 3D ergonomic seat to protect your baby’s hips.
- 3 carry positions with padded straps for extra comfort
- Built in storage to fit both yours and your baby’s essentials
- hip seat
- padded shoulders straps
- ergonomic in all carrying positions
- head support
- compatible with infant insert
- breathable fabric
- sleeping hood
- storage under hip seat (6 diapers)
Is the HIPSTER Essential breathable?
Though HIPSTER Essential does not have a removable panel to cool of the baby, the material we use is breathable.
Can I nurse in the carrier?
Yes, loosen your shoulder straps to lower the hip seat so baby's head is at the right height o nurse. Wearing double shirts allow you to nurse discretely in private while in public. Here’s a YouTube video on how to do it.
How big is the storage under the hip seat?
HIPSTER Essential and HIPSTER Plus have the same amount of storage, fitting 6 diapers (pampers size 2) while HIPSTER Smart has the largest storage and can fit 14 diapers (pampers size 2).
How do I wash this carrier?
Remove the plastic seat insert from the carrier, then close the waist belt so no velcro is exposed. Machine wash with cold water in gentle cycle. Lay flat to air dry, do not tumble dry. For light cleaning, simply wipe clean with a damp towel.
Do I need an infant insert?
We recommend using the infant insert from newborn until your baby has strong head and neck control, which is usually around 4 months. Our infant insert ensures that your newborn head and neck are supported while in the carrier.
How does HIPSTER™ Essential provide correct hip positioning?
Terms like “M position” and “knee to knee” is misleading at it focuses on the knees and not the position of the thigh bone. The focus of proper hip positioning should be on keeping the thighs supported at hip level so the thigh bone stays inside the hip socket. Our hip seat ensures baby’s thighs are fully supported at hip level at all times in all 9 carry positions. It’s impossible to wear your baby the wrong way. Forward facing seated position is only safe starting at 6 months old.
When can I start forward facing?
You can start forward facing when baby is 6 months old when baby has strong head and neck control. Always check in with your baby when forward facing. When you see that your baby is sleepy, always turn your baby around so he can sleep facing you resting on your chest. The stimulation of forward facing in a carrier is the same as forward facing in a stroller. Over-stimulation occurs only when your baby is tired but is not allowed to fall asleep.
Is it safe to forward face?
Our 3D hip seat ensures that the baby’s hips are always in the proper “M” position for healthy hip development, so it is safe to forward-face carry with our carrier. We recommend forward facing when your baby has good head and neck control which is usually around 4 months. You can test if your baby has strong head and neck control by leaning forward with your baby in the carrier facing forward. If his head falls forward and he is not able to lift his head up himself, then he is not ready for forward facing as when the head falls forward involuntarily, it could block airways.
When can I start back carrying?
You can put your baby in back carry when baby is 8 months old. It is important that you start back carry when your baby has strong head and neck control. Always check in with your baby when back carrying.
I'm petite size, will HIPSTER Essential fit me?
For petite moms, we recommend HIPSTER Essential because the waist belt is not as long as the HIPSTER Plus and HIPSTER Smart so there is less overlap of waist belt.
I’m plus size, will HIPSTER Essential fit me?
We recommend HIPSTER Plus and HIPSTER smart for fuller size parents. The waist belt of both HIPSTER Plus and HIPSTER Smart can fit a waist of 130 cm (51 inches or woman's pant size 22). With the extender belt, it can fit up to 180 cm (70 inches).
Can I use the carrier when I’m pregnant?
It’s definitely possible to use the carrier when pregnant. It’s actually very helpful as it helps you support your baby’s weight and relieves the pressure on your back but since every pregnancy is different, we recommend you first consult with your doctor before you choose to wear your child beyond the first trimester.
Can I tandemwear two MiaMily carriers?
Yes, tandemwearing is great for twins or close age siblings. To have better weight distribution for your back, put the heavier child on your back and the lighter child on your front. Load the back child first (we recommend to start back carrying at 8 months old). Once you have the first child in back carry, load the front carrier by putting its wasit belt above the back carrier's waist belt..
Are MiaMily carriers tested for safety?
All MiaMily carriers has been submitted and approved by global wide safety standards. For the US/ CANADA: MiaMily carriers meets the US safety standard ASTM F2236 and CPSIA 2014, and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2014.For EUROPE: MiaMily carriers meets the EN71-3 standard.GLOBALLY: MiaMily carriers meets the safety standard EN13209-2:2005
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amazing, affordable, easy to wear and child LOVES it
I love how padded this carrier is, the storage comes let’s me put diaper and wipes so I can leave the house to run short errands without a diaper bag or purse. My baby love to be in the carrier and gets so excited when I pull out the carrier! I recommend to everyone!
My wife has bought several different carriers from Ergobaby to Babybjorn but the hipster essential is the only one that feels good on my back! You guys save my life. With the storage pocket I can enjoy now hours outdoor with my baby. Alex
The hip seat is a life saver, it’s so comfy for my baby, he always falls asleep in it! I never leave the house without this carrier
The hipster essentials is another great carrier from MiaMily. I own all three of their carriers now and I would recommend every single one! I really like the sleek look and design of the essentials. It doesn't have the velcro waistband which makes it less bulky. It is super light weight and breathable. The pocket under the hip seat can fit a change of clothes for baby, a diaper, and wet wipes. The phone pocket on the side fits my phone perfectly. The quality is amazing and will last for longer than your baby will fit in it. This is a must have baby purchase.