Recent research shows that carrying your baby is one of the best ways to nurture a newborn. The main advantages of carrying your baby are:
Kari Me specialises in innovative baby carriers, designed for maximum comfort and safety for both baby and carer. Kari Me is a fabric baby carrier, made from over 90% cotton with no buckles or straps. It can be worn in many configurations, allowing wonderfully comfortable baby wearing.
"..What I like most about Kari Me is that carer and baby look extremely comfortable. Kari Me enables good weight distribution as most of the baby's weight is taken around the carer's waist. In the sitting and lying positions used for young babies it gives support along the baby's body and reduces spinal compression.
Breastfeeding can be done discretely and on the move. There are no buckles or hard bits, it is soft, simple and comfortable. The ease and pleasure of using the Kari Me will hopefully baby carrying with all of its advantages…"
Jeannie Lorenz (YogaBirth teacher)
".. Kari Me keeps the baby close to the parent's body thus giving very good support to the baby's spine. Its unique design better distributes the baby's weight over the parent's shoulders and waist, helping to maintain the carer's natural posture and prevent potential damage to the carer's back. Kari Me's Side Position is better than holding a toddler on the hip mainly because the carrying is done with a straighter back and with reduced load on the parent's spine".
Dr. Haim Glass (Chiropractor)
"Kari-me is a unique and versatile way to carry a baby. For the baby there is good spine and perineal support. The baby fits into the contours of the carrier's body, providing both physical and emotional support. There are no ties or buckles and therefore no places to cause friction and soreness.
For the carrier weight is well distributed across shoulders, back and waist. The baby is comfortably close the the carrier and doesn't pull against the carrier making transporting them easy for both baby and parent.
The variety of ways to carry the baby is excellent and the breast feeding position is too good to be true. I had to try it to believe it!"
Dr. Kerry Robinson (paediatrician)
How easy is it to put on the Kari Me?
Putting on the Kari Me is easier than you think. It takes a few steps and less than one minute to tie the basic knot. Many people remember the instructions after the first go. Others prefer to practise with the manual a few times.
Some people find it helpfull to put on the Kari Me in front of the mirror for the first few times.
My baby is quite big, can I still use the Kari Me?
Yes of course! the Kari Me is excellent for heavy babies and is recommended for up to 15 kilogrammes. Kari Me has good weight distribution with more weight supported by the waist releasing pressure from the shoulders and back. That means you will be able to carry your baby for long period of times. It's unique design and flexibility allows you to adapt it to the baby's size.
Is it Safe?
Kari Me has been rigorously tested by STR (Specialised Technology Resources, UK) for safety and has successfully met all the requirements according to the EU standard for child carriers safety requirements and test methods.
You should always read and follow the safety instructions written in the instruction booklet and should not sleep or cook wearing the carrier.
At what age should I start using a sling with my baby?
You can start using a sling at any time, with a newborn or even with a child up to age 3. We recommend starting to use the Kari Me early. Baby-wearing with Kari Me baby carrier provides the newborn all the extra warmth and contact they need. Babies who are carried early can enjoy the full benefits of baby carrying.
Can I use Kari Me in the hot summer months in Spain?
Carrying your baby close can feel warm. This is an advantage in the winter but can be tricky in hot climate. In such a case, we recommend both parent and baby to wear light clothing. You may also need to reduce the carrying time. We recommend checking the baby’s temperature regularly (for example to check if their back of neck is warm and sweaty). You should also follow these guidelines when your baby is unwell or has fever.
During the hottest months of July and August it would be more advisable to use your sling early morning or late evening ( they are great for an evening stroll ) but not in the heat of midday … Stay in the shade and if possible pop a hat or head scarf on your baby if his head is exposed. Don't forget there are different ways to wear your sling, some are cooler than others and allow more air to circulate around your baby. Choose a method that is the most comfortable for both of you.
The Kari Me comes in one size (about 5 metres) so you will be able to use all positions with one sling. It is designed so that one size fits all.
Avaliable from Indybel in
Vino Tinto Red,
Navy Blue and Natural.( to see the colours in more detail please refer to the images section above ) We can also order in black, lilac and Ochre. To request a carrier in another colour please email