Happy Carrier FAQ 

What is the weight range for your baby wraps and baby carriers?

The weight range for the Happy Baby Carrier is newborn to 45 lbs. No infant insert is required for our baby carrier, saving you bulk and money!

What are your carriers made of?

Our soft structured carriers are made with 100% linen, linen/cotton blend, hemp/cotton blend and tencel fabrics.

Are the dyes used in your fabrics safe?

Yes. Our textiles are dyed using OEKO-TEX certified dyes. Linen and hemp are natural fibers that are naturally pest resistant and  do not require much water, fertilizers or pesticides to grow. Tencel is a biodegradable cellulose fiber created from sustainably harvested eucalyptus trees which are grown without pesticides, fertilizer or irrigation, and is produced through a closed loop, eco-friendly process. 

Are your carriers treated with any flame retardants?

No, none of the materials used in the production of our carriers are treated with any flame retardants.

Are your carriers plus size friendly?

Yes! The waistband on all styles is approximately 52". If additional length is needed, we have 18" extenders available. Please email customer service to arrange. If you need any assistance with fit, we offer a complimentary consultation with a certified babywearing educator. We also have a wonderful and supportive Facebook community that is happy to share pics, tips, and experience.

Do your carriers fit petite wearers?

Yes! Our carriers that have waistbands go as small as 20". Feel free to join our Facebook community to hear from other petite wearers. 

Where are your baby carriers made?

We are proud to say that our baby carriers are made in the USA with US components*. Fabric is imported.

*To help catch up with demand at the end of 2023, we have had some carriers made in Turkey. Those colorways are listed as made in Turkey on the related product pages.

When can I switch from the newborn carry to the front carry?

All babies are different, but usually you can transition around 3 months.

Can I place my child in a forward facing position in this carrier?

The Revolution carrier allows forward facing. The original carrier is not designed for a forward facing position.

I think my buckle was sewn on backwards, can you help?

If your buckle looks like it was sewn on the wrong side, you most likely are putting the carrier on incorrectly. This carrier is not put on like other SSCs. Our carrier is put on upside down with the warning label facing out away from you. You can find detailed instructions here: https://happybabycarriers.com/pages/front-carry. When worn properly, the buckle is sewn on correctly and not backwards. 

Can I wear my baby on my back?

Yes. This carrier can be worn on the front or on the back. Children worn on the back must have excellent head control. We recommend the child be at least 6 months.

How does the Happy Carrier compare to the other baby carriers?

We designed the Happy carrier to be as beautiful as it is functional. From the purse holder on each shoulder to the oversized hidden pocket it has all of the functions you’d expect from a soft structure carrier but with a minimal design. Our carriers are 30-50% lighter than other carriers, thanks in large part to our luxurious linen fabrics as well as component selection. We have been told our carriers are also more comfortable than others due to the wider shoulder straps and special high impact foam.

Happy Onbuhimo FAQ 

How does the onbuhimo work? Will my baby fall out the bottom?

The onbuhimo is a Japanese-inpsired waistless carrier. Baby sits in the main panel with the legs brought through the armholes. Our extra long panel is then pulled up and will go between you and your baby. The flap and snaps are not what supports your baby so be sure to follow the instructions and use your carrier appropriately. 

Why won't the snaps on my onbuhimo stay closed?

The snaps are specifically intended for use with newborns (minimum of 7lbs) and are not intended to be weight bearing. Babies will outgrow them within a few months. Older babies do not need to use the snaps so there is no need to worry if they don't fit or come undone. 

Happy Wrap FAQ 

What is the weight range for your baby wraps?

The recommended weight range for the Happy Wrap is 7 - 25 lbs. or until no longer comfortable. No baby is too small – even the tiniest infants can be safely carried in your wrap, just be sure to check with your pediatrician first.

I’m a plus-size mom. Will the Happy Wrap fit me?

Yes. At 4.5 meters long, the Happy Wrap is designed to be one size fits most so it can easily be worn by parents and caregivers of different sizes. Simply tie the knot at your back when wrapping.

Are the dyes used in your fabrics safe?

Yes. We use safe non-toxic dyes.

Where are your baby wraps made?

We are proud to say that our baby wraps are 100% made in the USA.

How does Happy Wrap compare to the other baby wraps?

The Happy Wrap is a stretchy wrap made from a custom modal / organic cotton blend. The wrap is lightweight, breathable and wicks moisture away from the body. The fabric is soft like cashmere and has the perfect amount of stretch + support, keeping your baby snug, safe and comfortable.

Babywearing FAQ 

Will I spoil my baby if I wear him/her too much?

No. Studies have shown that carried babies quickly develop a sense of trust and security and they often become independent at an earlier age. You can learn more about the benefits of babywearing here.

Can I breastfeed in this wrap?

Yes. You can easily and discreetly nurse while wearing your baby in a Happy Wrap. For more information on breastfeeding, please click here. Remember to always keep a close watch on your baby while breastfeeding and move your baby’s face away from your breast when he/she is no longer actively nursing.

Am I allowed to face my baby forward in a Happy Wrap?

No! Never place your baby in a forward position in a Happy Wrap. This position places undue pressure on a baby’s developing spine and hips as well as your baby’s most sensitive area. It also fails to provide good head and neck support. Our Revolution carrier is designed to support those areas in a forward facing position. Baby should be sitting unassisted before forward facing in the Revolution carrier.

Is the Happy Wrap suitable for hip and back carrying?

No. Never use the Happy Wrap for a back carry. There is no safe way to use a stretchy wrap for a back carry.

My baby seems to be sinking down when I am walking. Do I need to tie it tighter?

Remember that the Happy Wrap is a stretchy wrap and should be tied tightly – no part of the wrap should be loose or hanging from your body. It is not necessary to leave room for the baby. The wrap should fit snug, but not be so tight that it is uncomfortable for you or your baby. If you are carrying a heavier baby, try tying the wrap so that the “x” is higher on your sternum. The higher the “x” the higher your baby will be carried. Spread the fabric across baby’s bottom to the hollow of his/her knees. The wide base helps keep the baby in place.

Though the wrap can securely hold up to 25 lbs, it is ideal for the first year of your baby’s life with the most use happening in the first 6 months. You may continue to wear the wrap as long as both you and your baby are comfortable.

Shipping FAQ

To what countries do you ship?

We will gladly ship worldwide. However, we are not responsible for any duties and/or taxes that you may incur.

Where else can I buy a Happy baby carrier?

Happy baby carriers are available to purchase through many local retailers. Check back soon to find a list of retailers in your area. If you are interested in becoming a wholesaler, please contact us.

When will I receive my order?

We are a very small company but work hard to ship all in stock items within 2 - 3 business days after ordering (except on weekends or holidays). During launches or sales it can take longer to ship due to a larger number of orders. Please be aware that international orders may be subject to customs delays and fees.

My tracking information says my package has been delivered but I haven’t received it. What can I do?

We are not responsible for any lost or stolen packages. Please contact your local post office as soon as possible to see if they can offer any support in locating the package.

Use and Care FAQ 

Are your baby wraps and carriers machine washable?

Yes. Machine wash cold with like colors. Lay flat to dry. Do not use detergent that contains optical brighteners or lye. Some slight shrinkage may occur. Do not dryclean.