All About Kanga's

  • Supportive, comfy waistband
  • Tie or Buckle waist
  • No shoulder strain
  • Side extensions
  • No shoulder seams
  • No underarm chaffing
  • Infant (4 months) - 4 years
At first glance, Bloo Kangaroo carriers look similar to other buckle carriers - but there's more to a buckle carrier than buckles and straps! Let's take a closer look at what makes Kanga carriers special...

Have you been looking for a waistband that doesn't gape open the the back, doesn't push your pants down, and feels good to wear? This is the one you've been looking for. Most carrier waistbands are either non-supportive or thick and bulky. It doesn't have to be that way! Bloo Kangaroo waistbands incorporate a thin, but highly supportive padding that will hold up even under the weight of a 4 year old! The waist band also sits at your waist instead of your hips which allows for easy range of motion and no drooping pants. The standard size will fit a waist of 24" to 56".

Something else you'll notice is that there is no stiff webbing in a Bloo Kangaroo waistband. Who wants sharp, stiff, plastic webbing poking and prodding you? The Kanga waist is all fabric - soft yet supportive. The buckles may be easily removed if you prefer a tied waist.

  • Flat panel back

Seat Pleats and darts in a buckle carrier can keep your child from sitting snuggly against your body. This causes their weight to pull back on your shoulders instead of down on your hips. That hurts! Because the back panel is flat, a child in a Kanga SSC sits against your body, centering their weight on your hips - not your shoulders! With the special lowered side extensions in the XT, there is plenty of comfy seat room for a 4 year old - even without pleats and darts.

  • Side Extensions

The shoulder straps of Bloo Kangaroo carriers do not attach directly to the body of the carrier itself but to specially designed buckle extensions on the sides of the carrier. This moves the buckle out and down creating a larger arm hole for more comfort and combined with the new padded strap extensions prevent underarm chaffing. The extensions also help disburse the weight of the straps over a larger area - increasing the durability of the carrier. The padded side extensions found on the Kanga-XT are designed to come up under the child's legs. This changes the seating area for the child from 14 inches without the extensions to a much wider 18".

  • No Shoulder Seams

Traditional mei tai's and soft carriers have separate shoulder straps attached at the top with several rows of stay stitching. Being one of the most weight-bearing locations for a carrier, this makes traditional shoulder straps vulnerable to ripping and tearing. Since the straps and top body on Bloo Kangaroo carriers are one piece, rips and tears of the shoulder straps are highly unlikely.
Fewer seams mean more durability.

  • Shoulder strap extensions

All Kanga carriers have 4 inches of extra padding which extends past the point where the webbing begins. This helps assure a comfy fit for wearers of all sizes and prevents the buckle and webbing from chaffing under the arms. Kanga straps are filled with soft, high density foam so unlike straps filled with batting, these straps sit comfortably on top of your shoulders instead of "digging in". Bloo Kangaroo's shoulder straps are also ergonomically curved to fit and are available for custom order in Petite or XL. You won't believe the comfort and support!

Kanga-J Kanga-X2 Kanga-XT
  • Carrier Height= 15 inches (top of waist to top of carrier)

  • Great for children 4 months to 12+ months depending on height of child (around 30" tall)

  • Not good for tall toddlers who "lean" backwards in carriers

  • Please note, baby carriers should be used for children with good head control (4 months and up)
  • Carrier Height = 15 inches at sides plus 5" headrest

  • Great for children 4 months - 2 years who like their arms out over the sides and kids who like to lean.

  • Please note, baby carriers should be used for children with good head control (4 months and up)

  • Carrier Height = 16 inches at sides plus 5 inch head/backrest

  • Great for tall toddlers and "leaners"

  • Great for kids too big for the Kanga-X2 12 months (depending on height) through 4 years

  • For kids over 30 lbs.

  • Only 16" tall at sides of headrest so kids can easily put their arm's over the top without causing shoulder strain for adult.

After purchasing a carrier, you may cancel your order within 24 hours. There is a $10 cancellation fee which will be removed from your total purchase price. After this day, the order will be treated as a return if all sizing is standard(see below).

Custom and semi-Custom (pre-order) carriers WITHOUT size modifications (to strap length or body width/height) and pre-made carriers may be returned in like-new condition within 7 days minus a $25 restocking fee. For Custom and semi-Custom carriers, fees based on labor or custom options, such as printed hoods, paneling, and applique's are non-refundable. Shipping fees are not returnable. There are no exceptions.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of custom and semi-custom carriers since I will be making your carrier from scratch and may need to order materials. Custom and semi-custom carriers with optional size modifications (to strap length or body width/length) are NON-RETURNABLE. As always if you should have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.