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The Onya Baby NexStep is a revolution in materials. Constructed from 100% recycled brushed polyester twill fabric, with an Air-Mesh lining, it’s soft and breathable for your baby and easier on the planet. Now you can leave a lighter footprint for the next generation. Go, green baby, go!
The NexStep offers a ton of features found only on Onya Baby carriers. To top it all off, each ergonomic baby carrier offers a hidden seat, so you’ll never be caught without a seat for your little one again, no matter where your day takes you. All you need is a chair, and baby’s got a safe seat.
NexStep: Made of 100% recycled soft brushed twill with a breathable Air-Mesh lining.
Babies: 15 lbs - 45 lbs
(from 7 lbs when used with Onya Baby Booster)
Onya Baby carriers can be worn comfortably by those big and tall to those little and small.
Chair: Each ergonomic baby carrier offers a hidden seat, so as long as there is a chair with a back nearby, you'll never be caught without a seat for your little one again.
"x" Strap: Low-profile straps can be worn in a cross on your back for more comfortable weight distribution across your shoulders in front carry position.
Angle: Soft leg-padding are uniquely angled for extra comfort and best support for baby's legs in the ergonomically correct "spread-out" position.
Pocket/Toy Loop: Large double entry side-zippered pocket to fit the essentials you need, even a diaper and wipes. Toy loops for toys and pacifiers, keep them in reach and safe from falling to the floor.
Compact: The lightweight Onya Baby Carrier folds up small to fit into a diaper bag, or for neat and tidy storage. Quick and easy.
Hood: Each carrier has an attached sleeping hood within a tuck-away pocket to keep it tidy when it is not in use. The sleeping hood provides support for your baby’s sleepy head, and a sun protection factor of 50 to protect your baby’s skin from the sun’s rays.
What is the difference between the Cruiser, the Outback and the NexStep?
* Cruiser: Made of 100% soft-brushed cotton.
* Outback: Made of water-resistant rip-stop nylon with a breathable Air-Mesh lining.
* NexStep: Made of 100% recycled soft brushed twill with a breathable Air-Mesh lining.
Onya Baby carriers are designed for use with babies from 15 lbs/7 kg — who have head and neck control — to 45 lbs/20 kg, and who are three months of age or older. If you add a Baby Booster to your Onya Baby carrier, however, you can use your Onya from birth (7 lbs/3.2kg).
The Baby Booster (purchased separately) supports your baby’s head and neck before he can do so on his own, and cradles your newborn in soft organic cotton terry in your Onya Baby carrier in a hip-healthy, ergonomically correct “froggy” position.
Waist Belt: 25” to 56”
(waist extenders available to purchase if needed and add 10″ of length)
Shoulder Straps: 17” - 36”.
(lower webbing of shoulder straps are adjustable as well, and can be tightened completely or extended to add an additional 7” of length to the shoulder straps, if needed)
Carrier Body Height: 16” high with the rounded top folded down and 18” high with the rounded top up.
Can an Onya Baby carrier be used with my baby facing out?
No. Onya Baby carriers are designed for inward-facing carries only.
Can I nurse my baby while using the Onya Baby carrier?
You certainly can! While you have your baby in your carrier on your front, simply loosen the shoulder straps to lower your baby to breast-level. To make it even easier, quicker and more discreet for both you and your baby, wear a top which allows you easy access to the breast, such as a dedicated nursing top. Be sure to keep an eye on your baby to ensure that your baby’s airway are not restricted.
When can my baby start riding on my back in the Onya Baby carrier?
We recommend waiting until your baby is around 6 months to start using your carrier on your back with your baby. This will ensure that your baby is ready for a back carry. It is, however, an individual decision made by a parent for her baby. If you feel your baby is ready earlier than 6 months, then go ahead and give it a go.
Can I put my baby into the carrier without assistance?
Absolutely. It is easy to get your baby onto your front and you’ll master that in no time. To get your baby on your back you’ll find that all it takes is a bit of practice and you will gain the skills to do it by yourself. Be sure to enlist the help of another competent adult or practice over a soft surface, such as a sofa or bed, while you are learning and until you feel comfortable enough to do it on your own.
When can I start using the chair harness on a chair with my baby?
Because the chair harness on an Onya Baby carrier is designed to come up under your baby’s arms to support his body, you may safely use your carrier as a chair harness from the point that your baby can hold his head and neck up on his own, and is at least four months of age.
You can continue using the chair harness until you feel confident that your baby will stay safely on a chair by himself without support or restraint.
Caring for Your Onya Carrier
We recommend wiping or spot-washing for minor messes. If you feel that you must wash your carrier, do so in cold water on the gentle cycle or hand wash. Air dry or tumble dry on low or no-heat setting. We recommend using gentle detergent and never use bleach. Wash only when necessary to preserve the integrity of your carrier. Care instructions are printed on the waist belt label of every carrier for easy reference.
Your child’s safety is our top concern. We have tested in accordance with, and passed, all the regulatory guidelines and requirements set forth by the CPSIA (Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act) and ASTM (formerly, American Society for Testing and Materials). Onya Baby carriers are load-tested to 75 pounds, but we recommend you limit use of your Onya Baby carrier when your child reaches 45 pounds/20 kilos.