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Babywearing Hip Pocket

Get this accessory Hip Pocket for secure and easy access to important items while wearing your baby. Will carry a wallet, sunglasses, keys, small toys...all your essentials.

Durable fabric, nice design, roomy, good pockets and zippers, keychain attachment, the works! Made by Patapum, but fits all baby carriers sold on my website.

Makes it easy and quick to pop out for a quick trip to the store, take a walk on the beach, survive a day of traveling, or anywhere else that you need to keep your stuff safely close at hand and easy to access.

If you are going out without your carrier, there's no need to transfer your stuff. Just pull out the detachable shoulder strap and your Hip Pocket instantly converts to a mini-shoulder bag! Fabulous!

This item is also a must-have for travel. Keep plane tickets, passports and wallet attached to your body, right at your hip. No more endless searching through your bigger bags at the airport, no worries about putting your purse down and leaving it somewhere with crucial items inside. Keeps important items safe and secure, right at your fingertips.

Attaches to carrier waist belt by means of Velcro flap OR two heavy-duty snaps OR a pass-though belt loop, plus has a detachable shoulder strap, a keyring, and all the necessary amenities.

Hip Pocket/Waist Pouch
for Soft Structured Baby Carriers
Pikkolo with Hip Pocket
Hip Pocket to fit your stuff, fits any baby carrier I sell.

Babywearing Advantages

  • No need to lug around an awkward & heavy carseat, or drag a bulky stroller up stairs, in/out of your car, through large crowds, narrow aisleways, or over rough terrain. Wearing your baby is an easy and fun alternative...with endless benefits for both of you! Try taking your stroller to the beach, down a cobblestone street, or on the bus/subway. All of these are a breeze with a good carrier.
  • Frees you to accomplish daily activities, chores, and errands while still caring for your children. Keep your baby close, safe and happy, or give a fussy/tired toddler downtime in busy environments.
  • Helps your baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Excellent for difficult nappers and allows for sleeping under almost any circumstances.
  • Prevents flat heads and bald spots, minimizes external pressure to the baby's skull. Encourages neck and torso development, balance and coordination. Baby is upright, free to move the head and upper body, moves in all directions with the wearer's movements, and is not strapped into an immobilizing device.
  • Encourages mental development -- since worn babies spend less time crying and trying to soothe themselves, they are freed (in their state of quiet alertness) to observe more and to positively interact more. Carried babies are more intimately involved in their parent's world and are more engaged in what is going on around them. They socialize better since they are carried at eye level instead of sitting parked at knee level, like in a stroller. The brain is stimulated by the inclusion provided by babywearing and therefore is encouraged to grow and develop. Scientific evidence shows that carried babies demonstrate advanced speech development and enhanced visual and auditory alertness.
  • Soothes crying and colic -- babies worn at least 3 hours a day cry 43% less overall, and 54% less during the evening hours. (1)
  • Reduces incidence of post-partum depression -- studies shows that post-partum depression is much less common among mothers who frequently wear their infants. The reason is not entirely known, but many speculate that it may be because of the hormonal stimulation baby-wearing provides, and because worn babies cry much less.
  • Better bonding = easier discipline? -- the deeper the connection between a parent and child, the easier discipline may be in the future. Wearing your infant in a sling is a bonding investment that enhances the connection between you and your baby. Credible research comparing well-connected children with poorly-connected children brings to light that connected children are more secure, settled, trusting, sociable, positive, adaptable, confident, considerate, co-operative, willing to share, empathetic, sensitive, affectionate, persistent, and eager to learn.


    (1) Hunziker, U. A. and Barr, R, G. (1986). Increased carrying reduces infant crying: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 77, 641-8.

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