Suck pads for baby carriers can be a necessity when you have a baby who loves to chew and suck at the straps of your soft structured carrier. You may worry about discoloration of your carrier or that you will need to wash your carrier more often because of your baby drooling all over the carrier. Suck pads can help with this. Just attach them on the straps of the carrier and let your baby chew away on the protective straps. You can then just throw the covers in the wash, thus adding life to your carrier.
Jessica Ladin is the mama behind ClothClouds, an Etsy shop. She makes a variety of cloth baby and household items, but most importantly for babywearers, she makes suck pads! Here is a little about her via her Etsy About shop page:
Creating what wasn’t there before is my joyful passion.
Ever since I can remember the only way I could sit in a chair was with a pair of scissors, thread, or glue in my hands. As a child, I spent hours crafting little intricate amusement parks out of construction paper and glue or sewing pillows by hand. Today, I still have trouble sitting for a movie, but can sit and sew for hours on end.It’s always been my dream to live a creative life, to seamlessly blend work and passion. Cloth Clouds is the place where my dreams become reality.
Suck Pads by ClothClouds:
Info about the suck/drool pads taken from her Etsy shop item description:
Sucking Pads. Teething Pads. Drool pads for baby carriers. These will fit a variety of soft structured carriers*. Can also be used as car seat strap covers.
Strap covers are the perfect solution for babies who love to chew on the straps of your baby carrier. Easily unsnap + wash. No need to wash the entire carrier. Drool pads will preserve the life + re-sale value of your baby carrier while adding personal style at the same time.
A ribbon loop is added to 1 pad in the pair – great for attaching a toy or pacifier clip. Never worry about dropping or losing toys!
- Fits up to 4″ wide straps (see below)
- Made with highest quality fabrics – 100% cotton on top, lined with cotton flannel, soft cotton chenille or microfleece on reverse (CHOOSE ONE DURING CHECKOUT)
- Machine wash/dry
- Made with strong durable plastic snaps
- Top-stitched for quality + durability
- All fabrics are pre-washed using free + clear detergent
- Crafted in a smoke + pet free environment
- Cloth Clouds tag sewn onto each item
*Fits most soft structured baby carriers, including: Ergo, Mei Tai, BabyHawk, Beco, Boba, Onya, Snugli, Manduca, some Kinderpacks, Bamberoo, Baby Bjorn, Pikkolo, + Patapum.
(If your straps are wider or smaller than 4”, contact me for a custom listing. To measure your straps, press the foam firmly down to get an accurate width measurement. Example: some Kinderpacks and customs are wider than 4″+ Beco Gemini is about 3 1/2″.)
My toddler does not chew on my carriers any longer, so I asked a mom in my local babywearing group if she would like to try them out for me! Here is what she said:
My 5 month old son has 2 new teeth and he loves to suck on my Boba carrier to soothe his gums. We added the suck pads to the carrier. Presto! He had an instant colorful place to gnaw. My son loves the suck pads and uses them pretty much every time he rides in the carrier. The ribbon works great to hook a small toy or rattle. We’ve attached rings and this gives him another item to mouth and explore when he is in the carrier. All in all, the suck pads were just what we needed and we’re making full use of them. I also won’t have to wash my carrier as often as the suck pads are machine washable!
Where to Buy:
Baby carrier suck pads by ClothClouds can be found in the Etsy store, ClothClouds
Disclaimer: I received a set of suck pads from the Etsy store ClothClouds for the purpose of this review. A mama in my babywearing group used the suck pads with her 5 month old child in order for me to have a usable review. No other compensation was received. All opinions and experiences are her own unless otherwise stated. All pictures are taken by me and are property of The Babywearing Blog.