Which rookie is right for me?

We at Rookie want to make moms, dads and their kids happy. After the great success of the Premium/PremiumPlus and Revolution baby carriers, we are proud to add the first Rookie Ring Sling to our ever growing collection. But what is the difference between the different carriers and which one is the right carrier for you? This depends on several different factors. We have created the following blog post to help you answer your questions.

All rookies

  • Are ergonomic for parents and child: This means that the fit of the straps is optimized and they lie comfortably on your shoulders. In addition, the child sits in the recommended squat/splay position.
  • Have been sustainably manufactured from GOTS- and OEKO-TEX certified fabrics: All carriers are manufactured sustainably. The organic cotton linen fabric used is particularly soft and breathable.
  • A synonym for minimalist design and maximum functionality: our baby carriers combine a lot of practical features with a minimalist style reduced to the essentials.
  • Are excellent as hip-friendly baby carriers: The Rookies have been certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as hip-friendly baby carriers.
  • Can be used immediately after birth (from 3.5 kg).
  • Have an adjustable panel which sits between the babies legs that can be continuously adjusted to the size of your baby (baby carrier)

Shape of the shoulder straps (for baby carriers)

The X- and H- straps
It is important that you can carry your baby comfortably and without pain. The shape of the shoulder straps on baby carriers plays an important role here. A distinction is made between so-called X-carriers and H-carriers. The X-straps cross on the back. The H-straps run straight along the back. The Premium and PremiumPlus have X straps. The Revolution has H-straps.
A ring sling consists of a long piece of fabric, which is only worn on one shoulder side.

Comparison of the individual Rookie models

Rookie Premium/PremiumPlus

The Rookie Premium and PremiumPlus are especially recommended for smaller babies that are carried on the front of your chest. During the first months of life you will often wear them for several hours a day. It is therefore very important that the carrier is as comfortable as possible for you and your back.

The straps on the Rookie Premium(Plus) cross on your back (X-style). This strap shape distributes the weight of your baby over your shoulders and back. So you can carry your baby for an extra long time. This is ideal if your baby is between 0 and 18 months old.

By the way, the Rookie Premium and PremiumPlus are identical in their function. They differ in the fine apple leather applications on the shoulder straps. These stand out visually, but have no influence on functionality.

Rookie Revolution

The Rookie Revolution is particularly variable. Due to the H-shape of the straps you can carry your baby on the front of your chest as well as on your back. Therefore it is especially recommended for older babies between 6 and 24 months.

Older babies are often carried for shorter periods because they want to be active, crawl and walk. If your baby can hold his or her head for a long time (around 9+ months), you can carry your baby on your back.

Another special feature is the removable waist belt. If your child is already a bit older and you want to carry him or her on your back, the waist belt can simply be left out. This way you can put the carrier on even faster and it is more compact during travelling. The Revolution can also be individually resized with the adjustable hip panel.

Rookie Ring Sling

The Rookie Ring Sling is the perfect sling alternative with an especially easy handling. You can carry your baby in the Ring Sling right after birth because the soft fabric adapts especially well to your baby and its back. The simple mechanism of the double rings makes this baby sling easy and safe to put on - a great alternative to a sling that has to be tied first.

The Rookie Ring Sling captivates with its exclusive, finely woven jacquard. The jacquard fabric is characterised by its high strength and good shape retention, while at the same time it falls super soft. Exclusive, like the Rookie baby carriers with maximum functionality and sustainability.

The variability of a ring sling is an absolute advantage. You can wear the sling in three different ergonomic positions: on the chest, on the back or on the hips.


We recommend the Premium / PremiumPlus baby carriers especially for smaller babies between 0-18 months. They are particularly suitable for carrying your baby on the front of the breast for longer periods of time. The padded straps and the waist belt give you stability and support - especially when your baby is still very small.

We recommend the Revolution baby carrier when your baby is older and you want to carry him or her on your back. The Revolution is also suitable from birth. It shows its strengths when your baby is over 9 months old and you can carry him or her on your back. Here too, the straps provide support and stability.

We also recommend the Ring Sling for both smaller and larger babies. Because of the different possible carrying positions, and can be easier to use than a normal carrier with straps and buckles. The Ring Sling is also suitable for parents with larger sizes.

If you have any further questions or if you are unsure which carrying type is right for you, please send us a message to team@rookie-baby.com and our carrying consultant will be happy to help you!