What's The Difference? Coorie & Cairis Carriers

What's The Difference? Coorie & Cairis Carriers

Find out the differences between the Cairis and Coorie Baby & Toddler Carriers to help you decide on the best baby carrier for you. From straps, to waist belt, learn everything you need to know.
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The Oscha Cairis & Coorie baby and toddler carriers are both tie strap meh dai style carriers, yet each has unique differences. 

Both carriers feature a body panel with shoulder and waist straps, each with their own unique twist. The Cairis is a half buckle carrier with a quilted, padded buckle waist belt and shoulder straps. The Coorie has a pleated waist belt with a ring fastening and pleated shoulder straps with light padding.

Both Carriers have been hand crafted in Scotland by highly skilled seamstresses and are approved as 'hip healthy products' by the International Hip Dysplasia Association. Read on for more details and info to help you choose.

Coorie waist
Coorie on the left. Cairis on the right. Here you can see the different waist belts. Both have flared tie straps that can be adapted in different ways for supportive back carries.
Coorie Ring Waist

The flattering & unique Coorie waist is formed using the same intricate pleating used in Oscha original Highland Pleat Ring Slings. It has been crafted from a full wrap width of jacquard sling fabric (approx. 70cm), the pleating flows around your waist and then flares out, which leaves you with a flattering, comfy waistband and a gorgeous 'swishy' tail. It truly is the most elegant way to wear your baby in an SSC!

Coorie Ring Waist

The Coorie is currently available through preorders and Made to Order. Have a Coorie made just for you: Shop Made to Order * Shop Preorders
Cairis Buckle Waist

The innovative and comfy waistband of the Cairis features a quilted, padded tongue that extends under the buckle and webbing (the 'Stratelinea' waistband) - this ensures there is no digging in at the waist and helps to distribute the weight of your little one evenly. It is simple, effective and lightweight.

cairis padded and quilted waistband in use

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Shoulder Straps

Just as the Coorie has pleated waist straps and the Cairis has padded, the same goes for the shoulder straps.

The Coorie utilises intricate pleats to create a soft, mouldable strap, with only light padding used. The Cairis has additional padding, whilst maintaining flexiblity. The straps of both carriers then flare out so you can spread the fabric under baby's bum for extra support.

Coorie shoulder straps, pleatwork and spread out for support

Here you can see the pleatwork on the Coorie baby carrier straps as well as how the straps fan out and can be used for extra support

padded quilted Cairis straps and spread out for support

Here you can see the Cairis straps - padded and quilted over your shoulder and then flaring out so you can spread them over baby for support.

Hoods & Body Panel

The Coorie hood is attached to the main body of the carrier so that you can seamlessly tie it in place when your child sleeps as extra head support. We have provided little ties to give you the option of rolling it away when it's not in use, which also adds a touch of style and head support for your child. The body panel is contoured and features 'legs out' padding for your baby's comfort.

The Cairis hood is fully detachable; it can be fastened with handy poppers for when your baby falls asleep. The Baby Cairis has a simple panel without padding at the back of the waist and the carrier comes with our 'Cynch' accessory - these two features mean the body can be rolled and the width adjusted to perfectly fit young and growing babies. The Toddler Cairis has a contoured body, padding all the way round the waist, and 'legs out' padding to make it ideal for carrying bigger children.

Both the Cairis and Coorie hoods are carefully pattern-matched to the body panels.

Coorie hood on the left, Cairis on the right

Coorie hood on the left, Cairis on the right


Both of our carriers come in Baby and Toddler sizes. The Baby Cairis can be used from birth as it comes with a 'Cynch' to narrow the seat width, the Baby Coorie is from 7lb but could be a little bulky for a newborn so we'd suggest it from around 6 -12 weeks. 

Choose the Toddler size for both carriers from around 2 years old. If you need a preschool sized baby carrier then the Cairis has a preschool size option.

Learn more about the Cairis sizing 

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Should I choose the Oscha Cairis or Coorie carrier?

Choose the Coorie for a beautifully tailored and elegant Carrier. The pleat-work on the Coorie takes hours to construct but it's worth it for the natural padding created by the layers of jacquard woven fabric - comfortable and luxurious.

Choose the Cairis for a stylishly simple, quick-to-use and lightweight carrier. Deceptively appearing like a simple buckle carrier, each of the elements have been carefully considered and engineered to bring the beauty of the woven fabric through, ensuring easy comfort and perfect tailoring. The Cairis is also perfect for travelling as it packs up nice and small.

Cairis baby on front and back

Cairis Baby 

Cooris baby front and back

Coorie Baby 

Coorie toddler front and back

Coorie Toddler

The Coorie is currently available through preorders and Made to Order. Have a Coorie made just for you: Shop Made to Order * Shop Preorders

Learn more about the Cairis

Learn more about the Coorie

See the full Coorie baby carrier playlist on YouTube to learn how to use it