When purchasing a Marsupi how do I select the most appropriate size?
When it comes to Marsupi, it is best to go with the smallest size you can fit.
If you go for a larger Marsupi than you need, the straps may sweep the floor while you are putting it on, and it will be harder to secure firmly with the longer straps. For optimal comfort for both you and bub you want your Marsupi nice and snug with baby sitting high on your chest.
Sizes within the Marsupi range are based on the wearer, not the size of your baby. The Marsupi naturally adjusts to the size of your baby as he or she grows due fastening structure.
Marsupi sizing also does not correspond to standard clothing sizing. For example our size S/M would generally be suitable for Mums who wear anything between a size XS and Large. This is due to Marsupi being measured against different areas (waist and torso) than standard pant, top or dress sizes. So if you are a Medium/Large or Size 12/14 you would most likely fit our size S/M. If in doubt we suggest measuring your waist and also give consideration to your height.
The waist belt will sit around your waist (not your hips) with the bottom of the waist belt just above the belly button or higher depending on how small bub is. Marsupi is best worn high, bubs should be sitting at the height of your neck and you should be able to kiss them easily when positioned correctly.
There are 3 size options available;
|Small/Medium||This is our most popular size. This size would fit most women (and men). Suitable for waist size 65-100cm.|
|Large||Suitable for waist size 75-105cm.|
|Extra Large||Suitable for waist size 85-120cm.|
We recently had a customer contact us to purchase a Maruspi for an upcoming flight. She was travelling alone and ordered a size XL as she felt that due to the range (85-120cm) it would be the best option for her. Her waist size was 95cm. Although she was still within range, she was on the lower size and there would have been a lot of overhang on the waist belt and due to her height (average) the straps would have been very long making it hard to secure correctly.
We tried the size S/M first which was a perfect fit. It only took a minute or two to put on and Mum and Bub were both super comfortable.
If you are unsure about what size would fit you best please contact us with your waist dimensions (above the belly button and the smallest part of the torso) height, weight and ideally a photo (or link to a photo on social media) and we will be happy to guide you.