The Close Ties carrier blends the tradition of the centuries-old mei-tai style of baby wearing with modern design elements for the ultimate in style and comfort. This half-buckle carrier combines a supportive buckled waist belt with padded wrap-and-tie shoulder straps that keep baby positioned high and close. The adjustable seat cinches small for newborns and expands for older babies and toddlers - providing ergonomic knee-to-knee support at all stages. The carrier body height is also easily adjustable, allowing parents to shorten the carrier body for small infant and lengthen to support older children. The breathable woven cotton front panel is soft, durable and beautiful. Includes removable hood for nap time and a sunshade.