Tushbaby vs Gooseket
Searching for a baby carrier that suits all your needs can feel overwhelming. Plus, as a new mom, you want the best option for you and your baby. Since there’s enough on parents’ plates as it is, we’ve decided to help you out by comparing popular brands to Tushbaby’s hip seat carrier—so you can make the decision that’s best for you and be equipped with the right information. At Tushbaby, we keep it real, as there’s no sugar-coating how hard life with a baby can sometimes be.
Keep reading as we compare the Gooseket toddler sling vs Tushbaby’s hip seat carrier. As you’ll see, the Tushbaby hipseat carrier is designed to check all the boxes for safe, comfortable, and affordable babywearing.
Gooseket vs Tushbaby
Table of Contents
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: ergonomic design
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: baby’s weight and age
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: carry positions
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: caregiver size
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: comfort
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: safety
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: maintenance and care
- Tushbaby vs Gooseket: budget
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: ergonomic design
Tushbaby: Tushbaby’s hip seat carrier is designed to provide the ultimate back support while carrying baby, while storing all the baby essentials and personal items you may need—right on your hip.
Wearing your Tushbaby high and tight above your natural waist decreases the amount of pressure on your upper body, neck, and back, and evenly distributes baby’s weight around your torso. The built-in lumbar support in the waistband also promotes proper posture in adults—no slouching, hip-jutting, or hiking your baby up your hip with this handy helper. And better still, Tushbaby's memory foam-lined seat supports healthy hip development for your baby by placing their hips and legs in the Pediatrician recommended ‘M’ position.
Gooseket: With the Goosket ring sling, your baby will still sit at your hips. Instead of being worn around the waist, the Gooseket strap rests on one shoulder and is buckled across the body. This is something to consider if you’re worried about shoulder strain or pulling overtime. Unlike the Tushbaby’s structured seat, your baby will sit on a flexible hip pad with the Gooseket. You’ll need to take extra care to keep your baby’s legs in the right ‘M’ position to support healthy hip development.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: baby’s weight and age
Tushbaby: The Tushbaby hip seat carrier can be used from infancy up to 3 years old, or 45 lbs. From 0-6 months, Tushbaby can be used as breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and digestion support. Once your child can hold their head up on their own, Tushbaby can be used in 3 additional carrying positions, meaning four carry positions are available for your child to hang out while you hold on.
Gooseket: Because the Goosket requires your baby to have enough head strength to keep their head up on their own, the Gooseket is intended for use from around 6 months of age into toddler years with a 44 lb carrying limit.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: carry positions
Tushbaby: As we mentioned, the Tushbaby carrier’s versatility allows it to be used in various developmental stages with its four carry positions. Your baby will have plenty of ways to stay comfortable, from face-to-face carrying, to side-carrying, to front-facing, and of course, in the feeding position.
In the newborn phase, much of your time will be spent feeding your baby: allow the Tushbaby to provide your body some much-needed support for safe feeding posture, whether you are breast or bottle feeding.
Gooseket: With the Goosket being a shoulder strap, the carrying possibilities are limited to wearing the sling on the left or right shoulder. Either way, the sling crosses your body, and your baby faces you.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: caregiver size
Tushbaby: The Tushbaby carrier can accommodate caregivers of many shapes and sizes. Tushbaby’s waistband is designed to fit 23-44 inch waists, and the Waistband Extender can be attached to add up to a total of 70 inches in length around the waist. This makes Tushbaby a great baby carrier for plus size moms and caregivers—and for women with large busts, you’ll finally have some room to breathe. Because Tushbaby solely wraps around the waist, it’s the perfect carrier for large busts. Let your tatas and baby breathe without added wraps or straps covering your chest.
Gooseket: The Gooseket sling dimensions have a length of 22.4-34.3 inches and a perimeter of 40.9-63 inches. It is intended for parents size S-XXL. While the sling can be adjusted, there is no add-on if you need a bit of extra length.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: comfort
Tushbaby: One of the biggest advantages of the Tushbaby carrier is how comfortable it is, no matter who wears it. You can carry your child longer and more comfortably with an ergonomic hipseat that evenly distributes your baby’s weight. And have we mentioned there are no complicated straps or heavy fabric? Simply velcro the waistband high and tight around your waist, thread the safety strap through the elastic loop, and buckle and secure the safety lock.
Gooseket: Carrier comfort really comes down to preference. With the Gooseket, you’d have to be comfortable with a carrier that sits over one shoulder with a split strap design—meaning the strap sits split in two at the top to go around your shoulder.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: safety
Tushbaby: The Tushbaby hipseat carrier has been approved by global-wide safety standards and verified through SGS testing—a world-leading inspection, testing, and verification company. Not only that, Tushbaby is so safe it’s recommended by doctors, with endorsements ranging from Pediatricians to Spine Surgeons.
Gooseket: While we can’t really speak for the safety of the Gooseket carrier, they have outlined a few things to look out for when using their product. You must be sure you are holding the hip pad properly to ensure your baby is seated to promote healthy hip placement. You will also need to be cautious that the hip pad doesn’t slip from your baby’s waist to their lower back. This can leave them without proper support for their legs and hips.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: maintenance and care
Tushbaby: As with anything your baby sits in, it’s bound to need some TLC after a few uses. Tushbaby maintenance is simple. No matter what hits that seat (spit up, milk, mom’s latte, you name it), Tushbaby can be easily cleaned as it’s machine washable. Just remove the plastic insert, throw it in a cold wash, then lay it flat to dry. (Pro tip: Don’t forget to empty those storage pockets first.) For our Black and Sand vegan leather Tushbabies, simply wipe down as needed.
When you’re not using your Tushbaby, simply fold it up to keep it organized and out of the way.
Goosket: Gooseket describes their sling as machine washable, but with recommendations to use a laundry net with the buckles on. Use a gentle detergent, and do not tumble dry after washing. It is recommended to air dry in a shaded area.
Tushbaby vs Gooseket: budget
Tushbaby: With the four different ways you can carry your baby, plus the ability to stash your stuff within arm’s reach, Tushbaby provides you a whole lot of value no matter your budget. Plus, it doubles as a breastfeeding pillow, so you can use it even more! The Tushbaby carrier has five roomy storage pockets, which means you can carry your kid, stash your stuff, and save your back with one carrier—talk about a great bang for your buck. For just $85, you can simplify your life with the Tushbaby.
Gooseket: While the Gooseket seems reasonably priced at $51.99, we recommend you keep an eye on added shipping costs depending on your country and shipping preferences. The Gooseket is a South Korea-made product, meaning there can be unexpected shipping costs or delays.
The Tushbaby carrier checks all the boxes for a parent- and child-friendly carrier—and there are plenty of other Tushbaby products made to make parenting even more seamless! Like our vegan leather changing pad that can be folded small enough to fit in your pocket for luxury, convenience, and quick cleans—because sh*t can happen at any time.. No more germy hard surfaces or changing tables when out and about. Throw your vegan leather changing pad into one of your Tushbaby carrier’s five pockets, and you’re good to go.
Tushbaby is a mom-founded company, meaning all our products prioritize quality, safety, practicality, and your needs. We recognize other top baby brands on the market and thank them for all they are doing. Read into products before ordering, consider your lifestyle, and choose what is best for you and your family. Happy shopping (just decide before the baby wakes up)!