Build Your Own Buckle Onbuhimo

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Webbing Color None Selected *
Onbu Body Fabric Options *
Hood *
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Simple Drool Pads (print one side, linen reverse)
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The buckle onbuhimo (bucklebu) is a great option for wearing your Little when you want a quick on-off carrier but don't particularly like the waist belt common to a full buckle soft structured carrier.

The child is secured in a bucklebu by a "seat" that is created when folding up the lower edge of the carrier and creating a hammock seat by the shoulder straps going under the child's legs. The Gracie and Sam bucklebu uses seat darts to help set that seat and keep it trim and tight to the wearer's back. The straps are adjustable in several ways, allowing for lengths, location of lower buckle, and microadjusting through PFAs. Leg out padding keeps a good layer of cushiness for dangling legs, and high density foam on the shoulders keeps the wearer more comfortable, longer.

Please note the Bucklebu is an "advanced carry" carrier. It is not intended for children who are not abile to sit unassisted. The large side openings present an increased Fall Hazard, so sizing up so the child can "grow into it" is not an option with this carrier. A proper fit should come to the child's armpits down the back, through the crotch, and up to the lower navel. Children can be worn arms in or out, but should be loaded with arms out to reduce risk of falling. As always, when learning a new carry, please practice with a spotter over a soft area with little to no falling distance.

To ship your own fabric or wrap (for semi-conversion - outside body of carrier only), send to:

Gracie and Sam, LLC
Attn: Onbu Order #_____
139 N. Chestnut St.
Linesville, PA 16424

Quick Specs:

  • Small size, for children wearing 9mos-2T/3T: Seat 15" wide, 20" long edge to edge, 16" wide at its widest point.
  • Medium size, for children wearing 18 mos - 3T: Seat 16.5", 23" long edge to edge, 18" wide at its widest point.
  • Large size, for children wearing 24mos - 4T: Seat 18.5" wide, 26" long edge to edge, 20" wide at its widest point.
  • Weight: 15-45 lbs (both sizes)
  • Slightly contoured shoulder straps: 16" shortening to 11" with ample webbing for any size wearer
  • Reverse Perfect Fit Adjusters ease microadjustments when wearing in a back carry
  • Dual adjust buckles at lower corners ease tightening of straps from either front or back

Seat darts or no seat darts:
-Seat darts allow for a nice, deep M placement of the pelvis and create a very comfortable seat. For a properly sized onbu, it adds a nice contouring for the child and a slight structuring to the panel for a close fit. However, if the body panel is too large, the darts will prevent a high carry because the child will keep slipping down into the pre-defined seat. 
-No seat darts allows for adapting around a slightly large panel by allowing the lower edge of the panel to be folded up higher between the wearee and wearer. The seat will not be as clearly defined and the pelvis M shape not as pronounced, nor be as cocoon-like around the child's body.


Current wait time for shipping of carrier is 2-3 weeks once any custom fabrics/woven wrap pieces are received.

For custom fabric/wrap, the following dimensions are needed to cover the outside body of the carrier (shoulder straps and inside body will be the linen color chosen in the listing):

  • Bucklebu body: 24" wide x 29" fabric/26" hemmed wrap
  • Hood: 16" x 16" per side / 16" x full width of wrap for double side hood

Colored webbing is softer than the black webbing. It is what was sent to the lab and so is fully safety tested. However, please be aware that while wearing and tightening against the tension of child's weight in the carrier, the colored webbing does have a tendency to twist, moreso than the black webbing. With careful correction of angle pulled while tightening, this is not an issue. But we do want you to be aware of it!

Gracie and Sam, LLC Bucklebus have been tested to ASTM 2236.14 and are compliant with CPSIA requirements

This product is not available to ship to Canada. For shipping to other countries, actual shipping will be charged with overage invoiced separately.


Reviews (11)

May 19th 2016

Comfortable Onbu!

This onbu is well constructed and so very comfortable. The padding in the shoulder straps is lush and I LOVE the reverse PFAs! I've only had it a few days but I've loved wearing it so far -- my LO fell asleep in less than 5 minutes when I put her up in it last night, and the seat darts and highly adjustable straps mean there's almost no learning curve to getting acquainted with this carrier and finding a comfy fit. I ordered a size small and my petite 14 month old still has plenty of room to grow into this carrier, so it's going to last us a long time. I only rated it 4 out of 5 stars, however, because I was a little disappointed with the pattern placement on my onbu's body panel. I sent in a wrap with the Dallas skyline, and a portion of the iconic Pegasus was cut off when a couple of the smaller buildings near the other edge of the skyline probably could have been sacrificed instead. I guess I probably got what I paid for by opting for convenience and a quick turnaround with the semi-conversion rather than waiting for a fully-custom conversion slot. I did, however, submit an image of a similar onbu made out of the same wrap where the pegasus image was not cut off. My order status only updated from "awaiting fulfillment" to "shipped" so it was somewhat of a surprise as to what I was going to be receiving, looks wise, and then it just showed up in the mail. I want to stress that overall, this is not a deal breaker for me and I still LOVE the onbu, so I'm going to file the overall experience away as "almost perfect." The craftsmanship is excellent, the turnaround was quick, and I'd absolutely order from G&S again for the sheer comfort of this carrier. These things are like potato chips and I'm sure I won't be satisfied having just one. Next time I will either opt for a fully custom slot or be even more descriptive in what I'm looking for wrap placement wise.

Apr 25th 2016


I love my bucklebu! The workmanship is amazing, and it is gorgeous! I should have ordered one a long time ago!

Additional Info

Additional Info

1.50 LBS
$8.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)