Disclosure: I received the Lillebaby carrier from Lillebaby for review. All opinions are my own.
I am a huge fan of baby wearing and even though Mason is now a year and a half, I strap him in when I need to get things done. However, since he is a bit heftier now than as a wee infant, I find my back in serious pain. Although I have tried and used many different baby carriers and have one brand that I was primarily using, I was excited to try the líllébaby® COMPLETE™.
What's neat about this baby carrier is that you can use it from newborn (7 lbs) without an infant insert to 45 lbs! While I'm sure that I will not be carrying a 45 lb child as Kenzie is only 30 lbs at 4 yrs old and will probably be 7 or 8 by the time she hits the 45 lb mark, it is nice to have the option just in case your child is a wee bit more meaty like my Mason. He is 24 lbs now! The líllébaby® COMPLETE™ Organic ($135 + free shipping) is made with 100% soft-brushed organic cotton and lined with 100% organic sateen cotton. You click the waist strap in place, tighten and then seat tot in front of you, slip the straps over your arms and click the back strap in place (for the front carry).
This is a baby carrier designed with the parent's comfort in mind as well as the child. The baby's weight is distributed evenly across your hips and shoulders and the unique lumbar support (LOVE THIS) combined with the wide padded waist band provides amazing lower back support. The shoulder straps are padded as well as the side straps and waist belt. My mother is a baby wearing addict....especially with the líllébaby®. She hogged it nearly the entire time during my visit - at the beach, the mall, the zoo, the aquarium, etc. Grandmas need to get this baby carrier for their grandchildren!
Two of my favorite features
- Long, Adjustable Torso. This is a fantastic feature because it gives Mason fantastic support as well as better posture. Since he is a toddler, when he falls asleep when I am carrying him, the líllébaby® COMPLETE™ keeps him straight and secure. When he is forward facing, I can fold down the neck support.
- Adjustable Neck Support: Love this feature. Mason is not really a fan of the hood now and when he falls asleep, his head wobbles to one side. The width in the neck support adjusts to cradle your tot's head (great for infants) to provide maximum support and comfort.
Have you noticed a trend in my review? This baby carrier is ADJUSTABLE to perfectly fit your body and your child! The sleeping hood is removable (yay) and adjustable. This is neat because as your child grows, you can lengthen the hood to protect them from sun and wind. The signature cup seat is also adjustable to fit with your growing child.
Although I primarily use this baby carrier in the front face in and back carry positions, you can also try the hip carry and front face out. The preference is all yours (and your child's). Mason enjoys his new carrier and sometimes even points to it when he wants to get a little snuggle. I love that I do not have the back pain when carrying him for a long time (I can carry him for hours!) which I totally attribute to the lumbar support.
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