I don’t think I can say it enough. I love wearing my baby. I am always on the look out for new carriers. I think I’d have a huge collection if our budget allowed. I love that the bond they foster between child and parent. I love how they make life with baby a little easier and I love the statement and example they set.
I was recently introduced to a new carrier called the líllébaby EveryWear – Organic from Scandinavian Child. The EveryWear is a very versatile carrier. You can wear baby facing you, facing out, on your back, on your hip or even in a cradle hold for bitty babies. I would like to note that I don’t recommend out facing carries on any carrier. I find them to be hard the back, as well as less supportive (generally) for baby. This is my experience and preference.
As mentioned, this carrier can be fashioned to wear on the hip. I think that is a plus for this carrier. I know that carrying baby on your front can be hard to see around at times and I am not able to get comfortable wearing baby on my back. The side carry still leaves baby secure and you hands free! This type of carry can put some extra stress on your neck, so be sure to change sides from time to time.
We are a carrier loving family here. Even my husband wears our girls. Currently our youngest is 10 months and our oldest daughter is 28 months. Both of them fit and carry beautifully in this carrier. On a recent trip to the zoo we got to put the líllébaby to the test. My husband wore our 2 year old for hours in and out of hot exhibits and slightly cooler sanctuaries. He was very comfortable, as was our little girl. Usually in a situation like this she would want down to run with her brother, but she was comfortable and cool. The back on this carrier plenty supportive with a removable infant piece. With it gone it provided a bit less bulk for her to keep cool in the summer sun. The líllébaby was a hit!
This was about 3/4 of the way through our trip. They were still going strong! The líllébaby also has a sun hood option, not pictured here.
I have also worn the líllébaby quite a bit. It’s a very nice carrier. I think one of the great things about the líllébaby is that I think it would be great for smaller frames. I am 5’8″ and I think I could use a little more length in the padding on the staps. As you can see my taller husband just just fine with it, but because of the design and shape of the straps I think it would work especially well for smaller/shorter frames. It you’ve had a hard time fitting other carriers, this one is worth a try.
Speaking of straps! One of my absolute favorite features about this carrier are the little hidden pockets to tuck your excess straps into! Oh I love this feature. It keeps the carrier looking so tidy when worn. I just roll them up and tuck them in. It really gives it a tailored to me look with no messy straps dangling. It also had larger pocket perfect for keeping your keys, extra cash, etc.
The only con with this carrier in my use is that I would prefer if the straps had an anchor at the bottom (they snap at the top and have anchors down the straps, just not one at the very end) and I would love it if the padded section were a bit longer to accommodate my frame a bit better.
Overall I really like the líllébaby EveryWear and I would recommend it to anyone that would like the ability to use multiple carries and to those who find other carriers to be a bit too hard to adjust to their smaller frame.
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