A parent-favorite for its comfort, style and adaptability. The Wrap is an optimal baby carrier for infants. It is more than a carefully measured length of natural cotton with tapered ends, the MOBY Wrap is a tool to help parents and babies enjoy the world together. Tried and true, this is the classic, best selling baby wrap, offering award-winning comfort and closeness.
- Encourages parent/child bonding
- Perfect for babies 8-35 pounds
- Petite and plus size friendly
- 100% natural cotton
- Comfortable to wear for extended periods
My baby was born at 36 weeks, tiny thing, but I knew I needed to figure out a hands free way to carry her otherwise the dog would never get a bathroom break (and I’d end up with pee in a closet…). I had already purchased a moby wrap prior to her birth, so on day 4 or so I gave it a shot. It takes a few practice tries to get it tied right – my advice is just scrunch it up and then smooth out the fabric on your shoulders and over the baby later, don’t bother trying to keep everything smooth while you put it on). My little girl fits in nice and snug and really seems to enjoy it. If she’s fussy, I can pop her in, start walking around and she quiets down, taking in the sights and then eventually falling asleep. I’ve been for 2 walks with the dog (in winter in the north) and she doesn’t even flinch when I go outside. I just wrap a sweater around her, zip up my jacket as much as possible, and away we go. I’m actually wearing her in the Moby right now as I type this review- and I’m going to go eat dinner next. If you’re doing attachment parenting (I’m not, but feel I should mention it) this would make things WAY easier. I just like to keep her upright for a good period of time after feeding so that we can skip spit up.I sort of worry she can’t breath with her face smashed into my chest, but I can always look down and see her little back going up and down, so I know she’s okay.
Esperanza Alexandria, LA
I’m giving this to a friend because it just wasn’t for me. I liked the idea of having my baby close and when they are small it’s hard to have them in a larger carrier. I couldn’t figure out how to wrap it around my body with confidence. I have heard feedback from moms that it can get very warm, feeling like you are wearing a ton of layers. May be harder for a baby born in the summer. Also moms saying it drags on the ground when trying to wrap it. Again, I just didn’t have the patience. Needed something easy!
Rene Orviston, PA
I got the Moby wrap as a gift and I was so excited to try it! When my little girl was 1 month old I put her in it and she struggled and struggled, she seemed so uncomfortable. I tried again when she was 7 weeks and she loved it and fell asleep in it. When I put it on, it calms her and she falls asleep fairly quickly but it is a pain to put on! Maybe I need a few more moths of practice. Also, if I am home and I am wearing her and she falls asleep its hard to take her out without waking her up.I love it, I just wish it was a little easier to put on.
Meredith Paris, TX
Two stage infant pillow will surround your infant’s head and provide soft, comfortable head support for preemies, low birth weight and newborn babies up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg). The soft micro-fleece fabric and plush-filled inside, quilted for extra padding, make it supportive yet super cozy for baby. It can be used with infant carriers, car seats or strollers. Machine wash and dry. Grey with orange trim.
- 100% Polyester
- Infant insert removes to properly fit larger babies
- Surrounds child head, shoulder and torso for nestled feel
- High loft padding provides soft gentle body and head support
- Machine wash and dry
Head support is very soft and easy to use. Picture shown is true. I would highly recommend head support to other parents. Company seems great. Package arrived fast.
Sybil Pennsylvania Furnace, PA
Overall nice fabric and quality however makes my man a little hot (we live in Florida.) There’s no way to secure it which allows it to move around but overall serves it’s purpose.
Lindsey Mableton, GA
I use this head support in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller with an infant rather than buying the car seat adapter. It works great, provides support, and is soft.
Sonya Crete, IL
Size Medium (5’2 to 5’9). Lightly padded shoulder with unpadded rails. Great sling for first time babywearers. Machine washable, and recommended for children up to 35 lbs.
- Wear newborns and toddlers in a variety of positions
- Built in Pocket for keys, diaper, etc.
- Made of beautiful hand-loomed, breathable fabrics
- Unpadded, open tail for easy adjustments and can be used as a nursing cover
- Written and Instructional DVD included
The seller of this product is wonderful, but the Maya Wrap is not for me or my little guy. I guess I am just not a fan of ring slings. I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews and this is the first baby carrier I decided to buy. My baby boy (4 weeks old when I received the sling) always wants to be held so I was looking forward to being able to hold him all the time and nurse him hands free.First, I am small framed and the sling kept sliding down so the ring was too low. Then when I tried one of the positions my baby either kept hitting his head on the ring or grabbing onto it. The fabric is not soft and comfortable, it is a bit rough, and the sling does not feel comfortable (for me) when on. But most importantly I don’t like the fact that with all the positions except the nursing one, my baby would have to have his legs crunched up in the “frog” position – he hates his legs being confined like that!I returned it and ended up buying the Moby Wrap which I love – fabric is soft and comfortable, and my baby can have his legs out in almost all the positions. It is also much easier to figure out how to use and to get him in and out of.
Melba Lawrenceburg, KY
When people think of slings, they think of ring slings, and this Maya Lightly Padded should win the prize for best workhorse sling. It is lightweight, but sturdy, with a padded shoulder that works for everyone! It doesn’t need the gentle treatment of it’s more expensive silk cousins, so it can handle spit-up, diaper explosions, etc. and be passed around the neighborhood. You can use it to hold newborns upright or laying down, and even nurse comfortably. As your child grows, they can be carried facing out to see the world or on your hip for a quick trip into the post office. A medium works for most people, so other caregivers can use it as well. I am a big fan of babywearing in general and this is the starter sling I recommend most highly.
Lesa Ace, TX
This is a really nice wrap. However I do reach for my biorn active more. I found it fusterating to get used to. It’s quite simple, but it’s just not very smooth(adjusting it). I can imagine that the none padded version might be better. Still I do use it sometimes and it’s a very nice wrap(I have the brown).
Marilyn Lucan, MN
A sporty and soft structured baby carrier that fits into your active lifestyle. Only Infantino has added BreatheMesh fabric for a cooler babywearing experience.
- 8-25 pounds or 3.6 to 11.3 kgs
- 2 carrying positions face-in and face-out
- Side openings for easy access
- Washable and wipeable
- Padded straps keep you comfy
- 8-25 lbs / 3.6-11.3 kgs
- 2 carrying positions: face-in and face-out
I love this carrier. I tried a sling but it tweaked my baby’s head and looked uncomfy, not to mention it was hard to get her in. I also have the ergo carrier but she is too little to straddle my body and the infant carry position is awkward for it, it will be great when she gets a little older. For the meantime this is the carrier to get when they are tiny!! Wish I would have gotten it sooner so I could have been more productive around the house earlier on! The black version is cheaper but I went with this one because its supposed to “breathe” better, I think you could go either way and save 5 bucks if you need to or if you like black better, this is actually more of a charcoal than light grey, very nice. I can see how it could hurt your back after a while but I just use it around the house and shes only 12lbs right now. Its not exactly a breeze to get on but its not bad and if your baby is not screaming, you can unclip it in many places to slip it on otherwise you’ve got to kinda wiggle this over your head
Ursula Burtonsville, MD
I was wondering how good this product could really be for less than $20 and well I can see why it is under $20. Its not horrible but it does feel very heavy on your shoulders after about 20 minutes. I am in my 30’s and a female..not small by any means. Maybe it would be better for a man with stronger shoulders.
Lakeisha Castleton, IL
I use this awesome item excessively ,my baby loves to be carried and so I must attach and carry her and this does just that no problems out of it so far. I do not carry her for long periods of time though. This is only a more affordable alternative if you plan to wear your baby for long periods or into toddler years your going to have to bust out the big bucks. I recommend it to any new mommies that just need something quick and for the 1st few months.
Rachelle Rainbow, TX
3 in 1 design: face-in, face-out and back carrier suited for 8-35 pounds. Buckle-free – just wrap, tie and go! Natural bucket seat. Easily adjusts for perfect fit. Wide and comfortable padded straps. Super soft and breathable.
- 3 in 1 design
- No buckles – just wrap, tie and go
- Adjusts easily
- Wide and comfortable padded straps
- Perfect for carrying infants 8-35 pounds
I got this after my slingrider was recalled. So far we have a love hate relationship with this. The black and the type of fabric picks up everything so it gets dirty very fast and it shows very easily. I was thinking this would be great for traveling but once I got it the ties are long and it’s hard trying to fit it into a diaper bag when not in use, and it takes up a great deal of space. If it had a carry bag for when it’s not in use that would have been nice.Few things I like:1. feels good on, doesn’t hurt my back like other carriers2. very easy to put on and adjust3. baby seems happyFew things I don’t:1. fabric is like a swiffer, picks up a ton of dust and after only two days and wearing it twice it already needs to be washed. It shows everything!2. prints to choose from aren’t as attractive as those used for the slingrider, the material was better too it didn’t attract a ton of dust. I would have chosen the khaki but looking at the print for a while gave me a headache.3. wish it could be used for newborns but doesn’t seem to have that much versatility as other wrap carriers.Hands down I think I prefer the moby wrap and it’s cheaper.
Pauline Peru, NE
I ordered this last night and paid for expedited shipping. Got it by 3pm today.I am soooooo glad I did.I have a 1 week old daughter (not yet 8lbs) who cries if I put her in one of her playards (even when she is sleepy or asleep already after a feeding). I could do nothing but hold her all day long. I was getting crazy.Today, I vaccumed and mopped with my little one in front of me (I first tried the bassinet of the playards but she was crying).I chose to buy the Infantino last night because I didn’t want to deal with yards and yards of fabric and complicated knots from other baby carriers. I didn’t want to buy a more expensive carrier (B*orn or Er*o,…) because I was promised I would get one by a family member but I don’t have it yet… I needed something to relieve me NOW, cheap and easy. This fits the bill, I am glad I made that purchase.
Jillian Sheldon, VT
I bought this to use as a backpack carrier for my 21-month-old because he’s nearing the weight limit for most carriers but we have a lot of baby wearing left to do (lots of international travel, not stroller-friendly). I criss-cross the front because shoulder straps don’t distribute weight well, & it’s very comfortable for me, but tying across my little guy’s back really hurts him. I’m going to try to alter it so I can tie it somewhere else, but I would never recommend this carrier to anyone. It hurt him so much he cried this weekend.
Christy Maynard, MA
The N�Roo Pocket is only babywearing shirt that offers full coverage and mobility for moms practicing Skin-to-Skin Contact with their newborns, that doubles as a hands free newborn carrier. No wrapping, tying and knotting? you get the closeness of a wrap without the hassle! The ?cross and hug? closures provide a custom fit as your body changes and your baby grows. Our signature N�Roo� fabric is super soft, breathable, moisture-wicking and offers just the right amount of compression to ensure proper position and continued support.
- 90% Polyester, 10% Spandex
- Designed for pre- and full-term newborns up to 15 lbs.
- Allows skin-to-skin contact with your baby
- Cross & Hug closure provides an adjustable
- custom fit from maternity wear through three months postpartum as your body changes and your baby grows
- Inner no-slip pocket helps your baby stay in the optimal position
I looked forward for a long time to getting this and am familiar with a lot of babywearing items. The shirt that came before this one is called the Miracle Cami. The Nuroo looked to me to offer better support/safety as well as looking more stylish and I was very excited about it.However now that I’ve used it I find it has a lot of unnecessary flaws. They could have done a lot better with this one.1. The velcro (which takes up a lot of space on this garment) has painful, scratchy sides – even the soft velcro. ESPECIALLY if you have sore nipples, this sucks, but even without that it makes the shirt pretty unappealing.2. The velcro is stiff to the point that when you close the shirt snugly around your body, it pulls the other side of the shirt in a weird direction. It looks sloppy, and exposes the velcro more…3. Which is not good, because the shirt catches on the velcro wherever it’s exposed, and is going to start getting pilly really quickly, in addition to being noisy and uncomfortable to constantly unstick yourself.3. The plastic link that allows you to close the belt is an awkward shape and doesn’t stay in place. You can’t make it sit right so the belt bunches up weirdly around it. It’s a cheap touch that would have been easy to avoid.4. The batting of the belt is polyurethane foam, which is gross and toxic. I have to wonder how expensive it would have been to just fill it with plain old cotton or even just basic polyester fill which would give it the same softness.On top of all this, unlike the Miracle Cami, you can’t easily pump in this shirt while wearing your baby, which is one of the most valuable reasons to do skin-to-skin (S2S increases milk supply and wearing baby while you pump helps your output!). I don’t fault NuRoo for this because it’s not advertised as a pumping shirt, but it would have given it a few more points in my book. I was able to pump by unfastening the top of the shirt to loosen it a little, but it didn’t look very comfortable for my 8 lb baby and I doubt it will be as doable as my baby gets bigger.Three stars because any shirt like this is a great concept, but I hope this will either get improved or overtaken by a better product soon.
Sondra West Branch, MI
I got what was supposed to fit my body, and when I put it on it fits, but when I try to put my baby in it was crushing her. I’d say go larger. Other then that it seems pretty good. and the material is nice. But, i could see it being too hot right after delivery. I was very hot for days after giving birth, and this would have been way too warm to wear in those days.
Bernadette Holland, IN
I am seriously obsessed with the Nuroo pocket!!! My only regret is that I didn’t buy it when our baby was first born. I only discovered and purchased it when she was 6 wks old and I am still using it at 3 months!! I was given the Ergo carrier at my shower but found that with the infant insert, it was just so bulky and soooo hot for summer! So I went on the hunt for something more lightweight and cooler. There are so many wraps out there but the others seemed so complicated, I just wanted something really easy to wear. The Nuroo is super easy to wear, its like a shirt you put on, slip your baby in the pocket and then velcro the shirt together. There is also a support belt that comes with the shirt that helps keep the baby from slipping down the pocket. If you’ve been walking around alot, the baby will slip down the pocket, but just push your baby up a little, tighten the belt again and you’re set! My baby can be super fussy but as soon as I put her in the pocket she falls asleep every.single.time!!! I can get errands done, dishes washed, laundry folded, it’s honestly the best baby product I’ve purchased and now my go to shower gift for all my friends!!
Maria Cowden, IL
A new fall release the Galaxy Grey ERGO Baby Carrier is so pretty A lovely shade of grey this carrier features a swirly galaxy patterned hood and lining Comes with LED Safety Reflector Light
best baby carrier out there. The newborn insert isn’t that handy, but this doesn’t kill your back. It’s very comfortable
Carol Poultney, VT
THE GOOD STUFF: No….the GREAT stuff! I bought the Ergo classic carrier after months of researching, and weeks of shopping. I bought it to replace a secondhand Bjorn classic carrier, which was killing my neck and shoulders since my baby reached about 13 pounds. My neck and back literally hurt all the time.My daughter now weighs 17.7 pounds, and I can carry her in the Ergo for more than two hours at a time, and we are both really comfortable. The carrier ir rated up to 45 pounds. I’m sure I could carry at least 30, and then switch to a back carry.The best thing about this carrier is the fact that can carry my sweet baby girl for as long as she wants to be carried, and in almost any situation without pain. Being free from pain…..it is SO worth it!! I was overjoyed to find this carrier!!I have nursed her in this carrier twice. It’s not perfectly discreet. I mean, if people are weirdos and they really want to see your breast, that can see into the Ergo….but I latched her on en route to a private place. It’s very easy to nurse in the Ergo and the baby fell asleep and stayed asleep once she was done eating. I just tucked the food source away, cinched the carrier back up, and continued with my errands.The Ergo is easy to put on and simple to adjust, with just three snap closures that are easy to reach. You really do need to try this thing on to understand how all the straps work together to fit it just right.ON POSSIBLE HEIGHT ISSUES: I have heard complaints that the Ergo doesn’t fit petite women. I am 5’8″ and 130 pounds with narrow shoulders, and it fits me wonderfully. I have a fairly long waist though, and I can see how it might be a little bulky for a shorter person. The lower I put the carrier on my hips, the harder it is for my baby (who is very tall) to see out over the edges. For a person who doesn’t have the advantage of a long torso, your options might be limited as to how far up or down you could move the waist strap. I have heard people say narrow-shouldered people might have a problem in this carrier. Well, I have dispropotionately small shoulders for my size and height, and it hasn’t been a problem for me.On the flip side, because my daughter is long (the same height as many of her one-year-old friends), nursing in the Ergo would be impossible if not for all the extra material. As I mentioned, the lower it sits on the hips, the longer the body of the carrier and vice versa. All that extra material can be an advantage if you learn how to use it effectively.There are adjustment straps all over the Ergo, and with some adjusting, I think this carrier can be fitted to almost any person.ON SOME HEAT ISSUES: The only issue to be aware of is the Ergo is made of a thick canvas-like material and is lined with cotton. It is breathable, but still quite warm. My baby and I both sweat a little already and it’s only 70 degrees outside. Ergo makes a sport and performance carrier. The sport doesn’t seem sturdy, and the performance wasn’t quite as comfy for me, although my baby seemed just as happy in it as in the classic. I ended up buying a Mei Tai Baby carrier off Ebay as a back up carrier for really warm days.Again, I am overjoyed at finding the Ergo baby, and I am, quite literally, going to go pick up my daughter and put her in it now so I can some laundry with her. It’s a dream come true!
Mallory Mc Dougal, AR
First of all I love my Ergo! It makes my life so much easier to be able to carry and snuggle my little guy while still doing things with my five year old. I love having my hands free – I just need them sometimes! I love how comfy it is to use for me and my baby. I love how snug and secure he is and my back doesn’t ache. I love that my son fits in the front now, but when my friend needed to borrow it for her slightly older child she used the back carry position just as comfortably.I don’t like how rough the fabric is (mine is the Galaxy Gray). I know, there are different fabrics, but they are even more expensive, and even this one is way up there for my budget, but WORTH IT. I also don’t love that the strap that goes across your back (or front) between the shoulder straps can only go so far down. On a different model, I can’t remember if its the performance or sport, that strap can go down a lot further and doesn’t rub on a persons sides and inside of the arms so much. That’s also where the rough fabric bugs me sometimes. However that model seems to be made for a much taller person than I am at 5’2″.Plus, I absolutely love the little zip pocket in front of my Ergo! One day I had two diapers, a ziplock with some wipes, a cell phone, some cash, and my giant wad of keys in there! I think I probably could have also squeezed in a tube of Chapstick, too! It’s amazing how often I use the Ergo, and how many places we take it. It helps so much in those “I need more hands/arms moments”. It fits me very well, my taller friend comfortably, but a 6’2″ person said it was uncomfortable. I don’t think it had been adjusted at all, though. It really changes how it feels by adjusting it to fit.I also should admit that while I ordered Ergo through Amazon I never got it, and the seller disappeared from Amazon, so my money was refunded and I went and bought it at our local shop and paid a little extra to have it that day. I love that Amazon made sure I got my money back!
Vickie Trinity Center, CA
The Boppy Infant Seat Handle Cushion is a padded arm cushion offers anyone carrying baby relief from sore arms when traveling with baby. The comfortable cushion fits securely around the seat handle and provides a padded cushion for your arm. The unique cut out design provides access when you need to grip the handle.
- Neoprene 33%/Polyester 22%/Cotton 12%/Polyurethane 33%
- Padded arm cushion offers anyone carrying baby relief from sore arms when traveling with baby
- Fits securely around the seat handle and provides a padded cushion for your arm
- The unique cut out design provides access when you need to grip the handle
this is great for me because my son is a chubby little guy. the regular car seat handle is hard & hurts my hand. this is nice to have because its so cushiony. perfect.
Billie Smithfield, VA
Amazon was the lowest price I found on this item. It makes a big difference when carrying the seat on your arm. My little chubby bubby is getting very heavy so its nice.
Gayle Ledgewood, NJ
This is more or a personal opinion review, rather than a quality review.The cushion is very soft and very padded, but for me it’s almost TOO big! If you want to carry the car seat w/ your hand, the handle cushion is too large to get your hand completely around (and I have large hands!). I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it was like the cushion was too puffy and because a little awkward.I only used this two or three times before decided it wasn’t what I wanted. I may pull it out again and try it, but overall I’m not impressed. Too bulky, too much padding, not easy to use. I will say that the quality is VERY nice. It feels sturdy, there are little rubber dots on the underside so that the cushion won’t spin around the hands, and overall this looks like it will hold up to normal wear and tear.
Catherine Cedarbluff, MS
Dolcino Woven Baby Wrap uses 100% cotton and non-toxic dyes. The wrap is woven lengthwise and crosswise to create diagonal elasticity for support.
- 100% Organic Cotton
- Made from 100% cotton
- Non-stretch woven
- Yarn dyed to IANT standards
- Available in two sized
I am a fairly experienced babywearer, having used a Moby Wrap, aBabyHawk Mei Tai, a Boba 3G, and my husband’sERGObaby Performance Baby Carrierfor our older daughter starting when she was only a few weeks old. With our second baby, I added a ring sling to the mix. While a Moby Wrap is a great product, it is stretchy and can only be used for front carries plus it’s not very comfortable once baby is over around 12-13 lbs (in my experience). I did some research and decided to try a woven wrap – ordering the Dolcino Sumatra.I ordered the Large size because I’m currently a size 18 while newly postpartum. Having received my wrap I believe I could have gotten by just fine with the Medium, especially as I continue to lose the baby weight. Depending on which resource you reference, a woman of my current size would want a size 7 to comfortably do a FWCC (front wrap cross carry, a relatively easy and very secure front carry recommended for a newborn/small infant) but the Dolcino Large is between a size 7/8 and so is really quite long on me. I like longer tails so it’s not a big deal for FWCC, but when trying other carries which use fewer passes, I need to wrap the tails around an extra time before tying off.A potential issue for newbie wrappers is having to break in the wrap; various methods are recommended, but none of it is needed with Dolcino, which is floppy and soft right out of the package. Dolcino colors are saturated and bright. It’s easy to work any slack out of the passes as you wrap, and easy to tie the wrap off at the end.This is a great “gateway” wrap to introduce parents to using wovens, with beautiful colors at a reasonable price point and without any complicated break-in process. I will be purchasing a shorter wrap (a size 4) of a different brand in the near future, but I really like my Dolcino!
Terrie Grand Isle, LA
I just had a baby in November 2012 and have been on a search for the ‘perfect’ baby carrier. I want it to be comfortable for me, my husband, and most importantly, the baby. I own an Ergo Baby and Beco Butterfly 2. Those two carriers have their advantages, but the buckles and adjustments make it very inconvenient for both me and my husband to wear. The baby also doesn’t feel very natural while sitting in it. This woven wrap, however, is the best! My husband and I both wear it and the baby seems more comfortable. There is a learning curve to it but once you get a basic wrap down, then it’s perfect. My only issue is that it may be too hot when it warms up here in Texas. However, I’m sold on wraps now.
Susan New Galilee, PA
If you’re wrap curious or are moving on from that stretchy moby wrap to a woven, Dolcino is the perfect next step. The wrap isn’t stiff out of the box like many others, and the price is great for a woven wrap! This is one worth keeping for all of our babywearing days.
Janelle Landis, NC
The kokopax city carrier (gumdrops) allows you to keep your hands free while carrying your baby close. Whether you’re running errands or heading to the playground, you can adjust the frame and shoulder straps of this carrier for a comfortable, custom fit. Your baby will love the 360 degree world view. A handy kickstand makes it easy to use. Designed for ages six months to two years old (or 35 pounds), this carrier features a modern style and a five-point harness that keeps your baby safe and secure. city carrier At a glance: Ages: Six months to 2 years old Weight Requirement: Child cannot exceed maximum weight of 35 poundsIdeal for: Who: Parents, caregivers, and grandparents What: Carrying a baby while keeping both hands free Where: Inside house, grocery store, walks, at the airport The city carrier features breathable, stylish fabric and a lightweight, adjustable frame for a custom fit. View larger. It comes with a sturdy kickstand, so you can rest it securely on the floor. View larger. Comfortable to Wear; Safe for Hands-free Use For everyday indoor and outdoor use, the city carrier features comfortable shoulder straps, padded waist support, and an adjustable frame that provides a custom fit. The ergonomic design distributes weight evenly across your back, chest, and shoulders, so you can comfortably keep both hands free while carrying your baby. A five-point safety harness provides additional security. The city carrier is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), meeting the association’s standards for child carriers. The powder-coated aluminum frame is durable, yet incredibly lightweight at approximately three pounds. Most importantly, the carrier positions a baby at an adult’s eye-level giving him or her a fresh view of the world. Portable, Compact, and Easy-to-Use The city carrier is designed with a sturdy kickstand, so you can rest it securely on the floor. This convenient feature makes it easy to place or remove a child from the carrier. And the portable, compact design allows you to store it in airplane overhead bins, making it ideal for traveling. Made from a Cotton/Poly Blend Made from a cotton/poly blend, the city carrier’s fabric feels soft on your baby’s skin and is easy to wipe clean. On warm days or during long outings, the breathable blend allows air circulation and provides a comfortable experience. The stylish fabric pattern looks fresh and modern while coordinating with other kokopax products such as the Savannah Sun Hat. Useful Details and Fun Accessories Ideal for storing bus passes, snacks, and a diaper, the city carrier has a convenient storage pocket with a Velcro closure. For long walks and outings, you can fasten favorite toys on the handy toy ring. The optional pax protector (sold separately) is a cloth made from machine-washable, organic cotton that provides a soft resting spot for your baby’s face. Designed to attach easily with straps, this protector keeps the carrier clean and fresh. Accommodates Infants and Toddlers The versatile city carrier can be used for children from six months up to two years (or 35 pounds) so you can use it from infant stage through toddler years. About kokopax: Fresh, Modern Style kokopax was founded in 2007 by Sarah Spoor, a busy mother of four young children. Sarah’s is a classic tale of borrowing tips and tools from earlier generations and shaping them to fit our modern world. Using this method, Sarah re-imagined the lightweight carriers that her own parents used when she was a young child. Combining contemporary materials such as anodized aluminum and fresh, bright patterns, the signature kokopax carrier line introduces a new generation of parents and caregivers to a comfortable, safe way to carry children. kokopax also offers stylish totes, sunhats, and organic accessories that feature the same modern prints and patterns. What’s in the Box kokopax city carrier (gumdrops) and instructions.
- Positions baby at eye level
- Baby can interact with parent and has 360 degree world view
- Easy to load and unload
- Extremely lightweight
- Comfortable, padded shoulder straps
My 8 month old son HATED this carrier, sadly. We’d had high hopes based on the reviews. But he didn’t seem to feel secure in it. Because of the way the carrier is positioned, he was able to push against my back with his feet and try to stand up, and the unpadded straps holding him into the backpack would cut into his neck and leave horrible marks. We had a difficult time getting him in and out, because the clasp for the straps that secure him are placed very low in the carrier, and the carrier is very narrow, and we couldn’t see the release buttons to get him out. We also had a diffult time with the very stiff metal stand — it’s hard to put your kid down when you can’t get the stand to release behind you! Finally, the lack of any type of chest or waist strap was a big problem from an ergonomic perspective, and our kid is only 17lbs. I can’t imagine have a much heavier one in there.It arrived yesterday, and is being returned in the morning. You get what you pay for, I guess….
Jennifer Independence, CA
I love my kokopax city carrier. I am a mom of 3. My two youngest are 2 and 5 months. I have a couple of pouch slings, but those aren’t practical for cooking, housework, or other things that require both arms to be free. We have multiple strollers, one of which includes a double side by side stroller that we love, however, it’s not always practical to use a stroller. Take for example, the trips I was making to the grocery store prior to getting the Kokopax. My older son would be on the seat in the cart and my infant would be in his car seat taking up the entire cart space. I’d have to pile groceries underneath the cart. Or, trips to the park with my 2 year old who wants to run everywhere. Dragging a stroller through the sand/tanbark was horrible, and holding the baby in my arms or in the sling wasn’t practical because I often need my hands/arms to help my son around the playground and getting in and out of those bucket swings. I really didn’t want a hiking backpack because I just don’t need all of those darn straps, pockets, zippers, etc. The things I love the Kokopax City Carrier are:baby loves being able to look aroundlightweightno waist strapminimal pockets (just one that the straps feed into. Also good for maybe 1 diaper, keys)looks goodbaby is comfortableI’ve had many mothers either looking at it or coming up to me asking where I got it. I use it nearly every day.My only complaint is that the fabric covering the padding on the lumbar support seems to be rubbing on my clothing and it is wrecking some of my clothing. This happened the very first time I used it. My daughter came up and asked what was all over the lumbar padding. I have one of those nylon, super stretchy tank tops that I wear under some t-shirts because I like the length and the layered look, but it really messed that tank top up in the spot where it rests against the Kokopax. It is pilling nearly all of my clothing. The padding now has multiple colors of pills from the various shirts that I have worn with it. If I didn’t LOVE this carrier so much, that would have turned me away from the product. There has got to be a different fabric that can be used that won’t do this to clothing when there is friction. Because I love the carrier, I am going to try and find a way to cover that pad with another material. Maybe one that is less coarse.
Eunice Head Waters, VA
That’s the best way to carry a baby when they are over 6 months old. I had one like this one when I was raising my kids, it was wonderful. Now that I’m taking care of my granddaughter, I was desperately seeking for a similar baby backpack until I found this one. Absolutely the best! They peek everything you do so they don’t get bored. They are comfortable, enjoying and even interacting with the environment, safely. The waist belt is a must for the wearer, for an evenly distribution of the baby’s weight, so that your shoulders don’t get hurt. I bought this one because it was extremely cheap, compared to the ones with a waist band, but ordered separately a back pack replacement waist band that fit it.
Dollie Benicia, CA