We’re almost through our huge line-up of carriers for this summer. I hope that if you are in the market for a carrier, it has been (and will continue to be) helpful! As always, please feel free to comment or send me questions – my job is to give you my unbiased opinions and I am happy to do it. Your questions asked also help others too. Please comment on The Great Babywearing Project page so the information is all in one spot.
I just published our review of the LilleBaby COMPLETE Organic Designer AND All Seasons. Both are excellent carriers and what I am reaching for daily right now. Here’s why:
Bridging the Gap
One thing you don’t hear too much about in the baby wearing world (and often don’t realize it until you are in the middle of it) is the dreaded “gap months”. This is the time when your baby is too big to be held in the fetal position (and are pushing against their legs) but are too small to span the wider seat of most carriers. This is usually somewhere between 3 and 6 months and is exactly what we are in the middle of right now. If you have shorter/smaller babies, those gap months will be longer. For P they were really long because he just is a smaller-built kid. I thought I was doing something wrong – only now do I know different.
As a wearer, it’s extremely frustrating because Baby can’t get comfortable and starts to reject being worn. And it’s obviously just not comfortable for Baby and not good for their legs to be spread too wide before their hips are ready.
The solution is the ability to make the seat of your carrier more narrow. There are a few on the market that allow this. L is nearing 6 months old now, and while she is really close to being able to sit on her own, there is no way that she can span the wide seat of most of my other carriers. I have no qualms about putting her on my back (which is super freeing), but I can only do that safely by myself in the Lillebaby.
Read our full review here (you’ll need to do it to enter to win below).
Win a Lillebaby Carrier of your choice!
Lillebaby has so generously offered the chance for one of you to try out one of their carriers (your choice!)
As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! Sorry, this giveaway is open to the U.S. only.
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