The “Gap Months” + LilleBaby Carrier Giveaway

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:

LilleBaby COMPLETE Organic Designer, All Seasons Reviews

Bridging the Gap

IMG_1333One 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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Amelia lives with her husband and three young children in Yellowstone National Park. As a family, they believe that life is precious, short and should be lived to the fullest. That includes introducing a life of adventures for their boys in the form of skiing, hiking, biking, running, camping and lots of outdoor playing. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire others to get outside daily too with tips and tricks, stories and lots of gear reviews.

Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    I havent tried the lillebaby (heard great things about their new one though!) but our babyhawk meitai (and of course wrapping) was awesome for those months because i could just tie off the seat to make it narrower and roll up the belt to make the back shorter and just tie under the boobs so she was high enough!

    • Jennifer – you are braver than I! Someone needs to get me hooked on wrapping… I am fine on any front carries, but its the (preferred) back carries that I haven’t even tried to wrap yet… Thanks for the insight!

      • Jennifer says:

        yes back carries with a wrap were freaky at first! i found that as much as i love the hip scoot with my son, its easiest to superman with the wrap already spread over your babies back so you can pin those top rails super quick and flip a seat. but i really love the back carries in the mei tai. comfortable for a long time if you tie tibetian to make a nice chest belt. helps distribute the weight well!

  2. HI Amelia & Everyone! I am looking for any suggestions on which carrier might fit my circumstances. I am wanting a carrier to use daily for my grandson that will arrive in September. I will have his 4 year old brother and we spend LOTS of time outside playing and exploring. I would also love a carrier I could also use indoors to keep my hands free to play with the 4 year old and preparing food etc. (not cooking) I am 5′ 1″ and my daughter in law is 5′ 10″ I would love a carrier I could use at my house & then send home with her to use. I am loving the LilleBaby carrier just by reading your review. What do you suggest????

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