Before I had a baby and thought about creating a baby registry I severely understated the importance and convenience of a baby carrier. Baby carriers are helpful in the early days for getting things done around the house and as your little one grows they are easy way to run quick errands (on foot), walk the dog or take long strolls at the park or through the city. There are probably over a hundred carriers out there and the choice can be quite personal but I’ve uncovered a universally great carrier in the líllébaby COMPLETE. We are reviewing and giving one away today and I think y’all are going to like this one!
I consider the líllébaby COMPLETE an all in one baby carrier. By that I mean it combines some of the great features of wraps and structured carriers. It is soft and adjustable while still providing a structured and secure hold. There are lots of options when it comes to wearing positions:
- You can use this carrier from newborn to 45 pounds with no special insert. The líllébaby COMPLETE allows you to wear your little one three, yes three different ways- front, side and back.
- While wearing front you can having the babe facing in or out.
- Infants can be placed in the fetal position or frog leg position.
The best part of all of these options is that the seat adjust to ensure proper positioning in every position. For those of you that have used your carriers in different positions you know this is so important and unique among carriers. The COMPLETE was designed with proper hip development in mind and the adjustable seat allows for your little one’s legs to spread apart naturally in every position. Of all the lovely features of the COMPLETE the adjustable seat is probably my favorite.
We tested this carrier on Eloise (9 months old, about 18 pounds) and a newborn (about 7 pounds) and the seat really does adjust – so much so it makes you feel like the carrier is only for the age/size baby in the carrier. Further the torso portion of the carrier is a longer than most carriers for added support and comfort for your little one. The torso has an adjustable neck support which allows for comfort in each position.
The carrier is easy to put on and comfortable to wear. It is made of soft, machine washable cotton and has padded shoulder straps and supportive waist belt. Your little one feels secure in the carrier and you can tweak the straps once they are in. I wore the carrier on short jaunts around the neighborhood as well as longer walks around town and have to say it is hands down one of the most comfortable carriers I have worn. I almost forgot I was carrying Eloise because her weight was so easily distributed. The best part is that Eloise and the newborn were very happy in the carrier.
One of my biggest “concerns” with carriers is that Eloise will fall out. I know, I know that is totally silly. But some carriers I have tried have made me feel less secure but with the COMPLETE Eloise feels completely secure. The buckles all “snap” to let you know they are secure which further adds to my peace of mind.
While the carrier is easy to put on it takes some getting used to putting the baby in (as do all carriers). My only complaint about this carrier is the buckle that holds the two straps together. It is buckled after the baby is in the carrier and is located on your back behind your neck. In most positions it was a little tough for me to get the buckle buckled. I got used to the “feel” of it after a few wears but I wish it was in a little easier spot. It was easier to unbuckle but still a little challenging due to it’s locale.
My only other minor complaint is the carrier itself is a little larger than most carriers. And while I think the postivess outweigh the negatives it isn’t as easy to put in the bottom of a stroller or diaper bag for travel (but it is so comfortable I will find a way to make it work!)
Things we love: super comfortable for mom and dad, multiple, comfy positions for baby, well made, secure fit and carry
Things we aren’t loving: takes some getting used to the buckles when putting baby in the carrier
Bottom line, the líllébaby COMPLETE is one of our most favorite baby carriers!
Now for the giveaway! We are giving away a líllébaby COMPLETE of your choice. To enter:
– Like the líllébaby on Facebook and leave a comment saying you do so.
For additional entries:
– Leave a comment with the carrier color you would choose – color options here.
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Winner will be chosen at random (using www.random.org) on Sunday April 14th. Winner will be contacted via email and has five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected.