Baby carriers are maybe the most personal of all baby products. Not just for the mama, but for the baby as well. Back when Harrison was born (almost two years ago now!) there weren’t that many options. You either had to commit to a forward facing carrier or the “ergonomic” inward facing carrier. We ended up with three carriers because I did not know which one my baby or I would like. Turns out Harrison preferred to be inward facing until around his first birthday when he outgrew it. That’s why I was extremely excited to find out the líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons goes all the way up to 45 lbs!!! I have been carrying him around again and I think we both missed it a lot. The all new COMPLETE All Seasons is an amazing selection if you are looking for a carrier with options, longevity and comfort! The best news, is we are giving away one of these brand new COMPLETE All Season carriers!
The lillebaby COMPLETE All Seasons can be used from Newborn (7 lbs) through 45lbs. You can carry your child in 6 different positions:
– Newborn with fetal carry (with no extra insert required)
– Inward facing with infant seat setting
– Wide leg inward
– Forward facing
– Hip Carry
– Back carry
First and foremost, the líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons has every single carrying option. Being a first time mom, I had no idea what I was going to find comfortable. Now that I have Harrison, I understand that babies are so different. What Harrison likes isn’t necessarily what our next child will enjoy. This is what stands out to me about this carrier, there is no shortage of options! For newborns, you do not need a special insert, just roll a swaddle blanket to place baby in the right position (líllébaby has a great Youtube video, here to demonstrate). The COMPLETE All Seasons also covers the “gap” age of around 3-6 Months (see below). Around 6 months, the baby is ready to explore! At this age you can carry the baby forward facing, hip or back, so they can take in their surroundings.
The líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons really grows with your child. There tends to be a gap from when your baby can go from fetal carry, to the “ergonomic” wide leg carry position or even forward facing. líllébaby accounted for this by creating a narrow seat for smaller babes until they are able to comfortably use the wide seat position (around 6 months of age). Carriers were a huge source of contention in our house around this “in-between” age. I did not understand why I had the only child in the world that did not want to be carried in the “ergonomic” position and insisted we needed another carrier. My husband put his foot down and Harrison finally fit in our carrier properly.
I was a little worried about using a carrier that did not have a back harness, but the COMPLETE All Seasons was extremely comfortable! First, it comes with an extra lumbar support attachment for longer outings. The waist belt is extra wide and padded to protect the lower belt. I have no words for how comfortable the shoulder straps are. They are three inches wide and very padded. Harrison is at least 25 lbs now and it was a breeze to carry him. I did not feel any back pain carrying him around. I loved how exposed my back was too. The carrier we used had a back harness and it was HOT! We went for a long walk today in Florida and it felt so nice to feel the breeze!
Carriers are available in mesh or cotton. The líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons includes a vent that can be unzipped across babies back when needed to increase airflow. We live in Chicago that has weather covering every spectrum from frigid to dangerously hot. Anyone living in a temperate climate can appreciate this feature. It is also a great feature to span a day – start with the vent zipped on a cool morning and unzip as the day warms up.
Another great feature that stands out is that it comes with an adjustable neck support. It is attached to the carrier and you can snap it in as needed. For older kids, this may just be when they fall asleep. The COMPLETE also comes with a hood.
It has to be said that this carrier is on the larger size. While some carriers come in S, M, L, the COMPLETE All Seasons is a one size fits all which makes it equally easy for me and my husband to wear. While its lightweight the extra padding around the shoulders and hips make it a little bulky to be thrown into a diaper bag. I will say though that the comfort the padding provides completely overshadows the size of the carrier. The size also helps provide the longevity that allows you to carry your child through toddlerhood.
The líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons is a wonderful carrier that provides mamas with every carrying option out there. The lifespan of the carrier takes you from infancy through toddlerhood. I have been carrying my 25 lb two year old and he fits very snugly and securely and the new zip down air flow option is great for all day, all season wearing . Best of all, it’s comfortable!! We are huge fans of the líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons!
We are giving away a COMPLETE All Seasons carrier in your choice of black, stone or summer sand! The giveaway starts today, April 24th and ends Sunday April 27th. Winner will be selected at random, contacted via email and have five days to claim their prize before another winner is selected!
We would never accept money for a product review but we were sent a líllébaby COMPLETE All Seasons baby carrier for testing as part of this review. All opinions expressed herein are 100% that of The Wise Baby.