I bought this carrier to use when I need to do stuff around the house and the baby wants carried, for when I am out at an event where I might have to carry her for a long period of time, etc. I like the product very much, it's price was very good, it wasn't an ugly cheapie color, and it adjusts to hold the baby facing forward or towards you. Some things I didn't like about it were that it doesn't sit very well on me. I am 5'8" and not a skinny girl, and so the carrier-even after adjusting the straps to their longest setting-sits up high on my chest, and sometimes hurts the back of my shoulders because all her weight is being put there, and none on my lower back. Now, this may be better for shorter, smaller people, I don't know. But, I would have rather held her a little lower down (so her hair is not in my face all the time) and have the weight be distributed more evenly. Another issue I have is that when I turn my baby to face out (the way she prefers), the place where her arms would go when she's facing the opposite direction are at an awkward place-they're too low for her arms to look comfortable above them, and too high to look comfortable in them. I have put her arms both ways (above and in) and she's never complained, it just looks awkward to me.
I would have liked to have a small pocket on the front of the carrier to put my cell phone, keys or a little money in, but that's not a major issue. It is also kind of bulky to fold up and stick in a diaper bag or to grab as I walk out the door, but I have fixed that by sewing up a little cloth drawstring bag just the right size for it. Now I just roll it up and shove it in, pull the string and it's all tidied up!
Overall, it's great. I can put her in and out of it all by myself without dropping her (always a big plus, when you don't drop the baby!), it's a nice color that doesn't look sleezy or too babyish. The fabric has cleaned up easily so far, I've only had a few spit-up incidents on it, and they've just wiped up with a wet washcloth. My baby loves it and seems very comfortable in it. We've used it in both hot weather and cold weather, and it's been breathable and nice in both. I can even put on the harness, put her in it, and then put my zip-up hoodie over that, and zip her up inside of it so her head is the only thing sticking out! I'm not sure if that's advisable, but it works for us! I would definitely recommend this, it was a good price, looks great, and is comfortable for my baby. I would definitely use the site-to-store feature, it's free and mine came in earlier than the expected arrival date.
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