Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier Review

The Infantino Flip Front 2 Back Carrier is one of the better value options at the more affordable end of the market.  You get a simple design with some cool features packed in as well. 

You can use this in carrier in three positions, plus you also have the ability to remove a sleeping baby undisturbed by releasing some of the side straps. A handy feature that will save you a lot of time and avoid the unnecessary crying. 

Infantino Flip2Front Feature List

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    Versatile: You can use it three-ways – frontal inward, frontal outward and backpack. What I personally like about this is how you can transfer your sleeping baby from the carrier and into a bed without disturbing your baby.
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    Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps: While this carrier does not have an advanced ergonomic design, you do at least have the flexibility to make it comfortable.  
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    Wonder Bib: Included drool pad that conveniently hooks over the front of the carrier to ensure mess is easily dealt with and you can keep the carrier frame clean. 
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    Breathe Mesh Material: Your baby will get good ventilation from the material, and the design is not entirely closed in. 

Product Demonstration

Most Suitable For

Those who are on a budget and are looking for a functional baby carrier without a lot of the extras that you will get with the more expensive carriers. 

Due to the very basic ergonomics it is not a carrier you want to use for long days out, but for a quick trip to the park or the mall it will do the job just fine. 

If Dad will be the one doing most of the carrying then that will also give you some more leeway with some of the shortcomings of this particular carrier. 

For those who live in a warmer climate the breathable mesh will also allow your baby to stay comfortable for longer. 

Should You Buy It?

If your baby is still on the small and light side, and you only plan on shorter periods of baby wearing then this will be a suitable carrier. 

There are three main limitations that would make this unsuitable for some and it will be worth asking yourself these three questions: 

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    Do you need storage space?
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    Will you use this carrier for long day trips?
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    Is your baby's weight already hard for you to carry?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then perhaps another carrier would be more suitable. if you answered no then you may have found that sweet spot on performance and price that will work for you. 

Pro

  • Lightweight and simple design
  • Simple, out of the box solution
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    The breathable mesh provides a comfortable environment for the little one. 

Con

  • No storage space so you will have to carry an extra diaper bag
  • Lack of ergonomics will make it hard on your body when carrying larger babies. 

Verdict

This is a handy carrier for those who only intend fairly light use of their carrier, and want to stick to a budget option. 

For a reasonable outlay you get a basic carrier with a comprehensive structure to secure your baby. You give up a few add ons like storage, and ergonomics. But if light use is all you need then this will do the job well.