This carrier from Infantino is kind of a hybrid model that is half way between a carrier and a wrap. This is based on the Mei Tai style of baby carrier and is a very unique design that looks to combine the sturdiness of a carrier, with the flexibility of a wrap.
The shoulder straps are sewn into the carrier in a loop pattern, very similar to how you would wear a baby wrap but this position is sewn into the design of the carrier. This allows for easy use, and fast loading of your baby into place. After the shoulder loops join at the back you then have some loose material that you would wrap around your torso and tie off at the back, just like you would with a wrap.
You can carry your baby in three positions with this carrier. Facing in, hip-hugger and backpack.
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Price and Main Feature list
Some of the unique features for this mei tai baby carrier include:
- Strong polyester material provides a strong and sturdy body of the carrier. Suitable for children from 8-36 pounds.
- There is a removable hood that can be used to give your baby some relief from the sun, or to protect them at nap time. This is made from 100% cotton so will have that extra bit of softness and comfort for your baby.
- This carrier has no clips, or buckles in the design, all you need to do it tie it off at the back and you are set.
Who is it for?
This carrier is great for people who have a preference for baby wraps, but have never really mastered the techniques to tie them off safely. This is a quick and easy solution with many of the same benefits and flexibility,
The material is not as bulky as some carriers and also not as rigid. So you get a lightweight solution that can be customized to suit.
The flexibility in the design and how it will conform to anyone’s body shape, and that of the baby are real advantages of this carrier. You can tighten or loosen on the fly which is really convenient.
The strong material will ensure that the body of the carrier will last and you should get a lot of use out of this one. When you combine this with the affordable price point you really are getting great value for money.
The material is ok to machine wash, which is always a massive plus when babies are involved. No matter what mess is made with the material it is an easy and painless fix.
This wrap does put a bit more pressure on the lower back due to how the design distributes the weight across your frame. So may not be suitable for long periods of babywearing that could involve a lot of walking or hiking.
Although the design is very flexible it is not the best for breastfeeding. You may be able to do it depending on your height and shape, but it can be a little awkward to get your baby into a comfortable position for this. You may need to invest in a nursing cover if you wish to cover up on your day out, while keeping your baby comfortable.
I wouldn’t recommend this for newborns as the material is not as soft as a cotton wrap for example. This is a great option when they grow a little though.
Why you should buy it?
It is an interesting design that really works. The Mei Tai style is a bit unique, and if you have never been able to settle the Carrier Vs Wraps debate then perhaps this is the solution that you have been looking for.
If you have not been able to find a carrier that works for you then you should give the Mei Tai style a shot. The ease of use could help you see baby wearing in a whole new light. Even Dad will be able to figure this one out!
This is a great option, from a recognized and trusted brand, at an affordable price.