Review & Giveaway of the JPMA Awarded Lightweight Bitybean Baby Carrier! (ARV $55).


Ever since I was a little girl, I loved carrying my dolls everywhere in a wrap and bounced around like a kangaroo. It was no surprise then that I grew up with a LOVE for babywearing. Not only does it free my hands up while carrying little Poppyseed around, but it keeps him always close to my heart. I’m sure many parents will tell you the same.  

My very first baby carrier was an original Baby Bjorn because so many of my friends and family owned one. Waited anxiously till Poppyseed turned 4 months old to babywear and all he did was kick and scream. Turned out the Baby Bjorn carrier wasn’t spacious enough for little Poppyseed who wasn’t so little after all. I married a really tall man and my in-laws just LOVE to overfeed him. At 4 months, little Poppyseed was already wearing 9 months old clothes. The Baby Bjorn may have worked for other parents, but definitely not for us.  My back and shoulders would cave into great aches and pains after short use and Poppyseed often times would sink down to my hips because the clasps just couldn’t support his weight. After speaking to a number of parents, turns out that the Baby Bjorn was more fitted for smaller children.
So my quest for the perfect baby carrier continued - I went on to buy a Britax carrier, a Lillebaby carrier, and even as far as the Stokke carrier. Before I knew it, I owned a total of 7 baby carriers for just one child. It became a borderline obsession that needed serious intervention! I had to promise my hubby not to buy anymore. Sparing you all of the details, each of these carriers overall did its job and gave mercy to my back and shoulders, but boy, are they bulky! Between lugging around my fully loaded diaper bag, backpack and sometime even a purse, there is just not enough room to throw in a bulky baby carrier. So I often have to pick whether to lug out the stroller or the baby carrier whenever we go out.
Well, I thought I was done with collecting baby carriers until I set eyes on the Bitybean carrier at the NY Baby Trade Show. I was instantly mesmerized!  Unlike any other baby carriers I’ve seen, the fabric of the Bitybean carrier is so thin that it may be compressed into a pouch the size of a child’s water bottle. Weighing only a total 8 ounces, the Bitybean carrier can hold infants/children, 8lbs to 40lbs, front and back!

 
 
 
I was accustomed to thinking that baby carriers are to come bulky, so when I first tried the Bitybean carrier on little Poppyseed, who is now 20lbs, I was nervous his bum would tear right through the ultra-thin waterproof fabric. But I couldn’t be more impressed by its sturdiness and ease of use!  I carried Poppyseed in the Bitybean carrier around for hours and experienced no back pain at all! I absolutely love it and now it’s the only carrier I use everywhere we go. It’s so lightweight and compact that I could leave it in my bags without being inconvenienced at all.
The only recommendation I have is that the adjustable straps be made longer as it was tight for my big hubby. But, overall, great product and I absolutely recommend for infants whose necks have sturdied.

Since inception in 2012, the Bitybean carrier has already won the JPMA Innovation award (2012), FitPregnancy Magazine "Best Value" Carrier (2013), and NY Baby Show "Best in Show" (2013). Bravo, Bitybean, all well-deserved!
For more details or to buy, go to www.bitybean.com (ARV starting at $55). One lucky reader can also enter to win a Bitybean carrier in the color of their choice. Enter below and good luck!
Disclaimer: Lilyrosebee did not receive any compensation for review of the Bitybean carrier. All words are of my own and honest opinion and may differ from yours. Lilyrosebee is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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63 comments:

  1. I'd love to win the sky blue carrier please!

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  2. I like the Sand Grey one. :)
    Though It was a hard decision, b/c they all look great.

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  3. Orange; it would be harder to loose :) Grace Y.

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  4. I would love to win sky blue :)

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  5. I would love to win the green one!

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  6. I would choose sky blue

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  7. id like the lime green one!!

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  8. I might choose the Carrot Orange color - tough choice, though - many great options!

    Angela Rhodes
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  9. I'd choose the carrot orange

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  10. Id love to win it in sky blue

    Littlemamameow at gmail dot com

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  11. I'd love to win the Sky blue or lime green! or maybe the sand gray! idk i love them all! thanks for the chance! we really need one.

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  12. That's tough..maybe Orange or sand!

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  13. I love all of the colors, but I know me...if I were to get a pretty carrier i'd end up wearing the same 3 outfits over and over again in an effort to always coordinate with the carrier! So, Sand Grey it is, lol

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  14. I'd love to win a carrier in Lime Green! This looks awesome - I've used a number of baby carriers through the years but am really intrigued with this one. I found you because I'm looking for something easier to use with a toddler, especially since my 18-mo-old broke her leg a few days ago and is sporting a heavy cast :(

    Thanks!

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  15. brynne

    sand is so neutral but lime or carrot would be so fun!

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  16. I like all the colors! They'd be great for my little boys :)

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  17. I want the green one! Please!

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  18. I would love to choose the Sand Grey if I won this giveaway.

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  19. I would love this carrier in carrot orange!

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  20. http://www.lilyrosebee.com/2013/07/lovin-weekend-blog-hops-im-this-weeks.html#more is where I left a comment as Rebecca009.

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  21. what a great carrier! would be super if my kiddos were still little! thanks for your great review

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  22. I like the Sand Grey.

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  23. I would love to win the lime green or the sand grey!

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  24. I would love to win one of these! I'm always carrying my son and this would make my life sooo much easier!

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  25. Good to know about this carrier.

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  26. LOVE the blog & LOVE the bitybean giveaway... my favorite is the green!

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  27. Cheyenne SchweikertAugust 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I love babywearing!

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  28. I would LOVE to win a bitty bean in any color :) - these are awesome!!!

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  29. I love, love, love the lime green! (Sorry if this went through twice).

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  30. I like the orange and the lime green best
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  31. Love the Sand Gray color! So pretty!

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