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!
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!
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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.a Rafflecopter giveaway