These days, if you have a baby, there are so many different options when it comes to how you haul your baby around. You can use a stroller, carry them in your arms, or use a carrier of some kind. There are slings, wraps, and other carriers. I have tried a few different versions with my daughter.
When I had my son about 7 years ago, I had a carrier that was kind of like this one, but it was really uncomfortable. I didn't have as many options as I do today. The straps on the limited amount of carriers that I tried hurt my shoulders and my back. I figured that the newer carriers like this one I was sent have got to be improved since then. Sure enough, this one feels nothing like my old one. The material is thick but has cushion so it's more gentle on my shoulders and back. I can wear it without being in pain and I like that.
The color is not my favorite but I like that it's simple and doesn't have too crazy of a design on it. It's plain and the stripes are okay. It's gender neutral which is good.
There are quite a few straps on it to ensure comfort on different areas of both the person wearing the carrier, as well as for baby. I'm happy with that.
My only concern is that the bottom is very narrow compared to many other carriers out there. I've read a lot about the benefits of having a wider bottom to provide the best amount of support needed for a baby's healthy leg development. However, my daughter is still very small and her bottom half seems to be held just fine, in the "M" shape that a baby should have when in a carrier. I've even used a small folded up receiving blanket underneath her for a bit more cushion and to raise her legs up a little more. As she gets a bit older, I think a wider carrier will be better for us.
She seems comfortable in this carrier and doesn't start to fuss when inside. She also doesn't feel too heavy when I'm walking around with her, not that she's a big baby though. I'm able to walk around with her in the carrier and not feel any strain on my body, so that's good.
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**Disclaimer: I received this carrier at a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are solely my own and in no way influenced.**