Líllébaby Carrier and a Giveaway!
I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the Líllébaby Complete Organic carrier in their toffee color recently for Mama Say What?! I have two other brands of soft-structured carriers (we’ll call them B and E), and the Líllébaby is by far my favorite, hands down! The first thing I noticed, upon opening the box, was how incredibly soft the material was. My other carriers have more of a stiff denim feel, whereas the Líllébaby Organic is as soft as a bed sheet.
As I read through the owner’s manual I was very pleased to see that the seat width is adjustable for infants. As mamas who have used other soft-structured carriers for their babies might remember, there is a point when the baby is no longer comfortable sitting in the fetal position, yet is still too small to sit facing the mama (or daddy!), simply because their legs can’t comfortably fit around their parents’ waist yet. The ability to narrow the seat allows the infant to sit facing in while their hips and femurs are being ergonomically supported. Proper hip and leg positioning is so important, and all of the Líllébaby carriers are designed with that in mind.
Líllébaby makes three types of carriers: the Complete Airflow, the Complete Organic, and the Complete Original. All three have the same structure and functionality; the only difference is the fabric they are made out of.
The snap-down, buckle-up neck support provides upper back and neck support for older toddlers or babies with long torsos. It snaps down and out of the way when it’s not in use. It also provides a cozy support for breastfeeding on the go.
The waist belt is extra wide, which helps to distribute your little ones weight evenly over the wearers’ hips and back. There is an included lumbar support, which I personally found to be unnecessary. But though I truly think I would have used it as a new mama who was unaccustomed to baby wearing.
The attached pad on the shoulder connecting straps is a luxury I didn’t know I was missing! When I switch between carriers, it’s a noticeable difference that the extra pad is missing. My upper back feels stress and fatigue much more quickly than any other part of my back, so I personally feel like the pad helps reduce fatigue while wearing my daughter.
When in the wide seat position, the seat of the carrier is about two inches wider than either of my other carriers, making the Líllébaby very toddler-friendly, yet still very comfortable for my petite 15 month old and tall but thin eight month old nephew.
There are 17 carrier colors to choose from, with at least two color choices per type of carrier (Airflow, Original, and Organic), so you will be able to find a carrier that suits your style. Líllébaby also makes a number of accessories for their carriers, including foot stirrups (perfect for toddler wearing), a waist-belt extender, teething pads, and pink or blue carrier slipcovers.
After weeks of exclusively using my Líllébaby, my husband and I have found only one con: there is no ‘parent pocket’ to store your keys, cards, or phone. There are two tiny D-rings that could serve as a key-clip, though.
The Líllébaby Complete Organic carrier has turned in to my favorite carrier, and I’m looking forward to using it for years (and babies) to come! And because Mama Say What?! and Líllébaby know just how much our readers LOVE babywearing Líllébaby has generously contributed one Líllébaby Complete carrier for a lucky reader to win. Enter below and good luck!
Must complete first four entries to qualify to win. Must be 18 years of age or older. Contest open to residents of US and Canada. Contest begins on Wednesday, March 12th and ends on Tuesday, March 18th at 11:59 PDT.