One main concern
April 29, 2014
I finally settled on the lillebaby after lots and lots and lots of looking around. So far, my 6 month old baby seems to like it, and it's definitely more comfortable than the old-style bjorn I had been using. However, after one day out at Zion's park, when I took my baby out, his clothes were all stained purple! I will try to wash the pack several times in hot water, and see if it improves, but yikes! Perhaps this is a discontinued model, and they no longer have this issue with the newer and organic styles. I don't know. I also wish that the shoulder pads were longer--I thought that the straps where there was no padding chafed me a little bit under the arms, but since they're adjustable, I just slid the foam back a bit until my whole arm area was padded. I hope I don't sound too negative--it's a great design, and like I say, maybe the color-bleed issues are addressed in the new models. But I don't know if I would recommend this product just based on the color bleeding. I'll see if I can update this after I've washed it several times and taken it out for a spin again.
Pros:two little pockets for stowing things away. Highly customizable (front facing in, facing out, hip, back carry; removable head rest). Baby seems to like it--even naps against my chest.
Best Uses:short or long trips where you want to carry your baby