Thursday, September 26, 2013

Action Baby Carrier Review & Giveaway

** This mama owes her munchkin an apology... I just found the older pictures! I will post those now for comparison! ** 

The lovely folks over at Action Baby Carriers (ABC) sent me one of their carriers to review for them. I was very excited to get this carrier as I've heard nothing but rave reviews for the product. I had my choice of one of their two sizes: Infant Baby Carrier (up to 40 lbs), and Toddler Baby Carrier (15 lbs - 45 lbs). I selected the Infant Baby Carrier in hopes of using it with my new little one sooner than later (especially since my other soft structured carrier [ssc] says 15 lbs for the starting weight), and anxiously awaited the delivery to see which print I got (I loved them all, so I couldn't pick one... I asked for a surprise out of a handful of prints!). I got "Happy"!!!


Bobble couldn't wait to try it out!
I started using my ABC as soon as I had the opportunity, which I think was around 11 lbs for my youngest. I am not sure how to carry the smaller babies in it as the instructions show a front and back carry (general) how-to, but doesn't mention how to wear a smaller infant. I asked their customer service and got a response very quickly!

Our baby carrier (regular size) is recommended for infants from 10lbs to 40lbs. However, based on our experienced moms using our carrier, most of them uses ABC even for infants less than 10lbs. What they do? They use a blanket or an insert at the start to make the babies higher until they are bigger and/or heavier.
In addition to this, Our carrier is a lightweight carrier so it is more breathable, cooler and more comfortable for our little ones compared to bulk carriers.
Great news! I just received an email from ABC stating they have been making improvements to their carriers, and they are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs! 

7 weeks old




13 weeks


A bit of info about Action Baby Carriers:


  • The carriers are made in the U.S.A. (check out their factory!!!)
  • Straps can be worn backpack style or criss-cross for extreme comfort
  • Adjustable hip belt from 28″ to 53″  (plus size from 38″ to 63″) with no extender belt
  • You can front or back carry

  That's not all, though! To learn more about ABC, check out their Product Info page.

Aside from their awesome baby carriers, you can have a custom carrier made!(Wrap Conversions are no longer available.)

I loved how small these carriers can fold up, and I also love how it could easily be adjusted to fit my husband or myself. I also loved how the instructions for the carrier mentioned to not leave it in the car in hot weather. In hindsight, that should really be a given. You don't want to wear out the plastic or weaken it from the high temperatures that can occur in either direct sun light or extreme summer heat. However, that thought never crossed my mind until I read it. I've been leaving my other SSC (also with buckles) in the car all the time... even in super hot weather. D'oh! So glad they printed that on the instructions!


The carrier was super easy to use, light weight, comfortable, and super cute. Definitely a carrier you'll want to check out if you like ssc! They also have a hood that you can buckle on the top, but my little one didn't want to let her head rest against me to get a decent enough picture of it up, so I have (below) the far side buckled up and I am holding the other side back for you to see her.


You can follow Action Baby Carriers on FaceBook to keep up with the happenings like new stockings or sales, or keep checking on their web page at http://www.actionbabycarrier.com/

I had a better picture of Bobble before, but he got a hold of my camera and deleted ALL my review pictures (for this review and others), so I had to retake them all. The above pictures were taken around 15 lbs, though I've been wearing her in it for a few weeks now. Bobble got his picture taken literally as soon as he woke up since I wanted to show the carrier holding both kids.




If you'd like to purchase your own Action Baby Carrier, you can buy an Infant Baby Carrier for $98, or the Toddler Baby Carrier for $114. Don't forget to keep your eyes open for sales on certain prints! You can also use the promo code:
tof10abc2g7e
for a 10% discount at Action Baby Carrier's store.
(The coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons.
The coupon should be applied before calculating cart tax.
The coupon should not apply to items on sale. Per-item coupons will only work if the item is not on sale. Per-cart coupons will only work if there are no sale items in the cart.
Custom Carrier is an excluded category for this coupon.)


Since Action Baby Carriers is so generous, one of my lucky readers will get their own carrier in the giveaway below! Be sure to stop back by daily to get more entries!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The product mentioned above was sent to me by the company in exchange for a review. This did not influence my opinion of the product in any way. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 

93 comments:

  1. I like the Camper Toddler Carrier!

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  2. I learned that they are made in Michigan

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  3. I love the Cadence Toddler Carrier

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  4. I'd get the canyon toddler carrier.

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  5. I would choose the canyon toddler carrier

    -Rachel N

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  6. I'd get a classic baby carrier in Camper.

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  7. I would choose the Camper print - owls and trees are 2 of my VERY favorite things!

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  8. Crazy that they started Mei Tai style and basically grew a business over night! I love it when I hear about couples working together and starting a business - neither could have done it without the other!

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  9. I REALLY want the Camper Toddler carrier!

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  10. I love that all their carriers are made in the USA.

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  11. I'd choose classic carrier canyon.

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  12. I learned that the carriers are made in the USA and it started as an individual making carriers for friends and family.

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  13. I love that they're made in the USA!

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  14. The improvement is they are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs

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  15. I'd choose the Camper print. I LOVE it!!!

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  16. The improvement is that the carriers are now approved for 8-40lbs.

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  17. The improvement is that they are now recommended for 8-40 lbs.

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  18. They are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs.

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  19. The improvement is that they can carry 8-40lbs.

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  20. I think I'd go with the toddler 'Camper' print.

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  21. ABCs are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs!

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  22. I learned action carriers are made in the USA.

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  23. I liked the toddler canyon carrier

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  24. The weight was changed so you can now start carrying infants at 8 lbs.

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  25. I learnt that it all started out as a gift, which turned into a question “anyone want to buy a carrier”, which turned into a business

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  26. I think I would chose the Camper in Toddler.

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  27. The improvement made is that they are now made for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs!

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  28. I found out the company started in 2006 when Angela Alexander started making carriers for her family.

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  29. I used your FB button to share and tagged using the #key, is that the correct way to do it?

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    1. You'll want to tag using the "@" :)

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    2. thought that was only for twitter entries? I thought the #key was used for FB?? Help!!

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    3. are my entries getting through to you now?

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    4. Using @name tags the person on both facebook and on twitter (depending on which one you are on). Using a hashtag (#) groups it.... like #babywearing would bring up a bunch of posts with the same hashtag (so all about babywearing) if someone clicked on it, where as @thoughtsoffluff would take someone to my page if they clicked on it :)

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    5. well I think I'm getting it right now :-). Thanks for the help in getting this sorted.

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  30. I'd choose the camper toddler carrier!

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  31. I love that they're a family run business!

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  32. their carriers are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs!

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  33. I learned that there are 3 people who sew the carriers, but their studio can accommodate as many as 10 so they plan on staying in the US for a very long time!

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  34. I like the Camper Toddler Carrier!

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  35. They have been making improvements to their carriers, and they are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs!

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  36. They have been making improvements to their carriers, and they are now recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs!

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  37. They are now for a weight of 8-40 lbs!

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  38. I would choose the cadence carrier

    Jenn McClearn
    aerojenn@aol.com

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  39. I'd want the canyon baby carrier! ( OH I SO WANT this!) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :)

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  40. I learned this all started with a single mama making a mei tai carrier for a gift!

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  41. The improvement is that it can now be used with sizes 8lbs - 40 lbs :) Yay!

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  42. I'd pick the canyon - the colours are so pretty!

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  43. I learned they started out being called Active Mom Carriers.

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  44. They're now suitable for 8-40 lbs.

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  45. The improvement is that they're now "recommended for a weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs".

    Angela Rhodes Ingles
    nofearpapertiger AT Gmail dot com

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  46. improvement into now for a weight range of 8 to 40 pounds!

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  47. The weight range is now 8-40lbs!

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  48. I learned that they are made in Michigan and from their facebook page, I learned that they have new owners. New prints are coming soon and they are wonderful!

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  49. They've improved their weight range; weight range of 8lbs - 40lbs!

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  50. I'd pick one of their new prints that are coming soon, Palmer!

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  51. They started out making their baby carriers in the US and still do. They recently changed ownership and are coming out with new prints.

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  52. They improved the weight range. It's now 8 - 40 lbs.

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  53. The weight range is now 8-40 lbs

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  54. Improvement of a new weight range of 8-40 pounds.

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  55. The improvement is a weight minimum of 8 pounds instead of 10.

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  56. The weight range now begins at 8 lbs instead of 10!

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  57. Weight range is now recommended for 8lbs - 40lbs

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  58. ABCs now go from 8-40 lbs Thanks to the new improvement.

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  59. From their website, I learned that Action Baby Carriers were started as a WAHM business and are hand made in Michigan. Very impressive!

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  60. They improved it by making the weight from 8-40lbs.

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  61. I'd pick the Elle Toddler is I won :)

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  62. That they are now making the weight from 8-40 lbs.

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  63. I would pick the toddler camper carrier.

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  64. The improvement is that they can be used up to 40 lb.

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  65. Action Baby Carriers made an improvement, and they can now be worn with children from between 8lbs. to 40lbs. !

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  66. I would choose the Baby Action Baby Carrier in print "Elle Classic"!

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  67. I didn't know that Action Baby Carriers were made in Michigan! That's shopping local for me!

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  68. I learned how they are USA made (in Michigan)

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  69. i like camper and elle classic so its between those two.

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  70. I like Cadence and Camper and Canyon. Lol it would be a hard decision

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  72. style and basically grew a business over night! They have been making improvements to their carriers, very impressive . thanks for sharing
    Baby carriers

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