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!|
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!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.
|7 weeks old|
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:
for a 10% discount at Action Baby Carrier's store.
(The coupon cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons.
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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!
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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.