- Baby Carrier Reviews
- If you take one piece of advice from this site, please let it be, pack a baby carrier in your hand luggage. They are invaluable for boarding the aircraft or disembarking the aircraft and keeping you hands free for all of the other baby gear. Furthermore, if you have a long walk to baggage claim, and your buggy needs to be collected there, it is essential. Baby carriers come in all shapes and sizes and some are also available for up to around 4 years old, which is great if you have a tired tot who doesn’t want to walk. Of course these items are also very handy at your destination too.
- These reviews are either by myself or frequent flyer Mum’s using their own products.
- Baby Bjorn Active baby carrier– review by me
- Scootababy Hip carrier: Review by Charlotte Fletcher.
- Ergo Original – Review by Leonor Gonzo
Baby Carrier Reviews
These reviews are either by myself or frequent flyer Mum’s using their own products.
Baby Bjorn Active baby carrier– review by me
The carrier has also been very handy for either boarding or disembarking the aircraft and keeping hands free.
As all airports/airlines vary with their policies of stroller delivery on arrival, (sometimes at aircraft door or baggage carousel or oversize luggage), this carrier proved to be invaluable, especially when I have flown alone with little Miss A
•Light and compact for hand luggage.
•Easy to use, even if by yourself.
•Supports your back on long terminal walks.
• I struggled with a con…Can only use up to 12 kgs /26 lbs , so you will need a new carrier once baby is approximately 15 months old.
Scootababy Hip carrier: Review by Charlotte Fletcher.
For bigger babies a hip carrier has been really useful. Most airports have allowed us to keep our buggy with us until we get to the gate, but there have been several instances where we’ve had to check it in and missed out on the first-come-first-served airport buggies. Obviously the babybjorn (or equivalent) is great for wee ones (not least because the airport buggies often aren’t suitable for very young infants) but our hip carrier was a godsend for our chunky 12 month old. It also weighs very little and is less bulky than the babybjorn. It can carry a child between 12 lbs and 37 lbs (5.5 kg–17 kg).
• It’s not a miracle worker so a heavy child will still be difficult to carry for any substantial length of time; initially took a bit of jiggling around to work out how to get the straps optimally positioned.
Ergo Original – Review by Leonor Gonzo
What I really like about it, is that it is so comfortable for the baby and the mum! Perfect for the 3 long haul flights to Australia that we have flown. It keeps baby in the correct position with the legs bent around the parent to support the lower back. It’s very versatile and can be worn a number of ways; facing forwards,on the back and on the hip and is suitable from day one until the weight limit of 45 lb (18 Kgs) I also liked the fact it had various supports, which you can adjust to make it comfortable for your baby. A further advantage is the handy pocket to fit in a packet of wipes and a couple of nappies, and also the hood.
- Supports baby well
- It’s a little tough to do up the top strap behind your back, as it’s right in the middle of the shoulder blades and high up! I often get others to help me for that.. However, it is easy to adjust once the baby is in and the higher the baby is the better for your back/shoulders.
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