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23/08/2013 at 20:19
Has anyone used this baby carrier before and would you recommend it?
After all the rave reviews on here for the Connecta I was going to get one of these when baby arrives but my sister in law works for a company that sells the Amazona and can get me one for a quarter of the price so am interested in any reviews.
I like the look of it and it has a couple of nice designs (but I still prefer the variety of the Connecta)
23/08/2013 at 20:57
I haven't heard of them tbh but just had a look on their website and the size looks good, you want a carrier to go knee to knee for good support. The one thing I can't figure out is whether you can cross the straps over your back rather than using the chest strap across your shoulders. Personally I find crossed straps much more comfortable, possibly because I'm short.
23/08/2013 at 21:16
Thanks Isis, I had noticed the straps weren't crossed but your right. Like you, I think I would prefer the straps to be crossed over. Having the strap across the neck doesn't look as comfortable.
She said she can bring one home for me try which will be useful.
23/08/2013 at 21:24
Just because they don't show it doesn't mean it can't be done so if you can see one in the flesh have a look. The difference in comfort between the two positions is massive for me though s I'd pay extra for a carrier I could cross straps on. HTH
23/08/2013 at 21:27
I also didn't know they did carriers, but I have one if their slings and it's fine. Does the same job as a woven, but much cheaper. It would be great for you to try one out. I don't tend to cross the straps on my carriers as I find it more difficult to do on my own, so if they don't cross you may be ok with it backpack style with the chest strap. X
23/08/2013 at 21:35
Thanks LWO, think I definitely need to try it out in person and borrow my friends newborn before our little one arrives to see how it feels.
23/08/2013 at 21:58
An easy way to cross the straps is to secure the waistband then with the straps on their longest setting cross them and buckle then pass over your head so you end up with a sort of pouch, put the baby in then tighten. Loads easier :)
23/08/2013 at 22:35
Thanks for that tip Isis, may give it a go with the connecta tomorrow. X
23/08/2013 at 22:37
Just bear in mind when trying it Banzy is that you obviously won't be carrying with a bump, so it may not feel right until baby is actually here, but at least you can see how it works etc.
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