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Mamas & Papas Morph Baby Carrier review

Our rating 
4.6 out of 5 star rating 4.6
User rating
£90.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A stylish baby carrier that offers a truly snug fit for you and your baby. But buying an additional harness for your partner makes this an expensive purchase, though ensures a top-rate fit.
Comfort for baby
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Comfort for you
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Ease of use
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Design
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Sturdiness
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Worth the money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Lightweight, good back support, fully adjustable and easy to fit, baby pod well padded, parents of different sizes can share carrying
Cons: Not so well suited to older children despite being okay for use up to 12kg, expensive
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The Mamas & Papas Morph is a stylish baby carrier that is ‘tailored to you’, making it almost, but not quite, bespoke. With a separate harness and latch-on pod, it’s a new way of sharing the carrying of your baby. But despite being suitable to 12kg, it’s not suited to older children.

Mamas & Papas is really making a name for itself in style-led, high-end baby products and the Morph Baby Carrier is no exception. Mamas & Papas thoughtful designs, based around consultations with parents, and the drive to be at the top of its game, has resulted in yet another innovative product.

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The Morph works like this: you buy a Morph Baby Harness (£35) to fit your body size, choosing from Small/Medium and Medium/Large (think roughly sizes 10-12 and 14-16). The idea is that you buy one harness for you and, if your partner is a wildly different size, one for them. You then buy one Morph Baby Pod (£55) to fix to the harness, which should last from birth to 12kg. The pod is interchangeable but the harness stays with its owner. Got it?

With a zip up front, one-hand adjustable waist straps, padded shoulder straps and lumbar support to evenly distribute baby’s weight, the Harness is sold on having an ergonomic fit.

The Pod is a soft, padded shell made from breathable material that wraps around your baby and then hooks onto the front of the harness. You fold the Pod, nappy style, around your baby’s waist, tighten the leg straps (match the coloured dots to get an even fit) and then attach the Pod to the Harness at five different points. There is even a hand sleeve at the front of the pod, so that you can hold the Pod in place during the fit.

With a distinct nod to the Baby Bjorn original, the Morph is available in four colours that echo the colour schemes of the ever-so-stylish Mamas & Papas Mylo travel system – we’re talking Lime Jelly, Dove Grey, Welly Green and Plum Pudding.

What we love

The convenience and benefits of carrying your baby have been well publicised and, unlike many of the sling-style carriers that have come under scrutiny recently, the Mamas & Papas Morph is an upright carrier with excellent head support and room to breathe. The padded Pod was certainly a comfy fit for Minnie, 13 months, especially the around the legs.

What I like most about the Morph is the attention to detail. It is clear that every eventuality has been considered. And whilst there are lots of buttons and buckles to adjust, which is a fiddle at first, this means this makes for a super snug fit. The head support can be adjusted to five different vertical positions and, when your baby can hold their head up, the supporting flap folds down.

The raincover for the Mamas & Papas Morph Baby Carrier is brilliant – it even has a peaked hood and is so easy to fit. Previously, Minnie used to get zipped under my jacket when it rained until the seams burst. Other accessories include a range of pod liners and a baby bib.

What to watch out for

My partner and I are a similar size so I’ve never had a problem taking turns to use our current baby harness. But if your partner is an Arnie body-double and you’re more Nicole Richie in the size stakes, it makes sense. However, at £35 a pop the harnesses are not cheap.

For smaller babies the Morph works really well and feels so safe and secure (I tested it with a newborn so new, it was nameless), but Minnie, 13 months and around 10kg, wasn’t so keen. Once in she was happy enough but getting her in was a struggle. She vocally objects to having her nappy changed so was not happy about being put on her back and having something strapped around her waist. And hooking her on wasn’t easy as she wriggled around making it hard to get the fixing in the right place.

Who is the Mamas & Papas Morph Baby Carrier best for?

Stylish parents of young babies who look for innovative, functional design.

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MadeForMums verdict

The Mamas & Papas Morph Baby Carrier is an ergonomically designed baby carrier that, with some fine-tuning, gives a perfect fit for you and your baby. The attention to details is great, though older babies may require a little more effort when it comes to getting them in the Pod and attached to the Harness.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Mamas & Papas
Model Morph Baby Carrier
Price £90.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 15 months
Child weight 3.5kg to 12kg

Features

Washing instructions Machine washable
Fastening Click fit
Number of carrying positions 2
Features
  • Adjustable waist strap
  • Lumbar support
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Zip fastening
  • Ergonomic design
  • Head hugger
  • Breathable material
  • Adjustable head rest

Accessories

Head hugger Yes
Optional extras Liner