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I love babywearing and I do it often with my 19 month old son. He's been worn in a number of different carriers since he was born. I was really excited to try out the Action Baby Carrier because it's a bit different than other soft structured carriers and they also have carriers specifically made for toddlers and since Isaac is now 19 months old I was very interested in a toddler carrier!
Action Baby Carriers were created by a woman named Angela Alexander. They started out similar to the Mai Tai style but then moved to the buckle style that they are today. They soon became a huge hit among parents and still are today!
Action Baby Carriers are made in the USA but are sold all over the world! The classic carriers can carry infant to 40 pounds and the toddler carriers can carry toddlers 15 to 45 pounds. The toddler carrier is also 3 inches taller than the classic carrier. Since Isaac is still only about 23 pounds and on the shorter side I decided to go with the classic Action Baby Carrier to review.
I received the Action Baby Carrier in the Robin's Egg print. I loved all the different prints they had to choose from but I found this one really cute! The Action Baby Carrier is very well made and durable. The carrier came with an article with instructions on how to wear your baby in the carrier and there are also instructions on their website.
We just got back from vacation at the beach last week and I used that time to see how well the Action Baby Carrier worked out and about!I didn't want to take up even more trunk room with a big bulky stroller so I decided to wear Isaac when we were out exploring Panama City! Getting him on my back is still a bit difficult for me. The shoulder straps have to be buckled each time so sometimes I have a hard time reaching them to get them strapped but I had my husband help me while we were at the beach. Once I got him on my back it was very comfortable and supportive. He seemed very comfortable too and didn't have any red marks on his legs from the fabric. We walked all over the place with him on my back and he was perfectly content the whole time. One cool feature is the sleeping hood is already attached and just snaps up when in use and folds down when not being used. It's a lot more convenient than having to snap one on. I also like that Isaac seems really close to me in this carrier as well as a bit higher than some of the other soft structured carriers I've tried.
Overall I really like the Action Baby Carrier. It's supportive and comfortable for both me and Isaac. I don't love having to buckle the shoulder straps each time but I think after some more practice I'll be able to do it without help. The Action Baby Carrier is a great option for mom's who want to wear their baby's close to them!
You can purchase the Action Baby Carrier, with FREE domestic shipping at http://www.actionbabycarriers.com/shop/!
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