Lillebaby Everywear Carrier: Wear It Everywhere, Every Way

02/13/2009 at 10:30 AM ET

Lillebaby’s Everywear baby carrier ($100) is a super-comfy carrier that lets you put baby in four positions. Unlike similar carriers, the seat can be made narrower so the baby can ride on your back, on your hip or face in or out on your chest without experiencing an uncomfortable baby wedgie. 

We road-tested the Everywear on a recent vacation and found it extremely useful for 8-month-old Egan. When he faced my chest in the airport he immediately conked out and slept for over an hour, which is very unusual. He rode facing out on my chest when he was awake, and though I can never get the image of a bug on its back out of my head when I see kids this way, he loved being able to see everything. We also took a couple of walks around the block with him on my back. I needed help getting him in and out in this position and at first I worried that he’d tip backward, but my husband assured me that he was safe and secure. When Egan decided to bite me between my shoulder blades I made a mental note to bring a teething toy next time.

It has a removable hood (for sun coverage or sleeping) and two pockets, one that’s perfect for storing the hood and another for parents’ phones and cash. It felt great to be truly hands free and the wide straps were pretty easy on my back, though I’d probably choose another carrier with more padding if I was planning to carry my 19-pounder all day.

The initial setup was easy, though I found it a bit difficult to adjust the straps once Egan was loaded in. Also, the buckle at my back (when baby’s in front) was in a fixed position and was difficult to buckle by myself. Other carriers are designed so that strap moves up and down, making it easier to reach it.

Fabrics are basic and sophisticated. No bunnies or kittens for sure, so Daddy’s likely to enjoy wearing it too.

–Kristen

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jacky on

looks just like and sound very similar to the ergo carrier

e on

thanks for the review, i’ve been wondering about this since i first saw it in december. i like that it’s less bulky than the ergo, but if it isn’t comfortable with a 19-pounder, then maybe i should pass on it.

clariza on

Funny, but i just ordered this carrier yesterday!!! Its hard to find in stores so i ordered it from their website. I like that it offers more positions than the other carriers. I have a trip to the carribean planned for a couple weeks so i hope the Lillebaby helps me out w my six month old!

Kim on

These carriers are hard to find but is worth looking for. I found mine on ebay and got a great deal. It’s really comfortable and my son really loves it~

Karie on

The EveryWear Carrier is available at giggle.com.

Lauri on

I got mine on giggle.com. I am using it for my very big 3 1/2 year old as well as the baby. I am short and my husband very tall (hence the big 3 year old) and we both use it. It is designed more like a sports backpack that can handle heavy weight. Not a 2 inch thick (but 90% useless) padding that some of these carriers have. It has elastic “bouncers” on the straps which help take off the load as well. Highly recommended.

Tina on

I am also considering buying one. I have tried one on and I agree with Kristen: it is super-comfy. It is like the Ergo carrier, but with Everywear you can also carry the baby forward!!!

Christine on

I’ve been using this to carry my now 11 month old son for the last 6 months and just love it – its been comfortable for both of us since he was little, as well as now. The flexibility of different holds is great, and the minimal “bulkiness” is a real attraction! We have just about every “carrier” on the market and this one is, by far, our favorite!

Agnes on

Wearers should also be aware of the reasons many carriers do not allow baby to face forward (ie. hazards to mom and baby) – it’s potentially harmful to baby’s back and hips and to the wearer’s back also. Just something to keep in mind. It can also be difficult to transition out of the forward facing carry once baby is too heavy for it – around 20 lbs.

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