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Zumbucca Carriers Testing

It is time to make amends (again)! Zumbucca is one of those brands we have been planning to write an article about for more than a year - I first encountered these carriers last June at a babywearing festival in Brno and again in autumn in Ostrava during the International Babywearing Week - and as you can see, we actually tested the carriers in winter (meanwhile, you already know the story - my gall bladder-hospital-surgery-Christmas - that is all history by now and luckily it did not interfere much with our testing - and yes, again, post-processing of the photos was the main thing that kept this review deep in our archive for so long :D ). I think I maybe mention it every time I write a review about an adjustable carrier and want to compare - Zumbuccas are great and we happily recommend [...]

By |2019-07-09T06:29:43+00:00July 9th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Lenny Up Carrier and Lenny Lamb Wraps Testing

It is almost unbelievable that it has been almost a year since we last published an article about such a wrap-carrier giant like Lenny Lamb. Moreover, it was about a carrier, Lenny Lamb Wrap Tai (and before that, in the absolute prehistory of this blog, even without a proper photoshoot, the adjustable Lenny Up carrier) but we have not officially tested any of their wraps yet! However, during this spring we had the opportunity to try several Lenny Lamb wraps and also to re-test the Lenny Up carrier. Lenny Lamb is a family company that was born in the head of one mum from Warsaw in 2007. She had nothing to wear her son in – it is hard to believe that there was no baby wrap manufacturer in Poland, such a babywearing superpower nowadays, by that time. It was this mum, Asia Bogdan, her [...]

By |2019-06-22T10:29:48+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

Sestrice Mega-testing

Linda and I, we are very fond of the Slovakian brand Sestrice, whether it comes to their wraps or their marvelous carriers (we already published a review of one of their wraps - Slncia Lollipop and also a very excited article about their Carrier and Carrier Plus wrap conversions). This time, it was not only one wrap, not only one carrier - but the whole "Sestricebox" with 5 wraps and 2 carriers! Also, it was a lucky coincidence that my friend lent me another Sestrice wrap around the time of the Sestricebox testing, therefore - hold on tight! - here you have a review of 6 wraps (!) and a retest of Carrier Plus. Right in the beginning, I must applaud to Sestrice just for the choice of testers in their test-box - from a newborn wrap to a toddler piece; different types of weave, different blends and designs [...]

By |2019-06-12T19:14:05+00:00June 10th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|0 Comments

KiBi EVO Carrier

During the last autumn, our local babywearing group had the opportunity to test the wrap-conversion KiBi carrier - basically a legendary and still very popular carrier manufactured in the Czech Republic which Linda and I are very fond of (it was actually Linda's very first carrier). We often recommend it to the babywearing beginners as an affordable, durable and long-term solution of their problem if they are looking for an adjustable carrier that will fit really "until the end". KiBi EVO is not an alternative version of the "old" KiBi but it replaced it completely. If you wish to buy the old version, from now on you can get only a second-hand one or probably some pieces forgotten in some e-shops. So what is different? The most obvious difference is the waist belt - its shape is different (is is not straight as in the [...]

By |2019-06-03T20:39:36+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

NoMa Baby Klasik Carrier

NoMa Baby is one of the less notorious Slovakian manufacturers of carriers and woven wrap accessories (at least in the Czech Republic). I need to say - what a shame, right in the beginning! I have been following NoMa on Facebook for quite some time, I really like their work and therefore I was very glad I got the opportunity to test one of their carriers. I also have one remark to start with - although I have already somewhat came to terms with this fact in the babywearing world and it does not surprise me anymore, the online existence of some brands only on Facebook does not seem adequate anymore (mainly if the manufacturer does not share much information about themselves, just like in case of NoMa). Nowadays, when the babywearing market is oversaturated and the competition between the manufacturers is [...]

By |2019-05-27T23:02:07+00:00May 24th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Eli Handmade 2in1 Carrier

Eli Handmade carriers are manufactured in Šumperk, Czech Republic, by (surprise, surprise) Eli - i.e. Eliška Matějčková who made her first carrier (surprise, surprise) for her own son several years ago. I must admit I intentionally avoided reviewing this brand for some time and I had to summon up courage to do so. The first reason is that I am not really fond of extra-soft waist belts (which I knew was typical of Eli Handmade) and the second reason is that one of the carriers did not get much excited reviews in our local babywearing group a while ago. Why? I cannot really say, to be honest. Maybe it was the choice of the particular tester carrier (as Eliška said helself, it was a trial carrier), maybe the overall dissatisfaction was caused by the first critical reviews and the rest just jumped on the bandwagon. All in all, Eli [...]

By |2019-05-23T23:01:22+00:00May 4th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Manduca First Vivid Green

Manduca is the most well-known and the most popular ergonomic carrier at least in central Europe, without any questions. Actually, for many people, the word "Manduca" has become a synonym for any ergonomic carrier. Together with the American Ergobaby, Manduca was one of their first "mass" producers - it has been on the market since 2002 (probably - I was not able to find the answer even on the official Manduca website - only the information about its fusion with the Wickelkinder company). Anyway, someone who has dominated a certain market for nearly two decades must be doing it right. Or not? Some technical data - first, what the manufacturer (or the distributor) says: the carrier is suitable for children from birth to 5 years (from 3 to 20 kg) the inner-integrated newborn insert enables carrying the babies since birth, and approximately since 3 months, [...]

By |2019-04-14T21:24:58+00:00April 13th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Testing of MoniLu Carriers

Aside from Andala, MoniLu is probably the most popular carrier manufacturer in the Czech Republic. Anytime you go anywhere at a babywearing meet-up, or basically anything connected with babywearing, you can be sure to encounter at least one or two MoniLus. Therefore, we had the opportunity to look, touch and try these carriers in most of their versions over time and now we even got our hands on their hot new product - the carrier intended for the smallest babies, suitable from birth according to the manufacturer - MoniLu UNI Start. All the MoniLu carriers have a lot in common, naturally - the typical soft-hard waist belt (in my opinion it is soft, but many fellow-wearers consider it "hard" - therefore I use this ugly term - "soft-hard" :D ), generously padded shoulder straps and particularly the materials and sewing of very high quality. At [...]

By |2019-04-11T21:27:31+00:00April 9th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Kokon Komfort Carrier

Kokon (i.e. ‘cocoon’ in English), or ‘Gooslionok’ in its native Russian tongue, is widely known in its classical version - a soft structured carrier made of fabric (i.e. not of a woven wrap), with a cooling vent pocket or without it (we had the opportunity to test one with the pocket last autumn) and with wide shoulder straps intended to be worn crossed. Despite the enormous amount of different wrap conversions emerging on the babywearing market in the last few years, it still remains quite popular while one of the factors is, to be honest, that it is really affordable. Kokon's manufacturer is not afraid of experimenting and tries to move forward which is only commendable. Aside from the classical version, they offer a carrier suitable for little babies called Chick (which we tested last summer) and also the huge Toddler version in which, with a strong enough wearer, even a [...]

By |2019-04-02T16:58:53+00:00March 30th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Kavka Multi-age

At the very beginning, I need to give some space to two different Polish babywearing brands in this article. I first saw Kavka as a wrap conversion made of a Pabelle wrap, and later also a Kenhuru conversion. I was especially intrigued by the blue Pabelle Llama wrap conversion; however, buying a carrier I did not try on blind, moreover from a foreign country - I guess my pockets are somewhat too deep for that.  Later, we met the wonderful Daria Lampart, a.k.a. “Mrs Kenhuru” at a babywearing festival during the International Babywearing Week. We love Kenhuru deeply (you can read all about my love to Kenhuru’s tsumugi here and tussah here ;) ), we started chatting and, in the end, she kindly gifted us one of the Kenhuru/Kavka carriers for testing. Hereby we want to thank her for her unbelievable [...]

By |2019-06-03T21:14:25+00:00February 24th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments
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