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LennyLamb LennyPreschool

Linda’s view: I was very excited to try this carrier, although my babywearing times with Helenka are long gone - nowadays, she only wants to be worn when she wants to cuddle for a short time or is jealous about her baby brother being worn. But we could not miss this opportunity to test this huuuuge carrier. LennyLamb is no start-up company in the babywearing world and it seems that this time, they wanted to fulfill their customers' wishes as well as they could. The detachable hood is something every parent appreciates, mainly during summer, the system of adjusting of the width of the back panel with marks according to age of the wearie is intuitive and the short padding of the shoulder straps enables to position the wearie very high when wearing on the back - assuming most people wear big children on the back. We tried the [...]

By |2020-08-02T07:48:18+02:00August 1st, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on LennyLamb LennyPreschool

Kavka Multi-Age Plus

As I already wrote in the Manduca First review, it is always the hardest to write a truly objective review about your own carrier which you have used so many times, you are familiar with its every thread and it is, in a certain sense, a stable member of your family already. My beloved Kavka Multi-Age Plus is the same case as Manduca. Although I am a huge fan of the classical Kavka Multi-Age, the Plus version has been my carrier love from the first sight and first wearing - I have never dreamt of a more comfortable, more beautiful and more meticulously sewn carrier with truly toddler-worthy dimensions than Kavka Multi-Age Plus! To be clear - it is not only a "bigger version" of the standard Multi-Age; its construction is different and more suitable for wearing [...]

By |2020-06-30T20:46:10+02:00June 30th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Kavka Multi-Age Plus

Emeibaby Easy, Baby Size

Last summer, we had the opportunity to test the new version of the Austrian carrier Emeibaby with by-that-time-2-years-old Emilka. The carrier is still unique in several aspects, as well as its older version which we tested a year before when Emilka was about 1 year old. Both the tested carriers were Baby size, i.e. suitable for children from birth to 3 years according to the manufacturer, and it was small even for the 1-year-ld (you can find the review here). The most evident thing that is specific for Emeibaby carriers, is the construction of the back panel which is adjusted by a system of sling rings on its sides. This is still the same in the "Easy" carrier and I honestly do not think that there is anything "easier" about it compared to the older version. What is supposed to be [...]

By |2020-07-05T23:53:47+02:00May 3rd, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Emeibaby Easy, Baby Size

Mirkine Onbuhimo size 3

The woman behind Mirkine is a Slovakian mum called Mirka ("Mirkine" means "Mirka's" in Slovak, not really a surprise, right?) who sows clothes for children, purses and backpacks and last (but not least) onbuhimos that are quite unique in several aspects (I am sorry for such a short "historical introduction" but this is everything the Internet gave me when asking about Mirka). There are two things about these onbuhimos that are very different from any other carrier of this type (i.e. carriers without a waist belt). The first difference is that the back panel is shaped for the bum of the wearie and creates a deep pocket itself - everyone who ever tried an onbuhimo must realize how difficult it might be to create a deep pocket with a big heavy wearie on her/his back in an ordinary "onbu", while in [...]

By |2020-06-30T22:40:40+02:00March 20th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Mirkine Onbuhimo size 3

VeKa Carriers

I was very excited about this testing or, in fact, re-testing! First time we tested Vekas it was spring/summer 2018 and one year later, during the summer 2019, we had the opportunity to try out the size 2 and the adjustable carrier. The first time, Emilka was tiny and light (about 70 cm/8 kg) and the second time she was already a big (and heavy :D ) young lady (86 cm/12 kg). Last time I fell in love with the adjustable version and was very curious how it would hold up with a much heavier load. VeKa Size 2 Size 2 is recommended for children from 6 months up to 2,5 years of age by the manufacturer. The carrier is partially adjustable (the width of the back panel can be adjusted by cords - honestly, not my favourite solution of adjustment, [...]

By |2020-03-15T10:30:20+01:00March 15th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on VeKa Carriers

Moisha Grow Carrier

Moisha is a Czech babywearing brand from Třinec. We have published quite a few reviews of their wraps (you can find them here, here or here, for example). Last autumn, Moisha released their new carrier which we were very curious about and just had the opportunity to test it. Grow is, just as its name suggests, a fully adjustable carrier. Its age/size recommendation is probably something even the manufacturer is not really sure about yet - if you look at their website, they state different recommendation in case of different colour variants of the carrier - in one case it is "from 3 months of age/60-62 cm up to 98 cm", in another case "from 2 months/58 cm up to 98 cm". On Moisha's Facebook Page, the carrier is recommended from 2 months of age/58 cm up to 92-98 cm" (as to [...]

By |2020-02-09T16:59:00+01:00February 9th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Moisha Grow Carrier

Neko Slings Switch Toddler

Neko Slings is still a bit exotic brand in our country - it is a Turkish manufacturer of woven wraps and baby carriers, well-known in their home country since 2012 when the began to make their first elastic wraps. Soon after, they started to make woven wraps and also carriers later on. Their collections are inspired by Turkish Oriental tradition and they emphasize local production and GOTS certified materials (GOTS =  Global Organic Textile Standard certified cotton meets all the eco-, bio-, socio-, fair-trade etc. criteria). Recently, this brand came to the Czech Republic too, so here is our first review - this time of the full-buckle model, Switch Toddler. This is one really large toddler carrier! It is recommended from the size 86 up to 6 years of age by the manufacturer - personally, I would not be afraid to [...]

By |2020-01-30T10:01:00+01:00January 28th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Neko Slings Switch Toddler

Fidella FlyClick Plus (Toddler)

I must admit that my relationship to the German Fidella is a bit ambivalent - I literally fell in love with their flagship, the buckle-less Fly Tai, I was excited about their wraps, mainly thanks to their unusual width (you can read the review of the Outer Space Neptune wrap here and of the Outer Space Lilac ring sling here), but the all-buckle carrier, Fidella Fusion Toddler 2.0, was not a right fit for me at all. So what about the half-buckle carrier, basically a hybrid of my beloved Fly Tai and Fusion that I dislike? In the beginning, I must mention something that still confuses (not only) me about Fidella carriers - the "numbering" of the sizes. In Fly Tai, it is Baby Size and New Size (New Size being the bigger one), in Fusion it is Baby and Toddler. [...]

By |2020-01-12T09:50:30+01:00January 10th, 2020|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Fidella FlyClick Plus (Toddler)

Luna Dream Standard

Luna Dream is one of the lesser known babywearing brands, at least in the Czech Republic; however, in Poland, it is quite a household name. It is a family company, based in Dobiesz, a town south to Warsaw, which offers budget-friendly woven wraps and carriers.  Concerning the wraps, just as in case of similar budget brands one cannot expect any experiments with blends - almost all the wraps are all-cotton, with prices from 60 to 80 Euro for a size 6 wrap, in rather conservative (but not dull) designs. In case of their carriers the price range is much wider, but the cheapest Standard costs a bit less than 70 Euro and the most expensive adjustable wrap conversion Grow Up costs (still quite affordable) 123 Euro.  We tested the Standard carrier, recommended for children from 74 to 92 cm by the manufacturer; allegedly wearable up [...]

By |2019-12-30T10:36:23+01:00December 30th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Luna Dream Standard

Coccolare Toddler Turkus Horizontal

Coccolare is quite an unusual carrier, at least in the Czech Republic, because as far as I know no Czech (or Slovak) manufacturer offers this type of carrier. It is a "waist-belt-less" carrier, or better said, it has a "waist belt" made of the black polyester straps simply attached to the back panel with no padding whatsoever. Aside from the basic versions, such as the tested Turkus Horizontal which is made of a simple, thin Coccolare's original wrap with elegant diamond weave, this Polish manufacturer makes carriers for such household names like Loombera or also Kenhuru in the past. Therefore I assume there must be something interesting about these carriers what makes the popular at least in Poland. To explain, why they are so "special" and how the "Coccolare type" carrier looks like, I attach a picture I borrowed from the official website of the manufacturer - the carrier [...]

By |2019-12-28T12:46:19+01:00December 28th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Coccolare Toddler Turkus Horizontal