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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

PePe Porter Carrier

PePe Porter is a relatively new player on the Czech carrier field. PePe stands for Petra Pejsarová from Nová Ves near Mělník, Central Bohemia - and that is basically all the information I can give you about history of this brand. Again, relying on the "small Czech babywearing world" and its existence on Facebook only, therefore the absence of a proper website and lack of any easily retrievable information about PePe as a company. I actually had to dig up who PePe is and that her business is legal with a proper license number very deep in the order form you fill when ordering the carrier. Yeah, you can live and prosper like that too, but it does not look reliable nor professional in my point of view. The tested carrier is fully adjustable, from 3-4 months to 3 years according to the manufacturer. I [...]

By |2019-10-19T20:14:25+02:00August 31st, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on PePe Porter Carrier

GoBimbi Testing

It was last autumn when I got all excited about Bimbi (now it is GoBimbi ;) ) - you can find the review of their wonderful Maxi carrier here. As you can read in that article, "Madame Bimbi" is Bronislava Froncová, a Slovakian mum of two. After we released the review we started chatting via Instagram and agreed on further testing of GoBimbi babywearing products. Hereby we want to thank her again for the exclusive opportunity to test the carriers and a wrap from her brand new collection as the first wearers from the Czech Republic. The current trend among the carrier manufacturers is to make wrap conversions from their own original wraps - GoBimbi went no different way; I actually praised this brand for their effort to stand out when reviewing the Maxi carrier with a beautiful original folk embroidery. My impression is that nowadays [...]

By |2019-07-28T20:30:21+02:00July 28th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on GoBimbi Testing

Rischino Megatesting

Rischino is one of those brands that had to grow on me. Good wraps - but discrepancies in what the manufacturer declares as to their length (a very well broken-in size 5 measuring only 404 cm in case of an otherwise great Blue Starlight wrap) and as to their weight (super-skinny Mint Diamonds wrap with the declared weight of 285 gsm vs. the counted weight of 217 gsm); good carriers - the very good adjustable Flexible carrier and the Half Buckle Flexi carrier I liked even more; but still, Rischino was not one of the runner-ups among the babywearing brands for me personally. What changed my mind? Not only this tester mega-packet (provided by the Czech Facebook Rischino group - hereby we want to thank for the opportunity!), but let's not get ahead of ourselves. ;) Rischino by Kenhuru Candy Elephants Composition: 100% combed cotton [...]

By |2019-07-20T01:49:37+02:00July 19th, 2019|Carrier Reviews, Wrap Reviews|Comments Off on Rischino Megatesting

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 |2019-08-03T22:30:03+02:00July 9th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|Comments Off on Zumbucca Carriers Testing