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KiBi, the Wrap Conversion Carrier

KiBi - that’s a real thing in the Czech lands – in the babywearing groups on Facebook, the questions like “Is it better to buy Manduca or KiBi?” are asked on daily basis. If ˈManducaˈ is a synonym for ergonomic carrier for less-experienced wearers or beginners, thenˈKiBiˈ has a similar function in the Czech Republic. We already wrote about the KiBi company in our review about Lenire wraps. And precisely those Lenire wraps have been used as the material for back panel of the new KiBi wrap conversions. Hereby we would like to thank to KiBi for giving us the opportunity to test the carrier! Lenka’s View: This particular testing was quite unusual. We often have just a few days, sometimes even one single day, to test a carrier or a wrap. And sometimes, you know, bad weather comes suddenly or your child gets sick [...]

By |2019-01-18T23:51:34+00:00January 18th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Be Lenka Middlesize

Linda’s View: I promised you a review of the non-adjustable Be Lenka carrier, specifically its middle size, some time this summer. I must admit I forgot about it and because it is the time of the New Year’s resolutions, I have to make amends. Nowadays, most mums want a carrier that could be used from birth to at least 5 years of age and the non-adjustable carriers are becoming less and less popular. I say it all the time - what a pity! The non-adjustable carriers will always fit the baby the best and will be the most comfortable both for you and your wearie. You do not have to be afraid that it would fit only for a month or so. Of course, it is individual and it depends on how fast the baby grows, but usually you would need only two carriers throughout your babywearing years. This [...]

By |2019-01-06T20:46:45+00:00January 6th, 2019|Carrier Reviews|2 Comments

Fidella Fly Tai New Size and Fidella Fusion Toddler 2.0

I have to make a confession at the very beginning – I simply hate writing all those ˈhistoricalˈ introductions about manufacturers of wraps and carriers… ;) Well, it’s great and all to get to know something new, you often get a brand-new perspective, but… I really do not enjoy all the digging on the Internet until I find something worth publishing. As regards Fidella, I have already done my job (you can read all the necessary information in the Fidella Outer Space Lilac Ring Sling Review). Moreover, I really cannot complain about this brand – my job was quite easy due to the fact that Fidella’s website contains a fairly extensive ˈAbout Usˈ section. May all the manufacturers think alike and thus make my life a bit easier… As I already mentioned in the article about Fidella RS, the brand is usually perceived as a manufacturer of carriers in [...]

By |2018-12-16T05:37:20+00:00December 15th, 2018|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Kokon Carrier with a Cooling Vent Pocket

We have already published quite a comprehensive review of the Kokon Chick carrier (in which you can find all the information about ˈwho, what, when and whereˈ of this brand); however, it is actually this classical version of Kokon that we tested with Emilka more thoroughly than any other carrier. The first time we tried it was about a year ago, when Emilka was 6 months old - just for a few moments, at a babywearing meet-up (we borrowed it from our dear Jana)… I was not very excited about it that time, even though it already fit us quite well. What can I say, a little 6-month-old in a carrier, me being primarily wrap-inclined; the need to stick the legs of the wearie through the hole between the extender and the back panel, neck-breaking tightening of the one-directional buckles of the crossed shoulder straps… It is possible that [...]

By |2018-12-10T07:03:48+00:00December 10th, 2018|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

BIMBI Maxi

There is nothing to discuss – the Slovaks simply know how to make a carrier. The carriers from Slovakia, those are not only Moyo, Sestrice, Zumbucca or Lenka, but also BIMBI (spelled in capitals). Bronislava Froncová is the founder of the brand that won ˈThe Most Beautiful Product from a Mom 2015ˈ Award. And, actually, the carriers are all really beautiful – not only the tested piece! I recommend everybody to look at their Facebook page, which is full of beauty and splendour. It is obvious that BIMBI can work with a wrap and its pattern, and use it in a very effective way. BIMBI is available in two sizes – Mini and Maxi. There is a size chart on the Internet with recommended weight and age, as well as measurements including even the length of the waist belt (a detail, [...]

By |2018-12-04T14:37:35+00:00December 4th, 2018|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Donkey Medium-Size Carrier Review

Recommendation of the manufacturer: 8 - 20 months of age (from 70 - 75 cm, the maximum height limit is not specified), recommendation of the babywearing group Moderní nosičky (i.e. Modern Babywearers): 70 - 90 cm Width x height of the back panel: 40 x 44 cm OK, then. We are going to measure the carriers from now on and also try to take photos with as many children of different ages and sizes placed in them as possible to be hundred percent objective and not to blabber on about suitable carrier sizes. We already tried Donkey carrier (which comes from a local manufacturer from the town of Orlová near Ostrava) during our trip to the Czech babywearing guru Vivina to her wrap/carrier kingdom. Both Linda and I thought that it was a ˈdecent carrierˈ, however, we were not able to say anything more substantial about it after only [...]

By |2018-12-01T21:17:39+00:00December 1st, 2018|Carrier Reviews|2 Comments

Tiki-Mechulka Carrier, Size M

Tiki-Mechulka is certainly not the most well-known or common carrier brand in the Czech Republic. Moreover, the ergonomic carriers are only in minority among the Tiki’s sortiment which comprises mainly of fabric swings for babies called ˈhackaˈ (which you can actually find in Tiki’s logo), babywearing and nursing clothes, clothes for children, purses, hip bags or backpacks. All of these items are sewn by two mums on maternity leave from southern Bohemia, Táňa Štechová and Alžběta Manukjanová. You can buy the non-adjustable carriers in M and L sizes - we had the opportunity to test the M-size which is recommended for children from 1 to 2 years of age. You can also find an adjustable carrier in Tiki’s portfolio and something that really caught my eye - a ˈpocket carrierˈ, i.e. a ˈrealˈ carrier with a waist belt that is space-saving [...]

By |2018-11-27T21:58:21+00:00November 27th, 2018|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Rebela onbuhimo, Baby size

I met Rebela this June at the babywearing mega-meet-up in Brno, both the carrier and the lady that stands behind this brand, Lucia Fialová. She is a real V.I.P. among Slovakian babywearers - she is a well known babywearing consultant and the founder of the biggest Slovakian FB group ‘Nosíme naše deti’ (i.e. We wear our children). According to what I read on her website, she used to wear her children mostly in wraps but at the end of her babywearing years her favourite type of a carrier was an onbuhimo (a carrier without a waist belt). According to Lucia, to put a baby in an onbuhimo on your shoulders is, compared to a regular carrier, like taking off a bra at the end of the day. ;) And because she wanted something she would be able to put in her purse easily, she began to sew onbuhimos she [...]

By |2018-11-21T08:55:58+00:00November 20th, 2018|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments

Sestrice Carrier and Carrier Plus

We have already published an article about the Sestrice brand, a Slovakian wrap and carrier manufacturer, particularly about the wrap Slncia Lollipop. Today, we are going to talk about their carriers. Sestrice (an expression in Slovakian meaning ˈsistersˈ) produce adjustable carriers in two sizes: Sestrice Carrier from 3 to 18 months (up to 80 cm) and Sestrice Carrier Plus (for children over 80 cm up to 3-4 years). Thanks to the FB group Nosíme děti (i.e. We Wear Our Babies), we had the opportunity to test both sizes of the carriers. Linda’s View: I was intrigued by both carriers at first sight thanks to their obvious quality of materials, sewing and several original components. Especially the back buckle fastened by a magnet with the ˈSestriceˈlogo - this is a wonderful detail; solid waist belt buckle or the adjusting straps with a ˈloopˈon the back panel. [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:57:09+00:00November 5th, 2018|Carrier Reviews|1 Comment

Mia Mini Carrier

Mia is a relatively lesser-known Czech carrier manufacturer. They offer the carrier in three partially adjustable sizes with, in my opinion, a little bit illogical names - Baby, Mini and Maxi, Baby being the smallest one, Mini the middle and Maxi the biggest size. We tested the middle size, i.e. Mini, with Emilka, which is recommended for children from 6-7 months to 2,5 years according to the manufacturer. Oh boy, that recommendation by age, again… To be honest, I don’t get it - is it so hard to indicate the recommended height/size of the baby?I am quite sure the manufacturer must have tried it - and it does not matter that they state on their website that the ‘age is only estimative’ and that ‘every baby is different’ (don’t you say!). Moreover, the Mini version is not that ‘mini’ in fact, [...]

By |2018-11-02T15:21:15+00:00November 1st, 2018|Carrier Reviews|0 Comments
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