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, whereas vertically it is unadjustable) – well, for a basically single-size carrier this range seems way too wide, mainly the minimum recommended age, because this is truly one HUGE carrier. In our local babywearing group, mums with children of different age and sizes tested the carrier and yes, I admit that there are certain 6-month-olds who can fit into this carrier – but very big 6-months-olds for their age, measuring, I estimate, at least 74 cm. Considering Emilka measured 74 cm when she was about one year old, in her 6 months she would be completely lost in this carrier. Well, this is another example why carrier manufacturers should declare recommended size, not recommended age. The upper limit seems adequate to me, or even maybe a bit cautious in case of smaller children because I can imagine carrying Emilka in this one way after her third birthday. My estimate is that the maximum size could be about 92/98 cm, as to the width – probably, as to the length of the back panel – certainly. Although I wear Emilka in front just sporadically since approximately her second birthday, I made an exception for VeKa, mainly to check the recommended size – as you can see in the photos, I could wear the waist belt very comfortably high, Emilka was sitting in a very deep pocket and despite of that the back panel reached high enough to her neck. All thumbs up for this and overall position of the wearie.