What Is a Lillebaby Carrier?
A Lillebaby carrier is an ergonomic baby carrier which has 6 carrying positions. Designed by Lisbeth Lehan, the carrier has many patents for it's innovative designs which means it can be used from birth to about 3.5 years old. The Lillebaby carrier was the first ergonomic forward facing carrier on the market.
The Lillebaby baby carrier now comes in many models and styles. Some people get confused about the different styles of fabric finish and whether these are different models so in this article we hope to talk you through all the options and finishes so you will really know what a Lillebaby carrier is!
The Lillebaby Complete
The most popular Lillebaby is the Lillebaby complete, and this is the one you have probably heard about. Whilst Lillebaby have grown as a company and added many more models to their portfolio, like the slings and toddler carriers, the complete carrier is still their best selling by far. It is a truly genius carrier which, to be honest, I have not found a carrier to match it in 18 years of selling baby carriers! I find it is my go to carrier in the shop when expectant parents or parents of a newborn come in for a demonstration.
The versatility of the Lillebaby complete means that it will do from the moment a baby is born, right up to carrying a big heavy toddler. The clever adjustable seat allows the carrier to grow with your baby, meaning that it ends up being a very worthwhile investment.
Complete Fabric Options
What many people get confused with the Lillebaby Complete is all the fabric options it comes with, they think these are different models, when in fact they are just different finishes on the same model. Think of it like a car, you have your base model, then it comes in loads of different finishes to suit different people.
The Lillebaby Complete Original is the basic cotton version. Perfect for cooler climates or winter time. This is 2 layers of hard wearing cotton. It comes in a range of fashionable prints and is usually the cheapest option.
The Lillebaby Airflow is the same as the complete except the cotton is replaced with a breathable mesh. This makes it ideal for hotter climates, for summer or for holidays abroad. It's also a great option if, like me, you are a ‘hot person’. The airflow is also the most pliable of all the Lillebaby complete options so perfect for use around a brace or other medical equipment.
The Lillebaby Embossed is like the rolls royce of the complete. It is the most divine layer of suede on the inside (so, so so so soft against baby) and then super thin microfibre on the outside embossed with beautiful embroidery designs. Again this is ideal for hotter climates and it's exceptionally breathable. It's also suitable for really petite women as it can just fold down a nudge smaller than the others.
The Lillebaby All seasons combines the best of the above. It's an out layer of cotton, ideal for winter or colder days. The inner layer of breathable mesh. It comes with a zip down front so can be zipped down in hot climates or hot days, then zipped up for colder days! Perfect for everywhere!
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