Mention Petunia Pickle Bottom to most moms and they will respond, “Oh, I LOVE their diaper bags.” And, for good reason. When I found out I was having a girl, the first website I visited was the Petunia site to “Ooh and ahhh” over the diaper bags. I was so excited to see that Petunia added baby carriers to their line, bringing the beautiful fabrics of the bags to the practicality of babywearing, and even more thrilled to test one out.
About the Sightseer
The Sightseer Carrier is created for the fashion-savvy mommy and Mother Nature alike, the Sightseer is made of certified organic cotton and is machine washable. It slips on like a t-shirt, and buckles securely into place. It is unmatched in comfort, support and overall ease-of-use. Simple easy-to-use buckle system ensures baby is secure and comfortable for effortless, worry-free outings.
- Lightweight and Earth-friendly
- Made from Certified Organic Cotton that is machine washable (see baby girl’s drool, washing will be frequent for us!)
- Slips on like a t-shirt and buckles simply and securely into place.
- Secure and versatile design allows your little co-traveler to face snugly inward, or outward with a view on the world.
- Exclusive fashion-print exterior and signature Petunia stitch detailing.
- Color-coordinating custom hardware, time and fittings are seamlessly integrated
I received the beautiful Sightseer Baby Carrier in the Voyage to the Amalfi Coast fabric. Oh, how I love this! I have to admit I am not a big fan of carriers, I always feel so restricted in my movement, and have yet to find the perfect one. But, I am realizing that having a toddler and an infant, the carrier becomes much more essential! Plus, the front carrier that I do have I always find to be a bit cumbersome to put on. By the time I get it all situated it just doesn’t seem worth it to get all geared up. (Not to mention getting baby into it always upsets her.)
However, with the Sightseer, I didn’t have any of these issues. Other than the fact that it is by far the prettiest carrier I have ever seen, it is so easy to wear. The carrier is all one piece and really does just slip right over your head – put baby in and you are on your way. The only trouble I had was undoing the side leg buttons that must be secured for babies up to 11 pounds. However, I have trouble with all buttons and snaps (onesies take me forever!), so I am not surprised this was a little hard for me.
The diamond shape fabric piece on the back is adjustable to make a custom, secured fit for any mama (or dada!). I found it really easy to adjust, and found my perfect fit immediately. The best testimony I can give is that I was able to get my son’s lunch together while baby girl was hanging out in the carrier, happy as can be. I have started to make this a part of our day, as I get his meals or other tasks that require two hands, I carry her in the Sightseer, and everyone is taken care of by mama at one time!
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… If you love a front baby carrier, and prefer to be a bit more stylish while wearing baby then this carrier is for you. Every single time I have used it, I have been asked where I got it because it is just so gorgeous. Not to mention, the way that it slips on over your head and is all one piece. Other than the aesthetics of this carrier, that is by far my favorite feature.
Or Not to Buy… I think this is just because I have a small baby, but she seems to sit a bit lower than the baby in the instruction booklet when facing forward. I am sure this will change as she grows (baby has just gotten into double digits on the scale, and is 4 months old). It bothers me more than baby girl, as she is happy as a clam in this carrier!
Shop! Petunia Pickle Bottom baby carriers are available at www.petunia.com. The Sightseer retails for $110 and is available in 5 beautiful prints. The TourGuide Baby Carrier is available in 2 patterns with a suggested retail price of $99.
Win! A TourGuide Carrier from Petunia Pickle Bottom!
Petunia Pickle Bottom presents an Original Collection Baby Carrier, the Tour Guide. The only carrier of its kind, the machine washable Tour Guide is made from recycled materials, including a recycled polyester shell (PET), and a recycled nylon liner.
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