The theme of the second phase of the Infantino Test Drive program is carriers! If you are a mom, you know it is so important to find a carrier that both you and your baby like and are comfortable using. Infantino has come up with some great new options to keep your little one close and happy while out and about. We decided to give the Balance Ergonomic Carrier a try!
About the Balance Carrier
Our Balance carrier is ergonomically designed to lighten your load and keep you comfortably cruising all day long. The Balance is also a cozy place for baby, with a natural sitting position, front carry or backpack options and adjustable straps that grow with baby.
I was really excited to try out this carrier. I have never used a backpack style with either of my kids, and was looking forward to giving it a try. When I opened the box I was immediately impressed with the quality and thickness of the padding on the shoulder straps. I could tell they would certainly be comfortable, and I was right. I didn’t feel as if there was any strain put on my shoulders or my back when carrying baby in the front or back position, which is a huge deal for me, as many other carriers I have tried eventually start to hurt my back.
My little girl seemed to like the front position better, but I really think as she gets older, she will like the backpack position. My two and a half year old falls within the weigh limits (8-35 lbs!), and I did try it with him, and thought it was the coolest thing to be on my back. I thought it was cool because he wasn’t straining my back! The lumbar support that goes around your waist is really great support. Infantino certainly got the “ergonomic” part of the Balance Carrier right!
Watch a great video demonstration of how to use the Balance Carrier here.
To Buy or Not to Buy
To Buy… I would certainly buy this carrier if you are looking for something versatile to use in many different situations, and for such a long period of time, 8-35 pounds!
Or Not to Buy… If you are planning on using this as a backpack, make sure you are able to have help putting it on. You will not be able to safely put baby in the backpack without the help of another adult.
Shop! The suggested retail price of the Balance Carrier is $59.99, and it can be purchased at Babies R Us and Amazon(currently on sale for $49.99). For More Information on Infantino Products, you can find them on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Disclosure: “I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for Infantino and have received various Infantino products to as part of my participation.”