Agree with the other poor reviews
Really disappointed that it can't be used as my baby (6kgs) doesn't fit. Would not recommend buying at all. It is also difficult to put on and the instructions do not help. The clips and velcro are ridiculous and it is so poorly designed that they just don't go where you think they would. This is my worst purchase for my baby.
It’s cheap but you’ll be spending more money fixing your back. So painful,feels unsafe, gets hot really quick, says four in one but doesn’t work well any of the other ways. don't waste your money. it’s fiddly and awkward to put on it feels like the baby sits too high. It’s Hard to put baby in and was way too big for a newborn like it says on the box.
Absolute waste of money!
This is a very poorly designed carrier. It's not something you can put on by yourself which was one of the reasons I wanted a carrier. It is way to big for my baby and he is in the recommended weight range. To put baby in the carrier is more effort then it is worth and the design is not easy to put on the baby and yourself to ensure it he will be carried safely. The Kmart carrier I have is better then this and it was half the price. Don't waste your money!
Designed for anorexic models
No details on outside of packaging that would lead to an idea of any size limitations. However in practice this product is clearly designed for a person under size 10 female or medium large in men. This would not accomadate anyone with a post birth body or even slightly broad shoulders.
Poor fit that seems unsafe
In the forward facing position my 8kg baby was almost toppling out, despite being well under the 12kg weight maximum. I needed to place my hand on her chest which defeats the purpose of buying a carrier. The front clips obscure the velcro and are in a really bad position. I also pulled a muscle whilst buckling up the straps at the back. A really poor design. Don't waste your money.
Did the job for us
We only wanted a carrier we could use on holiday to Europe and this one was absolutely fine. Baby was 6 months when we first tried it and very comfortable in it....inwards and outwards.
Baby was 7 months when we went on holiday. We used it almost every day for 2 weeks in Sicily and Greek Islands. She even used to fall asleep in it!
Found it a little bit tricky at the very start knowing which straps go where but quickly got used to it.
Not worth the money
The clips seem to be in the way of the velcro parts and are very unstable with our newborn baby. Returning it tomorrow to find a better suited baby carrier. Overall bad reviews so will research next time I buy a baby carrier. Partner has sore neck after 10 minutes using it
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Not as shown in picture....
Leg support not as shown in picture on box. Design will encourage hip dysplasia/ hip dislocation in bubs under 3 months old. Really awkward to adjust with bub in it. Caring height inward and outward facing too high for larger built adults ( I'm a rugby player ). Have just returned it and exploring other options else where. New design has not remedied this products issues. Sorry.
Even one star is a bit generous!
Just don't buy one.
The fitting is very awkward as others have mentioned - it constantly feels like my little fella is going to fall out -
Too many fidly velcro bits and clips and still fees very insecure. It doesn't hold the baby close to your chest. Goodness only knows how they got the promotional picture to look so good.
If any one who has had a good experience with it please share how you made it work.
I purchased this carrier yesterday and I will be taking it back tomorrow! It's meant to fit a baby up to 12kg. My little man is 9.5kg and he barely fits in it. I can't do the Velcro up around his hips/legs. All the clips are the end of their straps. When he is forward facing with the front folded down he almost topples out so I have one hand constantly on him which is a pain when I need the carrier for working outdoors. I guess you get what you pay for! Will have to pay that bit more and be fitted for us both tomorrow. Comfort and safety is priceless.
Poorly fitting and lots of fiddly parts
Needs improvement in design
I bought mine in 2012 at Target when it was on sale but didn't start using it until a few months ago. Definitely not worth buying full price ($50). I found the instruction manual very easy to follow and I got the hang of it first try, however it is very fiddly. You really need both hands to fit it correctly. My hubby and I both found we had back & neck pain if used for more than half hour (our baby is now 7kgs). Maximum carrying weight is 12 kgs but I struggled with my other child who was 10kg. Didn't feel secure. The opening where the arms go ...aren't big/high enough to make way for a growing infant. My baby's shoulders were very squashed even when it was loosened as much as possible. A note for "larger" parents/carers: my hubby is tall and has a big belly, strap was not long enough so I wouldn't recommend it for a "large" person. If you can't spend much on a carrier - buy it when it's on special. Ok to use for short trips or small child. Cheap when on sale Very fiddly, needs better ergonomic design
Do not waste your money!!
Purchased one during Target's baby sale in preperation of the arrival of baby 1. Never using a baby carrier before thought it would be a great option and then baby 1 arrived and it was the most difficult to work contraption in history! Not only do you have to have go go gadget arms to get it on bub never felt secure and the one time I actually got it on it took two grown adults reading instructions and we still struggled.
I have now purchased a 2nd hand alternative high end brand and can see that this product fails with having to do up so many different clasps and I can actually get my baby into it without waking him up.
Too many clasps, difficult to put on and could not get bub into without waking him
Found mine fantastic.
I used mine nearly every day and found it to be wonderful. I loved how it freed up my hands and the close bonding it gove me with my lil ones. I used it for each of my children and it's still in fantastic shape. I found it very easy to use and also found it quick to get organised.
Closeness to my chilren
I've returned mine
I bought mine on sale for $35 but it wasn't worth it. Bubby did not feel secure, it came with no instructions for how the 4 different settings could be utilised so there were lots of velcro and attachments to do up and was very time consuming. For the same price I could get a second hand Baby Bjorn which is magic.
I liked the idea of being able to have feeding position (not that I could work out how to put into this position)
Just didn't function
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Acceptable if you buy secondhand, but not worth $50
I have used the Ryco carrier for 10 weeks now to carry my son around the house and shops. The carrier gives me fairly strong neck pain due to the criss cross design of the straps. It is comfortable for the baby and great on hot days as it has good airflow. I paid $10 at a secondhand shop, so it was worth that! Target sells them for $50. Allegedly they can be used as face in or face out but I never wored out how.
The material is easy to keep clean - is similar to a backpack or waterproof jacket. The Ryco brand stitched on the front makes it l...ook quite tacky and cheap so I wrapped a pretty scarfe around it. I would spend a bit more and buy a secondhand 'good brand' like a baby Ergo or Goldbug Support Carrier. You get what you pay for with this one.. Lightweight; airy during summer months; ability to wear baby while going about daily tasks Causes strong neck pain; looks fairly unattractive
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