Carriers have been around for quite a long time. Regardless of how modern or urbanized civilizations are, there is some version of baby carriers that parents use to carry around babies and toddlers as they go about their daily lives.
In jungles, mountains or non-developed countries where old tribes subsist, babies are seen slung or strapped onto their mothers by a cloth tied against the body.
In cities and urbanized places, these carriers take the shape of ergonomic devices that support babies and allow parents to bring them around while granting them freedom to move and do daily tasks.
Both versions cater to parents with a similar purpose –to keep babies close and secure and enable the parents to work. One good carrier is the Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier.
- Weight capacity: 8 pound to 32 pounds
- 4 carrying positions: narrow seat facing in, wide seat facing in, narrow seat facing out, and wide seat backpack
- Comes with wonder cover 2 in 1 bib
- Adjustable seat, leg openings, padded shoulder and supportive waist straps
- Machine washable
The Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier can carry babies who weigh 8 to 32 pounds. That means that the Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is here to stay with your babies throughout infancy and to their transition into toddlerhood.
You need not purchase a separate carrier for when they’re smaller or bigger as the Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier serves to adjust to the needs of your growing baby in terms of carrying.
It has four available carrying position options –which are a lot for most carriers who offer only two or three. It has a narrow facing in seating position that is just right for smaller babies and newborns.
This position does not unnecessarily force their fragile little legs into an uncomfortable wide open position which is unhealthy for young infants.
As your baby grows bigger it can be converted into a wide facing in seat to allow your baby to wrap his lengthening legs around you as you carry him.
This position is also just right for bigger babies with wider pelvises and much longer legs that may interrupt your movements and may hit against your body if placed straight in a narrow seat.
It can also be converted into a narrow facing out seat which is perfect for babies who already have developed head neck and shoulder control and are ready and eager to discover the outside world and explore new sights and stimuli.
Unlike many other baby carriers, the facing out seat is conveniently designed to be narrow so that your baby will not have to be placed in an awkward position as he faces out and other people.
The fourth carrying position option is wide set back carry position that allows you to carry the baby at your back with his legs wrapped around your waist from behind.
This is perfect if you need more arm freedom for heavier tasks that might not be suitable if you carry your baby in front, such as gardening, laundry or carrying groceries in a bag without handles.
This kind of position is also reserved for older babies with good neck control and whose breathing and wellness is stable. Make sure to check on your baby every now and then when carrying them in this position.
The Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier comes with a wonder cover bib to keep stains and drool away, it has adjustable seats for a narrow or wide option and adjustable leg holes for your baby’s health and comfort.
Its padded shoulder straps and supportive belt are also adjustable. All in all, the Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier can be adjusted to fit you and your baby perfectly.
The Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is easy to maintain and machine washable.
One parent noted that her baby’s leg turned purple when she attempted to place him in a facing out position. Since the fabric is quite tough it may dig right into your child’s leg if not adjusted properly.
To avoid this make sure to adjust the carrier to narrow seating when facing forward to avoid the risk of irritation or injury.
Overall, the Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier is a great carrier when used correctly.